After just two editions, Dubai Watch Week has already worked its way high onto my list of horologically inclined events. The reason is simple: the organizers of this show, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, have set out to make Dubai Watch Week more of a cultural exchange on the topic of watches than a hard sales event.
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
Jaquet Droz introduces new versions of two classic models with dials made of Muonionalusta meteorite: the Grande Séconde Quantième Meteorite and Grande Heure Minute Quantième Meteorite, which are exclusive, limited boutique editions.
Fonderie 47 uses metal from AK-47s that they decommission in Africa to create parts for its products; the idea is to turn a tool of violence into a symbolic and inspiring luxury object, giving clients not only the feeling they are doing something good for the world, but seeing to it that they are actually doing good for the world.
RGM and acoustic guitar company C.F. Martin & Co. share their home state of Pennsylvania. Martin’s not-for-sale two millionth guitar as well as the celebratory 50-piece limited edition D-200 Deluxe guitar. If you’re wondering how a guitar maker managed to incorporate watches into its products, read on as it look’s and sounds out of this world!
There is a bit of a “wild and crazy” side to Romain Gauthier that’s usually not apparent at first sight. But we have an unprecedented view at the wild and crazy side of his personality when we gaze upon the new Enraged versions of his Logical One and Prestige HMS timepieces, which feature a rough and grainy new finish and an aggressive, spiky version of the logo. This is definitely worth a look and a feel!
Laurent Picciotto, owner of the Chronopassion watch boutique in Paris, has played the guitar since he was 14 years old. So why not unite his two passions – watches and guitars – in one luxurious and unique object? Ivan Mulia of iVee Guitars made the first customized piece for Picciotto’s shop on Paris’ famed Rue Saint-Honoré: the new-T Chronopassion guitar.
‘Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects’ is a book is dedicated to a new collection of high jewelry and precious objects called Cartier Magicien. It is a stunningly illustrated book and the photos and text are equally as good and enchanting. This is well worth a look!
Alec Monopoly was announced as a new collaboration for TAG Heuer in its art & music universe. Now, opinions have been divided on the cooperation with the famous graffiti artist so let’s take a closer look at what makes this particular collaboration a potential turning point in the modern history of TAG Heuer.
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Ulysse Nardin is the watch world’s pioneer in “new” technologies. Though it might seem anachronistic that a 163-year-old company famed for its marine chronometers would be the one to start a revolution of this type in mechanical watchmaking, that is just what Ulysse Nardin did by leading the search for the perfect materials and advanced geometery. Here we take a look back at the technologies leading up to the introduction of 2007’s InnoVision and why that particular concept watch was so notable.