Sunday

HOROMUNDI FIRST EUROPEAN GTG AT MAASTRICHT

first of all thanks to Wim for organising this more than a splendid day !!! it was more than GREAT !!!! and like we said , count us Belgians in next time !!!

the day started 10.30 at jeweller Martens in Maastricht where we were invited to view some spectacular watches


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Mike Margolis from Timezone with mr. Martens

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now you don't see and feel this PP Celestial every day huh !!

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backside Celestial


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look at the artwork they performed on the back

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brother and sister

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one of Mr. Roger Smith's watches, only 12 pc made per year ! that's independant watchmaking !!

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and the very nice back of the JLC
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how about some RM in titanium

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this Lange Timezone is a limited ed. for jeweller martens , notice the hometown inidicates 'Maastricht' all in platinium

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and the back of the Lange

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Lange was very well represented !!

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have a look at this spectacular vieuw !!!

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Mike brought us these splendid Hublot's first the tantalium (real heavy !)

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gold anyone ??

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time for a great lunch and a small speech by our host WIM

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aaaaaahhh !! wish i could keep this one !!!

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Mr. Smith's watch ! a real beauty !!

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time to have a little walk around time !! we didn't walk very far before the first stop :):):)

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our next excursion was >> One of the worlds best provided preserved marlstone quarries, the 'Jezuitenberg (Jesuit Caves)', it's located on the outskirts of the city of Maastricht, close to the Belgian border. Exploitation of this quarry, which forms part of the 'Fallenberg-complex', took place between 1704 and 1880, when marlstone was widely used as building material. Owing to the Jesuit Fathers there now is a subterranean museum in this vast network of galleries. Between 1860 and 1960 Jesuit scholars and theological students spent a great deal of their leisure time on Wednesday afternoons in this quarry where they recreated after their strenuous studies. Apart from the many interesting studies and publications they produced, they drew a full scale floor plan of the quarry's gallery network, and moreover, they created numerous charcoal and coloured drawings on the cave's walls.


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we got thirsty after all the walking in the caves, so time for some APERO in the CHATEAU NEERCANNE

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The reception room was also located in a cave behind the castle

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time to start the dinner !!! let's have a look at the menu

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Mr. R.Smith, giving us an explaination what 'indepent watchmaking' means, i've never seen such a passionate man as Roger, telling about watches

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it was time to reward Wim for his outstanding job in organising this first Horomundi GTG !!! cheers Wim !!!

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and you can't leave such an event without a table shot of course

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I hope you've enjoyed this little photo report !!

2 comments:

Wim said...

Hey Patrick,

thanks so much for your wonderfull report, it was my pleasure to organize this day and there are several ideas running in my head about the next one. So, your Belgians are very welcome for the next time!

thanks again and cheers, Wim

Anonymous said...

What a great report! I found this blog from a link on Paneristi.com. I'll be back for sure. Thanks!

Nate