Tom Cruise in in South Korea promoting Mission: Impossible Fallout wearing a Calibre de Cartier Chronograph

Wrist Watching: Tom Cruise’s Press Tour For ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ Includes Cartier On The Wrist

‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ is the sixth installment of the Mission Impossible series featuring Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent for the Impossible Mission Force (aka the IMF). The cast is currently traveling around the world to promote the film, and what brand did Tom Cruise choose to wear on his wrist? Cartier, and not one but two models!

4N Sapphire Planet

The Jump Hour: A Love Story (Archive)

The jump hour has a long history, but first things first, it can’t technically be called a complication since the accepted definition of complication is a mechanism that provides information other than the time. However, anyone who gives a hoot will say in the same breath that there are many complications that don’t fit that definition and Joshua couldn’t agree more.

Cartier Santos Dumont from the Fine Watch Making collection

The Rise And Fall Of Fine Watchmaking At Cartier: It’s Been Surprisingly Complicated

While the Collection Privée Cartier Paris was the definitive illustration of a time of forgotten elegance, the Fine Watch Making Collection, despite its extremely high quality and finishing, became one of the best examples of a disaster in the trend of pretentious haute horlogerie of the last decade. So what’s going on with Cartier’s high watchmaking division now?

The Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition and the Nomos Glashütte Autobahn with the Cologne’s cathedral and the Deutz bridge in the background

Road Trip: Cruising The Fast Lane To Cologne In A Corvette With Nomos And Chopard

Quill & Pad’s editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Doerr, and resident gentleman, Martin Green, spontaneously decided to take a small road trip to test out some watches for a day and do a little sightseeing. They chose Cologne, Germany, and took two automobile-themed watches with them: the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition and the Nomos Glashütte Autobahn. Join them for this fun cruise down the highway!

Oris Sixty-Five Diver

Five New Vintage-Style Diver’s Watches To “Seas” The Day From Blancpain, Seiko, Longines, Oris, And Tudor

With summer in full swing, Sabine Zwettler dives back through time to have a closer look at five of 2018’s vintage-style diver’s watches. With their robustness and air of discovery and adventure, diver’s watches leave a striking impression on the wrist – whether on dry land or in the water.

Omega Caliber 321 chronograph movement (photo courtesy WatchGuy.co.uk)

Exceptional Movements In History: Omega Caliber 321

Asking vintage watch enthusiasts which chronographs they might pick as their favorites, one movement quickly comes to mind: the Omega 321. Caliber 321 is an exceptional movement that certainly deserves the praise and attention it receives, most likely stemming from the fact that it was used in the first Speedmasters.

Tom Holland at Wimbledon 2018 Men's finals wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 5167 (photo courtesy Ralph Lauren)

Wrist Watching: Tom Holland, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Wears Patek Philippe Aquanaut To 2018 Wimbledon Men’s Final

Tom Holland, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, attended the Wimbledon men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson on July 15 wearing a Patek Philippe Aquanaut with his posh Ralph Lauren suit.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heuer Minute Smalta Clara

Translucency Trend: 9 Watches That Aid In Defining The Difference Between Transparent And Translucent

The idea of transparency seems to have come full circle with the development of sapphire crystal cases, making the entire watch see-through – and much more expensive. Now designers often use translucency as a newer, more unique way of offering views to the movement. “Transparent” is often confused with “translucent,” and many use the terms interchangeably. But there is an important difference to note.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons

Tourbillon Of Tourbillons By Antoine Preziuso: Fractals Meet Inception (Archive)

AHCI member Antoine Preziuso’s mind-blowing Tourbillon of Tourbillons embodies the ideas of fractal geometry and recursion by producing a ten-minute tourbillon driven by three sixty-second tourbillons. It is an amazing machine. And as the only indications are minutes and hours, the Tourbillon of Tourbillons is something that exists as much for its own sake as it does for telling the time.

Dial view, Timex Marlin re-edition, 2017

Why I Bought It: Timex Marlin Re-edition

GaryG has said it many times: there are great watches to be had at every price point! Enter the Timex Marlin re-edition of 2017, a watch that he owns, wears, and loves.