Commissioning A Bespoke Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire: A Collector’s Personal Experience (Video)

Dr. William Julien, an experienced watch collector, recently sent us a link to a video that he and his son, William Alexander Julien, made about the journey of his commissioning a bespoke Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire. The nine-minute video is very moving and beautifully filmed and edited. I highly recommend that you pour yourself a glass of your favorite tipple and hit play: it will not disappoint.

The OG: the author’s Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire with silver dial

Why I Bought It: Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire – Reprise

There are some watches you fall for the moment you see them. Sometimes that initial infatuation passes and you move on to the next temporary obsession, but then there are those instances in which the more you see, talk about, and learn about a piece and its origins the more you resolve to save up to buy one. For GaryG, the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire was one of the latter.

The Horological Brothers Grönefeld: Video Interview With Some Surprising (And Revealing) Questions And Answers

Bart and Tim Grönefeld have been so successful that they cannot keep watches in stock, and people who order one of their models right now might have to wait at least a year. However, Martin Green didn’t visit them to buy a watch, but rather to talk with the Dutch brothers about watchmaking and other perhaps more personal subjects. Please enjoy this somewhat different video!

The One Hertz by Tim and Bart Grönefeld

Grönefeld One Hertz: A Collector’s Journey – Reprise

For this special article, GaryG has the pleasure of covering the wonderful Grönefeld One Hertz. For a watch fanatic, and especially for lovers of independent watch brands, it’s a dream come true to meet the makers of the watches that we admire. With the Grönefeld brothers, it’s that pleasure multiplied by two.

The OG: the author’s Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire with silver dial

Why I Bought It: Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire

There are some watches you fall for the moment you see them. Sometimes that initial infatuation passes and you move on to the next temporary obsession, but then there are those instances in which the more you see, talk about, and learn about a piece and its origins the more you resolve to save up to buy one. For GaryG, the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire was one of the latter.

The One Hertz by Tim and Bart Grönefeld

Grönefeld One Hertz – A Collector’s Journey (Archive)

For a watch fanatic, and especially for lovers of independent watch brands, meeting the makers of the watches that we admire is a dream come true. With the Grönefeld brothers, it’s that pleasure multiplied by two. And then there’s the sensational One Hertz.‎

Gronefeld Parallax Tourbillon

Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon: A Nerd Story From Copernicus To An Alignment Shift (Archive)

Parallax is a fascinating phenomenon that has real-world applications, including the amazing ability of humans to use their two eyes and parallax shift to judge depth of field. For this reason and more Joshua absolutely loves one of the latest creations to come out of the Grönefeld brothers’ workshop: the aptly named Parallax Tourbillon.

Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2

SIHH 2017 Round Table: What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like (Warning: Modem-Burning Photo Fest!)

Please join our Quill & Pad round table discussion, where we talk about what we did and didn’t like at the 2017 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). And get ready for a cornucopia of beautiful photos and colorful opinions!

Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire on the author’s wrist at Baselworld 2016

Why The Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire Won Best Men’s Watch At The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (Archive)

While there may be other categories in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) with more complicated watches and more sparkling watches, the category that the still predominantly male mechanical watch buying public pays most attention to, is “Best Men’s Watch”. And in 2016 that prestigious award went to the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire.

Laureates of the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

What We Liked And What We Didn’t At The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Quill & Pad panel reflects on watchmaking’s biggest night: the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, often described as the Oscars of watchmaking. In this segment, we chat about what we liked and what we didn’t like, which watches won and why we think they did.

We also express a bit of dismay at times.