Zenith El Primero circa 1969 on the wrist

Exceptional Movements In History: Zenith El Primero

Loved the world over by collectors and watch brands alike, the Zenith El Primero has been keeping the world on time since 1969. And Rolex choosing to use the movement was high praise for Zenith indeed. The El Primero is still considered an exceptional chronograph to this day, watchmaker Aston Tracy explains why.

Zenith Defy Zero G in red gold on red gold bracelet

Zenith Defy Zero G: A Lesson In Miniaturization

The 2018 Zenith Defy Zero G miniaturizes in an astonishing manner: this is a next-generation watch coming a nice round ten years after the original Defy Xtreme Zero G was introduced in 2008.

Zenith Defy Lab on the wrist

The Zenith Defy Lab Highlights Technology That Could Change Future Watchmaking

With the Defy Lab, Zenith has introduced its version of compliant silicon components that may well be set to change the future of watchmaking.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 for Only Watch

Here’s Why: The Chronograph Is The New Tourbillon

Based on the most popular releases of 2017, it is possible that the almighty tourbillon may about to be usurped by something new and rather old at the same time: the chronograph. In this installment of Joshua Munchow’s “Here’s Why” series, he explores why the chronograph is the new tourbillon.

What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like At The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Plus How Well Our Panel’s Forecasts Did

In this final round table discussion of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the Quill & Pad team discusses the amazing evening of November 8, 2017 and what we thought of the big night’s winners (and losers).

pre-selected Calendar watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Annual Calendar, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, Delma Klondike Moonphase, Greubel Forsey QP à Équation, Krayon Everywhere – Universal Sunrise & Sunset, and Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Grande Date Full Open

Our Predictions In The Calendar Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: We Are Split Between Two Watches

Our panel of five predicts winners in the Calendar watch category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève from the six shortlisted finalists. It came down to just two watches at the end, with our odd-numbered jury precisely split down the middle. How? Read on to find out.

S.U.F Helsinki Vetehinen by Sarpaneva

Give Me Five! Bright Colors Are So Passé: Here Are 5 (+1) Gray-Dialed Wristwatches For 2017 From Greubel Forsey, Hermès, Zenith, Carl F. Bucherer, Ressence And Sarpaneva

Each year has its own color trend, and while black and white are the “evergreen” classics, it is the myriad elegantly understated dark shades of gray that seem to be setting the tone in 2017.

Christian Kamp and the legendary Loïck Peyron modeling Ulysse Nardin in Bermuda; Kamp (lower wrist) is wearing the limited edition Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver Artemis Racing

America’s Cup 2017: The Final Round Gets Underway . . . And There’s A Watch Brand For Each Team In This Epochal 166-Year-Old Regatta

The 35th America’s Cup is well underway in Bermuda, with the high-technology event heading into the final rounds on May 26, 2017. Interestingly, all of the teams for this finals month have watch sponsors, and these even represent brands from each of the four major groups: Swatch Group, Richemont, LVMH, and Kering.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm

Kiss Drummer And Watch Collector Eric Singer’s Baselworld 2017 Top 10

If you’ve attended Baselworld over the last few years, you’ve likely heard tell of an “Eric Singer sighting” – catching a quick glimpse of the watch-crazy rock drummer who plays with Kiss as he hurries from booth to booth checking out the new watch offerings. I had a chance to catch up with the horophile musician after Baselworld 2017 to get his personal list of the top ten watches he saw at the fair.

Patek Philippe Reference 5320G lume shot

Baselworld 2017 Lights Up With LUME!

While there are no lack of lights, colors, and sparkles during the day at Baselworld, it’s when the lights go down that you get to learn which watches come out and party after the sun goes down.

Here are a few of the watches that I saw donning their colorful glow-in-the-dark party clothes at Baselworld 2017!