The final round of the 2017 America’s Cup begins on May 26, 2017, which makes this a great time to take a closer look at the best hotel on the island that has been hosting the competition for the last two years: The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
About Elizabeth Doerr
I am the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Quill & Pad. Specialized in horological publishing since my first Basel Fair in 1991, I have contributed to magazines, newspapers and websites too numerous to recount here.
My primary focus remains on the technical side of high watchmaking where progress meets tradition, but I often also profile the colorful personalities and historical elements that make up this surprisingly diverse and compelling world of ticks and tocks.
Entries by Elizabeth Doerr
The 35th America’s Cup is well underway in Bermuda, with the high-technology event heading into the final rounds on May 26, 2017. Interestingly, all of the teams for this finals month have watch sponsors, and these even represent brands from each of the four major groups: Swatch Group, Richemont, LVMH, and Kering.
The Phillips/Bacs & Russo Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR takes place on May 30, 2017. While it includes a large number of Rolex and Patek Philippe models as well as a disarmingly beautiful array of bejeweled timepieces by Cartier and Piaget, most important for me is the 43-piece subset of watches belonging to Chronopassion watch retailer Laurent Picciotto.
Gone but not forgotten in the minds of true watch fans, we briefly revisit the horological genius that was Dominique Loiseau (1949-2013) and his ultra-complicated 1f4.
George Daniels was an iridescent figure, often setting the tone of good horological taste during his lifetime. The rich tapestry of published works and timepieces continue to fascinate horologically minded people everywhere. And now there is a series of Daniels videos on Web of Stories that are well worth checking out!
Rado was one of the principal sponsors as well as the official timer for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix for the fifth year in a row. This premier WTA tennis tournament, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017, took place at Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena late in April 2017.
Here we share the watches that the Quill & Pad team has designed on the Armin Strom Configurator and the reasons behind our choices. The results are sometimes surprising and always entertaining!
Atom Moore is a New York-based watch photographer who has a unique eye on his subject: his “portraits” comprise artistic works of watch photography based on his signature macro and “mashup” techniques. The NAWCC Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania will be hosting an exhibition of Moore’s work from April 30, 2017, which you can check out here.
The Tutima Tempostopp flyback chronograph was one of my biggest Baselworld surprises and is simply an outstanding timepiece, both inside and out thanks to both its historical inspiration and the modern use of Glashütte ingenuity.
Hublot and Depeche Mode have collaborated for seven years now, but this 2017 limited edition for charity:water makes more sense than ever with the band back in the news for its fourteenth studio album and a world tour kicking off. The limited edition Hublot Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode is a great expression of the collaboration.