Vianney Halter reading the Baselworld News wearing his Deep Space Tourbillon

Snapshots From Baselworld 2014

It is impossible to describe or exaggerate the sheer scale of Baselworld. Most of the halls are not only enormous, but contain even more brands, stands and booths you might think possible. There’s always something else around the corner, up the stairs or behind the door.

De Bethune DB29 Maxi Chrono Tourbillon on the wrist

Two Very Different Chronographs Launch At Baselworld 2014: Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date And De Bethune DB29 Maxi Chrono Tourbillon

Two brand-new chronographs debuting here at Baselworld illustrate extreme sides of the coin: De Bethune’s manually wound DB29 Maxi Chrono Tourbillon and Glashütte Original’s Senator Chronograph Panorama Date.

The new Patek Philippe booth at Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Reveals New 2014 Baselworld Booth In Hall 1.0

Patek Philippe’s booth at Baselworld made for big news at both the 2013 and 2014 fairs: last year for not having been upgraded, and this year for being the only brand in Hall 1.0 to debut a brand-new, chic structure designed by a big-name architect.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Perpetual Calendar with skeletonized dial

Why We Love Baselworld: The Show That Never Ends

You’ll forgive me, but these days the show “season” seems to run pretty much year-round. SIHH in January and Basel in the spring, and then before you know it we’re into Watches and Wonders (Hong Kong), Salon QP (London), SIAR (Mexico) and Belle Montres (Paris).

The famous meeting point at the TEFAF

Where Time Never Gets Old: Visiting TEFAF, The World’s Premier Fine Art Fair

Entering Mentink & Roest’s booth, one is not only immediately enchanted by the lovely chimes and ticks of timepieces that are hundreds of years old. Here at this booth planted squarely within The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) held in Maastricht, Holland, the senses are also barraged by the conversations taking place among the various connoisseurs, collectors and dealers of these pieces, . . .

Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel discussing the original Meccano proof-of-concept model of their double tourbillon 30° invention

Congratulations To All Of The Quill & Pad Prize Winners

While at times our online magazine seems to have already been active for years (in a good way), Quill & Pad only launched just over two months ago. And thanks to all of you it has even more successful than we ever imagined. And we were aiming high!

Sketch of the GreubelForsey double tourbillon 30° proof-of-concept Meccano

Quill & Pad Celebrates Launch With Free Prize Giveaway

Thanks to your support Quill & Pad has had a fantastic first month. To celebrate this momentous moment, we are having a party…a launch party! And you are invited.

Register to receive regular updates before March 3 and you will have a chance to win some serious “party favors”!

Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec lume shot

Unexpected Answers: A Round Table Discussion Of SIHH 2014

This coming Monday will be the start of the 2015 edition of the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva, although our coverage will begin on the weekend with a few of the independent brands. To get you in the SIHH mood, here’s another look at our recap of last year’s exhibition.

Did you ever wonder what it sounds like when journalists get together among themselves and chat about impressions from a week-long watch fair? If so, wonder no more because here we’re providing you with the opportunity to listen in on some private conversations between well-known tastemakers of both the print and online worlds right here at Quill & Pad.

Welcome to our post-SIHH 2014 discussion in which we bring you some of the best and most educated opinions in our industry on the fair, the mood and the watches we saw right here!

The Greubel Forsey stand at the 2014 SIHH in Geneva

360° Views Of The 2014 SIHH

Take a 360° tour of the 2014 SIHH! As the first big watch exhibition of the year, the annual SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva attracts plenty of interest. However, as a very restricted, invitation-only trade show, it is difficult for the watch-loving public to get an idea of what the SIHH really looks like.

Tourbillon 24 Seconds Contemporary Serti by Greubel Forsey

Give Me Five! 5 Stunning Artistic Dials Even Men Might Appreciate From SIHH 2014

While it seems that “métiers d’art” could be considered a catchword, trend or even buzz phrase in modern high-end watchmaking, the reality is that when luxury brands take the time, energy, and cost to create these unique elements, it results in some of the most magnificent artwork available in horology today.