It is easier to judge watches based on their ability to perform under a set type of circumstances than it is to judge whether a watch is better for a human than another. Being “sporty” doesn’t necessarily mean it is capable, so one still needs to assess the inherent qualities behind construction, legibility, and durability. Here we share our diverse predictions for the GPHG’s best sports watch of 2018.
The Artistic Crafts category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is for watches, “ . . . demonstrating exceptional mastery of one or several artistic techniques such as enameling, lacquering, engraving, guilloche (engine-turning), skeletonizing, and more.” Our panel picks its favorites to win the category while discovering how much taste can vary. Which one do you prefer?
Welcome to the 2018 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The GPHG foundation describes the Mechanical Exception category for watches entered as: “men’s or ladies’ watches with a special mechanism such as an innovative or sophisticated display, an automaton, a belt-driven movement, a striking or other acoustic function, or any other original and/or exceptional horological concept.”
What a diverse selection we have in the Petite Aiguille category. Ian Skellern thinks that if you bought all six pre-selected watches you would have an excellent collection of 2018 contemporary watchmaking. This is a very competitive price range, and at this level customers have serious expectations of both quality and delight. We pick our winners here; which one is your favorite?
Welcome to the 2018 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Here we take on the Chronometry category for watches entered as: “mechanical watches that contain at least one tourbillon and/or a special escapement and/or another development improving precision timekeeping. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.”
The GPHG Challenge category is for watches retailing under 4,000 Swiss francs (approximately $4,000) and that makes not only for a very competitive category, it’s also an entry for many to the world of fine watchmaking. Check out which watches our panel thought stood out this year.
The 6 pre-selected timepieces for the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Chronograph category are: Czapek L’Heure Bleue, Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph, Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100, Singer Reimagined Singer Track 1 Hong Kong Edition, TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford, and Zenith Defy El Primero 21. We’ve selected our favorites here; which one do you like best?
An impressive range of 30 international luxury watch brands will welcome horological enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and collectors to WatchTime New York on October 26 and 27, 2018. Held in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, WatchTime New York offers plenty of opportunity for enthusiasts and the curious alike to get in contact with brands and try on their watches. Sabine Zwettler highlights five watches to look out for at the fair.
Our panel picks its favorites to win the best Men’s Complication watch at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) and explains its reasons for and against the six shortlisted watches in this category.
The 2019 International Chronometry Competition sent out a press release on September 13, 2018, and Ian Skellern opened his mail with eager anticipation. The relaunch of the modern Chronometry Competitions began in 2009 and continued biannually in 2011, 2013, and 2015 before hitting pause due to declining interest from brands and the watch community alike. And he doesn’t see much change for the better this time around. Find out why right here.