I must be dreaming...
Dec 02, 2010,03:09 AM
...and if I am, please don't wake me! Looking at all these gorgeous Memovoxes being celebrated in one exhibition is like dying and going to JLC heaven! The alarm is one of my favorite complications, so naturally the Memovox is a favorite watch of mine. I really am going to have to add one to my collection. I love the current Memovox, but many of these vintage pieces have a real charm too.
The one major problem I have with JLC is that I love TOO MANY of them. Thus, I'm having a hard time deciding which pieces are "the ones" for me. Soon SIHH 2011 will be upon us, and my pocketbook lives in fear of what MJLC will unveil. It will assuredly be the year of the Reverso, and I've yet to buy a non-round timepiece, so will this be my year for that? Or will the head torturers at JLC offer a new interpretation of the black-dialed Memovox? A Geophysic reissue? A new take on the Geomatic -- something simple, or maybe a return to the cross-hair dial? The mind reels at all the possibilities.
Back to sleep now...dreaming of shiny new JLCs in my watchbox. Thank you for feeding my subconscious, Nicolas!
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Thank you Nico!
By: dr.kol : December 1st, 2010-01:36
With that kind of history, I hope that JLC will develop new Memovox models for us who don't have access to the historical models. I am very excited to see if we will be introduced something new again next January. Regards from the freezing Tallinn! Kari
Many thanks for your enthusiast input, Kari.
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-03:10
I too am impatient to see what JLC will release in January... Just can't wait. As for the Memovoxes to come, I'm pretty sure we'll have some nice surprises... To be followed. Best, Nicolas, also freezing a lot.
I hope so too,
By: dr.kol : December 1st, 2010-04:54
But the new reversos - I hope that something which will make the dreams come true will be introduced. Just saw from CNN that you have -9 degrees in Paris. Not much better here but at least we know how to warm up the buildings. Furthermore, people here kno...
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-05:54
I think that I had enough alcohol yesterday, afterr the VC dinner! So, water or coca only for me. Best, Nicolas
Oh my god!
By: blomman Mr Blue : December 1st, 2010-01:46
I just died a little bit! How stupid am I for not have taken the trip to Paris ?! Arrrrghhhh! Will revisit this post and study it more carefully tonight! Thank you, Vlad for sharing this with us! And thank you to the collector for sharing your marvels wit...
Well, Blomman ...
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-03:11
I already prepared a lot of posts on this matter. Will post them each monday, and I think I have enough " material " to post till January. I knew it was the kind of stuff you'd appreciate. All the best, my friend, and ... Enjoy! Nicolas.
That sounds great, Nicolas!
By: blomman Mr Blue : December 1st, 2010-14:01
Now I know that each Monday for the rest of the year I will suffer! I can only imagine the feeling to walk among these marvels… Oh, it will be hard to sleep tonight… Thank you, my friend Best Blomman
I can’t let go of this post!
By: blomman Mr Blue : December 2nd, 2010-12:54
I am totally speechless… Stupid, stupid Blomman for not going! Best Blomman
It needs deep breathtaking..
By: hs111 : December 2nd, 2010-01:44
- and careful "spoons" of digestion to enjoy this delightful post about THE apparently magnificent exhibit. - Almost can't wait for the "really good" photos, as announced - Days and feast for Tantalus ??. ( Professional reasons caused me to cancel my trip...
This must be heaven
By: RJW : December 1st, 2010-03:20
for the jlc and more particularly the memvox lover. I'm sure you will remember this forever. Thanks for the post. Regards, Richard.
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-03:25
I lost all notion of Time, during this exhibition, even if I know most of these pieces. This Collector should be thanked, for sure. It was a bit Xmas before Xmas. Best, Richard. Nicolas.
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-03:43
You would have liked it! Best, my friend. Nicolas.
By: grigo : December 1st, 2010-03:48
Always love reading your posts and look forward to reading the next instalments. Reagards, George
Man I hope
By: grigo : December 1st, 2010-06:40
you mean "do not" forget. Best regards, George
Thank you Nicolas, for ...
By: HerrK : December 1st, 2010-04:56
... sharing photos and information on this exceptional event with us! After the resurrection of the Memovox as Master Control Memovox these photos make my E 855 feel like being part of an culturological heritage. I am really looking forward to your furthe...
By: respo : December 1st, 2010-05:30
That is a lot to take in, Vlad. That must have been a very special moment in a collector's life to see all of those Memos in one space. I am really loving those desk alarm clocks/pocket watches. Were there none of the 8-day lamp post desk alarms? Or are t...
By: respo : December 1st, 2010-06:03
I can't start with the Deep Sea...I am too fixated on the NSA Incursion -- I know, I know...I am always late to the party ;-) But that vintage Deep Sea is quite something. Thank you, respo
Come on, my friend.
