events

In this ‘events’ category you’ll find coverage of event’s I visited, and reports of events that took place or will take place in the future.

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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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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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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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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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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10th anniversary of China’s no. 1 watch blog, 52watch.com

10th anniversary of China’s no. 1 watch blog, 52watch.com

I would like to congratulate my friends at China’s number 1 watch news blog and portal with their 10th anniversary. 52watch.com was founded in 2003 by Joey Wong. The site has steadily grown in popularity to become China’s number 1 reference website for horological professionals and enthusiasts. Nice to know; why 52watch? In Mandarin...
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Happy 2013!

Happy 2013!

We wish all our readers a happy 2013, and thank you for your interest and support in 2012. This is what happened in concern to the www.in2watches.com blog in 2012: Annual report Hope to see you all back, and would like to welcome new readers, in 2013. Cheers, Gerard
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Omega Speedmasters customized by George Daniels

Omega Speedmasters customized by George Daniels

Sotheby’s yesterday (November 6th, 2012) auctioned two Omega Speedmasters which were customized by George Daniels in 1975 for a co-axial escapement. Both Speedmaster were automatics, and used the 17 jewel Omega 1045 caliber. Lot number 19 was hammered at £ 15.000,= (aprox € 18.700,=) and lot number 20 at £ 16.250,= (aprox € 20.250,=)....
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