Elizabeth Doerr takes a look at the exploding juxtaposition between watches and tennis so far in 2019, taking stock of who’s sponsoring what and why.
About Elizabeth Doerr
I am the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Quill & Pad. Specialized in horological publishing since my first Basel Fair in 1991, I have contributed to magazines, newspapers and websites too numerous to recount here.
My primary focus remains on the technical side of high watchmaking where progress meets tradition, but I often also profile the colorful personalities and historical elements that make up this surprisingly diverse and compelling world of ticks and tocks.
Entries by Elizabeth Doerr
An anniversary version of the A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase arrived at the 2019 Hampton Court classic car event in London and Elizabeth Doerr was there. Here she shares the new watch with us as well as some impressions from the event.
The 2019 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just published the list of “pre-selected” (shortlisted) watches in the run-up to the eagerly anticipated red-carpet event in Geneva on November 7, 2019. The categories for 2019 are: Ladies, Ladies’ Complication, Men’s, Men’s Complication, Iconic, Chronograph, Chronometry, Mechanical Exception, Calendar and Astronomy, Divers, Jewellery, Artistic Crafts, Petite Aiguille, and Challenge. And, drum roll please, here are the stars of this year’s show!
Greubel Forsey’s Art Pieces are among the world’s most notable art-related timepieces and not just because they tackle the subject of art for art’s sake but also because the Art Pieces highlight the relationship horology has with art. Elizabeth Doerr doesn’t think that there is any denying that the modern art of watchmaking has a synergy with art as a whole. And that is abundantly visible.
Düsseldorf’s Classic Days was the perfect backdrop for A. Lange & Söhne to introduce the eighth special-edition watch in honor of the Lange 1’s twenty-fifth anniversary: the Lange 1 Daymatic 25th Anniversary. Ride along with Elizabeth Doerr to find out more about both the event and the new watch!
The Watches TV’s Marc André Deschoux interviews Benoît Mintiens, founder and CEO of Ressence, whose Type 2 e-crown is 100 percent mechanical but features an automated crown that automatically winds and sets the time. Find out everything about it here!
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. This was a day of soulful heartbreak for Elizabeth Doerr, who knew she would sorely miss his voice. Elvis owned a number of wristwatches, good ones. Here Elizabeth takes a peek at some of the watches he’s owned as well as a special watch he helped make famous: the Hamilton Ventura.
Armin Strom introduced the latest version of its masterful Resonance line at the 2019 edition of the SIHH: the Dual Time Resonance Sapphire. In this video, The Watches TV’s Marc André Deschoux speaks with Claude Greisler, the brand’s technical director, who explains how it’s done.
In this video Marc André Deschoux from The Watches TV visits Hajime Asaoka, who is rapidly becoming a fan favorite among enthusiasts taken with the Japanese watchmaker’s detailed, careful way of working, at his workshop in Tokyo and shares the rare experience.
De Bethune’s watches can be equally as technical and eyebrow-raising on the outside as they are on the inside. Nonetheless, Elizabeth Doerr is still surprised every single time that she catches a glimpse of one of the Kind of Blue beauties: the depth, shimmer, and shine of this particular color is mesmerizing. And surely not only to her. Find out how she felt wearing one of these for a while!