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Visited the Art at the Warehouse festival in the Fenixloods on Katendrecht, Rotterdam.
We would like to introduce to you: Art at the Warehouse – a new Art Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the old warehouse Fenixloods 1 a new art fair, expo and multi-disciplinary festival will take place under one enormous roof. (more…)
Shot this Grönefeld One Hertz Techniek Nocturne for Fratellowacthes.com.
The One Hertz Techniek is the world’s only series wristwatch with independent dead seconds and features a stunning, open-work dial that showcases the intricate upper mechanics of Grönefeld’s own proprietary movement, the calibre G-02.With the One Hertz, Bart and Tim Grönefeld have resurrected the long-neglected complication of dead seconds – where the second hand advances in full steps of one second instead of the usual smooth sweeping action of mechanical seconds – and re-positioned it on the pedestal of high precision.The Grönefeld One Hertz is unique among wristwatches in that its dead seconds are powered by a secondary gear train, independent of the gear train for the hour and minute indications. While the One Hertz Techniek’s dial is dominated by the large dead seconds chapter ring in sapphire, the other indications, bridges and Grönefeld logo are crafted in stainless steel, which is relief engraved, bevelled and finished completely by hand.The open dial is framed by a gleaming high-tech Grade 5 titanium case available in two versions: natural polished and brushed titanium or black DLC – when the timepiece becomes the One Hertz Techniek Nocturne.Both versions feature the Grönefeld’s own ergonomic winding and setting mechanism, selected by simply pushing the crown in, rather than pulling it out.The One Hertz Techniek is a limited edition of 30 pieces in Grade 5 titanium, with either a natural finish – One Hertz Techniek – or black DLC coated – One Hertz Techniek Nocturne.
This text is quoted from the official Grönefeld website where you can find more info.
Whenever there’s a roadtrip planned it usually includes a few KBTR grafitti spots where this epic graffiti icon can be found. KBTR is aka ‘Utrechtse KBTR’.
De Utrechtse kabouter of KBTR is een graffitifiguur die vooral voorkomt in de omgeving van Utrecht. De kabouters verschenen ongeveer vanaf 2004 in grote aantallen als illegale graffiti in het straatbeeld en langs het spoor. De kabouter is gestileerd getekend en heeft meestal een rode puntmuts op. (more…)
De Horlogefotograaf calendar 2013 is the third and final ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar. After the first edition, limited to 100 pieces, saw the daylight in 2011, I created another one for 2012 based on the same ingredients. And for 2013 I once again sourced 12 Rolex wristwatches, from friends and collectors, which were again photographed in various settings. For 2013 the design of the calendar was slightly changed. The calendar bar was made translucent, allowing the photos to cover the entire page, and getting rid of the dark stripe at the bottom. The focus always on the watches to make sure the final product is an eye-catching, poster like calendar. With the entire project in my own hands, it is a great outlet for my creativity.
For the Fratello’s Rolex Daytona editorial photoshoot and end of year special we sourced this F1 racecar from 2007 .
When Rolex announced becoming the official timekeeper for the Formula 1 early December we thought it would be cool to do a Daytona-special here on Fratellowatches. For this occasion, we went out there and found this Formula 1 car of 2007 that has actually been used by Alonso. When you think of Rolex and Formula 1, the first watch that comes to mind is the Cosmograph Daytona. With its chronograph feature and tachymeter bezel this watch just breathes racing. Although Rolex produced chronograph watches since the 1930s, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona wasn’t introduced until the 1960s. The Daytona name was given to commemorate their sponsorship of races held on the Daytona Beach in Florida. Since we had a hard time time sourcing a race car from the 1960s we went way back in (Rolex) time and found one from the 1930s. The era where Rolex started making chronograph watches. The Rosengart car we’ve found is actually one of the first, if not the first, car to feature brake lights!
This text is quoted from the full article on Fratellowatches.
The Marvin Fratellowatches Limited Edition is a fact!
As you’ve probably noticed a few weeks ago, Fratellowatches and Marvin designed a watch called the Superhero. Based on their Malton M119 collection, we designed a completely black watch with red accents and the use of Marvin’s superhero. Drawing its inspiration from an advert from the 1950s discovered in its archives; Marvin has created its superhero and showcases it in a fun-filled, exuberant fashion by launching an 88-piece limited edition every year. For the very first edition of this incredible adventure, Marvin has partnered with Fratellowatches. This Malton Cushion Superhero timepiece is combined with matching cufflinks. Marvin and Fratellowatches met each other a few times over the last couple of years during Baselworld trade shows and followed each other with great interest. The combination of an influential blog and the manufacturer of affordable luxury watches led to designing a mechanical watch with an edge, the Superhero.
