Dior Attends The Grand Ball – And The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2020 – With Three New Models

29/10/2020 10:53 pm Dior Attends The Grand Ball – And The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2020 – With Three New Models Parisian haute couture house Dior currently has three watches in the running at the 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, two of which are based on the magnificent Grand Bal concept. Elizabeth Doerr takes a quick look at them. The post Dior Attends The Grand Ball – And The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2020 – With Three New Models appeared first on Quill & Pad. Quill &…

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Pyramid Valley Wine From New Zealand: Terroir Taken To The Extreme

28/10/2020 10:48 pm Pyramid Valley Wine From New Zealand: Terroir Taken To The Extreme In the Waipara region, North Canterbury, in the southern part of New Zealand’s South Island there is a cult winery called Pyramid Valley that Ken Gargett has visited a few times. Today he tastes several 2018 wines from the place with the picturesque vineyard names and shares his opinion with us. The post Pyramid Valley Wine From New Zealand: Terroir Taken To The Extreme appeared first on Quill & Pad. Quill & Pad Keeping Watch on…

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Our Predictions In The Chronograph Category Of The 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG): Limited Editions Rule The Roost

27/10/2020 10:45 pm Our Predictions In The Chronograph Category Of The 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG): Limited Editions Rule The Roost Is the universal attraction of a chronograph found in the ability to control part of the timekeeping yourself using the often-dynamic-looking extra dials and hands? For the GPHG, at any rate, this is an important category with, as usual, a very strong lineup. So how is our panel leaning when it comes to picking a winner? Find out here. The post Our Predictions In The Chronograph Category…

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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Full Lum: The Little Details Are Lit!

26/10/2020 10:50 pm Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Full Lum: The Little Details Are Lit! Diver’s watches are meant to be rough, tough tool watches, and limited editions are made to cash in on a model’s popularity. The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Full Lum is both, yet disproves these paradox presumptions as Martin Green discovered after wearing this watch for a while. What did he think? It’s lit! The post Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Full Lum: The Little Details Are Lit! appeared first on Quill…

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Our Predictions In The Mechanical Exception Category Of The 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG): Exceptional Circumstances Split Down The Middle

25/10/2020 10:39 pm Our Predictions In The Mechanical Exception Category Of The 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG): Exceptional Circumstances Split Down The Middle The Mechanical Exception category features men’s or ladies’ watches with a special mechanism such as an innovative or sophisticated display, an automaton, a belt-driven movement, a striking or other acoustic function, or any other original and/or exceptional horological concept. And we surely have an intriguing set of finalists in the Mechanical Exception category this year: everything from a tumbling triple-axis tourbillon to an electronically controlled…

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Hermès New Watches For 2020 Featuring The Daringly Different Aaaargh! (Video)

25/10/2020 11:36 am Hermès New Watches For 2020 Featuring The Daringly Different Aaaargh! (Video) Our friends at The Watches TV had a chance to see the Hermès watches for 2020 – and they (and we) were in luck to also hear from La Montre Hermès CEO Laurent Dordet. Host Marc André Deschoux goes through the new Hermès pieces one by one, beginning with the 2020 L’Heure de la Lune, the first version of which launched in 2019, which he thinks is “A super-hot watch.” Things go seriously wacky from there.…

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Diamond-Set Watches: Who Knew Fine Craftsmanship Was So Complicated? – Reprise

25/10/2020 4:22 am Diamond-Set Watches: Who Knew Fine Craftsmanship Was So Complicated? – Reprise Adding a few diamonds to a watch: how hard can that be? As it turns out, stone setting is a lot more difficult than many appreciate. Diamond-setting watches requires the expertise and craftsmanship of about half a dozen highly skilled craftspeople, each a master of their craft. The post Diamond-Set Watches: Who Knew Fine Craftsmanship Was So Complicated? – Reprise appeared first on Quill & Pad. Quill & Pad Keeping Watch on Time

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Ressence Type 2A/2G: Is This Electronic-Mechanical Hybrid Timepiece The Future Of Mechanical Watchmaking?

24/10/2020 9:44 pm Ressence Type 2A/2G: Is This Electronic-Mechanical Hybrid Timepiece The Future Of Mechanical Watchmaking? With concept cars, it is typical for most of the features on the prototype to be weeded out once the design is optimized for manufacturing. The electronical-mechanical Ressence Type 2 is the complete opposite, Joshua Munchow says, as it has retained pretty much every single thing the concept watch of 2018 offered and has only improved in function. Is the Ressence Type 2 the future of mechanical watches? The post Ressence Type 2A/2G: Is…

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Are Today’s Vintage Watch Buyers Killing Watchmaking? – Reprise

24/10/2020 11:38 am Are Today’s Vintage Watch Buyers Killing Watchmaking? – Reprise To the extent that new enthusiasts represent the future of the watch market, is it possible that their enthusiasm for the past will prove highly damaging, or even lethal, to the industry’s future? GaryG shares his thoughts on the subject here. The post Are Today’s Vintage Watch Buyers Killing Watchmaking? – Reprise appeared first on Quill & Pad. Quill & Pad Keeping Watch on Time

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The World’s Best Wine? No Contest: Romanée-Conti By Domaine De La Romanée-Conti – Reprise

24/10/2020 4:17 am The World’s Best Wine? No Contest: Romanée-Conti By Domaine De La Romanée-Conti – Reprise There is one wine producer that has taken on almost mythical status in recent years: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. And one of its wines, Romanée-Conti, stands out above all others. Many wine lovers, perhaps most, consider it to be the very best wine in the world. Ken Gargett is one of them. The post The World’s Best Wine? No Contest: Romanée-Conti By Domaine De La Romanée-Conti – Reprise appeared first on Quill &…

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