pre-selected Travel Time watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: Czapek Genève Tourbillon Suspendu Ici et Ailleurs, Frédérique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture, Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT, Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone Blue, Manufacture Royale ADN Jumping Disk, and Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde

Our Predictions In The Travel Time Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève: Our Panel Is Split (Again)

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 the panel examines the interesting Travel Time category, which splits its opinions yet again.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Squelette Reference 5180/1R-001

Give Me Five! 5 Skeletonized Watches That Came Out Of The Closet At Baselworld 2017 From Patek Philippe, Chanel, Graff, Manufacture Royale And Glashütte Original

In recent years, the word “skeletonization” as it is used in the world of watches has shifted slightly in meaning to include movements designed from the outset as skeletonized. Let’s take a look at a few different types of skeletonization, both modern and traditional, as seen on five different timepieces at Baselworld 2017.

Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromégas Revolution in titanium with blue movement

The Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromégas Revolution & Voltaire’s Interstellar Exploration (Live Photos + Videos)

Manufacture Royale doesn’t seek to be a small brand that does small things or a big brand that does all and knows all, but a brand that makes its own meaning and direction. The new 1770 Micromégas Revolution is a clear example of this thinking.

Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromegas in orange

Manufacture Royale’s Creative Spirit Of Enlightened Horology

The first Manufacture Royale was founded during the Age of Enlightenment by French writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire (1694–1778). Launched in 2010, the modern Manufacture Royale inherited Voltaire’s independent spirit: the aim was to create a brand ahead of its time while expressing the same sort of offbeat humor the great poet was famous for.

Manufacture Royale 1770 Voltige

Why The Manufacture Royale 1770 Voltige Has No Need To “Humble Brag”

In the watch industry, there are many brands struggling to find just the right balance of modesty and pride in their accomplishments, but one brand that does a pretty darn good job of juggling the balance is Manufacture Royale. And one of the best pieces of evidence for this is the 1770 Voltige. Read on and I think you’ll see why.

Tourbillon watches pre-selected for the 2015 GPHG. Clockwise from top left: Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons, Blancpain L-evolution C, Tourbillon Carrousel, Bovet 1822 Braveheart, MB&F Horological Machine N°6, Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon and Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

Complete List And Photos Of All Pre-Selected Watches In The 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just published the list of 2015’s pre-selected watches in the run-up to the big red carpet event in Geneva on October 29. The pre-selected watches will go on a world tour that includes stops in Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Geneva, and London in October and November. But enough preamble, let’s have a look at the watches that are now in serious contention to take home big prizes this year.

Opera minute repeater by Manufacture Royale

Opera And Manufacture Royale: Performance Art At The Highest Level

Manufacture Royale’s most controversial, and undoubtedly most incredible, piece is the highly complicated Opera, which features a minute repeater, tourbillon, and, most anachronistically, a hinged telescoping case. Basically, it’s big, it’s bold, and it rocks. And like the opera (theater), the Opera (watch) is not for everybody. But those that like it love it. I love it.