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.

SalonQP London

SalonQP London

This years SalonQP in London, the fourth edition already, will be held from November 8th till 10. An event not to be missed when you don’t have to. SalonQP opens with a VIP reception on Thursday 8 November, with the exhibition open to ticket holders on 9 and 10 November, including a cocktail reception...
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Antiquorum auction, featuring the 40th Anniversary of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Antiquorum auction, featuring the 40th Anniversary of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Today, May 13th 2012, one of the Antiquorum’s ‘Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces’ auctions was held in Geneva. This one had my exceptional interest because it was ‘Featuring the 40th Anniversary of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’. At first I was a little bit disappointed that, at what seemed to be an important ’40th...
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A Gerald Genta design BBQ

A Gerald Genta design BBQ

Last Sunday a few Gerald Genta design aficionado’s gathered at the Dutch Horlogefotograaf‘s place to join their watches for a BBQ. That was something else than you thought when reading the title, isn’t it ;-) Except good carnivore food, the result was a marvelous collection of Patek Philippe Nautilus’, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’s and...
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Grönefeld Timezone Watch of the Year 2011 award ceremony

Grönefeld Timezone Watch of the Year 2011 award ceremony

During this years (2012) Baselworld fair of course our(*) Schnitzel diner party in Restaurant Hahn took part again. This prove to be the perfect occasion to organize the Timezone Watch of the Year 2011 award ceremony! (*)our = a bunch of bloggers, journalists and mainly independent watch makers. Bart and Tim Grönefeld, both big...
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@ Baselworld 2012

@ Baselworld 2012

I’m visiting Baselworld 2012 from March 7th till 12 and will publish a full report on a separate page at in2watches as soon as possible. For now here are some untouched quick shot’s to get the feeling: MB&F, HM4 new version in rose gold ClockTwo, time in words Omega Speedmaster 1962 re-edition De Motu,...
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We wish you a healthy and happy twenty-twelve!

We wish you a healthy and happy twenty-twelve!

We wish you all a healthy and happy twenty-twelve; may beautiful and interesting watches be with us ;-) For in2watches.com 2011 ended a bit messy, and 2012 started equal as well. Our website was hacked on New Years eve and of course our provider celebrated the years change parties as well, and so we...
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A year, a month, a day, an hour, a minute and a second ago…

A year, a month, a day, an hour, a minute and a second ago…

I wrote a little post on my Dutch watch blog horlogenieuws.nl. At that time it was 10-10-10, 10:10:10 and I thought it was a nice time to talk about the time most watches indicate when they are being pictured. Now, 11-11-11, 11:11:11 the watch looks very different, however it’s a memorable time as well....
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George Daniels

George Daniels

Sadly George Daniels, another great watchmaker of our time has passed away yesterday (October 21st, 2011). Picture (c) John Quintero. Daniels, born in 1926, became famous for creating the co-axial escapement, which as we know has been used by Omega in their highest grade watches since 1999. Further George Daniels was mentor to another...
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Special Bremont B1 Marine Clock by Ronnie Wood

Special Bremont B1 Marine Clock by Ronnie Wood

One of my biggest surprises at the Only Watch 2011 auction event was to meet Nick and Giles English from Bremont over there. I wasn’t aware that they should attend, let alone that they had to introduce some exciting news. Not as a participation to the auction but on show in the same beautiful...
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Only Watch 2011 auction results

Only Watch 2011 auction results

As mentioned I visit the Only Watch 2011 auction in Monaco, and will list the auction results of the 40 watches here below as soon as they’re available. The auction is held September 23rd at 4 PM (GMT +2). Below is the list of the 40 watches for auction with their estimate; as soon...
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Gérald Genta

Gérald Genta

The sad news just reached me that today, in the age of 80, Gérald Genta has passed away. Gérald Genta was without a doubt one of the most influential wrist watch designers from our time. A few years ago I had a pleasant interview with him during the Baselworld fair; I will remember him...
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DeBethune, watchmaking around the bend…

DeBethune, watchmaking around the bend…

This week I was lucky enough to have an appointment with Martial Cuendet, one of the master watchmakers of DeBethune in La Chaux L’Auberson. I had an extremely pleasant and interesting day, where Martial showed me around all different stages and disciplines of DeBethune’s manufacture. The calibre DB 2024 self-regulating twin barrel automatic movement,...
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Win a 210 page Vacheron Constantin exhibition catalog

Win a 210 page Vacheron Constantin exhibition catalog

Vacheron Constantin will be holding an exceptional exhibition at the Singapore National Museum from June 24 until August 14. An exceptional 210 page catalog has been edited for this event and at The Hour Lounge discussion forum there’s a chance to win one. The only question to answer is: how many watches will be...
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Devon Works, Tread 1

Devon Works, Tread 1

One of the strangest, and most interesting, watches I saw during the Baselworld 2011 fair was the Devon Tread 1. The Devon Tread 1 features a system of rubber interwoven time belts, which indicate the time in hours, minutes and seconds. The belt assemblies are mounted on a central chassis, together with four extremely...
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Interesting video about time

Robert-Jan of fratellowatches.com found this interesting video from Wubbo Ockels, a Dutch astronaut, on our experience of time.
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