https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Tudor-Ranger-03.jpg 1600 1600 Raman http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Raman2023-05-31 06:50:002023-05-31 06:49:16Tudor Ranger: Right Recipe But Half-Baked
Tudor Ranger: Right Recipe But Half-Baked
by Raman Kalra thinks that the Tudor Ranger might be the most interesting of the latest releases by Tudor, as it is a whole new model release. But as he points out, it does have issues he would like to see resolved.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Only-Watch-2015-1.jpg 1131 1200 Chris Malburg http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Chris Malburg2023-05-30 07:02:002023-05-30 07:04:35Hammer Time: Expert Advice for Selling your Watch at Auction – Reprise
Hammer Time: Expert Advice for Selling your Watch at Auction – Reprise
Many of us have seen and heard the auctioneer’s hammer crash down on the final bid of a famous well-fought-over item. What interests Chris Malburg – apart from the artifact itself – is the seller. Why the sale? Is this is a one-off event or does he or she have more to offer? What brought them to this hammer time? This article explores motives for and provides expert advice on selling a watch at auction.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/2529_De-Bethune_3-4_DB28xs-Starry-Seas.jpg 1600 1309 Martin Green http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Martin Green2023-05-29 08:59:432023-05-31 06:49:54De Bethune Navigates Uncharted Territory with the Stunning DB28xs Starry Seas
De Bethune Navigates Uncharted Territory with the Stunning DB28xs Starry Seas
De Bethune has a thing for stars, but the way that they present them in the DB28xs Starry Seas is something that we haven't seen before. As the name already hints, are the stars reflected in an ocean full of waves. To create this effect, De Bethune invented a random guilloché pattern, a world's first, representing the waves.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Gronefeld-film.jpg 889 1600 Elizabeth Doerr http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Elizabeth Doerr2023-05-28 11:05:002023-05-28 11:04:58Commissioning A Bespoke Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire: A Collector’s Personal Experience (Video) – Reprise
Commissioning A Bespoke Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire: A Collector’s Personal Experience (Video) – Reprise
Dr. William Julien, an experienced watch collector, sent us a link to a video that he and his son, William Alexander Julien, made about the journey of his commissioning of a bespoke Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire. The nine-minute video is very moving and beautifully filmed and edited. I highly recommend that you pour yourself a glass of your favorite tipple and hit play: it will not disappoint.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/15_Patek-Ref-5370P_Lange-Pour-Merite-Tourbillon_Patek-Ref-1526-.jpg 1200 1200 GaryG http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png GaryG2023-05-28 04:17:002023-05-28 07:01:34Selling Watches To Buy Watches: One Collector’s Story – Reprise
Selling Watches To Buy Watches: One Collector’s Story – Reprise
Wouldn’t it be splendid to have everything your heart desired? Well, it’s a nice fantasy but it’s not going to happen for GaryG. And, besides, he's not so sure that the experience of “selling to buy” isn’t actually a significant part, albeit a bittersweet one, of the collecting experience. Find out why here.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/bitcoin-mining-farm.jpg 1374 2048 Brendan Cunningham http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Brendan Cunningham2023-05-27 07:09:002023-05-27 07:08:55NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and web3 are Environmentally Harmful: The New Trend for Watches is Hypocritical With Self-Professed ‘Green’ Low-Carbon Claims – Reprise
NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and web3 are Environmentally Harmful: The New Trend for Watches is Hypocritical With Self-Professed ‘Green’ Low-Carbon Claims – Reprise
The luxury watch industry depends a great deal upon credibility. Which has led to Brendan Cunningham watching with some trepidation as various watch brands have started to enter the cryptocurrency / blockchain / non-fungible token (NFT) world. Here's why he thinks that it might not be a great idea.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Roger_Smith_Series_2_1.jpg 801 1200 GaryG http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png GaryG2023-05-27 04:15:002023-05-27 07:10:35Behind The Lens: Roger Smith Series 2 – Reprise
Behind The Lens: Roger Smith Series 2 – Reprise
Roger Smith holds a special place in the pantheon of independent watchmaking, both on his own merits and as the man who worked most closely with the legendary George Daniels. While any Smith watch is rare, this particular Series 2 is unique: it's the only watch in stainless steel that Smith has yet produced.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Patria-Brigadier-Tourbillon-Subscription-Edition-Blue-Strap-Tabletop-View.jpg 1600 1451 Ian Skellern http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Ian Skellern2023-05-26 10:30:002023-05-29 09:00:26Patria Brigadier Tourbillon Subscription Edition: A Beautifully Hand-Finished, Swiss Made Tourbillon for 18,000 Swiss francs is the Bargain of the Year, perhaps the Decade!
