Rolex GMT-Master Reference 6542 (photo courtesy Bobs Watches)

First Rolex GMT-Master, Reference 6542, And Why The Gold Version Is Much More Desirable

In recent years, the Rolex GMT-Master with its multi-time zone display has become one of the most desirable Rolex watches to own. And the very first GMT-Master, Reference 6542, is easily the rarest and most sought after of all the vintage GMT-Master references. Especially in the version we show here.

Rolex Sky-Dweller in white gold

Why I Bought It: Rolex Sky-Dweller In Stainless Steel Rolesor

When Rolex put the Sky-Dweller Caliber 9001 in a Rolesor case in 2017 (“Rolesor” is a Rolex term for two-tone stainless steel and gold) and dropped the price down to $14,400 Chris Malburg became a player. And, as he soon discovered, so were a goodly number of other Rolex admirers. Here is why he bought and what happened then.

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial

5 Professional Diver’s Watches Surfacing At Baselworld 2018 From Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Seiko And Longines

Diver’s watches were to be found all over Baselworld 2018, and Sabine shares her favorite newcomers in this technical field. These five debutants delight with their unique styles and convincing technical features. No wonder, for each one of them was made by an expert in the category.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm

5 Reasons Why I’ve Never Owned A Rolex, But . . . There’s A “But” (Archive)

John Keil has never owned a Rolex – despite the fact that he is a big watch nut – and here’s why. Firstly, though, he makes it clear that he hasn’t got anything at all against Rolex. The brand makes great watches . . . but there’s a but.

Inside Scoop! We Reveal What Big Brands Including Rolex, Omega, IWC And Cartier Don’t Want You To Know About Servicing. You Will Literally Not Believe This Is True!

When I say unbelievable, I mean what were Rolex, Omega, IWC, and Cartier thinking? Get the real inside story on servicing watches here.

Fitting Rolex balance wheel and Parachrom hairspring

Is Silicon Here To Stay In (Rolex) Watch Movements?

Hairsprings are miniscule. Generally no more than one centimeter in overall diameter when coiled, they are roughly 50 microns thick and 150 microns wide. Tiny they may be, but insignificant they are not. In fact, they are so significant that Rolex refers to them as “the guardians of time.” But what do silicon hairsprings bring to the table? Watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains why he went from skeptic to fan.

Restricted area: Blancpain erotic watch

Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts Of 2017 . . . And, Again, They Weren’t All About Rolex!

As read by you,­­ here are the top 10 most viewed articles on Quill & Pad for 2017. There are likely to be a few surprises. Drum roll, please: in no particular order, our top ten most viewed articles of 2017 were . . .

Roger Moore wearing Seiko Diver in A View To A Kill

How Rolex And Cartier Stole Seiko’s Groove In James Bond’s ‘A View To A Kill’

In previous James Bond movies, 007’s Seikos were equipped with homing devices, explosives, ticker tapes, and even full-color displays to receive camera transmissions. The watches worn in ‘A View To A Kill’ had none of that. In fact, you need to be very fast with your remote control to pause the movie at just the right time to even see the watches Roger Moore wears as the world’s most famous fictional spy.

Two tone Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph chronogragh

For The Love Of Two-Tone Watches

A discussion with fellow collectors that is bound to elicit interesting responses is two-tone watches. People tend to either love them or hate them. The lovers consider them the perfect mix between a sporty looking watch and a dress watch. People who don’t care for them may think of them as a weak compromise at best. What do you think?

2017 Eve's Watch Woman of the Year: Aurélie Picaud, director of Fabergé Timepieces

The Big Winners Of The Eve’s Watch Awards 2017

The second edition of the Eve’s Watch Awards, which was created by women, judged by women, and exclusively focuses on women’s watches, was held in 2017 at the exclusive Morton’s Club in Mayfair, London. Discover the full list of winners of the prestigious award here!