Bovet 1822 Récital 22 Grand Récital

Is This The Best Watch Of The Year? Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital Wins The Coveted 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Aiguille d’Or

The astronomical Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital continues the story of the Récital 18 Shooting Star (2016) and the Récital 20 Astérium (2017), all three conceived with the idea of creating world views as seen from the sky. And in a nice touch, it was the sky over Bovet’s home in the Château de Môtiers near Fleurier that was the inspiration for all three of these magnificent watches.

Christiaan van der Klaauw Real Moon Black Aventurine dial

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Planetarium Black Aventurine: Enigmatic Material Exposed

Black aventurine is a relatively recent invention and few brands – perhaps just one – have incorporated the material in watches as yet. One exception is astronomical specialist Christiaan van der Klaauw, which recently released a black aventurine dial on the already incredible Planetarium. Joshua Munchow explains what makes this black material so special.

Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260

Top 5 Vacheron Constantin’s Most Complicated Pocket Watches Ever (Reprise)

Vacheron Constantin’s history has been filled with extraordinary, complicated, and elegant timepieces. Here are the five most complicated pocket watches the Geneva maison has produced throughout its 260-year history, beginning with the record-holding Reference 57260.

A bus strap turns into an interactive IWC Big Pilot

Watch Advertisements (Should) Invoke A Special Feeling, Here Are A Few That Work For Me (Reprise)

Watch advertisements have always fascinated John Keil. If an ad is clever, funny, or invokes a special feeling within him, he is much more likely to make a purchase. Here he offers here a few clever adverts that work for him and hopefully for you too.

Patek Philippe Reference 5524R Calatrava Travel Time

3 Vintage-Inspired Pilot’s Watches For The Serious (And Less Serious) Aviator From Patek Philippe, Zenith, And Breitling

Pilot’s watches rank among the most successful of all watch genres, owing their strong popularity to an unmistakable design with an instrument-like look resulting from over 100 years of history as a technical aid in the cockpit. Modern pilot’s watches still exude this spirit of adventure and audacity, and here are three prime examples from 2018.

Bovet 1822 Récital 22 Grand Récital

Complete List Of Prize Winners In The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just finished and here are the brands, watches, and personalities that went home with well-deserved trophies.

Colorful watch straps at Jean Rousseau, London

Watch Straps: Jean Rousseau And The Current State Of The Strap Industry

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!

Penfolds Grange 2014

Penfolds Grange 2014: Meeting High Expectations, Plus The Fascinating History Of Australia’s Best Wine (It Began As A Failure)

Even though Penfolds releases all its top wines – the “Penfolds Collection” – at the same time, eyes of wine lovers around the world are always focused on one wine: Grange! Here Ken Gargett reviews the 2014 Grange. Plus he shares the early history of Grange and explains how the first tastings were a complete flop in quite colorful language.

Cartier Panthère cufflinks in gold

Cartier’s Cufflinks And Watches: Sophistication With A Nicely Personal Touch

Since its very early years, one of Cartier’s strengths aside from jewelry and watches has surprisingly been accessories for men. In fact, cufflinks appeared in Cartier records as far back as 1859. Here George Cramer explores modern and vintage options for a nice personal touch.

De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon

Quill & Pad’s Predictions For The Aiguille d’Or Of The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, And We Have 4 Winners

The GPHG defines the Aiguille d’Or category as, “a prize rewarding the best overall watch among all categories and is the most prestigious award.” Judging that is no easy task, and our panel has predicted four possible winners: the De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon, Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision, Habring2 Doppel-Felix, and Akrivia Chronomètre Contemporain. Read on to see why.