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


Sea-God Portorondo limited GMT, ref. 271901AN

Sea-God Portorondo limited GMT, ref. 271901AN

Today I would like to draw your attention to the Italian/Swiss brand of Sea-God. It’s one of the young under the radar brands which slowly slowly try to make their appearance in the world of luxury watches. Some succeed, some don’t… The current Sea-God collection includes two models, the Black Storm and the Portorondo,...
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Only Watch 2013 auction estimates

Only Watch 2013 auction estimates

Exactly in two weeks time the Only Watch 2013 charity auction will be held in Monaco, and it’s confirmed that I will be present to report for in2watches.com. This year there will be 33 high-end, one-off, watches up for auction, which is 7 pieces less than the last auction in 2011. A lot of...
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Unity Discovery test drive

Unity Discovery test drive

Today is the first day of my two weeks test drive of the Unity Discovery. I already had the unpacking fun of course, which was really promising. The watch came in a beautiful metal box with a serious (closed with sealing wax) envelope for the instructions and a warranty card. Anyhow, it’s on my...
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YORK “Fort de Lippe” Trilogy, another celebration

YORK “Fort de Lippe” Trilogy, another celebration

The spectacular “Fort de Lippe” in Elvas, Portugal was recently inscribed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. To celebrate this occasion the elite luxury brand YORK is going to unveil the “Fort de Lippe” Trilogy watch collection at 1st of November at Munichtime 2013. The “Fort de Lippe” collection was designed by His...
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Only Watch 2013, Monaco

Only Watch 2013, Monaco

Within three weeks the biennial charity (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies) auction Only Watch will take place in Monaco again. During the last auction in 2011, the Patek Philippe pointed out to be the star of the show. It fetched € 1.400.000,= which was 31% of the total auction result of € 4.543.500,= for...
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J.S. Reykjavik Watch co., Frisland 1941 pilot watch

J.S. Reykjavik Watch co., Frisland 1941 pilot watch

As you probably know, at in2watches.com we love small independent watch brands. And we love the inventivity with which the most idiot occasions are used to bring out a special watch or a special limited edition. So we couldn’t withstand to write about this very nice watch from Iceland, the J.S. Reykjavik Watch co’s...
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Baselworld 2013, day five

Baselworld 2013, day five

Baselworld day five was my sixth and last day at the fair (day zero was press day). It has been another year of good fun, networking and interesting watches. It has been enough as well though. Yesterday evening I ended the day having dinner with only some close friends, like Robert-Jan Broer, Bert Buysrogge,...
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Baselworld 2013, day four

Baselworld 2013, day four

Sunday it is, and it’s to mention that the fair gets less crowdy. At least the press center is – most watch news will have probably been published by now. First to end my write up of day three; yesterday just after I published my write up I visited Glycine. They celebrate the 60th...
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Baselworld 2013, day three

Baselworld 2013, day three

Eager to make it more in2watches today I made an early start. Of course first things (coffee) first and answering some emails, and then where else to set off to then to the Palace where all the high-end unreachable independents are. Today I’ll make it a picture show and won’t harass you with huge...
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Baselworld 2013, day two

Baselworld 2013, day two

My finishing of day one was rather hectic yesterday. The Bremont party was great with a touchy video and Nick and Giles introducing a few new models. They lifted a little bit of the curtain for a new to come limited edition, named Code Breaker, as well, which will be unveiled in June. All...
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Baselworld 2013, day one

Baselworld 2013, day one

Today was the official opening of the fair to the public. Which I passed; one opening a fair seems enough for me. Besides that I have to start here with finishing yesterday, after I posted the ‘day zero’ article I was at the (first ever) Tudor bloggers press conference. Besides the new (mainly chronograph)...
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Baselworld 2013, day zero

Baselworld 2013, day zero

The 2013 edition of the world largest watch fair has started. Day zero, press day, just took off. After arriving and registering yesterday evening, it feels good to join the show again. This year will be something of a new start of one of the oldest and largest watch fairs in the world. There’s...
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Baselworld 2013 is around the corner

Baselworld 2013 is around the corner

It’s only a matter of days that the largest watch fair in the world will open it’s doors in Basel, Switzerland again. During the last 7 weeks more than 7’000 trucks have arrived to the this year’s new ‘Messe Basel’ halls and about 20’000 workers have put together 1’460 booths. In this same timespan...
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Ebel, Classic Hexagon – NIB

Ebel, Classic Hexagon – NIB

I’m selling this beautiful and brand new Ebel Classic Hexagon in solid 18 crt light rose gold. Brand new in box, never worn, and complete with the original box, hang tag, protective plastics and the booklets. Except for the time the watch has indications for day, date and power reserve. It’s a more complicated...
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THE Sinn toolwatch, the U1 – ref. 1010.010

THE Sinn toolwatch, the U1 – ref. 1010.010

Even the reference number of this Sinn U1 breaths something of simplicity. Some things are at it’s best if nothing can’t be taken away any more, this watch is one of them. The Sinn U1 diving watch is a real tool watch. It’s heavy, it’s thick (with the right ratio to it’s diameter) and...
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