http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Patek-Philippe-Manhattan-Brooklyn.jpg 1196 1195 Elizabeth Doerr http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Elizabeth Doerr2017-08-21 18:08:492017-08-21 18:08:49Give Me Five! 5 American-Themed Rare Handcraft Watches At Patek Philippe’s 2017 Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition In New York
Here are five American-themed timepieces decorated with rare handcrafts that I thought stood out at the recent Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York.
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The Louis Moinet Space Mystery features a new invention christened the “satellite tourbillon.” Space Mystery also boasts fragments of meteorites from the moon, Mars, and a fragment of carbonaceous chondrite meteorite containing amino acids, whose origins may go back further than the creation of our solar system. A watch nerd enigma to follow us on!
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The 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus favors "top down," so you can hear the engine much better, the engine perhaps even being the reason to purchase the Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus in the first place: a roaring 5.2-liter V10.
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As if MB&F's HM6 wasn't already wild enough, HM6 Alien Nation features something you have never seen in a watch and are unlikely to ever see again: six white gold aliens, which appear to be “crewing” the "spaceship."
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My life revolves around the usually disparate worlds of fine watchmaking and looking after equines; two universes that are so different it's difficult to imagine how they might intersect. Yet intersect they did in the most unusual and entertaining way thanks to Antoine Preziuso and a Swiss dressage champion.
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Quill & Pad contributor Simon Cudd has seldom worn a standard original strap on any watch he has ever owned. He has now teamed up with Giles Ellis, founder of Schofield Watch Company, to create original, bespoke straps under the name Schofield + Cudd.
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Only very few manufacturers today are capable of conceiving, developing, and producing a genuine in-house movement, especially a chronograph, a task that requires several years and significant investment. Porsche Design’s timepiece division has mastered this challenge, and the brand’s first chronograph movement is now ticking within two timepieces destined for owners of exclusive Porsche 911 models.
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Connoisseurs, as I wrote previously, want to connect with their watches, desiring an object to behold and cherish for its beauty, rarity, or complexity. Enthusiasts, on the other hand, like to wear their watches, use their watches, and maybe even abuse their watches when they utilize them as the tools they are.
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Elizabeth shares the best and most surprising things she saw at the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition recently held in New York City, starting with five incredible timepieces she did not expect to see there.
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If you’re just beginning to collect the works of independent watchmakers, I’m here to suggest that you give careful consideration to watches from Habring2, the small independent watchmaking company headed by Austrian couple Maria Kristina and Richard Habring.
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One of the 49 brands donating watches in 2017 is Piaget, who created a very special version of its Black Tie Vintage with a brown Pietersite dial for the occasion. It is one of those watches that begs the question: is a Piaget that isn't ultra-slim still a Piaget?
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Cartier Tank à Guichets: I hardly dare to say the name out loud. This is the Tank I have always dreamed of handling, but something I have never been able to do in all the years that I have been following “La Maison” to any possible event. But now I've been given an incredible opportunity to photograph one of these rare watches.
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“I have no secrets as past watchmakers had. There are graveyards full of secrets and that’s enough.” –Philippe Dufour, 2014 Have you heard of Philippe Dufour? Chances are, if you have been collecting watches for any significant period of time, his name is well known to you. If not, let me enlighten you.
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The ultra-clean styling reflecting Jaquet Droz’s typical figure eight dial thematic, which symbolizes infinity and completeness, glows against the backdrop of a rich red mineral dial on the unique piece Grande Seconde Off-Centered Cuprite for Only Watch 2017.
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Considered by many to be the first true dive watch as we know the genre today, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, first launched in 1953, became a hit around the world with militaries and professional divers alike. Now, more than 60 years later, Blancpain has chosen to commemorate the early years of the Fifty Fathoms by releasing a tribute to a specific model from 1957/1958 called the Mil-SPEC 1.
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Porsche's latest addition to the 911 lineup – the GT2 RS – is not only the most powerful 911 of all time, but it's also completely street legal! Which is strange because its light weight and speed (0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and top speed of 340 km/h) put it squarely into supercar territory.