No longer a prototype, the production version of Naissance d’Une Montre, Le Garde Temps on display at SIHH 2016

The Schmidt List: Signature Movement Screws – Reprise

The components of a mechanical watch movement are little more than a series of springs and wheels held together by plates and/or bridges. No matter the configuration, complication or finish, the ensemble is secured by the humble movement screw. So it’s a pleasant surprise that several watchmakers have boldly ventured beyond the thread and the slot to reimagine the movement screw.

A. Lange und Söhne Lange 1 limited edition for Cellini

5 Of The Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made – Reprise

Now, please don’t take this title the wrong way: this list is not definitive. Which is why it is not entitled “The 5 Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made.” This list could have encompassed 15 or even 20 innovative wristwatches! And there are surely differing opinions. However, for Elizabeth Doerr, these five timepieces encompass comprehensive parts of what is great about the modern world of wristwatches.

Richard Mille RM 37-01 Cerise

Richard Mille’s Delicious Bonbon Collection: Real Craftsmanship And Colorfully Dosed Daring Make Up The Main Ingredients

Walking into the Richard Mille booth at the 2019 SIHH – the brand’s last appearance at this invitation-only trade show – was like entering another world. Gone were the other beige-toned booths, cream-colored carpets, and taupe tables and chairs. Here color burst forth from every nook and cranny, begging to be set free from displays, windows, and tables. Follow us into a world of ten mindbogglingly sweet timepieces that look good enough to eat!

Richard Mille RM 71-01 Tourbillon Talisman

Richard Mille RM 71-01 Tourbillon Talisman: A Triumph Of Minds, Materials, And Masterful Watchmaking

Richard Mille introduced its first in-house automatic tourbillon movement in 2018 – and against all expectations, it was housed in a watch made by a woman for women: the RM 71-01. And while this watch is about as technical and high-performance as it gets, it is simultaneously so beautiful it takes the breath away.

The H. Moser Cie Pioneer Center Seconds Cosmic Green on a Wimbledon-inspired NATO strap by Maurice de Mauriac designed by Miguel Seabra at the Mercedes Open 2018

Tennis And Timepieces 2018: Marketing Match Made In Heaven Or ‘You Cannot Be Serious!’? An Expert Weighs In

There is probably nowhere in the world you will find more information on the juxtaposition of tennis and wristwatches than right here at Quill & Pad. Unless, that is, you are an ardent follower of Miguel Seabra. In this article, Elizabeth interviews Miguel on the current state of tennis and timepieces, including new sponsorships, strategies, and Rolex’s recent patronage of the U.S. Open.

Richard Mille RM 11-01 Roberto Mancini

Top 10 (Plus 1) Soccer Watches In Honor Of The FIFA World Cup 2014 (Archive)

With the FIFA World Cup 2014 long finished, Elizabeth takes a brief look at ten – well, eleven – of the most interesting soccer-related timepieces. Among these are the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi and Richard Mille’s RM 11-01 Roberto Mancini. Flip through the list and see which is your favorite.

Thank you to Richard Mille for organizing the McLaren experience

Driving The McLaren 570s Coupé

Thanks to a recently implemented product strategy for road cars, McLaren has begun making them much more accessible for normal street driving. And the 570s is one of these: a McLaren for non-professional lovers of great cars. Go on a test drive with Elizabeth right here!

A very pleased Rafael Nadal with the Ion Tiriac Trophy after winning the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open . Phozo courtesy ATP

Rafael Nadal, The World’s No.1 Tennis Player; The Richard Mille RM 27-01, The World’s Most Expensive Sports Watch; And The Ion Tiriac Trophy, The World’s Most Complicated Tennis Trophy (Archive)

The Mutua Madrid Open is a young tournament; it crowned just its thirteenth winner on May 11, 2014. This winner happens to be world number one Rafael Nadal. And Nadal was wearing an evolution of the groundbreaking ultra-light RM 027. In lightness as in its $690,000 price tag, this watch breaks all kinds of records.

Zverev and his good luck charm in Madrid: the Richard Mille RM 67-02 (photo courtesy David Aliaga/NurPhoto via Getty Images/Richard Mille)

Alexander Zverev’s Ultra-Light Richard Mille RM 67-02 Is Serving Aces

Tennis fans have probably already taken note: world number three Alexander Zverev has been playing his hard-hitting brand of predominately baseline tennis with a Richard Mille strapped to his wrist. Zverev plays with his own version of the RM 67-02, which he debuted at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in May 2018. Find out more about it right here.

Close up look at the shock-absorbingcables tensioning the components in the Richard Mille RM 53-01 Pablo Mac Dough

Richard Mille RM 53-01 Pablo Mac Donough: A Timepiece Warrior Persians Would Have Appreciated

As the basis for an ultra-light, ultra-shock-resistant watch, you could do far worse than TPT Carbon, but the outside case is just the beginning for the Richard Mille RM 53-01. Inside, the movement is something out of industrial engineering handbooks. And that’s important because it is engineered to be worn on the polo field, where one of the most brutal sports around is played.