Thursday, 18 June 2009

lusting after a hot american ;)

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now of course for the watch lovers amongst u, u would know that i wasn't talkin about the lady in the picture and for the REAL watch lovers amongst u, u r right now going 'what lady?' because all you can see is...
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THIS! the Vacheron Constantin 1921 American
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but before i begin my rave about this watch, i would like to thank the fine folks at vacheron constantin ably led by david heng for asia and the folks from cortina for the invite to this very nice dinner affair at mimolette...

my dinner companions for the night were stefano and jim and we had a fine time talkin about watches and life :) the singer and the jazz band were outstanding and the food was decent and most importantly the watches were excellent... this years watches from VC were really nice in the metal, none more so than the american and the simple classy traditionelle with subsidiary seconds. for some strange reason, the patrimony chrono never made it round to our table and I am not even sure if it was there... its a shame if it was and i missed it but the good thing from that is i have one less watch to lust after ;) hope to see it someday though... ok, enough rambling... some words and pics from the nite follow...

a screen in front of the dining area and where i was facing most of the nite... Photobucket

bombarding me with the following images... making me salivate :p this picture in particular was calling out to me wif a siren song... Photobucket

the patrimony traditionelle in 38mm was also calling out...
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the chrono... a very nicely executed piece was vying for my attention too...
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and the new in-house movement from vc powering the american and traditionelle 4400
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the talented singer from the nite... joanna dong... good set of pipes and ably supported by a good band... nice lite jazzy numbers (for more info checkout www.joannadong.com )

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my wonderful dinner companions, stefano and jim... lots of great stories of life and watches. thanks for the wonderful evening gents
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again... the watches calling out for my attention :)
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this looked perfect on the male models wrist... he was kind enough to inform us that its listed at S$23,100... a very decent price...
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all of us really liked the american... jim trying it on his wrist and wishing for an enamel version already... so were many of us, but the pricing would go up a fair bit if it was...
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just a very beautiful watch.. the crown at 130 position for traditional timepieces... the dial in this manner as, if u wore this on your left hand and your hand was on a steering wheel, you would read the time off straight on... very nice...
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stefano strapping it on too...
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me wishing that when they said dessert was served, they were talking about the watch...
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the movement in the american is the same as whats in the patrimony traditionelle 4400...
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a beautiful classic timepiece... a very strong contender for folks interested in that other brands simple watches... (u know which one i'm talkin bout yuh... starts with c and rhymes with balaclava? ;)
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a nice booklet was provided on the goodness of the seal... i like it
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have to thank the fine folks from cortina and vacheron again... twas a fine nite...
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a very nice and thoughtful gift from vacheron constantin too to cap it off... a big loupe to stare at our watch mechanisms :)
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the inspiration for the american...
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and a last short of the star of the night... priced a bit steep though at list of S$39,600
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hope u enjoyed the post and are calling your ADs to book some VCs :) cheers, raph

4 comments:

Stefano said...

Great shots of a great evening, Raph!

That American is very nice! Only the list price is a bit of a bummer.

Stefano

raphmeister said...

Thanks Stefano :) the American is lovely agreed and also agree on the point of the list price being just that bit much considering that it costs more than 1.6 times patrimony traditionelle 4400 with the same caliber...

but i think for a start they will sell more than they can produce even at that price so from vc's perspective, its priced right ;)

cheers
raph

raphmeister said...

Posting a comment from Glenn:

Looks like a fantastic evening Raph with great company and the watches weren't bad either! Love the American and I liked the simplicity of the Patrimony, especially in one of your photo's that highlight the raised markers.

Wish I was there.

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Hi Glenn thanks for dropping a line and glad u liked the post.

I noticed that you are tied to a commercial site so I am posting your comment without any link to your site. hope this is fine.

cheers
raph

Anonymous said...

hi.
did you get a chance to view the new Grey Dial overseas chrono in steel? any thoughts?

nik

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