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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....
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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....
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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...
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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,=...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Baselworld 2014; new Tudor models

Baselworld 2014; new Tudor models

For 2014 Tudor has four novelties; three new watches/lines and a book on the history of the brand. Of course the blue bezelled version of the Black Bay is nice and certainly a different appearance compared to the burgundy. However the model which struck me most was the Tudor Ranger. Being a fan of...
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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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