Horloges is a Dutch glossy magazine on … watches. I have been a reader of it since day one, and in one of the first editions my website (then still very active) www.omega-addict.com got mentioned. As well as Ernie’s WatchUSeek website and some others. Anyway, the magazine started out with not very spectacular articles about watches and watch brands (but hey, one tries to read everything about his/her passion, right?) and grew out to a magazine with quite a number of in-depth articles on watches, brands and used techniques. Once a year they organize a ‘Horloges Gala’ to choose a few ‘watch of the year’ watches in several price ranges. One of the few things I really dislike about the magazine (but this is the case with 00/24 magazine as well, another Dutch magazine with a very similair concept) is the ever ongoing interviews and pictures with famous Dutch people (from television or sports, see picture below for example) who seem to have a dozen of expensive watches.

Anyway, Horloges magazine is celebrating its 5th year with an anniversary edition (with a matching silver color). I don’t have a picture of it yet, but that might change soon. I bought it last saturday, and when I got home and unwrapped the plastic I was immediately dissapointed. The extra thick edition wasn’t filled with extra hot news and articles… it seems to be some sort of recap of several articles and editions from the past 5 years. So thanks Horloge Magazine, I have bought a summary of the magazines which already are properly sorted and lined up in my bookshelf. Just what I needed.

Oh well, I will keep on buying these magazines anyway… Congratulations with this mileage and I hope to see another 5 added (at least)…

  • It’s a great magazine indeed, in fact at this moment they have a very interesting offer (year for ‚Ǩ 10) for the ones who would like to try it sometime.

    Another great new initiative of Horloges Magazine is the movies they make at big presentations, and some brand specials, check it out at http://www.watchtime.tv

  • Robert-Jan Broer

    Why ‘they’ Koen, and not ‘we’? I assume you work for Horloges, seen the URL’s and the MotoMax (publisher of Horloges) address you filled in? 🙂

  • Marc

    Robert-Jan, you almost assume right. Koen Muurling works at Memento http://www.mmnt.nl , which develops web-applications and MotoMax is their customer. Koen Muurling has the rather strange habit of leaving positive comments on their clients websites after they have developed it. Probably they consider that to be one of their great initiatives (when all others fail)…

  • Mike

    To be totally frank; I’m dissapointed with the website. The magazine is all about watches which are exclusive, innovative and highly desirable. The website is nice, but that’s about it. The designers of this website (Memento) clearly lack the vision and creativity the watchmakers have.

  • Willem

    Have to agree with Mike; you expect more from a website like this, it all looks a bit plain and simple. Content itself is more along the lines of what you would expect. The magazine on the other hand looks good so I think I should get myself a copy….

  • Ben

    It must indeed be possible to get a more creative website. I have checked the Memento portofolio out and indeed Koen Muurling produces boring looking websites without any vision. Frankly they all look quite similar. As these watches are exclusive, can I be so bold to encourage Horloge Magazine to make the necessary adjustments to their website?