Bremont MBIII

Bremont Introduces Much-Awaited Third Martin-Baker Watch

At Baselworld 2014, Bremont introduced the next incarnation: the MBIII. The new model goes a step further than its predecessor with the addition of a new GMT movement; however it still retains the distinct feel of the original.

Hermes Dressage L'heure masquée in red gold. Time "unveiled" (left) and veiled (right)

Hermès Presents Seriously Playful Springtime Watches At Baselworld 2014

Hermès’ introduced two exceptional timepieces at Baselworld 2014: a playfully complicated watch called Dressage L’heure masquée and Arceau Millefiori, which features an artisanal crystal dial made by Cristalleries Royales de Saint-Louis, an Hermès manufactory in Alsace, France.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Perpetual Calendar with skeletonized dial

Why We Love Baselworld: The Show That Never Ends

You’ll forgive me, but these days the show “season” seems to run pretty much year-round. SIHH in January and Basel in the spring, and then before you know it we’re into Watches and Wonders (Hong Kong), Salon QP (London), SIAR (Mexico) and Belle Montres (Paris).

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph in red gold

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph: The Day Everything Changed

Recently I found myself at a bit of a crossroads. Horologically I mean, as I was having trouble with a new discovery I had made. You see, I had just been slapped across the face by something entirely unexpected. Unexpected by me at least and I needed to come to terms with the fact that I may have been wrong if this new development was to be accepted as reality.

It turns out I was completely wrong.

Quill & Pad co-founders Elizabeth Doerr and Ian Skellern

Video: The Watches TV Interviews Quill & Pad founders Elizabeth Doerr And Ian Skellern

Elizabeth Doerr and I had the honour of being interviewed by The Watches TV founder, Marc-André Deschoux recently about our motivations for launching Quill & Pad.

Peter Speake-Marin wearing his Magister Tourbillon

First Live Photos Of New Speake-Marin Watches Pre-Baselworld 2014

Location. Location. Location. I work from a comfortable, but fairly non-descript office situated between Geneva and Lausanne. The region is visually stunning with the lake and Alps to the east and Jura mountains to the west, but one of the major things making the location so special to me is that I am only five minutes’ drive from the Speake-Marin atelier.

Roland Iten R8SC buckle

A Tale Of Belt Buckles Starring Sylvester Stallone, Roland Iten . . . And Me

For those of you not aware of who, or what, Roland Iten is then the two words − though not the only two − you need to know are “belt buckles.” High-end belt buckles. Belt buckles crafted like a high-end watch. Belt buckles crafted like a very high-end watch. Crafted so well that both Sylvester Stallone and I are big fans.

Entrance to the Breguet manufacture

How It’s Made: Inside The Breguet Castle Of Complications

Not everyone gets to check out Breguet’s factory from the inside, and those who do generally don’t get to take photographs of what they see. This modernized factory in the heart of the remote Vallée de Joux with its many annexed hallways, secretive doors and interesting manufacturing capabilities has long been a jealously guarded secret.

The famous meeting point at the TEFAF

Where Time Never Gets Old: Visiting TEFAF, The World’s Premier Fine Art Fair

Entering Mentink & Roest’s booth, one is not only immediately enchanted by the lovely chimes and ticks of timepieces that are hundreds of years old. Here at this booth planted squarely within The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) held in Maastricht, Holland, the senses are also barraged by the conversations taking place among the various connoisseurs, collectors and dealers of these pieces, . . .

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon on the wrist

What Bone Structure Has To Do With Attraction: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon

The human body is a sexy, well-designed machine, the structure of which is built for variability and ultimate maneuverability. It is a finely evolved apparatus that has helped us rise to the top of the food chain and in many cases removed us from it all together.