The H. Moser Cie Pioneer Center Seconds Cosmic Green on a Wimbledon-inspired NATO strap by Maurice de Mauriac designed by Miguel Seabra at the Mercedes Open 2018

Tennis And Timepieces 2018: Marketing Match Made In Heaven Or ‘You Cannot Be Serious!’? An Expert Weighs In

There is probably nowhere in the world you will find more information on the juxtaposition of tennis and wristwatches than right here at Quill & Pad. Unless, that is, you are an ardent follower of Miguel Seabra. In this article, Elizabeth interviews Miguel on the current state of tennis and timepieces, including new sponsorships, strategies, and Rolex’s recent patronage of the U.S. Open.

Tutima Hommage Minute Repeater on the wrist

Tutima, Leading Horology, Leading Sociology: #MeTutima Was Pushing #MeToo A Decade Ago, But It Was All At Sea

While Ian Skellern had visited German watch brands in Glashütte before, a recent visit to Tutima was his first. And he was surprised, in more ways than one. Starting with that glass floor and finishing in an all-female regatta.

Richard Mille RM 11-01 Roberto Mancini

Top 10 (Plus 1) Soccer Watches In Honor Of The FIFA World Cup 2014 (Archive)

With the FIFA World Cup 2014 long finished, Elizabeth takes a brief look at ten – well, eleven – of the most interesting soccer-related timepieces. Among these are the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi and Richard Mille’s RM 11-01 Roberto Mancini. Flip through the list and see which is your favorite.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

FIFA World Cup Of Soccer 2018: Here Are Three High-Scoring Watches Shooting For Goals

In honor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Soccer, Sabine Zwettler shares three new “soccer models” that recently caught her eye. And these cover every base and taste as they range through independent watchmaker, smartwatch, and mechanical flyback chronograph.

A very pleased Rafael Nadal with the Ion Tiriac Trophy after winning the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open . Phozo courtesy ATP

Rafael Nadal, The World’s No.1 Tennis Player; The Richard Mille RM 27-01, The World’s Most Expensive Sports Watch; And The Ion Tiriac Trophy, The World’s Most Complicated Tennis Trophy (Archive)

The Mutua Madrid Open is a young tournament; it crowned just its thirteenth winner on May 11, 2014. This winner happens to be world number one Rafael Nadal. And Nadal was wearing an evolution of the groundbreaking ultra-light RM 027. In lightness as in its $690,000 price tag, this watch breaks all kinds of records.

Zverev and his good luck charm in Madrid: the Richard Mille RM 67-02 (photo courtesy David Aliaga/NurPhoto via Getty Images/Richard Mille)

Alexander Zverev’s Ultra-Light Richard Mille RM 67-02 Is Serving Aces

Tennis fans have probably already taken note: world number three Alexander Zverev has been playing his hard-hitting brand of predominately baseline tennis with a Richard Mille strapped to his wrist. Zverev plays with his own version of the RM 67-02, which he debuted at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in May 2018. Find out more about it right here.

Omega timing bobsleigh start

Omega And Olympic Sports Timing (Archive)

Right now the world turns its collective eyes to what is perhaps the one event that, despite political and social issues, has the power to unite: the Olympic Games. And not only in our little world of ticks and tocks does the world take note that one of the main sponsors is the watch brand Omega. Here is a brief overview of how Omega timed the Games in 2014.

Close up look at the shock-absorbingcables tensioning the components in the Richard Mille RM 53-01 Pablo Mac Dough

Richard Mille RM 53-01 Pablo Mac Donough: A Timepiece Warrior Persians Would Have Appreciated

As the basis for an ultra-light, ultra-shock-resistant watch, you could do far worse than TPT Carbon, but the outside case is just the beginning for the Richard Mille RM 53-01. Inside, the movement is something out of industrial engineering handbooks. And that’s important because it is engineered to be worn on the polo field, where one of the most brutal sports around is played.

Pre-selected Sports watches for the 2016 GPHG above clockwise from top left: Grand Seiko The Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s, Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph, MB&F Horological Machine No7 Aquapod, Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100, Tudor Pelagos LHD, and Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

Quill & Pad’s Predictions In The Sports Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

A lot of great sports watches came out this year, many of which were able to break the mold of what a sports watch should look like or can do. This is vital for the industry as it retains the attention of potential buyers and shows that there is still creativity in one of the most popular watch segments. See what our panel thinks of the shortlisted watches in the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s Sports category.

Fire Fly by Antoine Preziuso

Antoine Preziuso (Independent Watchmaker), Antonella Joannou (Dressage Champion), Dandy (Horse), And Fire Fly (Watch)

My life revolves around the usually disparate worlds of fine watchmaking and looking after equines; two universes that are so different it’s difficult to imagine how they might intersect. Yet intersect they did in the most unusual and entertaining way thanks to Antoine Preziuso and a Swiss dressage champion.