One of the most beautiful things about Cartier is that once it created the perfect watch, the designers pretty much left it alone. Meaning that the whims of fashion did not get a hold on models like the Tonneau – for the simple reason that it transcended fashion. And now a new version arrives in 2019. So what (if anything) has changed to make Martin Green proclaim that it heralds the age of elegance?
About Martin Green
I am the resident gentleman of Quill & Pad. A Dutch national with familial ties to the United States of America, I unwittingly landed in the world of watches just before I turned 18. My grandfather always had an interest in timepieces, and I decided that I would celebrate my eighteenth birthday with the purchase of my very first Swiss wristwatch. Little did I know that this would open a wormhole propelling me into a universe that I am now very happy to call home. I have a deep-rooted passion for watches. And while being a gentleman perfectly describes my approach to life, it does also require the development of eclectic knowledge that goes beyond beautiful timepieces. Therefore, I also enrich Quill & Pad with various watch and non-watch-related articles that are luxurious in nature, but which could nevertheless be quite interesting to watch-crazy readers.
Entries by Martin Green
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (992) is the eighth (!) generation of the legendary 911 and it does not disappoint. According to Martin Green, it is more muscular, powerful, faster, and more connected than any Porsche ever dressed in the Carrera S trim before.
Paris is home to many things, including crazy, innovative, and traditional perfume brands. And it was in Paris that Martin Green decided to try out the very masculine Eauk Barreur eau de parfum from the Netherlands.
Ever since Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele created the Ferdinand Berthoud brand Martin Green has been a fan. Here Martin shares impressions from a recent visit to the boutique brand’s workshop in Fleurier.
The Vault V1 is one of the newly introduced watches this year that made a profound impression on Martin Green. Now the V1 serves as a canvas for artists, and Laurent Auberson, designer of the Vault V1, has applied paint splatter on the dial of the watch that plays a vital part in telling the time.
The Swatch Tresor Magique might have a platinum case, but it looks like something Harry Potter would have appreciated wearing while attending classes at Hogwarts. However, there is more that is even notable about this watch, which Martin Green divulges here.
Martin Green (and many others) considers the regular version of the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down to already be one of the best and most beautiful current-production chronographs money can buy. Martin is however sure that the Lumen element only adds to its charm – by day and by night!
We tend to forget that the production of straps is an industry in and of itself, which functions both reactively and proactively. Manufacture Jean Rousseau not only offers prêt-a-porter watch straps, but also crafts custom-made products. Learn more about it here!
As the resident gentleman of Quill & Pad, Martin Green feels that the time is soon approaching to write an obituary announcing the death of the dress watch. He thinks that its passing is coming and it’s not an isolated event, but it still hurts.
At a local used watch dealer, Martin Green came across the Piaget Upstream and a lightning bolt struck! He had found the upscale, stainless steel sports watch he had been looking for. So what’s its story?