Katrin Nikolaus

Uhren Magazin

COUNTRY

Germany

ABOUT

My approach to watches was originally strictly job-orientated. As a freelance journalist with focus on technology, I was asked to write portraits about brands and personalities in the watch business. The more I wrote, the more I got interested in watches. I began to be fascinated by the little timepieces, only made of metal but capable to generate, store and distribute energy. Like a gasturbine, but so tiny and so tricky. And the source only needs some movements from the hand or the wrist.
One of my very best friends, Tom Wanka, editor in chief of the Uhren Magazin, asked me to join the Watchstars Jury and I voluntary agreed because now I start to develop my own opinion and my own taste.
The first watch I've got was a Baume et Mercier with quartz movement, very beautiful, but not interesting in a technical point of view. Than my mother gave me my grandma's tiny gold watch with hand winding. I love it! It is 60 years old and still works. And the bracelet is amazing.
Recently I bought a Nomos because I love the German Erfolgsgeschichte in Glashütte. One of my favorite Lady's watches is the Rendezvous from JaegerLeCoultre. Great Art déco Design! And, as a contrast, the Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph in steel. For men, I recently admired the Oris BC4 and the Tudor Black Bay.

My first interview was with Paul Gerber from the AHCI. He was so lovely and he showed me the stand in Basel and introduced me to some of his colleagues. One of my favorite own stories is about our journey to Glashütte, where everything seems to be so well organized, neat and peaceful.

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Katrin Nikolaus

Uhren Magazin

COUNTRY

Germany

ABOUT

My approach to watches was originally strictly job-orientated. As a freelance journalist with focus on technology, I was asked to write portraits about brands and personalities in the watch business. The more I wrote, the more I got interested in watches. I began to be fascinated by the little timepieces, only made of metal but capable to generate, store and distribute energy. Like a gasturbine, but so tiny and so tricky. And the source only needs some movements from the hand or the wrist.
One of my very best friends, Tom Wanka, editor in chief of the Uhren Magazin, asked me to join the Watchstars Jury and I voluntary agreed because now I start to develop my own opinion and my own taste.
The first watch I've got was a Baume et Mercier with quartz movement, very beautiful, but not interesting in a technical point of view. Than my mother gave me my grandma's tiny gold watch with hand winding. I love it! It is 60 years old and still works. And the bracelet is amazing.
Recently I bought a Nomos because I love the German Erfolgsgeschichte in Glashütte. One of my favorite Lady's watches is the Rendezvous from JaegerLeCoultre. Great Art déco Design! And, as a contrast, the Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph in steel. For men, I recently admired the Oris BC4 and the Tudor Black Bay.

My first interview was with Paul Gerber from the AHCI. He was so lovely and he showed me the stand in Basel and introduced me to some of his colleagues. One of my favorite own stories is about our journey to Glashütte, where everything seems to be so well organized, neat and peaceful.