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-06:13
With the Deep Sea Alarm, the thing is that it is a difficult watch to find. So, yes, the NSA BH Boutique may be a solution, but not an alternative. The NSA and the DSA are different watches that can happily cumulated, if you know what I mean... Best, Nico...
The Deep Sea A...
By: blomman Mr Blue : December 1st, 2010-14:15
Haunts me in my dreams! ... Best Blomman
I know that feeling ...
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-14:23
A certain Polaris 65 Vintage haunts my dreams, too.... Best, Nicolas.
By: sancerre : December 1st, 2010-06:16
This is one of the first times that I REALLY wish I still lived in Europe. That is an exhibition to die for. Thanks for the wonderful posting, it is the next best thing to actually being there. --Sancerre
that came out wrong
By: sancerre : December 1st, 2010-08:54
There are many, many things I miss about Europe. I suppose the plethora of Memovoxes impaired my cognitive processes. --Sancerre
I was correct to assume..
By: ocwatching : December 1st, 2010-08:28
that your reporting would be 2nd only to me being there personally... Simply AWESOME...and looking forward to your Monday shots/reports.. what a great collection and exhibit... thanks for sharing..and them bubbles + JLC is a great combo... stay warm my fr...
By: Ubik : December 1st, 2010-09:26
What a fantastic exhibtion, great post Nicolas. Have a word with them and tell them to send it over to the UK. I know you have some influence in these things.
Great post Nicolas!
By: jeronim : December 1st, 2010-09:43
I feel a need for Pola right now One more post and I will dive for it...please don't push it so hard Vlad! Uh that Romain have something so sweet in his shop... Thanks for post once more! Best regards, Jerko
Dear Nicolas if
By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 1st, 2010-13:18
you were under the charm of the Rose Gold piece than we are talking about something really special ;0) + you of course don't give me any break just as I try to erase all this vintage Rolex, FF, AP RO and of course LOGO from working memory you start to fil...
Torture is a vocation...
By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-13:37
And that is an historical fact... Torquemada can also make some few exceptions for RG watches. Thanks for your kind comments, my friend. Best, Nicolas.
Modern or vintage, vintage or modern...
By: nwp627 : December 1st, 2010-17:14
...with a house like JLC it is very hard to make that decision. It would be very nice to be able to do both all of the time but that is just a dream. I am presently looking very seriously at three "family" members, two modern one vintage, however... Hopef...
Yes Nicolas that was...
By: nwp627 : December 2nd, 2010-07:32
...the answer I was hoping for! However, it is only one out of the three. N
Thank you Nico
By: thomas..m : December 2nd, 2010-00:38
For the pics! The E 852 makes my day! Best
When you see all these old ladies, Thomas...
By: amanico : December 2nd, 2010-00:48
It is difficult to not find one you dream about... From the simple and well known E 855, to some rare birds like the E 858, 852, or 11 005, or the sporty Diving ones, or the Funky ones, it bis really hard to not find YOUR Memo. But you already own one of ...
I must be dreaming...
By: dxboon : December 2nd, 2010-03:09
...and if I am, please don't wake me! Looking at all these gorgeous Memovoxes being celebrated in one exhibition is like dying and going to JLC heaven! The alarm is one of my favorite complications, so naturally the Memovox is a favorite watch of mine. I ...
So many things to say, Daos.
By: amanico : December 2nd, 2010-03:34
The Memovox, being Vintage or Modern, is a watch to include, in any collection, in my opinion. A friendly complication with a look which may be timeless, or sporty, or both. This exhibition demonstrated with brio that you may even consider getting more th...
Well, Terence ...
By: amanico : December 2nd, 2010-05:13
My guess is that it was organised in Paris because Artcurial is a Parisian Auction House. We were very lucky to see so many interesting events these last weeks. Best, Terence. Nicolas.
A great place to be anyway & Time machine..
By: hs111 : December 2nd, 2010-06:16
- Paris is always an experience - would have been even more so during these Memo(rable) days ! What a pity that I had to give up my trip-planes ( & the plane ticket) for professional reasons - there will be other times, I am sure: - Posts such as these an...
No problems, HS.
By: amanico : December 2nd, 2010-06:25
Yes, I found your answer a bit above. It would have been great to have you with us. Next time, maybe? Thanks for your nice words, my friend. Nicolas.
By: patrickmaniac : December 3rd, 2010-07:16
Would there be a world tour on these pieces and particularly Singapore? cheers! PAt
Sadly, no, Patrick.
By: amanico : December 3rd, 2010-07:20
I had the same wish, as it is important to share this marvellous collection worldwide. But we are here for that! Best, Nicolas.
By: amanico : December 3rd, 2010-07:28
Nico you are an excellent guide..
By: EdwardL : December 3rd, 2010-18:27
I went back to the tour again, and again and again. The wait for this post was worthwhile. Thank you . Who we wish JLC would arrange such an event at this part of the world.