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Pre-selected Ladies' High-Mech watches in the 2016 GPHG

Quill & Pad’s Predictions In The Ladies’ High-Mech Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The Ladies’ High-Mech category constitutes “women’s watches that are remarkable in terms of their mechanical creativity and complexity. These watches may feature all kinds of classic and/or innovative complications and indications and do not fit the definition of the Ladies’ category.”

The pre-selected finalists for the 2016 edition of the GPHG are: Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl, Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière, Christophe Claret Marguerite, Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge, Louis Vuitton Tambour Color Blossom Spin Time, and Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Art Deco.

Collage of a selection of the largest collection of Patek Philippe minute repeaters in one place
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Extraordinary: The Largest Grouping Of Patek Philippe Minute Repeaters In One Place

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Patek Philippe gathered the largest grouping of its rare minute repeaters in one place in mid-2016. This unique event was broadcast live via the Internet as the focus of Robb Report’s first Master Class, in which the magazine’s editors partnered with the esteemed watch brand to present eleven rare and exceptional minute repeaters. Here we recap the exceptional timepieces.
The Gustaffson & Sjögren (GoS) Sarek against the background of its namesake Swedish national park
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Gustafsson & Sjögren (GoS) Introduces Sarek And, Surprisingly, A First Ladies' Watch

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Back at Baselworld 2016, the duo known as Gustaffson & Sjögren (GoS) surprised me with a new watch named Sarek. Its most obvious element is, of course, the beautiful dial made of Damascus steel. The Sarek dial is created from 164 layers of hand-forged steel. The unusual coloring is partially achieved by tempering the steel until the desired colors display.
Philippe Dufour in the film "Timepiece"
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‘Time Piece’: If You Only Watch One Film On Independent Watchmaking, Watch This One Featuring Vianney Halter and Philippe Dufour

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The short documentry film "Time Piece" features two of the world's best living watchmakers, Philippe Dufour and Vianney Halter and provides insight into what makes the watches by these masters so special.
BMW 750Li xDrive
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BMW 750Li xDrive: Advanced Automotive Technology That Even James Bond Approves Of

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The 750Li xDrive is a rolling Valhalla of luxury and refinement for you to enjoy in private. Often, people buying the 750Li can afford a Rolls-Royce but simply choose not to – for the same reason they don’t drive a Jaguar XJ, a Porsche Panamera, or a Maserati Quattroporte: too loud and too extroverted. If you think a Tesla is advanced, you haven’t seen what the 7 series can do. Read this to find out.
Elegantly casual Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar
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Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar: Enduringly Battling Complexity

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Sometimes, searching for simplicity is the hardest route to take, especially when complexity arising from simplicity is the goal. But some people like a challenge. Ludwig Oechslin's challenge to himself has resulted in one of the simplest perpetual calendar mechanisms in existence in the new Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar. And you'll love its minimalist look, too.
Pre-selected Ladies' watches in the 2016 GPHG
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Quill & Pad’s Predictions For The Ladies Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The watches pre-selected in the Ladies category are: Fabergé Lady Levity, Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony, Bovet 1822's Blue Thistles, Audemars Piguet Millenary, Piaget's Limelight Gala Milanese Bracelet and the Bulgari Serpenti Spiga.
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Urwerk Calls This A Zeit Device, But Come On, What's It Really For?

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Urwerk calls this weapon-grade "wristwatch" the UR-1001 Zeit Device, but come on, does the brand expect anyone to believe that? It must do much more than tell the time; even the Star Trek communicators were smaller than this. Set your phasers to stun and let us know what you think the Zeit Device is really for in the comments.
A member of Oracle Team USA wearing the Bremont Regatta OTUSA model (photo courtesy Sam Greenfield)
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You Are There: Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series In Toulon With Official Timer Bremont

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Bremont kindly invited me to spend the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series race weekend in Toulon. We could hardly have gotten a better weekend for it and I got to wear the attractive and functional new Regatta AC model Bremont made in honor of the America's Cup.
Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl
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Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl: Powerful Mechanics Beautifully Unveiled

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The Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl is one powerful watch for the female wrist. And thanks to the fact that Ulysse Nardin’s Skeleton Tourbillon model is fully skeletonized, the source of its power is eminently visible.
A Martin Braun Eos as seen on Contrapante.com (photo courtesy Contrapante)
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Contrapante.com: Serving The Secondary Market For Watches By Independent Watchmakers

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It is often hard to obtain is a second-hand watch by an independent watchmaker. But now, you can go to Contrapante.com, a division of vintage dealer Analog/Shift and the first retail website for pre-owned independents. And here is the best bonus: it is headed up by an enthusiast watch collector who perfectly understands the needs of someone looking to buy one of these pieces.
Piaget Polo S chronograph blue dial
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Piaget Polo S: Outside Its Comfort Zone

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The Piaget Polo S shares none of the characteristics that usuallly make the Polo a Polo. It's almost like when Daniel Craig was introduced as James Bond: he was definitely not the usual gentleman in a suit with a sense of humor, but rather more Jason Bourne’s better dressed cousin.
Raúl Pagès' Soberly Onyx
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Raúl Pagès Soberly Onyx: Unexpected Bests

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Meet the sublime Soberly Onyx, a beautiful compilation of taste, design, rarity, and supreme talent by Raúl Pagès, an extremely skilled independent watchmaker and restorer. Upon successfully completing a modern automaton, he set his sights on a more universal object and a functional design: his first watch.
Head on: the Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down
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Why I Bought It: Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down

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What is the real difference between a novelty watch and a classic timepiece? Is it possible to make a watch providing a novel and entertaining display of time that is wearable in a variety of settings and will be respected years from now? I believe that I own such a piece: the Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down.
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Philippe Dufour Simplicity, De Bethune DB28, And Fondue: What's Going On Here?

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Some meals are memorable for the food, some for the company, and some for a watch at the table. And then there are those meals that hit the ball right out of the park by getting top marks in all three. Make up any story you like to explain how a very contemporary De Bethune DB28 and a very traditional Philippe Dufour Simplicity came to be sharing a bowl of molten cheese in the Swiss Jura mountains.
George Daniels Co-Axial Anniversary Edition By Roger Smith
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George Daniels Co-Axial Anniversary Edition By Roger Smith At 2016 Bonhams Auction (Updated With Result)

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A George Daniels Co-Axial Anniversary Edition by Roger Smith arrives at auction for the first time in the September 19, 2016 watch sale of Robert White’s collection of cars, motorbikes, watches, airplane memorabilia, and other items at Bonhams in London.
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