My Highlights of Watches & Wonders and Geneva 2024: There were Many!

After each visit to Geneva, Thomas Brechtel adds a few micromechanical, handcrafted works of art to his personal long-term archive because they stand out. Fere are a few favorites from 2024.

Carol Besler’s Top 10 Watches from Watches and Wonders 2024

So many watches, so little time and space. It’s almost impossible to pick only 10 standouts from among the hundreds of introductions at Watches and Wonders, but here are 10 that struck Carol Besler as noteworthy.

Sergio Galanti’s Top 10 Watches from Watches & Wonders 2024

Choosing ten favorites amongst the novelties presented at the Salon is a reflection of personal taste. The choice of ten was based on the emotional reaction these timepieces have sparked in Sergio Galanti.

Which Watches Do You Think Merit Contention in the 2024 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)?

While the red carpet GPHG prize giving ceremony isn’t until the 13th of November 2024, GPHG Academy members have until the 26 of April to submit suggestions for watches for consideration. Ian Skellern is interested to hear your thoughts on which watches warrant contention and what you think about the new category changes.

10 Highlights from Watches and Wonders Week 2024

Watches and Wonders 2024, has closed it’s doors on an exhibition that was bigger than ever with a record 54 exhibiting brands. Plus, there were many brands exhibiting offsite in hotels and their own premises. here are a few of Ian Skellern’s highlights from Watches and Wonders week 2024

Don’t Miss These 5 Excellent Talks from Dubai Watch Week

One of the best things about Dubai Watch Week are the presentations, debates, and talks in the Horology Forum. These cover a very wide range of topic and are usually 45-minutes long with time for audience questions at the end. Here are five that Ian Skellern particularly enjoyed that will hopefully both entertain and educate, as well as give you an idea of the types of diverse topics covered.

Dubai Watch Week 2023 Photofest – Part 2

The 2023 Dubai Watch Week (DWW) has drawn to a close and what a fair it was: simply sensational. Here is Part 2 of Ian Skellern’s DWW 2023 photofest. Enjoy!

A Must-See for Everyone! Horological Neophytes, All Industry Professionals (including Marketing/Communication/Admin), and Press, this talk by Stephen McDonnell is For You – Don’t Miss This!

I estimate I’ve seen – and have personally moderated 10 Dubai Watch Week Horological Forums talks – around 80 of these ‘events’, and many  have been very, very, good: either. But at the 2023 fair I saw one that just blew me away (and I’m a jaded old industry veteran). Don’t miss this!

Dubai Watch Week 2023 Photofest and Videos – Part 1

Dubai Watch Week (DWW) has been full of surprises (both good and bad) for me, but full of the pleasure of seeing many old friends and lots of fantastic watches.

Why There Were No Winners in the 2023 GPHG Men’s and Mechanical Exception Categories and ‘My’ Proposed Solution to Ensure that it Doesn’t Happen Again

When the 2023 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awards presentation ceremony finished, I was among the many who thought: what happened to the Men’s and Mechanical Exception categories? Why were no winners of those categories announced?

There has been conjecture, but I didn’t hear anything that really made sense to me. Here’s what happened and why it will not happen again.