The phenomenal young tennis player Naomi Osaka is a risk taker, ultra-talented player, and all-around nice person, a shining beacon of hopeful light inspiring athletic joy and re-inspiring tennis audiences. And as Elizabeth Doerr reports, Osaka is now a new TAG Heuer ambassador.
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https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Arceau-Pocket-Aaaaargh_Claude-Joray-1.jpg 1223 1600 Martin Green https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Martin Green2021-01-18 22:49:402021-01-20 07:19:10Hermès Arceau Pocket Aaaaargh!: A Ferocious T-Rex With A Flying Tourbillon For Your Pocket
The cover of the Hermès Arceau Pocket Aaaaargh! pocket watch is like looking through a keyhole in a door opening into a 'Jurassic Park' movie. The ferocious dinosaur on the cover of this artful, limited edition pocket watch is fairly lifelike, both in the way it is portrayed and because it is made of leather. And the watch features a flying tourbillon and minute repeater!
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Vianney-Halter-Deep-Space-Resonance-_1.jpg 1131 1600 Joshua Munchow https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Joshua Munchow2021-01-18 07:20:292021-01-19 06:57:13Vianney Halter Deep Space Resonance Triple-Axis Tourbillon: Even Gravity Won’t Bring It Down!
All the delicious details of this mechanical birthday cake of horology base upon the concept of acoustic resonance: Vianney Halter's Deep Space Resonance comprises a triple-axis tourbillon paired with resonating balance wheels and a far-out look. Joshua Munchow digs into the nitty-gritty of this brand-new timepiece by the independent watchmaker and reports back from somewhere in the furthest reaches of the galaxy.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Oleary_6.jpg 1432 960 GaryG https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png GaryG2021-01-17 11:33:112021-01-17 13:44:40Collector Conversations: Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ Kevin O’Leary, Reveals Watch Collecting Philosophy To GaryG – Reprise
It’s still all about the people! Nothing makes GaryG happier than getting together and talking watches. At the F.P. Journe New York Boutique anniversary dinner late 2019, he had the pleasure of chatting with entrepreneur, television personality, and enthusiast watch collector Kevin O’Leary. In this post, he comes back to him with specific questions . . . and gets the answers!
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A blend of rare single malts – the youngest of which was filled in December 1967 – The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 is non-chill filtered at cask strength. It offers drinkers a rich and fruity nose with notes of apricot jam, sweet ripe peaches, and a touch of toasted almonds. And it costs $25,000 per bottle. Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle explains why.
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There aren’t that many rules that GaryG applies to watch collecting, but one rule that he has found critically important is that it’s crucial to handle a watch before buying it. This story however is about how Gary completely violated that rule and nonetheless came away happy with a watch that few people would have guessed he would buy: the recently launched Oyster Perpetual 41 from Rolex with a bright turquoise blue dial.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Cartier-Santos-Dumont-wristshot-large-model.jpg 891 1337 George Cramer https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png George Cramer2021-01-16 11:51:542021-01-16 12:15:45The Best-Looking Cartier Santos-Dumont Is Also The Most Affordable – Reprise
George Cramer was pleased to see a stunning new historically inspired Santos-Dumont model in stainless steel at SIHH 2019. And to his Cartier-enamored eye it looks even better than the model from the now-defunct Collection Privée Cartier Paris (CPCP) line.
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GaryG has long wanted to meet and learn from independent horologist David Walter. He had the opportunity to spend some time with him in his California workshop, soaking in a tiny fraction of his deep knowledge of clockmaking and encountering DeeDee’s Tourbillon, an ultra-interesting unique piece clock.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Glashütte-Original_SeaQ_Panorama-Date_bicolor_1.jpg 1298 1298 Sabine Zwettler https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Sabine Zwettler2021-01-15 22:52:242021-01-17 08:17:275 Of The Coolest Gray Dials From Breguet, IWC, Chopard, Glashütte Original, And Tutima To Celebrate “Ultimate Gray” As A Pantone 2021 Color Of The Year
With a still-ongoing pandemic, some might think it quite fitting that the Pantone Color Institute chose Ultimate Gray 17-5104 as one of its two Colors of the Year for 2021. Check out these five elegant timepieces with gray dials that are available now and decide for yourself if gray brightens your day as much as that of Sabine Zwettler.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/GWD-Gerald-Genta-old-and-new-wrist.jpg 1600 1600 Elizabeth Doerr https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Elizabeth Doerr2021-01-14 22:41:272021-01-16 09:00:49New Bulgari Gérald Genta Arena Bi-Retro Sport: Intertwined History, Great Design
After celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Gérald Genta's eponymous company founded in 1969, Bulgari embarks on reinstating the niche brand within its own ranks, kicking off with a captivating, revamped version of the Gérald Genta Arena Bi-Retro Sport. Find out the fascinating history behind this formerly independent brand and the series of events leading to this decision right here.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Jaeger-LeCoultre-Reverso-Tribute-Duoface-Fagliano-2.jpg 1600 1600 Martin Green https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Martin Green2021-01-13 22:51:262021-01-15 07:37:05Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano: A Tantalizing Two-Time Zone Teaser Of What’s To Come
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano combines the best with the best from 90 years' worth of Reverso variations, offering a pure, classic style that makes this watch both a statement and an understatement, the two faces doubling the impact. And as Martin Green explains, it's just a teaser of what's to come is 2021 as Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the 90th anniversary of the iconic model.
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Whether 'Stalin’s Wine Cellar' is a journey about chasing fakes, or if these bottles hidden away in the former Soviet Union are genuine, the story makes for a rollicking saga. And if the bottles are genuine, who really did own them and what on earth might they be worth? The tale takes us on twist after twist and has been described as “Raiders of the Lost Ark for wine lovers.” Ken Gargett couldn't put the book down.
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Celebrating an anniversary like 90 years is a must when you’re a wristwatch as old and as evergreen as the Reverso. In honor of the long and successful career of the horological icon, let’s take a brief look back over the last nine decades of this truly authentic timepiece, an Art Deco original in the world of watches.
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The RM 65-01 is the latest in a proud line of rugged, structurally advanced chronographs from Richard Mille. In basic terms, it is an automatic, split-seconds chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers that displays the date and includes a function selector, rapid winding mechanism, and variable geometry winding rotor. But as Joshua Munchow reveals, there's much more to it than that.
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Urwerk and MB&F are two stalwarts of contemporary watchmaking with, superficially at least, much in common. Here Ian Skellern shares what he thinks are the significant similarities and differences between these two leaders in modern independent watchmaking.
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As well as being a superb bourbon, one of the great advantages of the Master's Keep premium releases from Wild Turkey is that they are not prohibitively priced (these bourbons are in the vicinity of $150 per bottle), nor are they so limited that you’ll only ever read about them and never see a bottle. These are great bourbons intended for drinking, and Ken Gargett gives us the lowdown.