Now celebrating its twenty-fifth year, the 2018 Gaïa Award adds something new in the form of an incentive grant called the Horizon Gaïa, which aims to encourage new talent in the fields of craftsmanship/creation, history/research, and entrepreneurship. The winners of this years awards are: Maximilian Büsser, Reinhard Meis, And Paul Clementi.
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Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s partnered to bring the first International Horology Forum to London on September 11-12, 2018 with panels and discussions held at Christie’s King Street location in the heart of the St. James area of London. The panels, livestreamed on Facebook And IGTV (Instagram TV), brought thoughts and opinions from industry leaders to the greater watch world. You can watch all the action right here.
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In the society we live in, a society of technology-driven mass production and digital revolution, Derek Weinberg reflects on how a mechanical timepiece has evolved from a functional object serving as a faithful companion in a busy life to a collectible object satisfying its owner from behind a pane of glass.
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Welcome to the 2018 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The finalists in the Men's category are: the Akrivia Chronomètre Contemporain, De Bethune Steel Wheels, H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Flying Hours, MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement, Vacheron Constantin Triple Calendrier 1942, and Kari Voutilainen's 217QRS. And the panel seems to have a preference!
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Emmanuel Bouchet first came to our attention with the incredibly animated Opus 12 for Harry Winston. He has now launched his own brand with Complication 1, which pays homage to the ubiquitous Swiss lever escapement with his own extremely slow-beating, giant Swiss lever escapement placed dial-side. And that's just the beginning!
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Even in the exclusive world of champagnes, there are tiers. While the birthplace of any champagne makes it special, all champagnes are not created equal. Charles Clavem, inspired by the story of a leather craftsman from a Champagne town called Les Riceys, offers bespoke bottles decorated with precious gems and noble metals. And, oh, the taste!
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Given GaryG's musings on these pages about the relative roles of rarity and complication in driving the value of a watch, he thinks it appropriate to dedicate this “Behind the Lens” entry to a piece that is both complicated and limited in production: Patek Philippe’s Reference 5950A. What’s so special about this watch? Well, first of all it’s a split-seconds chronograph. What else?
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In June 2018 Phillips auction house in conjunction with Bacs and Russo announced it would be auctioning a Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 given to stuntman Loren James by actor Steve McQueen. Following Quill & Pad's Nick Gould highlighting a few serious anomalies regarding the details of this Rolex's provenance, Phillips now releases a statement announcing the removal of it from the fall 2018 auction.
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There’s a big overlap between the populations of watch and car enthusiasts, so it should come as no surprise that some of GaryG's watch (and car) buddies leapt at the chance to attend the annual Singer Reimagined Monterey event this year and then took advantage of being in the area to sample other events over the weekend as well.
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A world-class micro-engineer, industrial designer, metalwork artist and accountant walk into a bar, and the barman asks . . . yes, Marton Radkai is talking about independent watchmaker Paul Gerber. Find out more about this genius right here!
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Welcome to the 2018 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The finalists in the Ladies category are: Chanel Boy.Friend Skeleton, Chaumet Laurier, Bulgari Lucea Tubogas Skeleton, Piaget Possession Lapis Lazuli, Bovet 1822 Amadeo Fleurier 39 Fan, and Moritz Grossmann's Tefnut Twist Classic. Our panel had a clear favorite.
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On October 4, 2018 in New York, Sotheby’s will auction a vast collection of items from Robin Williams and his second wife Marsha Williams, including artworks, film memorabilia . . . and 44 wristwatches belonging to Williams, including Panerai, Ikepod, Doxa, and Franck Muller models. Nick Gould highlights a few that caught his eye from a variety of watch genres.
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In just two years Gorilla Watches has launched seven relatively affordable models that have steadily increased in coolness and complexity, with only the last three seeing any price increase for reasons Joshua Munchow explains. Here is how he thinks that Gorilla manages to avoiding plateauing in its designs yet continue with the cool.
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Based on the most popular releases of 2017, it is possible that the almighty tourbillon may about to be usurped by something new and rather old at the same time: the chronograph. In this installment of Joshua Munchow's “Here’s Why” series, he explores why the chronograph is the new tourbillon.
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For moon-struck astronomy fans looking for a fix until the next lunar eclipse takes place on January 20 in 2019, here are five beautiful haute horlogerie moon phases watches, all powered by manufacture calibers.
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Alexander Doerr hadn't really paid much attention to opals before, but upon closer inspection realized that this gemstone is extraordinary – they are shrouded in mystery and well worth learning more about. Looking at an opal is like looking at fireworks or even looking into a galaxy. And two Swiss watch brands specialize in using the fiery gemstone in watches are Jaquet Droz and Piaget.