WatchCharts May 2024 Watch Market Update: Rolex Secondary Prices Still Declining

With Watches & Wonders and the associated speculation around discontinuations and new releases firmly in the rearview mirror, the secondary watch market in April 2024 has continued to follow the longer term trend of decline. In this report, we summarize the high level trends from last month, give an update on the Rolex Pepsi, and cover some of the best and worst performing collections in April.

Hermès Watches: Why they are Worth Seriously Considering

Hermès needs no introduction. The name is synonymous with luxury, especially in handbags, leather goods and accessories. However, they are not a name that tends to come up when discussing luxury watches. Despite this, Hermès has a long horological, but only in recent years have they taken a leap forward in what they offer.

Carol Besler’s Top 10 Watches from Watches and Wonders 2024

So many watches, so little time and space. It’s almost impossible to pick only 10 standouts from among the hundreds of introductions at Watches and Wonders, but here are 10 that struck Carol Besler as noteworthy.

Tudor Ranger: Right Recipe But Half-Baked

Raman Kalra thinks that the Tudor Ranger might be the most interesting of the latest releases by Tudor, as it is a whole new model release. But as he points out, it does have issues he would like to see resolved.

Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1 Reviewed by Tim Mosso

The Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1 is a new watch built like an old watch, and that’s exactly the point. Hand Made 1 isn’t the most complicated, conspicuous, or inventive Greubel Forsey watch, but it looks backwards to point the way forward.

10 Watches Under $500 – and Some Under $200 – That I Love

While we tend to focus on the upper end of the watch market on Quill & Pad, the vast majority of collectors have much more limited disposable income to satiate their desires. However, as American college student and founder of the Campus Watch Chronicle blog, Sam Loiterstein explains here, there are a plethora of great options available for less than $250. Here are 10 of his favorites.

Petermann Bédat Reference 2941 Split-Seconds Chronograph: Best Chronograph at the 2023 GPHG

Independent brand Petermann Bédat launched its second timepiece, the Reference 2941 Split-Seconds Chronograph in 2023 and it took that years GPHG prize for best chronograph. Joshua Munchow takes a deep dive into what makes it so special.

Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary Snoopy: The Beagle has Landed!

The Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary Snoopy has a wonderful story to tell. Its face and case back are pure fun with a mindful message of what was almost lost. All wrapped in the latest edition of what is without a doubt an iconic watch.

De Bethune DB Eight: The Ultimate in Chronograph Refinement!

What would happen if a watch brand makes a chronograph that looks almost exactly like a simple, time only watch? You end up with the most low-key, under-the-radar, stealth chronograph on the market: the De Bethune DB Eight!

Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down and F.P. Journe Vagabondage I Reviewed by Tim Mosso

If you dare to compare, make it apples to apples. Ludovic Ballouard (Brittany) and François-Paul Journe (Marseille) both hail from France. Most pertinent to this comparison though is that both men designed quirky jumping-hour watches.