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


Step inside, find your nearest boutique!

Step inside, find your nearest boutique!

I copied the following text from a press release, and left out any phrases and relations towards the brand (not the product). What do you think about which product this text handles? “In , opened its first boutique in Hong Kong. The unique design concept has since been reflected in a series of...
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Hublot, Couvercle 20th anniversary

Hublot, Couvercle 20th anniversary

Do you actually know when Hublot first startet? Was it 10 years ago? No that was when Jean-Claude Biver took over and from when onwards once in a sudden everybody heard about the brand. No it was 34 years ago, and Hublot wasn’t founded as a brand. Hublot (French for porthole, where did we...
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Casio, G-Shock G-Lide GLX-150B

Casio, G-Shock G-Lide GLX-150B

Not something I write about often here, battery operated quartz watches. However probably it’s time to change ;-) So this article is about the readability of two of the Casio G-Shock G-Lide GLX-150B versions. The G-Lide series indicates – except for the common time, date, second time zone, alarms and timer functions – a...
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Panerai, Ferrari SCU40 Chronograph

Panerai, Ferrari SCU40 Chronograph

I have for sale this beautiful and totally complete set of Panerai Ferarri SCU40 Chronograph with reference number FER00019. The watch is a limited edition of only 500 pieces, this one bearing the number F B 191. The strap is original Panerai. Specifications: Brand: Panerai Model: Ferrari SCU40 Chronogrpah Reference: FER00019 Movement: automatic, chronograph...
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Omega, Seamaster 300 – 166.024-67

Omega, Seamaster 300 – 166.024-67

This is a very interesting and quite rare 1967 Omega Seamaster 300 with reference 166.024-67 and Omega cal 565. The version with date indication is hardly seen. At the time of writing there’s not one offered at Chrono24, they’re all (12 pieces at the moment) reference 165.024 without date. As the icing on the...
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Breguet, Transatlantique Type XX

Breguet, Transatlantique Type XX

Again I got another beauty in; I added a Breguet Transatlantique Type XX (full set) to the sales collection. This is one of the most classical pilots fly-back chronographs, and from a world famous brand. The watch has been worn however is in a gorgeous overall condition. One minor mark of wear can be...
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Ebel, 1911 Discovery Chronograph

Ebel, 1911 Discovery Chronograph

We have added an Ebel 1911 Discovery Chronograph (complete set) to our sales collection. This is just a quick snap shot to let you know; more, larger and more detailed pictures will follow later, or upon request. Credentials for this watch: Brand: Ebel Model: 1911 Discovery Chronograph Reference: 9750L62 Movement: automatic, chronometer Size: 43...
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Outstanding Speedy Tuesday Omega Speedmaster event

Outstanding Speedy Tuesday Omega Speedmaster event

On Tuesday October 29th 2013, an outstanding Omega Speedmaster event took place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The event was organized by Fratellowatches.com in direct co-operation with Omega Benelux and Switzerland, in the line of Fratellowatches’ Speedy Tuesday‘s initiative. Besides the presence of Omega’s museum conservator,...
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Oliver Ike’s A. Manzoni & Fils project on Kickstarter

Oliver Ike’s A. Manzoni & Fils project on Kickstarter

At the time of writing it’s only 47 hours until the end of Oliver Ike’s A. Manzoni & Fils, Canopus Weekplanner Kickstarter project. So far 49 people joined the project, totaling almost $ 176.000,=. The project will only be funded (by Kickstarter) if at least $ 500.000,= is pledged by Saturday October 26th, 22:00...
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Tudor, Heritage Chronograph – ref 70330N

Tudor, Heritage Chronograph – ref 70330N

A very attractive chronograph and a true ‘hommage’ to the same Tudor model from the early seventies. This is a complete set (inner- and outer box, protective carton, booklet, certificate in sheath, Tudor NATO-style strap, stainless steel bracelet) originally supplied in July 2011 in The Netherlands through an official Tudor dealer. The watch is...
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Only Watch 2013 auction results

Only Watch 2013 auction results

Below is the list of the 33 watches for auction at Only Watch 2013 with their estimate. As soon as the results are available I’ll fill them in and update this post in real-time. For pictures of all watches please have a look at: Only Watch 2013 auction catalogue. – Lot # 1: Backes...
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Only Watch 2013 hands-on preview

Only Watch 2013 hands-on preview

Only one day to the a(u)ction. I just got back from the Only Watch 2013 preview stand at the Monaco Yacht Show and was lucky enough to have the possibility to shoot hands-on pictures of the watches. I’ll select a few of the watches I took pictures of, and just quickly publish those here...
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Parmigiani, Bugatti Aerolithe

Parmigiani, Bugatti Aerolithe

Last week in Milan, Parmigiani Fleurier unveiled its new Bugatti Aerolithe, a flyback(*) chronograph. The Aerolithe chronograph is part of Bugatti’s “Lifeline Collection”. An assortment of accessories and clothing which designs are all inspired by the aerodynamic bodies of Bugatti cars. The Aerolithe chronograph is named after a legendary Bugatti car bearing the same...
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New Hautlence website

New Hautlence website

This week Hautlence informed us of the complete revamping of their hautlence.com website. It’s said to be more sophisticated, more functional, as well as lighter and more airy. What caught me most was the grid-shaped ‘bloggy’ appearance of the new site. Including a rotating slide show at the top with advertisements for new distributors,...
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The C3H5N3O9 2013 ‘Experiment ZR012’

The C3H5N3O9 2013 ‘Experiment ZR012’

C3H5N3O9, besides the molecular formula for nitroglycerine, is a developmental platform to experiment with concepts, ideas and creations free of the inherent limitations and constraints of a luxury brand. When Felix Baumgartner, Martin Frei, Maximilian Büsser and Serge Kriknoff – the main motivators behind the project – launched C3H5N3O9’s ‘Experiment ZR012’ last year, they...
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