Greubel Forsey’s Art Pieces are among the world’s most notable art-related timepieces, and not just because they tackle the subject of art for art’s sake, but because Art Pieces highlight the relationship horology has with art; and I don’t think that there is any denying that the modern art of watchmaking certainly has a synergy with art as a whole.
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
Sotheby’s auctioned four watches by George Daniels at its 2017 Fine Timepieces sale, three from his personal collection that were originally auctioned in 2012 and a very rare 1999 Millennium wristwatch. Get the full story on these pieces and the astronomical prices they hammered for right here.
The 2017 Prix Gaïa awards, the Nobel Prizes of the watch industry, have gone to Agenhor founder Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, Richard Mille, and Laurence Marti.
The history of Tutima is inextricably linked to the history of Glashütte, the German city whose watch industry was founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Although Tutima’s roots don’t extend back quite that far, its story does begin in 1927, a turbulent time in Germany’s premier city of high watchmaking. Relive 90 years of this brand’s history in this post.
Quill & Pad’s resident retail expert John Keil has just launched WatchGauge, an interesting new online retail venture that is worth bringing to your attention. The aim of WatchGauge is to help the consumer wade through the crowded and sometimes murky waters of the emerging micro brand scene.
The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just published its list of “pre-selected” (shortlisted) watches in the run-up to the eagerly anticipated red carpet event in Geneva on November 8, 2017. Here are all of the shortlisted watches in one place.
Sotheby’s will auction four watches by George Daniels, three from his personal collection that were originally auctioned in 2012 and a very rare 1999 Millennium wristwatch. Get the full story on these pieces right here.
Here are five exquisite historical pieces from the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition that were brought to New York City from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, whose timeless artistry left a lasting impression on Elizabeth Doerr.
Icon 4×4 founder Jonathan Ward has always had a connection to design, engineering, and all things mechanical. “I was drawn to watches organically, but even before that I was the weird kid who would take my alarm clock apart and then try to put it back together and see if I could make it work again.” Now he introduces his first watch, and it’s a doozy: the Duesey.
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.