The United States of America has a “secret” past in watchmaking that most people don’t know about and it has a lot to do with what Americans are good at: mass manufacturing. And more specifically, American watchmaking.
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
There was a lot of news this month from Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Jaquet Droz, Grieb & Benzinger, Romain Jerome, Sotheby’s, Breguet and more.
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has often been justifiably described as “Watchmaking’s Oscars.” As the 14th edition gets underway, let’s take a look at some of the elements that are a little different from last year.
The Hermès Arceau Millefiori introduced at Baselworld 2014 represents a few hundred years of expertise that comes from a little-known location in the Alsace-Lorraine region in the northeast of France called Pays de Bitche, home to the country’s finest crystal makers including Cristalleries de Saint-Louis.
To celebrate this month of the FIFA World Cup of soccer taking in place in Brazil, Quill & Pad brings you some unique looks at the correlation between timing and the world’s most popular sport. Today we ask Alexandre Ghotbi, Community and Social Media Manager at Vacheron Constantin, to Kick Us Five!
To celebrate this month of the FIFA World Cup of soccer taking in place in Brazil, Quill & Pad brings you some unique looks at the correlation between timing and the world’s most popular sport.
Today we ask Pascal Ravessoud, Director of Delegations and General Secretary of the FHH’s Cultural Council, to Kick Us Five!
To celebrate this month of the FIFA World Cup of soccer taking in place in Brazil, Quill & Pad brings you some unique looks at the correlation between timing and the world’s most popular sport. We ask Mike Pearson, North American director of Bremont and known “footie” fan, to Kick Us Five!
Soccer, football, footie. Whatever you prefer to call this sport, there is one thing that binds everyone who watches it: a passion so globally felt that there is no comparison.
It is just possible that the modern era of watchmaking truly began in 2001 when Ulysse Nardin introduced its Dual Direct Escapement in the first version of the Freak. Not only was this particular timepiece groundbreaking in its avant-garde design, but more importantly in its fundamental escapement technology invented by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin.
Last week I visited the Leica factory and spent some time admiring an exhibition placed in the spacious foyer of this massive new factory building called “36 aus 100” (“36 from 100”). This image of the soldier wearing two watches – perhaps very, very briefly reminding me of the late Nicolas G. Hayek’s penchant for wearing two timepieces – caught my attention.