Gerard Nijenbrinks is a friend of the show since the early start of this blog and actually much longer than that. He is the guy from whom I bought my first Speedmaster, in October 1999. He has his shop Horloge Platform since 1989, where he currently specializes in pre-owned and vintage watches only after having been an official retailer for a number of brands as well.
Always in for a new (horological) project, Gerard came up with 52mondayz.com, an fun and personal initiative where he will show one watch from his personal collection every week. So, starting on the 24th of February, he will post a picture of one of his watches every Monday. This project will continue for one year, showing 52 different watches.
The watch above is his #00, so only for preview purposes. It is an Omega Seamaster Polaris from 1992, a limited edition of 3000 pieces for the Olympic Games in Albertville & Barcelona. Inside is a quartz chronograph movement, based on an ETA. A rare piece from the Polaris collection, the predecessor of the famous Omega Seamaster Professional 300M collection that was introduced in 1993.
Now you know what to do first on Monday morning for the next coming year, visit www.52mondayz.com
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more