Jaquet Droz’s history is long, but this gorgeous film is thankfully short – and visually stunning. It begins with a depiction of Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s historical feats, which really took off with the famous automata, and follows with beautiful images of the brand’s modern timepieces as well as an artistic look into the métiers d’art workshop.
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 June 2017 Important Watches sale in New York City took in $7.4 million. That’s not a sum to be sneezing at for 310 lots sold, with a sell-through rate of 84.2 percent. I was pleased to see that the top ten list of performers at this auction included Richard Mille and Greubel Forsey in addition to Patek Philippe.
Why is it that watch brands celebrate watch anniversaries so enthusiastically? The answer isn’t as complicated as you might think . . . and it’s also good to know that major brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Chanel, and Omega are celebrating major anniversaries in 2017.
A. Lange & Söhne once again sponsored the most luxurious vintage car event in the world: the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza, which has taken place on gorgeous Lake Como in Italy since 1929. Winner of the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza was Italian collector Corrado Lopresto with a 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS prototype.
One of the rarest of the rare is going under the hammer at Christie’s June 21, 2017 sale of “Rare Watches and American Icons” in New York City: lot 216 comes from a collector who commissioned this extreme rarity, a timepiece by A.H.C.I. watchmaker Christian Klings.
As the 35th America’s Cup rolls into the final month of its third year – by the end of June 2017 the competition will finally have a winner – Bremont introduces its third set of watches styled specifically in honor of the world’s oldest international sporting trophy.
The Phillips Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR particularly interested us due to the presence of a subset of 43 watches for sale called “43 Watches & Encounters: The Laurent Picciotto Collection of Contemporary Watches.” Please enjoy our commentary of the auction results for these timepieces.
International design awards abound, but the Red Dot is inarguably the most important and widely recognized of them all. Some of the 2017 winners of the Red Dot Design Prize have won in this category before, including Armin Strom, Nomos Glashütte, Braun, and Maurice Lacroix. Read on to find out which eleven watches won this year’s competition.
The Ulysse Nadrin Marine Tourbillon, which made its debut at SIHH 2017 (Ulysse Nardin’s first showing at the Geneva fair), is not just a classically styled timepiece; it really is so much more than that. Let’s examine why I say that by going through its incredible attributes one by one.
The final round of the 2017 America’s Cup began on May 26, 2017, which makes this a great time to take a closer look at the best hotel on the island, the one that has been hosting the competition’s official guests for the last two years: the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.