Nomos Caliber DUW 4401 with Swing System escapement

Bravo, Nomos Glashütte! How The Metro Will Change The Watch Game

Okay, so if you know me, you also know that I am a fan of Nomos. And it’s not hard to define why, including the fact that Nomos watches are the biggest bang for the buck in our industry. I defy any brand anywhere to provide the consumer with more watch for the money than Nomos!
But that still doesn’t answer why I entitled this post, “Bravo, Nomos!”

At Speake-Marin: Armin Doerr, Joshua Munchow, Elizabeth Doerr and Peter Speake-Marin

Seeing Baselworld Through New Eyes: Connecting People

Baselworld is about connecting. Many people will say that attending Baselworld is about having a lot of meetings, taking thousands of wrist shots, and running across the halls with your arms full of press kits and chocolate boxes. While that certainly is part of the show for many, you have truly missed the point if you think that is all that Baselworld is.

Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon

Quill & Pad Baselworld Awards 2014

Welcome to the inaugural Quill & Pad Baselworld “awards,” in which we highlight a few of the watches and goings-on that caught our eyes at the world’s largest watch exhibition. Here’s what caught our eyes at Baselworld 2014 in no particular order.

Stunning Maki-e dial by Kari Voutilainen

Splashes Of Color That Brightened Baselworld 2014

And as much as I appreciate high-end complications, bright colors catch my eye just as much as the next person and here is a small selection of colorful timepieces from Baselworld 2014.

Vianney Halter reading the Baselworld News wearing his Deep Space Tourbillon

Snapshots From Baselworld 2014

It is impossible to describe or exaggerate the sheer scale of Baselworld. Most of the halls are not only enormous, but contain even more brands, stands and booths you might think possible. There’s always something else around the corner, up the stairs or behind the door.

Dial of Margot in white gold by Christophe Claret

Christophe Claret In Bloom: Introducing Margot, His First Ladies Watch

Christened Margot, this magnificently complicated timepiece for the feminine wrist allows the wearer to play the whimsical petal-picking game “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.”

Girard-Perregaux Neo Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Presents Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges

At Baselworld, Girard-Perregaux presented the Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges, a relatively profound re-issue of an old favorite. While it retains the original codes and architecture of Constant Girard’s oeuvre, the major changes that have occurred – but which are not so obvious when taken individually – have to do with the shape of the bridges, the crystal, and the completely redesigned caliber.

De Bethune DB29 Maxi Chrono Tourbillon on the wrist

Two Very Different Chronographs Launch At Baselworld: Glashütte Original And De Bethune

Two brand-new chronographs debuting here at Baselworld illustrate extreme sides of the coin: De Bethune’s manually wound DB29 Maxi Chrono Tourbillon and Glashütte Original’s Senator Chronograph Panorama Date.

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.