In 1985 I walked into Hackney Technical College; the course on horology had already started two weeks earlier, but I was welcomed on board. And so began my education in horology. But how did I come to found The Naked Watchmaker?
The very talented team at Christiaan van der Klaauw has taken the amazing Real Moon Joure and, thanks to an equally talented artist, created a special edition featuring a miniature painting of a “new” horizon.
With the recent launch of the Ferrari Portofino at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the California T will be officially retired. The Portofino is expected to set the Ferrari record straight where its entry price model is concerned: there is a lot to love here.
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.
One of the things I like so much about MB&F is that it always goes all in! And this is why it is now one of the most-loved watch brands. MB&F doesn’t hold back – and its contribution of a unique piece Horological Machine No. 8 with original artwork by a 15-year-old artist to the 2017 edition of Only Watch is no exception.
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.”
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.
Piaget’s Altiplano collection is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful contributions to horological design of the last century. Timeless refinement and unique understatement distinguish both the inside and the outside of this ultra-slim style icon. And now, as it celebrates 60 years of existence, Piaget introduces some gorgeous limited editions of its flagship.
Get ready to be blown away by the incredible Chopard L.U.C Full Strike, the brand’s first minute repeater featuring a pair of sapphire crystal gongs! Machined from a solid block of sapphire, they are one piece with the front sapphire crystal. Holy smokes! Let’s just dive right in.
The click spring is one of the smaller components of a mechanical watch, but it is of enormous importance. Ever wondered why the crown doesn’t retaliate furiously and unwind every time you crank it? Without the click spring, a wound mainspring would immediately – and explosively – uncoil like a raging viper in a hat box.