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Van Ree
Unique by Nature
Personal DNA Watch

Today I met with the Dutch watchmaker Daniël van Ree at Baselworld. Watchuseek is proud to be the 1st to announce the launch of the Van Ree brand!

Daniël Floris van Ree has acquired a wealth of expertise and practical experience working on countless assignments for important national and international watch brands.

His career started early, as he developed an interest in the technique behind the watch face while still a child. Van Ree set his heart on becoming a professional watchmaker. He graduated successfully after four years of training at the Watchmaking School in The Netherlands. Soon after this, Van Ree was invited to give an interesting sequel to his education: an internal training program at the aftersales service of an important Swiss watch brand.

Meanwhile, Van Ree developed a preference for complicated movements. He built and worked on watch complications, minute repeaters, chronographs, perpetual calendars, tourbillons and power reserves, for some well-known international and national watch brands. During his career, Van Ree also became involved in product development, a completely different but no less interesting aspect of the watchmaking profession. This provided the Dutch horologist with important new insights in the watch as a total product, inside and out.

It also brought him closer to his dream: to create his own watch and watch brand, under his family name.

D N A w a t c h
Van Ree presents the first watch ever to store the DNA of its owner: the Van Ree Personal DNA watch. This exclusive mechanical timepiece with its outstanding self-winding movement contains actual physical DNA in a special, sapphire see-through compartment at 4 o'clock in the watchcase. A section of the owner's unique genetic code is engraved on a ring surrounding the movement, as well as on the back glass. It is guaranteed by nature that no two watches will ever bear the same code!

M o v e m e n t
The automatic movement displays hours, minutes and seconds. The watch also features retrograde date and has a power reserve index. Its functions can be regulated by hand.
Important detail: each timepiece shows the owner's name and personal DNA code engraved around the movement.

BASELWORLD SCOOP: Van Ree will produce a maximum of 40 watches housing a Zenith movement!

Please find all the details about these unique DNA watches in the Press release (link below) and also have a look at the pictures taken at Baselworld below as well as the official pictures attached to this post.

From left to right: Mr. Henk Viëtor, Mr. Michel Van Ree, Mr. Daniël Van Ree and me.

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