Gerard

Born in Groningen, Netherlands in 1960. Now living and working in The Hague. Owner of the meanwhile well known wrist watch specialty shop Horloge Platform Nederland (horlogeplatform.nl) and the Dutch online watch magazine horlogenieuws.nl (horlogenieuws.nl).

Web Site: http://www.in2watches.com


Baselworld 2014; new Omega models

Baselworld 2014; new Omega models

As said, Baselworld’s first run after the opening of the halls for the press are the Rolex and Omega booths. Omega this year had even more interesting news than Rolex and came with a whole bunch of new models. We were lucky to bump into Mr. Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega, and finding him...
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Baselworld 2014; new Rolex models

Baselworld 2014; new Rolex models

This post about new Rolex models introduced at Baselworld 2014 is certainly not complete, and merely a quick first impression. What struck me most is the new Seadweller. One of my all time favorite Rolex models; the one where my old Rolex catalogues fall open when laying down. I think after the Deepsea disaster...
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Baselworld 2014 is on; first impressions…

Baselworld 2014 is on; first impressions…

Today at 12:00 hall 1 of the Baselworld 2014 opened for the press. First thing to do is run for the Rolex and Omega booths to scoop the news, from which I will post some pictures right away in a next post. Here I’ll leave you with some first impressions of the, since last...
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Exiting Baselworld 2014 news, Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillion

Exiting Baselworld 2014 news, Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillion

You’ve probably seen teasers during the last few weeks, however believe me, you’ve seen nothing yet! Last week during an informal pre-Baselworld GTG in The Hague, Bart and Tim Grönefeld showed a few ‘first friends of the brand’ their new model, the Parallax Tourbillion. In my opinion ‘three time’s the charm’ is so true...
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Which watch do you wear during Baselworld?

Which watch do you wear during Baselworld?

This week is without doubt the most important week of the entire horological year; the Baselworld week. So ‘Which watch do you wear during Baselworld?’ is a question of utmost importance and one of sleepless nights. Most people choose for the most ‘important’ piece in their collection. Being the most sought after, hard to...
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Horloges & Espresso watch GTG

Horloges & Espresso watch GTG

Once in a while, with a few friends we organize an informal Sunday watch-get-together. Yesterday we met at the terrace of Luden in The Hague with again some interesting watches attending the show. The nice thing about the gatherings is that most of the members of the GTG have a very divers taste and...
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Breitling Old Navitimer, A13322

Breitling Old Navitimer, A13322

This is a real classic, the Breitling Old Navitimer with reference A13322. This watch was sold new in 2003 through a Breitling dealer in The Netherlands. The watch is supplied even more complete than new. Besides the original inner- and outer box, all documentation and paperwork, we include an original Breitling watch stand from...
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Zenith Elite Port Royal V

Zenith Elite Port Royal V

This Zenith Elite Port Royal V is a very handsome yet sporty, classic and elegant watch. The reference of this watch is 01/02.0450 and it was sold new approximately in 2004. The watch and strap are in near new condition, with only the slightest marks of wear. The pictures in the gallery (link at...
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Rolex Yachtmaster ref. 16622

Rolex Yachtmaster ref. 16622

Stainless steel and platinum, full-size Rolex Yachtmaster with reference 16622 and dated 2003. This watch comes with the complete set of box and certificate, booklet, calendar and sheath. Originally sold in Belgium (country code 130). It’s in very nice, slightly worn, condition and the movement runs extremely accurate. Specifications: Brand: Rolex Model: Yachtmaster Reference:...
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Pre-SIHH WatchFreaks dinner

Pre-SIHH WatchFreaks dinner

The Sunday night before the SIHH in Geneva took off, Alon and Dale from Ace Jewelers organized an intimate WatchFreaks dinner. For the first time in 4 years the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) wasn’t on during the SIHH; we still don’t know the real reason, even with some good speculations floating in the air....
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Swatch Sistem51 accuracy test

Swatch Sistem51 accuracy test

Now that Swatch slowly starts delivering their new Sistem51 watch, I was happy to get my hands on one (thanks to Bert Buysrogge) and put it to the test. Sistem51 is an automatic (self-winding) mechanical movement made from 51 components, made possible by a simplified and more efficient design. Most mechanical movements have at...
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IWC Mark XVII, ref 3265 – 2013

IWC Mark XVII, ref 3265 – 2013

Here’s for sale THE classic, understated, suitable for any occasion, pilots watch from IWC. The watch has a soft iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields, and is protected against pressure drops. As said, suitable for any occasion ;-) This watch comes as a complete set, with inner- and outer (cardboard) box, booklets...
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Franck Muller, Long Island 1000.SC

Franck Muller, Long Island 1000.SC

This Frank Muller we have for sale is an extremely handsome solid 18 carat yellow golden watch, which fits around your wrist like a glove. The curved shape of the watch case, as well as the extra fine and comfortable genuine alligator leather strap, are certainly the cause of this. The watch comes as...
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Blaincpain Concept 2000 GMT

Blaincpain Concept 2000 GMT

This Blaincpain Concept 2000 GMT is a technicaly very interesting and further beautiful watch in stainless steel and rubber. The additional second time zone not only comes in handy when traveling (or as a day & night indicator) however adds that ‘little red’ to the attractiveness of the watch as well. A very comfortable...
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Jaeger-LeCoultre @ the Masters of LXRY fair in Amsterdam

Jaeger-LeCoultre @ the Masters of LXRY fair in Amsterdam

Last Friday evening, on invitation by Jaeger-LeCoultre (thank you very much for that) I visited the ‘Masters of LXRY’ fair in the Amsterdam RAI complex. This fair was previously known as the ‘Millionaires Fair’ however, ironically, went bankrupt last year. This year the same fair, with the same exhibitors, was held again – with...
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