Peter Speake-Marin at watchmaker's bench

Guest Post: Peter Speake-Marin Explains His Reasons For The Naked Watchmaker (A Tale In Time)

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?

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Real Moon Joure Horizon

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Real Moon Joure Horizon: An Imagined Horizon

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.

Ferrari Portofino 2018

The 2018 Ferrari Portofino: What’s In A Name?

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.

Close up look dial side of the Greubel Forsey Art Piece 2 Edition 2

Greubel Forsey Art Pieces: Putting Breathtaking Micro Sculptures And Awe-Inspiring Micro Mechanics In The Spotlight

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.

MB&F Horological Machine N°8 Unique Piece for Only Watch 2017

MB&F Horological Machine N°8 Unique Piece For Only Watch 2017: Seriously Whimsical

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.

pre-selected Chronograph watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph Ceramic, Longines Avigation BigEye, Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chrono Anniversaire, Singer Reimagined Track 1, and TAG Heuer Autavia.

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.”

Functions and indications of the George Daniels Space Travellers' watch

Sotheby’s Auctions Four Timepieces By George Daniels, And Space Traveller Goes For More Than £3 Million (Hammer Prices Inside)

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 Altiplano Tourbillon High Jewellery

60 Years Of Piaget Altiplano: Sophisticated Style Versus Fugitive Fashion

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.

Chopard LUC Full Strike minute repeater

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Minute Repeater With Crystal Power! Plus Video: Listen For Yourself

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.

“crossbar / cutthroat razor” on the Laurent Ferrier Galet Tourbillon

The Schmidt List: Top 5 Funky Clicks

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.