Archive for April, 2011

Handmade leather watch straps from Paris

Handmade leather watch straps from Paris

Wrong! I wasn’t talking about A.B.P… During my last visit in Paris I was tipped by a native Parisian watch collector to visit ‘Ateliers Jean Rousseau’, and that’s what I did. Ateliers Jean Rousseau pointed out to be a small shop just around the corner of Rue Saint Honoré and on a stone’s throw...
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horlogeplatform.nl

horlogeplatform.nl

Find more watches for sale at the website of www.horlogeplatform.nl
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Christiaan van der Klaauw

Christiaan van der Klaauw

Christiaan van der Klaauw is the the one and only real watch producing watchmaker in The Netherlands, and so he’s our national pride. Don’t get me wrong. There are more watchmakers and watch producers in The Netherlands of course, even some with deserved success and who produce beautiful and very interesting watches. However Christiaan...
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Roger Dubuis, Perpetual Chrono

Roger Dubuis, Perpetual Chrono

The full name and model of this watch is ‘Roger Dubuis Sympathy Bi-Retro Perpetual Calendar Chronograph’, however that was too long to print all in the title of this posting. The reference of this watch is SY43 56 and a whole lot of digits which indicate the color of the strap and the dial...
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Sinn EZM.2 with a critical low oil level

Sinn EZM.2 with a critical low oil level

The ancestor of the current Sinn UX.GSG9 was the Sinn 403.Hydro in EZM.2 execution. This watch was fully oil filled as well, to be absolutely free from fogging, pressure-resistant at any accessible diving depth and perfect readability from any angle under water. As a automatic/mechanical movement won’t work fully drowned in oil, Sinn developed...
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Devon Works, Tread 1

Devon Works, Tread 1

One of the strangest, and most interesting, watches I saw during the Baselworld 2011 fair was the Devon Tread 1. The Devon Tread 1 features a system of rubber interwoven time belts, which indicate the time in hours, minutes and seconds. The belt assemblies are mounted on a central chassis, together with four extremely...
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Independent Haute Horlogerie

Independent Haute Horlogerie

Further to an interesting discussion on the LinkedIn group ‘A Passion for Watches‘ I made an alphabetic list of names and websites of brands and watchmakers which qualify for the ‘Independent Haute Horlogerie’ indication. I divided ‘Independent Haute Horlogerie’ into three groups, extravagant, intermediate and classic, which will improve the readability and use of...
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The blogosphere

The blogosphere

The blogosphere: Internet panders to watch geeks’ obsessions By Simon de Burton Published in The Financial Times, November 13 2010 00:09 Not so long ago, the only way to glean information about the latest happenings in the world of watches was to subscribe to a specialist periodical. Nowadays, of course, the internet is the...
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Grönefeld, One Hertz

Grönefeld, One Hertz

I’m pretty exited because Bart and Tim Grönefeld will visit my shop today. After last years GTM-06 (which has an in-house minute repeater tourbillon movement), this year Bart and Tim introduced the One Hertz. The One Hertz is the first Dead Beat Second which has a secondary gear train solely for the large second...
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Bernhard Lederer’s Gagarin Tourbillon

Bernhard Lederer’s Gagarin Tourbillon

Today, April 12th 2011 at 06:17 hours GMT, it’s exactly 50 years ago that Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. Rocketed from Tyuratam in the Kazakhstan desert, now known as the Baikonur Cosmodrome, it just took him 108 minutes to circle the earth and land safely near Engels in the Saratov region...
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#womw Rolex, GMT-Master IIc

#womw Rolex, GMT-Master IIc

Today I’m wearing a Rolex GMT-Master IIc. It probably was one of the first available GMT-IIc models, a 2007. I’m really trying hard to like this watch. I’m not the kind of person who wants to like a watch on first sight only, I like giving watches some time and effort. And if I...
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Jaquet Droz iPhone and iPad app

Jaquet Droz iPhone and iPad app

Just as meanwhile many other high-end brands, Jaquet Droz recently launched a combined iPhone and iPad app. I have tried the app on my iPhone and wasn’t disappointed to be honest. The app works quickly and it looks good. It’s quite fun to discover the different JD model lines and interesting to learn about...
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Sinn, 756.Duograph

Sinn, 756.Duograph

For sale is this Sinn 756 chronograph with the extremely hard and tough Tegiment casing. The watch was produced in 2009 and was sold new by Horloge Platform Nederland the 23rd of April that year. Now it just came back from a check-up at the Sinn factory in Frankfurt. New price for this model...
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Patek Philippe announces new balance

Patek Philippe announces new balance

Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research division has announced a new type of silicium balance which is not a wheel anymore. The name of this balance is GyromaxSi, and it will be combined with the earlier developed Pulsomax escapement and Spiromax balance spring. These three – for a mechanical movement highly important – components together will...
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Bedat & Co, No 8

Bedat & Co, No 8

A beautifully designed and constructed, and a heavily underrated watch – the Bedat & Co. No 8. The reference of this model is 888.018.310 and it comes either on a brown woven alligator strap with pin buckle or a black croco strap with a very nice folding clasp (which has mine). Both straps have...
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