The Slaakhuys was built on the ruins of a building by renowned architect Berlage and is one of Rotterdams resurrection monuments of WWII. It was designed by Jo Vegter for the Arbeidspers (publisher) in the mid 50’s and first used as the office for newspaper ‘Het Vrije Volk’. (more…)
Blurmotion. Bewogen fotografie kan fraaie beelden opleveren. Je zou het ook tekenen met licht kunnen noemen. Deze foto’s zijn gemaakt door de camera te bewegen tijdens het maken van een foto met een sluitertijd van enkele seconden. Dit levert bijzondere opnames op die iets weg hebben van bijvoorbeeld een abstract schilderij. (more…)
Urban decay in full effect, factory taken over by nature.
Urban decay (also known as urban rot and urban blight) is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude. It may feature deindustrialization, depopulation or changing population, economic restructuring, abandoned buildings, high local unemployment, fragmented families, political disenfranchisement, crime, and a desolate, inhospitable city landscape. (more…)
The ceramic Rolex Submariner LV 50th anniversary edition. Photo shot for the Horlogefotograaf Calendar.
The Submariner model went into production in 1953 and was showcased at the Basel watch fair in 1954. The assigned case reference number of this first Submariner was either 6204 or 6205. It is unclear which model came first; in any event, the two watches are nearly identical. Neither has the distinctive “cathedral” or “Mercedes” hands now so strongly associated with the Submariner line. Throughout the next 40 years, the Submariner was updated with improved water resistance, new movements, and numerous small cosmetic changes. In 2003, Rolex celebrated the Submariner’s 50th anniversary by launching the Rolex Submariner LV anniversary edition (16610 LV), with distinguishing features such as the green bezel and Maxi dial.
Text quoted from Wikipedia.
Rolex Daytona for an article about Chronolytics.With a rich background in watchphotograhy I was asked to shoot this popular Rolex for an article about Chronolytics in Chronos Magazine.
Chronolytics gathers and analyzes information about the luxury watch market to give a perfect insight into the demands of consumers of watches. Real information based on the searches and market interest from real people. Factual information that we collect per country and on a global level from the biggest on-line watch market website in the world. Based on the data of world’s leading on-line watch market place, Chronolytics analyzes and reports about the consumer’s demands in the luxury watch market.
This text is quoted from the official Chronolytics website.
Client: Ebner Verlag Gmbh & Co KG.
Published: Chronos Magazine, 05/2012.
It’s not everyday you get the chance to legally climb to the top of the Brienenoordbrug in Rotterdam. When KWS infra asked me to shoot for them I didn’t hesitate. With as I like to call it a healthy fear of heights the climb to the top wasn’t exactly easy. The first part is ok with a few stairs and walking over the beam. As soon as it really goes up you have to walk over steel grating. Don’t look down, don’t look down. As soon as you reach the top of the Brienenoord bridge the amazing view takes away any fears. One of the best views of Rotterdam I’ve seen so far. (more…)
Unique experience, travelling to the Top of Europe by train!
During our vacation in Switzerland we went to Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe. We took the train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Schiedegg, an impressive ride up the mountains with fantastic views of the surrounding. There you can take the Jungfraubahn to the top of the mountain with a few stops to get used to the high altitude. Most of the ride goes straight through the mountain and stops at the ‘Berghaus’ from where you can go up to the Spinx observatory to enjoy a fantastic 360º view at 3571m. On the way back to the trainstation you go through a glacier with ice sculptures. (more…)
Shot during a day out with the Grönefeld brothers in their natural habitat for an article on Fratellowacthes.com. This photo was also published in Gentlemen’s Watch.
The name Grönefeld and the art of watchmaking have a family history spanning a hundred years, originating in the ancient town of Oldenzaal in the Netherlands. It is here, in a shop directly under the view of the ancient basilica church and its tower dating from 1240, that Johan Grönefeld began his career as a watchmaker in 1912. This marked the beginning of a small and highly talented dynasty of Grönefeld watchmakers which now sees brothers Bart and Tim Grönefeld carry the baton. (more…)