Vacheron Constantin has been producing timepieces uninterruptedly since 1755, and it often draws on that heritage for the models in the Historiques collection. A great example is the brand new Historiques American 1921 Small Model, a terrific new unisex wristwatch.
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
A once-in-a-lifetime conference for lovers of military and navigational watches is set to take place in London on October 21, 2017. Setting the perfect scene for this day conference, the venue is the beautiful ‘HQS Wellington,’ an ex-Royal Navy ship moored on the Thames in central London. Click to find out more!
‘A Man and His Watch’ by Matt Hranek is full of interesting horological stories of personal histories and backgrounds to well-known figures in the watch world, semi-famous New Yorkers, and famous vintage watches. Here you can meet Paul Newman’s own Rolex Daytona, Sylvester Stallone’s favorite watch, and RedBar co-founder Adam Craniotes’ very first timepiece.
The stunning color combination of Fabergé’s “If Life Gives You Lemons . . .” chronograph highlights the Only Watch auction’s serious topic with a color scheme recalling that of Only Watch’s corporate colors, an auction that raises funds and awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. But this Fabergé chronograph is revolutionary for another reason!
RGM celebrates its 25th anniversary with three enticing new models that offer something for everyone: history buffs, masculine wrists, and those who just like top-notch decorative embellishment alongside made in America craftwork are sure to love what Roland Murphy’s team has put together in honor of the quarter-century anniversary of the brand.
The dial side of the Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch 2017 has more or less been hijacked to become a screen for the art of New York-based artist Hunt Slonem, which includes vibrant colors and neo-expressionist art. The winning bidder also receives something very special aside from the watch: an original Slonem piece of art.
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.
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.