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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
The Watches TV founder Marc-André Deschoux shares his own thoughts on brand ambassadors, starting with the Tudor/David Beckham association, which he personally felt was counterproductive: so much so that the announcement pushed him to not make a Tudor purchase he was leaning toward.
Following a very successful inaugural year, the Eve’s Watch Awards heads into its sophomore season. Eve’s Watch Awards, the first exclusively female-focused award ceremony, is dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging women’s watches. This year the jury is boosted by Sara Sandmeier, previous senior designer of Baume & Mercier.
In 2009, Ulysse Nardin introduced Moonstruck, a watch that was much more than a timepiece to tell the time. It featured a tidal display that worked worldwide. Now it displays world time as well in a sleek new version.