Expeditions to the top of Mount Everest, adventures in the deep sea, secret agents with a license to kill…

Tool watches are not just the ultimate proof of superior watch making craftsmanship. From the very beginning, these watches have represented the sense of adventure that so many dream of, but so few get to experience.

I discovered my passion for these extraordinary watches in the summer of 1995, when I was visiting Florence. In this wonderful city, cradle of the renaissance, I first encountered my great love Panerai.

Its robust appearance, the simple, functional design - this was a watch unlike any other I had seen before. I instantly knew that someday I would be the proud owner of a watch like this myself. Five years later my dream came true when I bought my first Panerai watch: a PAM55 Titanium with tobacco dial.

From that day on my collection has expanded and I have managed to turn my passion into a profession. After finishing my education in clockwork techniques in 2000, I started out as a repairman at Richemont/Cartier. In 2005 I moved to Manbodh Watches in The Hague, and soon became an authority on vintage watches.

In 2010 I started my web shop Cosimo-online. Cosimo is fully specialized in sale, repair and restoration of Rolex, Tudor and Panerai watches. If you share my passion for extraordinary watches, I am sure you will enjoy your visit.