Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph "If Life Gives You Lemons . . ." for Only Watch 2017

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph Unique Piece For Only Watch 2017: If Life Gives You Lemons . . .

The stunning color combination of Fabergé’s “If Life Gives You Lemons . . .” chronograph highlights the Only Watch auction’s serious topic with a color scheme recalling that of Only Watch’s corporate colors, an auction that raises funds and awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. But this Fabergé chronograph is revolutionary for another reason!

Beautiful, but functional as well: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual

Why I Bought It: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual (Archive)

The date: January 13, 2012. The place: Glashütte, Germany, where one of my best friends had arranged for the two of us to visit A. Lange & Söhne. The vision: my friend extended his arm from the sleeve of his shirt, and what I saw left me reeling – my first view of the Lange Datograph Perpetual in white gold. I was confident from that very moment that this was a watch for me, but pursuit of the piece took four long years.

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?

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yachtmaster 40

What Will The Future Wristwatch Offer Millennials, Generation X, And Baby Boomers That Other Devices Cannot? A Generational Migration Of Timekeeping Examined

How many years before we even start to recognize what the most popular timekeeping devices over the last 70 years were? Another 20 years? Forty? Who will use timekeepers? And for what purposes? What will they look like? I posed these questions to a few top watch industry professionals; their replies were perhaps surprising.

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.

Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 with dark dial and diamonds

Emmanuel Bouchet’s EB02 Seems To Be A Rare Case Of Reversing Entropy

At first glance the Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 might look relatively simple, but when you look more closely there’s much more than first appears. And EB02 puts an emphasis on simplifying and perfecting, characteristics the clever watchmaker is well acquainted with.

Loved it, researched it, bought it: the author’s Patek Philippe Reference 1526 in pink gold

How I Bid: One Collector’s Approach To Buying At Watch Auctions

Like many collectors, I’ve bought and sold a number of watches at auction over the years. So with the autumn watch auctions nearly here, and me being a systematic type of guy, I’ve taken the time to analyze my philosophy of auction bidding. Here I share some of the tactics I use with the hope that some may be useful to you in your own bidding.

RGM 222 RR

RGM’s 25th Anniversary Begets 3 New Watch Models, Including The Enigmatic 222-RR ‘Boxcar’

RGM celebrates its 25th anniversary with three enticing new models that offer something for everyone: history buffs, masculine wrists, and those who just like top-notch decorative embellishment alongside made in America craftwork are sure to love what Roland Murphy’s team has put together in honor of the quarter-century anniversary of the brand.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional

Trends: Not All Watches Are Created Equal

Trends rule a larger part of our lives than many of us wish to admit. Sometimes we follow trends consciously, but often we are subconsciously influenced in the choices we make. All brands perform a delicate tightrope walk, but they differ in how successful they are. Let’s take a look at how trends affect or don’t affect now-iconic timepieces.