Keep it up your sleeve: Invention Piece 1 from Greubel Forsey

Does Hand Finishing Matter? A Collector’s View Of Movement Decoration (Archive)

Many of you are likely to have come across at least a few heated discussions of “finishing,” a topic that seems to fascinate, and divide, watch enthusiasts. Like many people, GaryG’s starting point for serious watches was with a well-priced brand long known for its expertise in developing movements, justly viewed as offering good value for money – but not necessarily for the refinement of its movement finishing, at least on its less expensive pieces. Read on to discover what he has learned since then?

Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Blue in red gold

Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Blue: Black Polished To Azure Perfection

The Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Blue features an entire dial that has been black polished. The sheer expanse of surface that is perfectly spotless without the hint of a blemish is absolutely incredible, not to mention that there are six individual pieces making up the dial that are perfectly black polished too. This must be seen to be believed!

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth: More Than A Safe Bet, Your Call

One of the greatest watch brands that has emerged since the turn of the millennium is Greubel Forsey, who plays each “hand” as part of a larger strategy aimed at keeping it in control of the game it has chosen to play. One of the latest “hands” played is impressive: 2018’s GMT Earth.

Why We Are In A Golden Age For Appreciating Superlative Hand-Finishing In Wristwatches (Archive)

If fewer people appreciate superlative hand-finishing, then fewer will pay for superlative hand-finishing, so there is likely to be less superlative hand-finishing on offer. Appreciate away!

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth

Greubel Forsey’s New SIHH 2018 Timepieces Place The Earth In Your Hands (Video)

The unabashed star of Greubel Forsey’s 2018 SIHH presentations was the GMT Earth, which enables a simultaneous view of three separate time zones and features an enchanting three-dimensional titanium globe showing universal time (both summer and winter) on the back. And the gorgeous new Différentiel d’Égalité is equally as technical. Check out these new watches from SIHH 2018 right here.

Time Aeon Foundation constant force project with Urwerk's Dominique Buser and Cyrano Devanthey

New Time Aeon Foundation Handmade Watch Project: Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey And Felix Baumgartner With Urwerk’s Dominique Buser And Cyrano Devanthey On The Tools

In his previous article on the Time Aeon Le Garde Temps project, Joshua Munchow poetically compares the development of this wristwatch to an epic quest. At the time I didn’t appreciate just how true the analogy is, though perhaps not so much a hero’s quest as a band-of-brothers journey. And what a journey it’s turning out to be.

What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like At The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Plus How Well Our Panel’s Forecasts Did

In this final round table discussion of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the Quill & Pad team discusses the amazing evening of November 8, 2017 and what we thought of the big night’s winners (and losers).

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance

Our Predictions For The “Aiguille d’Or” At The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s Aiguille d’Or category is a prize rewarding the best overall watch among all categories. It is the most prestigious award in the entire competition. Here, the Quill & Pad panel discusses which watches it thinks has a good chance of winning this prize in the 2017 competition.

Accepting the CH24.PL 2017 WOTY award for the Singer Reimagined Track 1: Marco Borraccino (Singer Reimagined), Lukasz Doskosz (CH24.PL), Tomasz Kiełtyka (CH24.PL) and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (Agenhor)

Well-Deserved Winners At Watch Of The Year (WOTY) 2017 By CH24.PL Include Singer Reimagined, Greubel Forsey, Hermès, And Jaeger-LeCoultre

Poland’s Watch of the Year 2017 saw a record total of 60 timepieces competing across six categories. The winners, which included watches by Greubel Forsey, Hermès, and Jaeger-LeCoultre, were celebrated on October 19, 2017 with more than 120 guests attending a gala evening at Warsaw’s Sobanski Palace.

Parting shot: double tourbillon, Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1

How To (And Not To) Photograph A Watch

One of the great pleasures of being a contributor here at Quill & Pad is that it gives me an excuse to set aside other priorities on a regular basis and immerse myself in the world of macro watch photography. Along the way, I’ve been asked by a number of folks to reveal techniques that I use to create the images you see in my articles, so here are some of my tips.