Watchmaking demonstration at the Zenith stand at SalonQP 2014

8 Reasons To Visit SalonQP In London, The ‘Goldilocks’ Watch Exhibition

The sixth edition of SalonQP opens its doors on Friday, November 13 (or even Thursday evening if you’re one of the lucky few attending the opening cocktail party). So here are eight reasons why you might consider making a trip to London’s chic Sloane Square for the UK’s premier watch exhibition, which includes discussion panels, seminars, and even watchmaking classes in addition to more than 50 brands of every shape and size.

Stephen Forsey at the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève with the Aiguille d'Or in one hand and a Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision on the other

Reflections On The 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

In this final round table discussion, my Quill & Pad colleagues Ian, Joshua, Gary, Amr, and I discuss the amazing evening of October 29, 2015 at the elegant Grand Théâtre in Geneva. The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève ceremony was greatly successful this year with the hosts keeping it from running long with windy speeches and comedy routines in the middle.

F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Bleu for Only Watch 2015

Only Watch 2015: Full List With Photos Of The Unique Piece Watches At Auction

It’s an extraordinary feat when some of the most established names in watchmaking and up-and-coming independents come together for a worthy cause.

The 2015 edition of Only Watch is to be held on November 7, and this sixth edition of the biennial charity auction sees the highest number of donated pieces ever: 44 in total.

Read on for a complete listing and photos, including estimates, of the all unique piece watches in the 2015 Only Watch auction.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision on the wrist

Complete List Of Prize Winners In The 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The evening of Thursday, October 29, 2015 played host to the red-carpet gala evening in Geneva for the presentation of prizes in the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. We will be sharing our thoughts and insights on the winners of the big night, and why those not so lucky may have missed out. But without further ado, here are the brands and watches that went home with a well-deserved trophy.

The Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève is held at Geneva's Grand Théâtre (the Opera House)

Live Video Stream Of The 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is THE premier horological red carpet event of the year.

For those not able to make the trip to Switzerland, Quill & Pad is very pleased to be able to invite you to Geneva “virtually” to watch the evening as it unfolds.

At the same time you can learn how our panel did in predicting the winners of the 2015 GPHG.

h Week, I happened to notice what was on the wrists of my neighbors (this caliber of watches was not unusual for many of the visitors of the exhibition)

Dubai Watch Week: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

The inaugural Dubai Watch Week (DWW) has just closed its doors. And what a week it has been: sunny days filled withintroductory watchmaking classes, informative and often entertaining discussion panels, conversations with CEOs and watchmakers, and a multitude of watch collectors and aficionados enjoying all the event had to offer. But before we take a look at what was good about DWW, let’s get the “bad” and the “ugly” out of the way first.

AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour

Quill & Pad’s Predictions For The 2015 Aiguille d’Or, The Top Prize Of The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) predictions in which we pick our favorites and explain why. In this article we predict who will take the top prize called the Aiguille d’Or (“golden hand”), the best of the best of all the watches pre-selected in the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Watchmaking Masterclass with Lang & Heyne CEO Marco Lang at Dubai Watch Week

Initial Impressions Of Dubai Watch Week

Quill & Pad is in Dubai for the exciting inaugural event known as Dubai Watch Week. Dubai Watch Week (DWW) targets both local and international watch collectors and aficionados with five different sections of activity. So far, these have been popular and busy. “Dubai Watch Week is a first for the Middle East and an incredible initiative by the Seddiqi Group,” said Maximilian Büsser of MB&F of the event co-organized by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Sports watches pre-selected for the 2015 GPHG. Clockwise from top left: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, Harry Winston Project Z9, Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Professional Diver's 1000m Hi-Beat 36000, Zenith El Primero Sport, and Tudor Pelagos

Quill & Pad’s Predictions For The Sports Category Of The 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) predictions in which we pick our favorites and explain why. The six pre-selected finalists in the Sports category are the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, the Harry Winston Project Z9, Seiko’s Prospex Marinemaster Professional Diver’s 1000m Hi-Beat 36000, the Tudor Pelagos, and the Zenith El Primero Sport.

Pre-selected Jewellery watches in the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Quill & Pad’s Predictions For The Jewellery Category Of The 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) predictions in which we pick our favorites and explain why. The six pre-selected finalists in the Jewellery category are the audacious Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk, Bulgari’s MVSA High Jewellery Watch, the Chaumet Joséphine Aigrette Impériale, de Grisogono’s fluid Grappoli, the colorful Fabergé Summer in Provence Multicoloured Sapphire, and the Piaget Extremely Piaget Double Sided Cuff Watch.