Deep dimensionality: the author’s Romain Gauthier Logical One and Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1 side by side

Why If Ultra-Expensive Watches Were 90% Cheaper You Would Probably Lose Interest

Imagine you wake up tomorrow and that in-your-wildest-dreams watch now only costs 10 percent of what it did yesterday. Admittedly that’s still very expensive, but now it’s within reach. You might have to tighten your belt for a while, but you can now own that fantasy watch you have long dreamed of. My bet is that you will not be happy for long, and here’s why.

Dial of the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante Ref. 5887

Breguet Marine Équation Marchante Reference 5887: Equating Time On The Run

At Baselworld 2017 Breguet presented the Marine Équation Marchante Reference 5887, a fantastic implementation of a running equation of time combined with a perpetual calendar and the company’s signature tourbillon, making for a very impressive mechanical specialty watch.

The author’s A. Lange & Söhne Pour le Mérite Tourbillon

Why The A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon Pour Le Mérite Is One Of The Most Historically Important Modern Wristwatches

Why is this timepiece important from a holistic view of horological history? The reasons are manifold and include the unheard-of technology nestled within its movement, the audacity of a German newcomer in challenging Swiss status quo, and the symbolic value for A. Lange & Söhne’s rebirth as well as the golden age of mechanical timepieces.

Work in progress: two-dimensional body, three-dimensional face

Watches And Art: At Baselworld 2017 With Artist Alexa Meade And Maurice Lacroix

While in my day job I’m rumored to be a moderately creative guy, and in my youth I was a bit of an instrumentalist, suffice it to say that when it came to drawing and sculpting I never really showed any aptitude. That hasn’t kept me from admiring the works of visual artists, though, and over the past several years my attention has been drawn to the works of one painter in particular: Alexa Meade. You may imagine my surprise when I found her staging an art installation for Maurice Lacroix at Baselworld 2017!

Ludwig Oechslin and François-Paul Journe

Watchmakers François-Paul Journe And Ludwig Oechslin Awarded Fondation De La Haute Horlogerie (FHH) 2016 Prizes For Homage To ‘Passion’ And ‘Talent’

In its brief existence, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) awards in homage to passion and talent have already managed to reward some of the greatest personalities in the world of watches for their “passion” and “talent.” In 2016, the awards deservedly went to Ludwig Oechslin and François-Paul Journe.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph

Tudor And Breitling: Two Sports Watch Manufacturers Unexpectedly − But Not For The First Time − Sharing Movements In 2017

Watch brands sharing movements wasn’t always such big news. In fact, until recently it was absolutely the norm. But today, to keep their movements exclusive, watch brands don’t share with each other as often as they used to. And that makes the new arrangement between Breitling and Tudor particularly interesting.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm

Kiss Drummer And Watch Collector Eric Singer’s Baselworld 2017 Top 10

If you’ve attended Baselworld over the last few years, you’ve likely heard tell of an “Eric Singer sighting” – catching a quick glimpse of the watch-crazy rock drummer who plays with Kiss as he hurries from booth to booth checking out the new watch offerings. I had a chance to catch up with the horophile musician after Baselworld 2017 to get his personal list of the top ten watches he saw at the fair.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker on the wrist

Baselworld 2017 Round Table: What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like

Please join our traditional Quill & Pad round table discussion on Baselworld 2017, where we discuss what we did and didn’t like at at the world’s largest annual watch exhibition.

James Pellaton Chronometre Royal Marine tourbillon in red gold

My Biggest Surprise Of Baselworld 2017: James C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer

It’s always a pleasure to discover something entirely new during Baselworld 2017, and at my last meeting of the fair, this happened again. On this occasion I was shown the best watch I had never heard of: the James C. Pellaton Royal Marine Chronometer, a shining example of haute horology if I have ever seen one.

Patek Philippe Reference 5320G lume shot

Baselworld 2017 Lights Up With LUME!

While there are no lack of lights, colors, and sparkles during the day at Baselworld, it’s when the lights go down that you get to learn which watches come out and party after the sun goes down.

Here are a few of the watches that I saw donning their colorful glow-in-the-dark party clothes at Baselworld 2017!