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The Paris Vintage Memovox Exhibition: An unique moment in a Collector's life.

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-00:59
From the 25th to the 28th of November, was held in Paris, at the famous auction house Artcurial ( 7, Rond Point des Champs Elysées ) one of the most impressive - if not THE most impressive - exhibition of Vintage Memovoxes. A collector - a friend - accept...  

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... 

Well, Kari...

 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

Now you understand why I can't remove my eyes from my Computer screen.

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-14:04
Come on, Blomman, there might be a possibility for you to see these beauties, but you'll have to come here... Best, Nicolas.

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

Did this post give you some bad ideas, Blomman?

 By: amanico : December 2nd, 2010-13:00
Any Memo to add in your collection? Best, Nicolas.

I am working on it... ;) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : December 2nd, 2010-13:06
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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.

Indeed, 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.

What else can be said?

 By: BDLJ : December 1st, 2010-03:37

Agreed, Ben.

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-03:43
You would have liked it! Best, my friend. Nicolas.

Great post

 By: grigo : December 1st, 2010-03:48
Always love reading your posts and look forward to reading the next instalments. Reagards, George

Will do, soon. Thanks fro your nice words, my friend.

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-05:53
And forget I have something for you! Best, Nicolas

Man I hope

 By: grigo : December 1st, 2010-06:40
you mean "do not" forget. Best regards, George

LOL, of course! Sorry for the bad typo.

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-06:42
And for the fear... Santa klaus may be a jocker...too. Best, Nicolas.

Amazing Post--

 By: docfink : December 1st, 2010-04:21

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... 

But your E 855 is definitely part of this Heritage, Christian!

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-05:51
Our Beloved Vintage Memos are all part of this History. As well as the latest Master Memovox, in some years. Happy to see you back here, Christian. Stay tuned, and don't go too far! Best, Nicolas.

I'm dizzy!

 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... 

I'm sorry, Respo, but I will have to dig the topic of the Alarm clocks a bit more.

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-05:59
As I said, I don't know a lot about them, my friend. But I will try to dig out the topic, to see where it will lead me and us! As for the bracelet on the Polaris, you pointed out the reason of the lack of the bracelet. When you know the price of a spare b... 


 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.

We must be crazy… ;) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : December 1st, 2010-14:36
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 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

There are a few advantages to live in Europe, indeed! :)

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-07:39
Thanks a lot for your very kind words, Sancerre. Best, Nicolas.

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

:) Sancerre. [nt]

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-09:41
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Thanks to YOU! [nt]

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-07:39
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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... 

Thanks, excellent report again. [nt]

 By: chronomtr : December 1st, 2010-08:59
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Thanks to you, Bernard. [nt]

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-09:42
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 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.

Sadly, Artcurial is a French Auction House which will ...

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-09:44
Work on a French Auction, in December 2011, about JLC and only JLC. Best, my friend. Nicolas

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

In this case, you have some free time and peace of mind till next Monday, Jerko.

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-13:41
Romain is a true Devil, fore sure. As for the Polaris, I can understand your passion for this piece. But have a look on the Deep Sea Alarm, my friend. It is just an ... Alarming watch! All the Best! Nicolas.

My pleasure, et. Thanks for your kind words! [nt]

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-13:38
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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.

WOW, thanks Nicolas ! [nt]

 By: foullis : December 1st, 2010-14:02
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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... 

The link between the Past and the Present is so close with JLC...

 By: amanico : December 1st, 2010-23:01
That it is worth getting both the modern and the vintage... You were waiting for such an answer, eeeh? 3 to come? That sounds like some exciting news for the end of the year. Any hint? Best, Neil. Nicolas

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

What, Neil... No more hints??? :) [nt]

 By: amanico : December 2nd, 2010-07:37
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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 ... 

Wow, I'm speachless... [nt]

 By: DrStrong : December 2nd, 2010-02:35
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Thanks, Jeff. So, which one is for you? :) [nt]

 By: amanico : December 2nd, 2010-03:34
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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... 

This is another world class event - in Paris as well

 By: terenceho : December 2nd, 2010-05:08
Just cannot express how nice this is. Paris seems to be a nice place for Vintage thou ... Nicolas - BTW, do you know why this is in Paris as well?

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.

Probably the most pieces of Memovox that I have ever seen!

 By: BluNotte : December 3rd, 2010-05:10
It is just a pity that they didn't follow Panerai and made a hand-wound diving watch! Or maybe a platinum modern version, hand wound for guys like me! Big dreams i suppose! Merci! Stephen

Maybe in the future? Automatic movements are historically important for ...

 By: amanico : December 3rd, 2010-05:26
Diving watches, as it allowed to not ruin the gasket. Maybe a 8 Days movement, in the future, which is also another solution for Dicing watches? Best, 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

As usual. Magnificent report.

 By: Pimousse : December 3rd, 2010-10:37
Many thanks Nicolas 

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.