The New Tag Heuer Carrera, Heuer-02T

The New Tag Heuer Carrera, Heuer-02T

Baselworld 2016 brought us a genuine surprises and also some of the most beautifully crafted watches. TAG Heuer consistently released some of the finest designed watches and now they have released the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T. Indeed, there it offers a huge price tag, but with incorporated tourbillon and chronograph intricacy, TAG Heuer are continuing establish themselves within the timepiece market. Timepiece manufacturers have been trying to incorporate reliable tourbillon mechanisms into to watches for years, however it has consistently caused an obstacle in the production of these watches. Companies have found it incredibly difficult to create the intricacy...
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Where are the updates? I’m at Fratellowatches!

Where are the updates? I’m at Fratellowatches!

If you wondered why there haven’t been updates at in2watches.com lately, the answer is here. I’ve teamed up as a contributor with Fratellowatches. Fratellowatches is currently the 4th largest blog on wristwatches in the world and I was honored to have the possibility to join long-time watch friend Robert-Jan Broer and photographer Bert Buijsrogge. Meanwhile we grew even further; Hungarian born Germany based Balazs Ferenczi and mainly dwelling at 30,000 feet American Michael Stockton, have joined forces with Fratellowatches as well. So if you would like to continue reading my horological musings, head over to www.fratellowatches.com. There’s loads of...
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The road to Baselworld 2015 is officially opened.

The road to Baselworld 2015 is officially opened.

Of course we received some Baselworld 2015 previews already, however as from today the road to this years fair has been officially opened to my standards. Today I received the #1 ‘New Models 2015’ press-newsletter from ‘Baselworld Swiss Exhibitors’, and I will look to find an easy way to bring you all these novelties. For now it seems to me that the following link will do the trick best: Swisstime Baselworld 2015 Novelties The results of that link will be updated along the road to Baselworld 2015, so visiting that page every week or so will show you the...
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MB&F’s new HM6 Space Pirate

MB&F’s new HM6 Space Pirate

Although the entire Internet seems flooded with it already, I couldn’t resist posting about the new MB&F HM6. What an out-of-this-world watch! Adequately nicked ‘Space Pirate’, Max & Friends sure did it again. Again a watch, mostly due to its price tag, unreachable for most of us. However that’s no objection to look at the pictures and specifications of it, nor having an opinion on finding it being ugly or beautiful. In fact, it’s not important at all that it’s unreachable; only 50 pieces will be produced anyhow ;-) The watch case, lacking any straight lines and fitted with...
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New IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”

New IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”

Did you know that IWC launched a new special edition, the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”, to celebrate the continuation of their partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race as Official Timekeeper and sponsor of the IWC 24 hour Speed Record Challenge? No? Neither did I. We’ll probably find out soon all over the Internet ;-) The Swiss watchmaker unveiled the watch in Alicante, home of the Volvo Ocean Race, aboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s boat, Azzam, in attendance of Goris Verburg, IWC Director of Marketing&Communications, Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race and Ian Walker, Skipper of...
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Blancpain, Flyback Chronograph

Blancpain, Flyback Chronograph

Another very nice and interesting Blancpain for sale, the reference 1185F-1130-71 Flyback Chronograph. A distinguished yet sporty watch from a classy brand and with an interesting movement. Beautifully sized at 38 mm, if you’re not into those huge watches anymore as well that is of course. The price for this watch is € 3.200,= (plus S&I). It comes with the original box, which isn’t in very good condition anymore however. No booklets, and no certificates; so pretty much just the watch in fact ;-) The watch is already entered at our watches for sale listing with Chrono24, which can...
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Chopard, Gran Turismo XL 1000 Miglia LE 2006

Chopard, Gran Turismo XL 1000 Miglia LE 2006

For sale at our shop Horloge Platform Nederland, a Chopard Gran Turismo XL limited edition to commemorate the 1000 Miglia of 2006. This is a very attractive version of the Chopard Gran Turismo XL of which only 2006 pieces have been produced. The Chopard reference number of this watch is 16/8458, and the watch measures 44 mm. Of course it sports sapphire crystal, and it has a little magnifying bubble above the date indication. The case back of the watch is stunning. Price of this beauty is € 2.490,= (plus S&I). More information can be found through our website...
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Blancpain 2100 Military dial

