Welcome to Quill & Pad’s predictions for the 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Ladies category in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Our panel isn’t unanimous, but does have a clear favorite in this category. Read on to find out which watch should succeed here!
The 2019 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just published the list of “pre-selected” (shortlisted) watches in the run-up to the eagerly anticipated red-carpet event in Geneva on November 7, 2019. The categories for 2019 are: Ladies, Ladies’ Complication, Men’s, Men’s Complication, Iconic, Chronograph, Chronometry, Mechanical Exception, Calendar and Astronomy, Divers, Jewellery, Artistic Crafts, Petite Aiguille, and Challenge. And, drum roll please, here are the stars of this year’s show!
As the Swatch Group has now left Baselworld – and this appears to be a permanent thing – we discuss the very first Time to Move event consisting of the Swatch Group’s six premium brands Breguet, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz, Glashütte Original, Harry Winston, and Omega. The event comprised almost 200 journalists from 21 countries, which traveled between the brands’ Swiss factories. Jump on the bus for a Swiss (S)watch tour with Elizabeth Doerr and Martin Green.
Around the halfway point of Baselworld 2019, Quill & Pad editor-in-chief Elizabeth Doerr got together with Marc André Deschoux of The Watches TV to chat about what they saw at this highly significant edition of the fair: they discussed things they liked – gorgeous, unique horology for the female wrist included – and watches seemingly important in the larger scheme of haute horlogerie. Sit back and enjoy the discussion illustrated by The Watches TV’s beautiful footage.
The Red Dot is inarguably the most important and widely recognized of all design awards. Until the 2015 edition of the competition, there was no dedicated watch category. That changed and now the prestigious German prize counts a three-man jury dedicated exclusively to watches. Elizabeth Doerr takes a look at this year’s crop of Red Dot prize winners in the watch category.
Please join our traditional Quill & Pad round table discussion on Baselworld 2019, where we discuss what we did and didn’t like at the world’s largest annual watch exhibition.
Elizabeth Doerr arrived home exhausted from the extravaganza that was Baselworld 2019, but was still running on enough residual adrenaline to get a few words out and jotted them down. Here are a few of her thoughts from the fair while they are still fresh.
Baselworld is fighting for its life, but new management under Michel Loris-Melikoff unveiled ambitious plans for the future that Elizabeth Doerr shares with us here.
On the last day of SIHH 2019, Elizabeth Doerr got together with Marc André Deschoux of The Watches TV for a short chat about what they saw at the fair, the things that stuck out, the things they liked, their highlights of the show, and even a little prognostication concerning its future now that the SIHH and Baselworld will run back to back in 2020.
Ian doesn’t usually have time to look at his photos on a screen until well after the SIHH. And as it’s after the fair now, here are his Top 5 wristshots from SIHH 2019. Plus five more that he felt well deserving. And then one more that he just couldn’t let go.