Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire in white gold with salmon dial

Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire In The Horological House Of Orange

The Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire, introduced at Baselworld 2016, is the next step in the ongoing evolution of the Grönefeld brothers’ burgeoning dynasty. The watch’s concept revolves around a key feature, the remontoire, which also references the church clock. Read on to find out why.

Baselworld 2016 Round Table: What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like

Please join our Quill & Pad round table discussion on Baselworld 2016. This time we take on some of the same topics that GaryG and his collector group use to the discuss their impressions of a watch fair: best of show, worst of show, watch you would buy with your own money, watch you would buy if money were no object, investment watch, patronage watch, fun watch, and a fantasy money no object watch.

Photo Caption Competition No. 9 Featuring A Grönefeld One Hertz, Snow, And Dogs

This week’s caption competition is a hard one as it has quite a disparate mix of subjects including a Grönefeld One Hertz, lots of snow (it was shot in the Arctic Circle), and a few dogs for good measure. What appropriate, funny, or sarcastic comment can you think up as a caption or for the optional speech bubble?

Grönefeld unique piece Parallax Tourbillon in platinum with blackened silver dial and striking red accents

Heartbeat: Unique Piece Platinum Parallax Tourbillon by Grönefeld

I’m just back from an excellent SalonQP 2015. The exhibition was awash with fantastic timepieces, but here’s one that caught my eye: a unique piece Parallax Tourbillon in platinum with black dial and bright red highlights by Bart and Tim Grönefeld, two excellent fraternal watchmakers from the Netherlands.

Straight on: the Grönefeld One Hertz in direct light

Grönefeld One Hertz – A Collector’s Journey

For this special article, I have the pleasure of covering the wonderful Grönefeld One Hertz! For a watch fanatic, and especially for lovers of independent watch brands, it’s a dream come true to meet the makers of the watches that we admire. With the Grönefeld brothers, it’s that pleasure multiplied by two.

The L.Roy Chronomètre à Tourbillon looks sensational movement side, with large balance and chain et fusée

Give Me Five! Dead Beat Seconds At Baselworld 2015

The dead beat seconds complication was developed so that the second hand on the wristwatch would move in the same way as a high-end, precious clock might. Dead beat seconds is a fairly rare addition to a watch movement in the modern age. In fact, it is almost never seen. Nevertheless, we found five watches outfitted with dead beat seconds at Baselworld 2015.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque

The Twelve Watch Days Of Christmas

You may be familiar with the old Christmas diddy “The Twelve Days Of Christmas.” Let me sing you the final verse of this song, including what my true love gave to me on the twelfth and final day, in horological terms…

Close up of the dial of the Ulysse Nardin Freak Blue Cruiser

Give Me Five! Tourbillons From Baselworld 2014 Part 2

Continuing our series on tourbillons from Baselworld 2014, here are a few from Breguet, Chopard, Ulysse Nardin, Grönefeld and Kari Voutilainen.

Gronefeld Parallax Tourbillon RG (red gold)

Copernicus, Alignment Shift, And The Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon: A Nerd Story

Parallax is a fascinating phenomenon that has real-world applications, including the amazing ability of humans to use their two eyes and parallax shift to judge depth of field. You can reach out and grab that doorknob because of science. For this reason and more I absolutely love the latest creation to come out of the Grönefelds’ workshop, their aptly named Parallax Tourbillon.