Blancpain 2100 Military dial

At Horloge Platform Nederland we have 5 interesting new watches coming up in the next few days. Today sneak preview nr. 1, a Blancpain 2100 with Military style dial. Stainless steel with stainless steel bracelet, like new condition, box and booklet, ca. 1998. A photo report on the actual watch can be found here (browse pictures with your arrow keys): Blancpain Léman 2100-1130M photo report This watch has now been sold.
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For sale: Julien Coudray – € 15.000.000,=

For sale: Julien Coudray – € 15.000.000,=

It’s not very common, as far as I know, to openly offer a high end watch brand for sale. So I was amazed by an advertisement at a Dutch website. Well, in fact it’s not just the brand Julien Coudray which is offered for sale for ‘more than € 5M’ at the www.bedrijventekoop.nl website, it’s the watchmaking atelier behind it. This atelier is said, in the advertisement, to employ between 100 and 500 workers, and at a surface of between 1.000 to 10.000 m2. So I think my indication of € 15M in the header will be a far...
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Rolex Explo-Master II

Rolex Explo-Master II

A befriended collector owes both, a GMT-Master II and an Explorer II with white dial. He mentioned that he prefers the white dial of the Explorer-II however found the Pepsi bezel of his GMT-Master II quite useful. Therefor he had a Rolex specialized watchmaker over here in The Netherlands change the movements, complete with dial and hands. While owning both watches, this was the most versatile solution. Of course he could have just changed the bezels (as both watch casings are equal, or just change the dials, however those interventions would have been more, and more delicate work. Some...
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Extremely rare Breitling Emergency Royal Air Force Police

Extremely rare Breitling Emergency Royal Air Force Police

Like many other popular brands, Breitling is known as well for their many ‘Limited Editions’ to attract attention to their watches and brand. However what I will show you here today is of a totally different order. In 2004 Breitling, through their agent in the U.K. T.W.G., supplied 25 special watches directly to the Royal Air Force Police. These watches were no commercial limited editions available to the public, however were ordered by and delivered to the Royal Air Force Police and were honored with their crest in the dial. These, of course extremely rare watches, were Breitling Aerospace’s...
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Those cheap international on-line watch suppliers, are they really true?

Those cheap international on-line watch suppliers, are they really true?

I’m out on a mission. On-line buying of watches gains extremely in popularity; recent investigations proved that there’s a huge shift from the, in the past regular, brick and mortar jeweler to on-line web shops. And we all saw that coming of course while most smaller brands have their own web shops now, and even large luxury brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre sell their watches on-line too. However except for the brands themselves with their official on-line shops, there are other sellers or selling networks (like f.i. Amazon) as well who sell the same watches. And more important, often selling the...
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Is it a watch? The Garmin vívofit is, and more

Is it a watch? The Garmin vívofit is, and more

After publishing about the upcoming introduction of the Garmin vívovit last January we were happy to receive the device for in-depth testing, and tried it it out for three weeks. So the vívofit, is it a watch? Yes, you could use it as a digital watch indeed; it is able to permanently show the time and with a rubber-button-push even the date and month appear in the display (which after 2 seconds returns to the time). Very much a regular digital watch in a nice design and with an attractive clearly readable display. However while using it as a...
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Baselworld 2014 ends; a walk-through in 9* minutes

Baselworld 2014 ends; a walk-through in 9* minutes

Baselworld 2014 is almost at an end. It’s not strange that visiting the largest and most influential watch fair in the world is strenuous. However to me it seems that this year I heard more complaints about it being extremely hectic than other years. Mind you, the fair grounds are HUGE. Just walking though hall 1.0, including 1.1 and 1.2, will take you over an hour – just walking, not even looking into the booths… And then there’s hall 2.0 and 2.1; slightly smaller in surface space however still it’ll take you over three quarters of an hour only...
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Baselworld 2014; high-end watches and… G-Shock

Baselworld 2014; high-end watches and… G-Shock

Baselworld for many is a fair of high-end watches, either being big brand names like Patek Philippe or independent Manufacturers like MB&F. However I can’t help stopping by Casio each year in order to see the new G-Shocks as well. Being a G-Shock fan and collector myself, it’s a good opportunity to see new models which never might hit my local (Dutch) market, and so will be difficult to see for real later on. My taste in G-Shocks seems little upstream. The ones I like are mainly the simple ‘squares’, not being the commercially most attractive or successful. This...
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