Timezone Dinner – Singapore

October 22, 1999

By Peter Chong, October 1999

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Dinner is served! About 25 Timezoners gathered in Singapore on Oct 22, 1999. Special Guest for the dinner was Rolf Schnyder, President & CEO of Ulysse Nardin.

Special thanks to Rolf for very graciously paying for the wine (5 bottles of fine Californian red wines…Thomas, what were they?), for the Ulysse Nardin baseball caps, the catalogs, and for his valuable time to share with us. Also thanks to Richard Paige, for the SWIS pins…we will wear it proudly.

Also thanks to the folks at Lange Uhren for the loan of the Lange Datograph and 1815 Moonphase. And to Sincere Watch (Wilson) for the Lange catalogs.

And finally, last but certainly not least, Dr. TC Khoo…for taking these wonderful pictures. Nikon 950.

Without further ado, her are the pictures:

Rolf: A lot of work went into the watch! It is not merely an ETA! Only the base train was used. Everything was designed, and manufactured for Ulysse Nardin!

Rolf Schnyder making the point that even with a base ebauche, a movement can involve a lot of inhouse work, and creativity to bring to life. He brought the technical drawings of the UN GMT Big Date. Many, many detailed drawings.

We took over the restaurant!

From the other end of the table.

Eugene (seen spooning the soup): what kind of gruel is this?!

Alex, Omega Seamaster.

Boon, IWC Mark XI.

Choon Seng, Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Ludwig.

David, Panerai GMT.

Dennis, Ulysse Nardin San Marco Alarm.

Emilyn and George…with Rolex Oyster date for her, and IWC Portofino on him.

Eugene, Rolex Oysterdate.

Henry, Brietling Aerospace.

Keng Woon, Zenith Chronomaster Triple Date.

Larry, left: JLC Sun/Moon Reverso. right: Lange 1815 Moonphase in Rose Gold.

Patrick, vintage 1954 Longines automatic with fancy lugs.

Peter, Lange Datograph.

Ralf, JLC Master Perpetual in RG.

Rolf, Ulysse Nardin Planetarium Meteorite dial.

Shanti, Seiko Military Automatic.

SJX, Ulysse Nardin San Marco enamel dial.

TC (aka Mycroft), Lange 1 SS.

Thomas, Ulysse Nardin 63 vintage automatic. Thomas flew in from LA just to attend this event!

Tim, Rolex 15200.

Weng Ho, Lange 1 RG.

Zach, JLC Reverso Duo.

Wilson, Boon, Shanti.

Weng Ho, Partick, David. David: Sigh…the lengths we go to get that elusive watch…:-)

Ulysse Nardin Pulsimeter. One of the 8 or so watches Rolf brought with him.

Lange Datograph in platinum and the 1815 Moonphase in Rose Gold. Fresh from the Worldwide Public Launch by Sincere Watch in Kuala Lumpur from October 12, these watches were made available by Lange Uhren for the first private showing/pawing session.

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