Entries by Ian Skellern

Our Predictions In The Chronograph Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Today we discuss the Chronograph category, which the GPHG foundation describes for watches entered as “mechanical watches comprising at least one chronograph indication. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.”

Our Predictions In The Men’s Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, And They Are All Different

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why: here we pick our favorites shortlisted in the Men’s category.

Laurent Ferrier x Urwerk Arpal One For Only Watch 2017: The Past, Present, And Future Of Horology In One Unique Watch (First Live Photos)

There are 50 unique timepieces being auctioned at Only Watch 2017, each exceptional in some way. But three of these timepieces stand out as being more unique than the rest in that they are not simply unique variations of existing watches, but the culmination of completely one-off projects. By far the shiniest of these is the Laurent Ferrier x Urwerk Arpal One.

Our Predictions For The Ladies Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Today we take on the Ladies category, which are “women’s watches comprising two at most of the following indications: date, power reserve, classic moon phase, second time zone; may be adorned with a maximum 8-carat gem setting.”

Passione Engadina Rally 2017 In St. Moritz With A 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider Convertible Thanks To Jaeger-LeCoultre (Warning: Modem-Burning Photofest And Video Of Beautiful Vintage Italian Sport Cars And Modern Swiss Watches)

Ian and Nola spent three days with Jaeger-LeCoultre in St. Moritz at the Passione Engadina, a classic car rally filled with mountain passes and treacherous weather en route from St. Moritz across the Alps to Bormio, Italy and back. Find out how they fared in a 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider convertible with Jaeger-LeCoultre watches on their wrists.

Antoine Preziuso (Independent Watchmaker), Antonella Joannou (Dressage Champion), Dandy (Horse), And Fire Fly (Watch)

My life revolves around the usually disparate worlds of fine watchmaking and looking after equines; two universes that are so different it’s difficult to imagine how they might intersect. Yet intersect they did in the most unusual and entertaining way thanks to Antoine Preziuso and a Swiss dressage champion.

Burgess Clock B, The World’s Most Precise Pendulum Clock, Is Made To A 250-Year-Old Design By John Harrison, Longitude Prize Winner And Inventor Of The Marine Chronometer

250 years ago, Longitude Prize-winning clockmaker John Harrison made clocks losing just one second per month, but that wasn’t enough for him. In his later life, Harrison claimed that he could make a wall clock with a then-unheard-of-precision of just one second over 100 days! And 250 years later, it turns out he was right.

Larcum Kendall And K1: The Greatest Watchmaker And Watch You Have (Probably) Never Heard Of (Archive)

You may have heard of a few or more of the following historical people and events: Thomas Mudge, George Graham, John Harrison, the Longitude Prize, Captain James Cook, and the mutiny on the ‘HMS Bounty.’ However, you are less likely to have heard the name of a horologist who played a pivotal role in all of the above: Larcum Kendall (1719–1790). Come with me on a worldwide adventure involving timekeeping and history.