Patria Brigadier Tourbillon Subscription Edition: A Beautifully Hand-Finished, Swiss Made Tourbillon for 18,000 Swiss francs is the Bargain of the Year, perhaps the Decade!
Love them or hate them, one thing that most collectors know is that tourbillons are very expensive. That's all changed with Patria's Brigadier Tourbillon Subscription Edition costing 'just' CHF 18,000 for a beautifully hand finished Swiss Made tourbillon.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Graf-von-Faber-Castell-Pen-of-the-Year-2022-2.jpg 1600 1600 Nancy Olson http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Nancy Olson2023-05-25 09:10:002023-05-23 16:11:29Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2022 . . . Plus Five More from Previous Years – Reprise
Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2022 . . . Plus Five More from Previous Years – Reprise
Faber-Castell introduced its first Pen of the Year in 2003 and has annually introduced a limited edition pen with a very specific theme ever since. Each tells the tale of a person, a place, or an era that helped “shape the development of humanity,” according to the company. The Pen of the Year 2022 is inspired by the influential Aztec civilization.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Blancpain-Fifty-Fathoms-Automatique-5015-12B30-98_steel-bracelet.jpg 1155 1155 Raman http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Raman2023-05-24 07:02:002023-05-26 10:32:14Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique: Time to Move on From the Rolex Submariner?
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique: Time to Move on From the Rolex Submariner?
Many think that the Rolex Submariner is the first modern dive watch, however that crown belongs to the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, which became the blueprint for all modern divers’ watches.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/FBombay-Sapphire-Premier-Cru-Murcian-Lemon-Gin-lemons.jpg 1600 1315 Ken Gargett http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Ken Gargett2023-05-23 07:20:312023-05-27 11:55:53Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon Gin: The Fastest Growing Premium Gin And One Of The Most Popular – Reprise
Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon Gin: The Fastest Growing Premium Gin And One Of The Most Popular – Reprise
Bombay Sapphire is one of the most widely used gins and the fastest growing premium gin in the world. These days, with the gincredible popularity of the spirit, that means it is one of the most loved and drunk spirits on the planet. Ken Gargett takes a deep dive.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Patek-Philippe-Nautilus-Tiffany-Blue.jpg 1600 1275 Alexey Kutkovoy http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Alexey Kutkovoy2023-05-22 12:32:062023-05-23 07:21:03Christie’s Rare Watches May 2023 Auction Featured a Patek Philippe Nautilus Tiffany Blue, Gérald Genta with Royal Provenance, F.P Journe Resonance, De Bethune and Much More
Christie’s Rare Watches May 2023 Auction Featured a Patek Philippe Nautilus Tiffany Blue, Gérald Genta with Royal Provenance, F.P Journe Resonance, De Bethune and Much More
There were many surprises in the Christie’s Rare Watches auction in Geneva on May 13. Some satisfying, some disappointing. At a preview held by Christie's in late March and early April during the Watches & Wonders show in Geneva, Alexey Kutkovoy was able to see and examine several lots in detail. Here are a few of the results that caught his eye.
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Singleton 40-Year-Old Malt Whisky: a Truely Majestic Malt
Singleton 40-Year-Old Malt Whisky in Ken Gargett's opinion is alluringly mellow but with undoubted power, there is amazing length. If a hedonistic malt is your thing, then you will find this a majestic malt.
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Yes, You Must Pay Duties And Taxes On Your Personal Watches When Traveling, But Here’s How To Avoid The Worst – Reprise
Watch enthusiasts traveling into Switzerland, Germany, Japan, China, and the United States are targets of opportunity for border customs police. Here Chris Malburg shows how to avoid paying more in duties and taxes than necessary and the embarrassment of being suspected of smuggling legitimately purchased watches.
https://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Patek-Philippe-Nautilus-5711-c-Tim-Mosso-2.jpg 1600 1600 Perry Heim http://quillandpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/logo-header-scroll-qandp-335x193.png Perry Heim2023-05-21 04:13:002023-05-22 07:37:58Why the Patek Philippe Nautilus is King – Reprise
Why the Patek Philippe Nautilus is King – Reprise
After reading article after article discussing the virtues of Patek Philippe's Nautilus, it became clear to watch enthusiast and Quill & Pad reader Perry Heim that none stated a self-evident truth that appears obvious to him. In this "letter to the editor" Perry explains in detail what he finds so appealing about the Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 5711. And he stacks the Nautilus up against some serious contemporary contenders.
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A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus: Making A Case For Titanium – Reprise
It still surprises Martin Green just how fast the Odysseus has become a staple collection for A. Lange & Söhne. It has only been three short years, during which time Lange has already launched stainless steel and white gold versions. And at Watches and Wonders 2022, A. Lange & Söhne presented a surprising Odysseus in titanium.