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Robert-Jan Broer

Robert-Jan Broer
19.09.2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Omega Speedmaster. The chronograph that became the Moonwatch in 1969 and remains part of the official equipment for NASA astronauts today. It did not become the choice for NASA by accident, of course, but rather was the top performer in tests by NASA engineers looking at watches' ability to withstand the abuse and extreme conditions of space.

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Robert-Jan Broer
31.08.2017

If you are keen on buying “sleeper” watches, or those pieces that will become more sought after and thus more valuable over time, you’ll need to do your homework. A model’s history, movement types (think Ebel with the El Primero movement), the collector’s scene, and the current market can all influence prices significantly. Also, there is no guarantee that the watch you choose will become collectible in the future.

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Robert-Jan Broer
01.08.2017

In this series, we focus on one particular vintage watch or a watch collection from the past. For this installment, we are looking at Tudor’s Oysterdate “Big Block” Chronograph models; a chronograph that is now quite popular, though it was neglected by the masses for some time. Since Tudor’s reintroduction into the European and US markets a few years ago (2010), interest in vintage Tudor timepieces has taken flight.

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Robert-Jan Broer
07.07.2017

There is not one single watch out there that can be used in every circumstance and all situations. However, we will do our best to help you find a watch that is nearly perfect for every occasion. In the end, the perfect watch for every occasion is about you: your personal preferences, daily schedule, hobbies and activities, and, of course, your taste.

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Robert-Jan Broer
20.06.2017

ETA, the company that initially founded by Eterna, has been part of the Swatch Group for decades. Their aim is to develop and create movements for watch manufactures, from relatively cheap quartz movements to mechanical movements with complications such as calendars and chronographs.

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Robert-Jan Broer
13.06.2017

Perhaps you had a financial windfall or just managed to save up, whatever the case may be, you have 6000 Euro to spend on a luxury timepiece. The thing is, that you can buy a lot of different types (and brands) of watches for this amount of money. We selected 10 watches for you, that are interesting candidates if you budget goes as far as 6000 Euro.

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Robert-Jan Broer
01.06.2017

For this series of articles, we take a look at watch pairs. We select an elegant dress watch and a sports watch. Two watches that would complete each other and make sure that its wearer can pick one of them for any occasion. In this article: MB&F Legacy Machine LM101 and the Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time reference 5990.

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Robert-Jan Broer
23.05.2017

Gold watches are hot once more. However, yellow and rose (or red) gold are certainly not for everyone. In addition to stainless steel or titanium, there are a few white precious metals to choose from.

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Robert-Jan Broer
20.04.2017

Military watches are hot, and always have been, in the land of watch collectors. Add a chronograph, no, a flyback chronograph in the mix and some of you already might have guessed that we are talking about the Heuer Bund Flyback Chronograph here. These Heuer chronographs were – for their time – large pieces with their 42mm diameter cases and officially issued to military pilots.

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Robert-Jan Broer
07.04.2017

Many luxury watch brands have partnerships with various organisations and companies from all sorts of possible fields. Apart from technological and organizational benefits, these are mainly formed in order to achieve a positive image and in the end, to gain more sales. Some of these cooperations actually make a lot of sense, while others leave us a bit puzzled. In this article, we'll zoom in on a couple of these watch brands and the partnerships they've formed.

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