In an interesting turn of events in 2017, IWC not only goes back to the original round (though updated) Da Vinci case, the brand also puts the emphasis squarely on women.
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
Lovers of vintage good looks, clean and clear dials, and sensational manufacture movements will love Montblanc’s new for 2017 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter in bronze as well as the TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100. These two new lines also include reasonably priced timepieces.
Based on the research and development propelled by Ulysse Nardin’s InnoVision technologies, the InnoVision2 making its debut at SIHH 2017 is outfitted with yet another set of ten innovations. And here they are.
In 2016, Richard Mille announced it was the new watch partner to carmaker Aston Martin, effectively taking over the spot that Jaeger-LeCoultre had occupied for 12 years. Which makes this a great time to review the sporty Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox line.
In honor of the upcoming 27th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which opens its doors on January 16, 2017, we present you with an overview of 35 new models that have already been revealed – at least electronically.
It is now a tradition for watchmakers to observe Chinese New Year by creating beautiful, decorative timepieces. The rooster is the eleventh sign of the 12-year zodiac cycle. According to Chinese astrology, the rooster is loyal and punctual – a great fit for a timepiece! Check out these pieces by Jaquet Droz, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Chopard, and Panerai.
The year 2016 was at times grey and sullen, while at other times it rained purple, red, or blue and a host of other vibrant (and symbolic) colors. There was also a crop of colorful watches to stand out from the masses of new steel and titanium-encased horology, titillating the senses with bursts of fresh color. Here are five-ish colorful watches that caught my eye last year from HYT, Richard Mille, Fabergé, GoS, and Kari Voutilainen.
I am a big fan of Portugal and Portuguese culture. I was therefore pleased to discover recently that the art of the filigree technique in jewelry, one of Portugal’s own traditional arts, is the main idea behind a luxurious 90-year-old jewelry brand called Eleuterio. And even more pleasing: I wore some of Eleuterio’s lovely jewelry to watchmaking’s biggest night, the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
To aid the as-yet nameless incoming CEO of Zenith with a bit of gratuitous advice (whether wanted or not) we offer a classic Quill & Pad round table discussion on what we would do if one of us were named the new CEO of Zenith tomorrow. We hope you enjoy the serious and not-so-serious musings of Ian Skellern, Elizabeth Doerr, Joshua Munchow, GaryG, What Makes Me Tick, Ryan Schmidt, and Martin Green.
It’s not just the Đông Sơn drum theme of these two quite different collector’s items by watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin and pen maker Grayson Tighe that caught my eye: it was more than that, it was the actual pieces themselves inspired by the indigenous people of the Red River Delta of Vietnam.
What a beautiful theme to decorate such rare and interesting objects with.