The history of Tutima is inextricably linked to the history of Glashütte, the German city whose watch industry was founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Although Tutima’s roots don’t extend back quite that far, its story does begin in 1927, a turbulent time in Germany’s premier city of high watchmaking. Relive 90 years of this brand’s history in this post.
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.
With the Grand Soir Botanic, Dior has taken the botanical theme to a whole new level, creating a miniature garden on the dial of the watch. The collection consists of just eight watches, each unique, and made using a variety of precious materials and rare techniques.
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.”
Quill & Pad’s resident retail expert John Keil has just launched WatchGauge, an interesting new online retail venture that is worth bringing to your attention. The aim of WatchGauge is to help the consumer wade through the crowded and sometimes murky waters of the emerging micro brand scene.
Montblanc’s 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter for Only Watch is squarely on top of the podium when it comes to reinterpreting successful vintage design: this hand-wound monopusher chronograph with a sophisticated column wheel mechanism exudes an invincible charming retro style that takes you directly back to the 1930s to the birth of its top-tier Minerva caliber.
After having the opportunity to wear a Gorilla Fastback for the last six months, I feel I’ve come to understand the character the watch has to offer, just in time to meet the next stage from Octavio Garcia and Lukas Gopp: Acid Green, RS White, and Phantom Black!
Influencers have been around for as long as humankind exists, but where in previous centuries this power was mostly in the hands of nobility, priests, elected officials, or successful entrepreneurs, it is now wielded by teenagers with a camera and an Instagram account.
While my friends’ paths into serious collecting have been fairly diverse, I started with Jaeger-LeCoultre, which opened my eyes to the world of fine watchmaking and served as the foundation for my ongoing fascination with horology. Take a look at hishistory collecting fascinating timepieces by this Swiss brand.
The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just published its list of “pre-selected” (shortlisted) watches in the run-up to the eagerly anticipated red carpet event in Geneva on November 8, 2017. Here are all of the shortlisted watches in one place.