Around the halfway point of Baselworld 2019, Quill & Pad editor-in-chief Elizabeth Doerr got together with Marc André Deschoux of The Watches TV to chat about what they saw at this highly significant edition of the fair: they discussed things they liked – gorgeous, unique horology for the female wrist included – and watches seemingly important in the larger scheme of haute horlogerie. Sit back and enjoy the discussion illustrated by The Watches TV’s beautiful footage.
In this video, The Watches TV’s Marc André Deschoux goes through the Swiss brand’s new watches from SIHH 2019, which include the Virtuoso IX, Récital 21 perpetual calendar, Récital 23 for ladies, and the outstanding Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One – the first Bovet watch housed in a full sapphire crystal case. Enjoy!
The Watches TV visited independent watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin at his home workshop in Moscow. This 16-minute video, which begins with a quick walkthrough of a museum in the Kremlin that showcases historical clocks from all over Europe, goes through practically all of Chaykin’s stellar, creative timepieces.
On the last day of SIHH 2019, Elizabeth Doerr got together with Marc André Deschoux of The Watches TV for a short chat about what they saw at the fair, the things that stuck out, the things they liked, their highlights of the show, and even a little prognostication concerning its future now that the SIHH and Baselworld will run back to back in 2020.
Jean-Claude Biver is most likely the most influential individual in contemporary watchmaking. And now the 69-year-old who can look back on a 43-year career in watches has announced his retirement. Or has he? Watch these video interviews with him to find out if there are any questions left unanswered.
Classic on the front, party in the back: that about sums up the traditional erotic timepiece. And one of the modern masters of the erotic watch is Blancpain. In this excellent video by The Watches TV, you’ll discover what “hot horologerie” is all about!
Our friends at The Watches TV visited Cristalleries Saint-Louis to find out how Hermès achieves the modern, “square” look of the crystal dial in the ultra-limited Arceau Lift Millefiori.
Only a handful of producers are able to make hairsprings, most of which are large-scale industry suppliers. But a few watch brands manufacture their own using recipes and processes, which they keep close to their hearts. Bovet is one of these rare few manufacturers. Take a walk through the factory here thanks to The Watches TV, one in which cameras are usually not allowed.
Ever wondered what the inside of a Rolex Submariner looks like, then (sensibly) thought better of trying to find out? Well, wonder no more. The Watches TV has teamed up with The Naked Watchmaker, Peter Speake-Marin, to take a modern Rolex Submariner completely apart – diving right into the heart of this famous diver’s watch.
In early June 2018, nearly 200 people from all corners of the planet traveled to the the quiet Vallée de Joux in Switzerland to celebrate independent watchmaker Philippe Dufour’s 70th birthday party. Ian Skellern thought the occasion might make for a nice film and asked a few old friends to help out.