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1,240 Added | 1 Magazine | 3 Following | 946 Followers | @QuillPad | Quill & Pad is an online magazine perpetuating the art of high-quality, long-form journalism with in-depth reports and exclusive photos and videos. Founded by Elizabeth Doerr and Ian Skellern, Quill & Pad sees two well-established voices in the fine watch industry adding their professionalism and experience to the world of new media. With a combined 40 years of professional background in publishing on fine watchmaking, Elizabeth Doerr and Ian Skellern have provided textual and photographic joy to millions of connoisseurs, budding enthusiasts and serious collectors of haute horlogerie in print and online.

Ikepod Megapode: Marc Newson's Smartest Watch (And Perhaps My Smartest Rolex Trade) | Quill & Pad

by Martin Green<p>If anyone thinks that Marc Newson’s first watch design was the Apple Watch they are missing something, as this prolific designer has …

Watches

The Ongoing History Of The ‘Superbia Humanitatis’ Watch By Louis-Elysée Piguet, Franck Muller, And Paul Gerber (With Video Of It Striking Time) | Quill & Pad

by Elizabeth Doerr and Dr. Magnus Bosse<p>Paul Gerber is a soft-spoken master of miniaturization, who has been constructing complications in his Zurich …

Watches

Reduction In Wait Times For Watch Servicing Repair And The Disturbing Reality Of What It Means For You | Quill & Pad

by Ashton Tracy<p>It’s no secret that customers are frustrated with the time it takes to get things done in the watch industry. Even something as simple …

Watches

Bovet Fleurier Edouard Bovet Flying Tourbillon: The World At Your Fingertips | Quill & Pad

by Joshua Munchow<p>In modern society, we have the world at our fingertips.<p>Quite possibly for the first time in the history of mankind, no member of an …

Watches

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph: The Day Everything Changed (Archive) | Quill & Pad

by Joshua Munchow<p>Recently I found myself at a bit of a crossroads. Horologically I mean, as I was having trouble with a new discovery I had made. You …

Watches

Collecting Watches And Cars: What’s The Same And What’s Different?

Cars and watches, watches and cars: they do seem to go together! Scratch almost any watch lover and you’re going to find a car lover just under the …

Watches

TVR Is Back From The Brink Of Death And Racing Towards Le Mans With Rebellion | Quill & Pad

by Martin Green<p>Some car brands are so quintessentially English that they can only be developed in the United Kingdom.<p>It must be the soil or the …

TVR

You Are There: Video Tour Through The Armin Strom Factory | Quill & Pad

by Elizabeth Doerr<p>Armin Strom is one of the smallest complete watch manufactures in Switzerland. Based in Biel and making under 1,000 watches per …

Watches

Fauxtina: A Faux Vintage Faux Pas | Quill & Pad

by Ashton Tracy<p>Vintage-inspired and vintage re-issue watches are everywhere, and Baselworld 2018 only further highlighted the fact. Over the fair …

Watches

Giberg Niura Flying Tourbillon: Elegant Style And Serious Substance

Both Martin and Ian named the Giberg Niura Flying Tourbillon as their "best of show" in the Quill & Pad Baselworld 2018 round table. So why did two …

Watches

Kiss Drummer And Passionate Watch Collector Eric Singer’s Baselworld 2018 Top 10

Elizabeth caught up with Kiss drummer Eric Singer as Baselworld 2018 was drawing to a close, and he shared his personal list of the top ten watches …

Watches

Vault V1/V1+: An Intensely Personal Relationship With Time

The Vault V1 is a rather unique timepiece, and due to a curious feature it becomes even more unique after the wearer adjusts the time even once. It's …

Watches

Kiss Drummer Eric Singer Co-Designs Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Topper Edition

While Zodiac isn’t an obvious brand for us to feature on Quill & Pad, when I spoke to Kiss drummer Eric Singer at Baselworld and he excitedly told me …

Watches

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee: “Effective” Marketing Doesn’t Have To Mean “Expensive” Marketing

On a recent trip to Bordeaux to check if they were still making decent plonk (yes, job done), I noticed a small coffee shop near my hotel doing a …

Marketing

Grand Seiko: Already Big In Japan And Getting Bigger Near You (Archive)

Seiko’s story is much more complicated than most people might think. This is a manufacturer that doesn’t follow trends, but has created a few of its …

Watches

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

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, …

Wine

Face Off: 2018 Santos De Cartier Skeleton Vs. 2010 Cartier Santos-Dumont Squelette

In this article I compare the new Santos de Cartier Skeleton to the Santos-Dumont Squelette from 2010 as these two models are from the same family, …

Watches

Parmigiani Fleurier And The Yusupov Fabergé Egg Of 1907

When they hear the name Fabergé, most people immediately think of imperial Easter eggs. The egg tradition hatched in 1885 when Tsar Alexander III …

Watches

Blue Vs. Green At Baselworld 2018: Green Isn’t The New Blue (Hint: It’s Green)

Baselworld 2018 began for the Quill & Pad team on Wednesday, March 21, and from our very first meetings it looked obvious that green was back. But is …

Watches

Easter Special: A Brief History Of Fabulous Fabergé Eggs (Archive)

When they hear the name Fabergé, most people immediately think of imperial Easter eggs. This is logical because even today the breathtaking …

Watches

GaryG Goes To Paris To Pick Up Custom Boucheron Cufflinks Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Archive)

Ah, Paris! City of Lights. For the watch collector, it’s a great place to visit with boutiques aplenty, some owned and operated by the major brands; …

Watches

Cuba’s Habanos Añejados Program Up In Smoke: No Evolution And No Complexity

The last decade has been the most tumultuous for the Cuban cigar industry since the Revolution. There will always be the occasional “I miss the good …

Cuba

Parting Thoughts (22 Of Them) From Baselworld 2018

As I arrive home exhausted from the extravaganza that was Baselworld 2018, but still running on enough residual adrenaline to get words out, I jot …

Watches

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel: I Promise To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth

While I know my own ethics, most of you don’t, and such is my appreciation for the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel that I am slightly …

Watches

Corum Hobo Coin Watch: Gothic Rock And Roll

Corum re-introduces its classic Coin Watch with a twist: the Hobo Coin comprises the concept of vintage hobo coins and unique engraving to resurrect …

Watches

Seiko Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Grand Seiko 9S Caliber With 4 New Models

Grand Seiko makes some of the finest movements in the world, so it seems only natural that the Japanese brand pull out all the stops for Baselworld …

Watches

The Watch That Changed My Life: The Jean Daniel Nicolas Two-Minute Tourbillon By Mr. Daniel Roth (Archive)

Many watches hold special significance for their owners. The Jean Daniel Nicolas Two-Minute Tourbillon by Daniel Roth Ian chronicles here didn't just …

Watches

Chanel Boy.Friend Skeleton: Intriguing Views From All Angles

I feel that the Chanel Boy.Friend perfectly embodies the spirit of the great Coco Chanel, who had a penchant for masculine fabrics and cut and …

Watches

Haute Horlogerie Enthusiast John Keil Goes Micro Brand With WatchGauge, A Novel Community And Retail Site (Archive)

Quill & Pad’s resident retail expert John Keil has just launched WatchGauge, an interesting new online retail venture that is worth bringing to your …

Watches

Glashütte Original Sixties: Retro Chic Returns In A Stylish New Green

My favorite green Baselworld 2018 debutantes are the Glashütte Original Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date. They feature intriguing and sublimely …

Watches