Mechanical Art

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Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation Driven: A Brand-New Old Car | Review

Supply and demand be damned. The principal of a self-regulating market is clearly too vulgar for the rarefied world of classic Aston Martins. The all-new, all-old “Continuation” DB4 GT—a factory-built facsimile of the original—manages to goose Adam Smith by turning the long-established economic …

Aston Martin

Christian von Koenigsegg on tires, record speed and watchmakers

We talk to the man himself at the Detroit Auto Show.<p>Christian von Koenigsegg isn't short on confidence. In his early 20s, he founded a car company that has churned out some of the fastest and most powerful production automobiles ever created. He's developing a camless engine that uses air pressure …

Trucks

Hands-On: The Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium

In anticipation of SIHH 2018, Van Cleef & Arpels dropped the Lady Arpels Planétarium, a smaller version of the Planétarium for men that the <i>maison</i> …

Watches

Just Because: The Incredible Movement Inside The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 'Homage To Walter Lange'

A few weeks ago, Lange teased just one watch from its then-upcoming SIHH collection, the 1815 "Homage to Walter Lange." The company's modern founder …

Watches

SIHH 2018: Your Complete Guide To All The New Watches

<i>SIHH is one of the busiest weeks of the year for watch lovers, when the industry descends on Geneva to see the biggest new releases at the start of</i> …

Watches

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth & Différentiel d’Égalité Watches

SIHH 2018 is the first major show of the year and Greubel Forsey has two new watches to show off. The first – the Greubel Forsey GMT Earth – is an …

Watches

Introducing: The MB&F MoonMachine 2 With Stepan Sarpaneva

Quick TakeFor its latest Horlogical Machine, MB&F has once again teamed up with Stepan Sarpaneva, the independent watchmaker from Helsinki. The …

Watches

Introducing: The Richard Mille RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough

Quick TakeAs always, Richard Mille has something totally insane to show off on the first day of SIHH. This year it's the RM 53-01 created in …

Watches

Introducing: The URWERK AMC, An Atomic Clock-Controlled Take On The Breguet Sympathique

Quick Take<p>URWERK has just announced that they're working on what sounds like a very unusual (and extremely technically) challenging project: a modern …

Watches

28 New Pre-SIHH 2018 Watches From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Richard Mille, A. Lange & Söhne, Montblanc, Audemars Piguet And More | Quill & Pad

by Elizabeth Doerr<p>In this age of digital information, watch companies try to get ahead of the competition by releasing news on new timepieces ahead …

Watches

Art and Ingenuity: Inside the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Handwerkskunst

The sixth <b>Handwerkskunst</b> edition from <b>A. Lange & Söhne,</b> the Glashütte brand known for its lavish finishing, combines some top tier <i>métiers d’art</i> with …

Watches

Grab Your Hoverboard And Fire Up The DeLorean: The Urwerk UR-105 CT Streamliner Takes Us Back To The Future (Where It May All End) | Quill & Pad

by Ian Skellern<p>When Urwerk launched the UR-105 CT in September 2017, the year of the trendsetting brand’s twentieth anniversary, it certainly made …

Watches

supercars

<i>For Top Gear magazine’s 300th issue, we celebrated the best 50 cars over 299 issues: here’s our pick of the best supercars</i><p>The apex predators were the …

Honda

McLaren 720S

So, what defines a supercar? Eye-widening performance? Looks that make it suitable for bedroom wall decoration? A high price-tag? A certain …

Felix Dennis

Bugatti Chiron

It’s probably not what you’re expecting us to say, but the thing with the Chiron is that it’s simply too fast to put to meaningful use on the public …

Sports Cars

Urwerk UR-210 RG Watch Review | Page 2 of 2

Suffice it to say that during my otherwise very happy time reviewing this watch, I was never once compelled to change the winding efficiency on the …

Watches

Watch It: Norton Dominator Naked by Goblin Works Garage

Reality TV shows about custom bike building have a really bad rep. But when we heard that Anthony Partridge would soon be gracing screens, our interest was piqued in a big way.<p>The ebullient Mr. Partridge knows a thing or two about swinging spanners. He co-founded Matt Black Custom Designs—a …

Revealed: The Top 10 Custom Motorcycles of 2017

It’s been a cracking year for the custom motorcycle scene, with a delectable array of killer builds from all over the world.<p>There’s also been a huge shift towards the mainstream. The big manufacturers have moved on from simply running custom programs and competitions, and are now selling retro and …

Motorcycles

The Ultimate Porsche 911 Comes From California

When Rob Dickinson, the lead singer for ’90s British rock band Catherine Wheel, moved to Hollywood in the early aughts, he drove a 1969 Porsche 911 …

Volkswagen

WATCHPORN 2017 - Best of 2017 #1

MB&F Kelys & Chirp Mechanical Toy By Clockmaker Reuge

As an "horological concept laboratory," Swiss watchmaker MB&F have certainly made some strange contraptions in recent years. The Octopod Clock for …

Watches

Introducing: Kelys & Chirp – An Automaton By MB&F, Reuge, And Nicolas Court

I feel like every story I write about MB&F starts the same way, with something like "my favorite thing about MB&F is that its products never fail to …

Watches

Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1: Born From Cutting-Edge Science And A Revved-Up Partnership | Quill & Pad

by Joshua Munchow<p>Graphene, if you haven’t yet heard, may just be the most exciting material discovery of the last 50 years or more.<p>Graphene has the …

Watches

Barong D: The Wally superyacht built for peak performance

Luca Bassani, the ebullient founder and president of Wally, is fond of explaining how there is no need to persuade someone to buy one of his boats. …

Spyker C8 Aileron LM85 edition revealed – run-out models to get bespoke livery

Jordan Katsianis 5 Dec 2017Eccentric Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker will celebrate the end of C8 Aileron production by producing three special …

Sports Cars

Every Cloud: A new life for a written-off Buell XB9S

There’s nothing more depressing than checking the damage to your bike after dropping it—or worse, after a crash. But for mildly damaged bikes, it’s a cloud that often has a silver lining.<p>When this 2002 Buell XB9S arrived in North East Custom’s Padua, Italy workshop, it was a mess. The rear frame …

Official: 2018 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

After twelve years Aston Martin has unveiled its modern interpretation of the iconic V8 Vantage. The Vantage may not be the quintessential Aston …

New Porsche 911 GT2 RS review - monstrous performance drives 911 to a new level

Adam Towler 8 Nov 2017Price: £207,506 (£228,548 with Weissach Package)It’s nothing less than the most powerful 911 Porsche has ever put on sale, the …

Startups

Announcements: The Chopard, L.U.C. Full Strike Wins The Aiguille d'Or At The 2017 GPHG Awards

<b>Innovation Prize:</b> Zenith, <i>Defy Lab</i><p><b>“Revival” Prize:</b> Longines, <i>The Longines Avigation BigEye</i><p><b>Ladies’ Watch Prize:</b> Chanel, <i>Première Camélia Skeleton</i><p><b>Ladies’</b> …