What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like At The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Plus How Well Our Panel’s Forecasts Did

In this final round table discussion of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the Quill & Pad team discusses the amazing evening of November 8, 2017 and what we thought of the big night’s winners (and losers).

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance

Our Predictions For The “Aiguille d’Or” At The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s Aiguille d’Or category is a prize rewarding the best overall watch among all categories. It is the most prestigious award in the entire competition. Here, the Quill & Pad panel discusses which watches it thinks has a good chance of winning this prize in the 2017 competition.

Accepting the CH24.PL 2017 WOTY award for the Singer Reimagined Track 1: Marco Borraccino (Singer Reimagined), Lukasz Doskosz (CH24.PL), Tomasz Kiełtyka (CH24.PL) and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (Agenhor)

Well-Deserved Winners At Watch Of The Year (WOTY) 2017 By CH24.PL Include Singer Reimagined, Greubel Forsey, Hermès, And Jaeger-LeCoultre

Poland’s Watch of the Year 2017 saw a record total of 60 timepieces competing across six categories. The winners, which included watches by Greubel Forsey, Hermès, and Jaeger-LeCoultre, were celebrated on October 19, 2017 with more than 120 guests attending a gala evening at Warsaw’s Sobanski Palace.

Parting shot: double tourbillon, Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1

How To (And Not To) Photograph A Watch

One of the great pleasures of being a contributor here at Quill & Pad is that it gives me an excuse to set aside other priorities on a regular basis and immerse myself in the world of macro watch photography. Along the way, I’ve been asked by a number of folks to reveal techniques that I use to create the images you see in my articles, so here are some of my tips.

pre-selected Calendar watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Annual Calendar, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, Delma Klondike Moonphase, Greubel Forsey QP à Équation, Krayon Everywhere – Universal Sunrise & Sunset, and Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Grande Date Full Open

Our Predictions In The Calendar Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: We Are Split Between Two Watches

Our panel of five predicts winners in the Calendar watch category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève from the six shortlisted finalists. It came down to just two watches at the end, with our odd-numbered jury precisely split down the middle. How? Read on to find out.

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.

“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.

Our Predictions In The Men’s Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, And They Are All Different

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: here we pick our favorites shortlisted in the Men’s category.

S.U.F Helsinki Vetehinen by Sarpaneva

Give Me Five! Bright Colors Are So Passé: Here Are 5 (+1) Gray-Dialed Wristwatches For 2017 From Greubel Forsey, Hermès, Zenith, Carl F. Bucherer, Ressence And Sarpaneva

Each year has its own color trend, and while black and white are the “evergreen” classics, it is the myriad elegantly understated dark shades of gray that seem to be setting the tone in 2017.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique in red gold

Making Waves: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique

When viewed from a distance, the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique looks like an interesting watch with an interesting dial, ensuring that it grabs attention. But once you get up close, it is clear that the details of the watch combine to create something more than noticed at first glance.