John McGonigle Oileán H-B1 Triple Calendar Chronograph: I Don’t Know Of A More Beautiful Complicated Movement Available For The Money | Quill & Pad

26/02/2021 10:52 pm John McGonigle Oileán H-B1 Triple Calendar Chronograph: I Don’t Know Of A More Beautiful Complicated Movement Available For The Money | Quill & Pad John McGonigle has launched the H-B1, the first watch under his solo brand Oileán. It’s a beautifully hand finished triple-calendar column wheel chronograph powered by a highly modified new-old stock Valjoux 88 movement. While not cheap, Ian Skellern thinks it’s the best value-for-money, exquisitely hand-finished, complicated watch he has ever seen. Home | Quill & Pad Magazine Home | Quill & Pad Magazine

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Watchpod: Practical And Affordable Travel Cases For Bracelet Watches | Quill & Pad

25/02/2021 10:50 pm Watchpod: Practical And Affordable Travel Cases For Bracelet Watches | Quill & Pad After spending an afternoon fitting her bracelet watches into Watchpod’s cases and playing with the company’s display stand, Elizabeth Doerr quickly went from skeptic to fan and thinks that the brand’s products offer exceptional value for money. Home | Quill & Pad Magazine Home | Quill & Pad Magazine

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2020 Prix Gaïa Awards: Urwerk Founders Felix Baumgartner And Martin Frei, Sundial Maker Denis Savoie, And Independent Watchmaker Antoine Preziuso Honored | Quill & Pad

24/02/2021 10:56 pm 2020 Prix Gaïa Awards: Urwerk Founders Felix Baumgartner And Martin Frei, Sundial Maker Denis Savoie, And Independent Watchmaker Antoine Preziuso Honored | Quill & Pad If the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards the horological Oscars, then the more cerebral Prix Gaïa might be considered the horological Nobel Prize. Here, Elizabeth Doerr shares the interesting laureates announced in 2020. Home | Quill & Pad Magazine Home | Quill & Pad Magazine

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Annual Calendars Are Goldilocks Complications: Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right – Reprise | Quill & Pad

24/02/2021 6:48 am Annual Calendars Are Goldilocks Complications: Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right – Reprise | Quill & Pad Sometimes perpetual calendars are too complicated but a simple calendar just doesn’t cut it anymore because nearly half the months have less than 31 days, making it five adjustments a year too many for some. But don’t fret, there is a middle ground between the most basic calendar watches and complex perpetual calendars: the annual calendar automatically adjusts for each month with 30 or 31 days, meaning just…

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Anniversary Wines For A Big Celebration: What To Drink When The Year Is More Important More Than The Price | Quill & Pad

23/02/2021 10:53 pm Anniversary Wines For A Big Celebration: What To Drink When The Year Is More Important More Than The Price | Quill & Pad Wine can be so much more than just an enjoyable drink. It can link us to times, people, and places. A traditional concept for so-called anniversary wines is to celebrate a milestone, perhaps a birthday or wedding or even anniversary, with a fine bottle from the vintage of the birthyear or anniversary year in question. With that in mind, Ken Gargett shares a few…

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5 Of The Best Watches From Bulgari At The 2021 LVMH Watch Week | Quill & Pad

22/02/2021 10:43 pm 5 Of The Best Watches From Bulgari At The 2021 LVMH Watch Week | Quill & Pad When Italians make Swiss watches, we are always in for a treat. Martin Green thinks this has something to do with many Italians being very passionate about mechanics and design being something of a religion there. Bulgari has been successfully blending these two main elements for decades, and at the virtual 2021 LVMH Watch Week the brand showed that it continues to excel at it. Here, Martin highlights five of…

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Garrick S4: Added Value At A More Affordable Price | Quill & Pad

21/02/2021 9:45 pm Garrick S4: Added Value At A More Affordable Price | Quill & Pad The new S4, the fourth iteration of Garrick’s S line of models, also represents a solid effort to add as much value as possible to the brand’s watches while making them more accessible to collectors at large. And don’t miss the artistic prowess visible through the case back! Home | Quill & Pad Magazine Home | Quill & Pad Magazine

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Behind The Lens: Patek Philippe Ref. 5950A-001 Split-Seconds Chronograph – Reprise | Quill & Pad

21/02/2021 11:43 am Behind The Lens: Patek Philippe Ref. 5950A-001 Split-Seconds Chronograph – Reprise | Quill & Pad Given GaryG’s musings on these pages about the relative roles of rarity and complication in driving the value of a watch, he thinks it appropriate to dedicate this “Behind the Lens” entry to a piece that is both complicated and limited in production: Patek Philippe’s Reference 5950A. What’s so special about this watch? Well, first of all it’s a split-seconds chronograph. What else? Home | Quill & Pad Magazine Home | Quill…

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Chichibu Whisky: The Japanese Version Of Pappy Van Winkle – Reprise | Quill & Pad

21/02/2021 4:23 am Chichibu Whisky: The Japanese Version Of Pappy Van Winkle – Reprise | Quill & Pad Fans of Japanese whisky will be all too aware that the better offerings are extremely hard to find. Once a curiosity, then mainstream, and more recently highly awarded and much sought after (okay, now subject to a feeding frenzy), the stuff is as rare as an honest politician. So grab whatever you can whenever you can! Home | Quill & Pad Magazine Home | Quill & Pad Magazine

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All 4 New Rolex 2020 Collection Updates Plus One Watch You Might Have Missed | Quill & Pad

20/02/2021 10:43 pm All 4 New Rolex 2020 Collection Updates Plus One Watch You Might Have Missed | Quill & Pad While 2019 brought subtle improvements for Rolex’s mainstay watch lines, a rocky 2020 brought uncertainty – first we weren’t sure Rolex would release anything at all given the pandemic, which was followed by widely talked about updates for four of the crown’s pillar collections. The new 2020 models saw subtle changes for improvement and perfection rather than anything revolutionary. And lots more color! Home | Quill & Pad Magazine…

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