Entries by Elizabeth Doerr

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat: User-Controlled Dual Frequency Offers Greater Precision, Less Wear, And Option Of Two-Month Power Reserve

The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat adapts to the needs of its wearer by maintaining two frequencies that the wearer can choose between, resulting in a spectacular 65-day power reserve for this perpetual calendar watch thanks to a reconfigured balance spring beating at 1.2 Hz as desired.

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Petite: The Power Of Eight For Every Day

At Baselworld 2018, Jaquet Droz introduced a set of new Lady 8 Petite timepieces. The new, smaller versions offer the tactile cabochon forming the top half of the eight pattern the watch’s design is based upon. Elizabeth felt it nearly impossible not to rub that stone like a Buddha belly or a good luck charm when the watch was on her wrist, as it irresistibly draws you in with the beauty of its smooth surface.

Top Baselworld Highlights From 5 Years Of Quill & Pad

Over these last five years – and indeed since Elizabeth Doerr has been writing about watches – the large fairs and exhibitions have played central roles in seeing the year’s new pieces. At the moment, the position of the fairs seems to be in some jeopardy, but for now it’s business as usual. Here are a few highlights from the last five years of the world’s largest watch fair, Baselworld.