Pre-selected watches in the Artistic Crafts category of the 2017 GPHG: (clockwise from top left) Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony, Hermès Slim d’Hermès Promenande de Longchamp, Konstantin Chaykin Joker, Piaget Altiplano Art & Excellence feather marquetry, Vacheron Consantin Métiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres, and Kari Voutilainen Aki-No-Kure

Our Predictions In The Artistic Crafts Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève And Our Panel Is Unanimous

Artistic Crafts is a Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève category for beauty; it’s as simple as that. Mastery of techniques is the only requirement, and the results are always stunning. It is also a great place to see some unique applications of skills rarely seen, allowing us to view just what artists can imagine when given such a small canvas.

Pre-selected Petite Aiguille watches for the 2017 GPHG above clockwise from top left: Bulgari Octo Roma, Habring2 Erwin, Hermès Arceau TGM Manufacture, Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon GMT Black, Seiko First Diver’s Recreation Limited Edition, and Tudor Black Bay Chrono

Our Predictions In The Petite Aiguille Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to our predictions for the winner of the Petite Aiguille category of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in which the team members pick their favorites and explain what they like, don’t like, and why. Petite Aiguille watches must be priced under 8,000 Swiss francs.

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.

Hermès Slim d’Hermès L’Heure Impatiente unique piece for Only Watch 2017 on the wrist

Hermès Slim d’Hermès L’Heure Impatiente Unique Piece For Only Watch 2017: Well Worth The Wait

The titanium-clad Hermès Slim d’Hermès L’Heure Impatiente unique piece for Only Watch 2017 is striking, Quite literally striking in every sense of the term.

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.

Nearly finished email dial of the Slim d’Hermès Grrrrr

Grrrrrin And ‘Bear’ It: The Slim d’Hermès Grrrrr

So often Hermès does exactly what you would not expect a luxury watch company to do, even if you already know this Parisian powerhouse stands for the playful and poetic. And the new Slim d’Hermès Grrrrr is a beautiful case in point.

Beautiful, precise, and robust: multi-feather retrograde time indication, Fabergé Lady Compliquée

You Are There: Visiting Watchmakers With Heart At Jean-Marc Wiederrecht’s Agenhor

In January 2017, three of our “watch gang” had the particular pleasure of visiting Agenhor, the horological design and assembly shop led by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, which has been behind some of the most innovative watches of recent years. Here are a few of the things that we saw and learned.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker on the wrist

Baselworld 2017 Round Table: What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like

Please join our traditional Quill & Pad round table discussion on Baselworld 2017, where we discuss what we did and didn’t like at at the world’s largest annual watch exhibition.

Akrivia AK-06

Quill & Pad Team Members Pick Their Top 5 Watches From Baselworld 2017 Plus Special Mentions And Biggest Surprises. Warning: Modem-Burning Photo Fest!

The year 2017 wasn’t just good for both interesting and exciting new wristwatches at Baselworld: I’d go so far to rate it as a vintage year. This article started as a pure Top 5 rundown, but the sheer number of superb watches soon had us reaching for our “Special Mention” over spill. And that’s all without the really big surprises. So without further ado, welcome to our team’s top picks of Baselworld 2017.