Munichtime 2017

MunichTime 2017: Exclusive Timepieces In The ‘Metropolis With A Heart’

Munich, the “metropolis with a heart” known for its hospitality and unique Bavarian lifestyle, transformed into the “metropolis of watches” over the weekend of October 27-29, 2017. The tenth edition of MunichTime, the annual consumer watch exhibition that takes place during the last weekend of October each year, attracted thousands of watch lovers to the upscale Hotel Bayerischer Hof located right in the heart of the city.

pre-selected Mechanical Exception watches for the 2017 GPHG are clockwise from top left above: A. Lange & Söhne, Tourbograph Perpetual Pour le Mérite, Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance, Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Minute Repeater Supersonnerie, Chopard L.U.C Full Strike, Girard-Perregaux Planetarium Tri-Axial, and Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600.

Our Predictions In The Mechanical Exception Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Mechanical Exception is still one of the craziest categories in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Each of these watches has an incredible amount of talent, time, and resources invested in it. Martin doesn’t think that there is any other industry where we go to such trouble to further perfect a technology that is by all means obsolete, and that is why he loves it so much. Find out our predictions for this category here!

Pre-selected Ladies High-Mech watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moonphase, Chaumet Creative Complication Colombes, Claude Meylan Tortue Petite Fleur, Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Celestial, Graff Mastergraff Floral Tourbillon, and Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

Our Predictions In The Ladies’ High-Mech Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: The Panel Is Unanimous

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Here the team picks favorites in the Ladies High-Mech category and explains the reasons for its choices, notably why the team has unanimously picked a winner!

Patek Philippe Beta 21 and advertisment (photo courtesy Atom Moore and Christie's)

Quartz: Past, Present, But No Future?

Nothing can stir up the watch world these days quite as much the launch of a new Apple watch. For some it’s a must-have gadget, for others it just isn’t a real watch. But perhaps quartz watches face more competition from smartwatches than mechanical watches. Does quartz even have a real future?

Girard-Perregaux 2017 Laureato 38 in pink gold on the wrist

Girard-Perregaux Returns To SIHH With 2017 Laureato Models, Including Elegant Editions For Women

On the heels of Girard-Perregaux’s 225th anniversary in 2016, the brand expands the Laureato collection at SIHH 2017 by catering to women’s wrists with the release of the surprising Laureato 34 and mid-sized 38 mm models.

Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2

SIHH 2017 Round Table: What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like (Warning: Modem-Burning Photo Fest!)

Please join our Quill & Pad round table discussion, where we talk about what we did and didn’t like at the 2017 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). And get ready for a cornucopia of beautiful photos and colorful opinions!

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic

35 New Pre-SIHH 2017 Watches From Ulysse Nardin, Richard Mille, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ressence, IWC, And Many More

In honor of the upcoming 27th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which opens its doors on January 16, 2017, we present you with an overview of 35 new models that have already been revealed – at least electronically.

Laureates of the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

What We Liked And What We Didn’t At The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Quill & Pad panel reflects on watchmaking’s biggest night: the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, often described as the Oscars of watchmaking. In this segment, we chat about what we liked and what we didn’t like, which watches won and why we think they did.

We also express a bit of dismay at times.

Pre-selected Tourbillon watches in the 2016 GPHG

Predictions In The Tourbillon Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Our panel members choose their winners in the Tourbillon category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie between the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon, Bovet 1822’s Ottantasei Flying Tourbillon, Girard-Perregaux’s La Esmeralda Tourbillon, Louis Moinet’s Sideralis Evo, the Rudis Sylva RS 16 Harmonious Oscillator, and the De Bethune DB28T Kind of Blue Tourbillon.

Pre-selected Ladies' High-Mech watches in the 2016 GPHG

Quill & Pad’s Predictions In The Ladies’ High-Mech Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The pre-selected finalists are: Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl, Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière, Christophe Claret Marguerite, Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge, Louis Vuitton Tambour Color Blossom Spin Time, and Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Art Deco.