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Tim Mosso / Quill & Pad De Bethune DB25 Midnight Blue Reviewed by Tim Mosso
Often in life, there’s a stark difference between perception and reality. Perception is one-part personal prejudice and one-part experience; it’s a construct. Reality, on the other hand, doesn’t care what perception thinks.De Bethune, a small brand…

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Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide Every watch brand that has collaborated with Ferrari
Of the top 10 most expensive cars ever sold at auction, 8 are Ferraris. It’s the go-to name on everyone’s lips when discussing luxury or sports cars, and whether or not you’re one of the Tifosi, it’s hard to deny that Ferrari is the most iconic aut…
GaryG / Quill & Pad Why I Bought It: A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus – A Photofest!
At SIHH 2019, I had the enjoyable opportunity to meet privately for a few minutes with A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid and Anthony de Haas, director of product development for the brand.In the center of the table was a tray covered with a cloth…
Jorg Weppelink / Fratello Watches Sunday Morning Showdown: Grand Seiko SBGW305 Vs. King Seiko SJE089
It’s Sunday morning, so grab a cup of coffee, and prepare for a showdown rooted in history. Most of you will know the story of Grand Seiko and King Seiko, which goes back over six decades. We decided to put two modern watches from them up against e…
Russell Sheldrake / Time+Tide The oddball Gérald Genta-designed Omega that everyone forgets about
Gérald Genta is revered for his innovative vision and trendsetting designs. Whether it be the Universal Genève Polerouter, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, or the Patek Philippe Nautilus, his design prowess is undeniable. However, this is one design tha…
Pietro Pilla / Time+Tide New releases from Laurent Ferrier, Qin Gan, Omega and more
In the past seven days, we welcomed many novelties, including an ambassador special from Omega, an Australian limited edition from TAG Heuer and an unexpected collaboration between Christopher Ward and YouTube favourite Andrew Morgan. Discover the…
Ruediger Bucher / WatchTime Colorful Gray: 14 Watches With Gray Dials
Trendy watches of the past few years have been mainly blue and green. Now we’re seeing something completely new: gray. So take a few minutes to view some of today’s most exciting gray watches and immerse yourself in the diversity of color. It’s tim…
Chester Lau / Deployant New: Blancpain X Swatch – Two New NATO Straps
Swatch welcomes more colors to the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection. Created more than 70 years ago by a passionate scuba diver, this iconic model revolutionized watchmaking by becoming the first true diver’s watch. The new designs are nam…
Ripley Sellers / aBlogToWatch New Release: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Black Dial Watches
For its latest release of 2024, Omega has announced a trio of new Aqua Terra models that are fitted with gloss black lacquered dials. Available in 34mm, 38mm, and 41mm sizes, the new black dial Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watches offer the same fund…
Tim Mosso / Quill & Pad De Bethune DB25 Midnight Blue Reviewed by Tim Mosso
Often in life, there’s a stark difference between perception and reality. Perception is one-part personal prejudice and one-part experience; it’s a construct. Reality, on the other hand, doesn’t care what perception thinks.De Bethune, a small brand…
David Ichim / SJX Watches Bugatti Taps on Movement Maker for Tourbillon Hybrid Supercar
The Molsheim-based marque just unveiled the successor to its Chiron supercar – and one with a surprising horological connection – the Bugatti Tourbillon. With Croatian auto entrepreneur at Mate Rimac at the helm, Bugatti created a completely new hy…
Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide Three watch brands that don’t put their brand name on the dial
It’s funny to consider the attitudes towards branding on clothing and branding on watches. If someone were to wear a suit with an obvious logo, it would probably be considered poor taste. Watches, however, wear their brand names with pride because…
Lex Stolk / Fratello Watches Hands-On With A Trio Of Colorful Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Watches
Fun dive watches for summer in yellow, orange, and pink...or is it magenta?Two of the colorful new Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba watches are easy. One comes in yellow and the other one in orange. But the third one is a bit more puzzling. Is it pink? No…
Raman Kalra / Quill & Pad Titanium vs. Stainless Steel Watches: Beyond the Silvery Surface
Raman Kalra is the founder of  The Watch Muse blog and has kindly agreed to share some of his articles with us here on Quill & Pad.___________________________The beauty of watches is in the eye of the beholder, and fortunately, they come in all dif…
Drew Coblitz / Revolution Bugatti’s Newest Hypercar Nods to Traditional Watchmaking
The horological world is often influenced by the automotive world, but not so much the other way around. Today, Bugatti flipped that script with the introduction of the new Tourbillon hypercar named after the specific and special mechanical movemen…
Malaika Crawford / HODINKEE Introducing: The Noah x Timex Sun And Moon Watch
The pair's latest sold-out LE gets a second wave. NYC-based menswear brand Noah has launched an Art Deco style day-night watch with Timex. Gold-toned and very vintage-inspired, it's a little quartz-powered riff on a classic Tank-style dress watch,…
Worn & Wound Just A Minute With The Citizen Series8 890
The Series8 890 is a collection built upon a 42.6mm stainless steel case. It’s angular and tough, providing 200 meters of water resistance while also sporting an internal bezel that keeps track of elapsed time. Powering this watch is Citizen’s own…
Borna Bošnjak / Time+Tide History of the tourbillon, and the relevance of the complication today
Despite all the advances we’ve made since the inception of timekeeping devices, one could argue three watchmaking complications are most revered – the perpetual calendar, the minute repeater, and the tourbillon. While the first two are very much c…
Garrett Jones / Worn & Wound Photo Report: Blade Show 2024 Recap
Blade Show Atlanta is known as the mecca for anything pocket knife or edge tool related. Touted as the “World’s Largest Knife Show,” it offers an astonishing selection of blades, from cutting edge designs to traditional heritage pieces.  Much like…
Roberta Naas / ATimelyPerspective Industry Veteran, Seymour Holtzman, Dies
Seymour HoltzmanSeymour Holtzman, a long-standing industry veteran in the watch, jewelry and retail world passed away on May 28, 2024, at the age of 88.  Holtzman, owner of C.D. Peacock in Chicago, has a great legacy to leave behind not just in the…
Peter Chong / Deployant New: Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon White Gold, amber edition
A new addition to the highly technical Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon collection. This time a piece unique in white gold with a unique amber dial. Press Release information with commentary in italics.The Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon White Gold, a…
Ariel Adams / aBlogToWatch Watch Review: Bremont Terra Nova 40.5 Turning Bezel Power Reserve
2024 is a major year for Bremont, with the company undergoing a change in top-level management as well as overall strategy. The UK-based company is not veering from its primary mission of making British-themed sports and adventure watches, but unde…
Sabine Zwettler / WatchTime New Pilot’s Watches from Hamilton, Stowa and Laco
The pilot’s watch is one of the most successful genres of all timepieces. It owes its popularity to its distinctive design and outstanding functionality. Its popular instrumental look is the result of more than a century of history as a technical a…
Alexander Krupp / WatchTime Up Close With the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36,000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary
This article was originally published in the September/October 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine.A white, finely structured dial, faceted hands, applied indexes and an almost entirely polished case: these features are familiar in elegant d…
Drew Coblitz / Revolution What Watch Do You Wear Driving a McLaren 200 Miles Per Hour?
A version of this story first appeared in Revolution Magazine USA, Issue 74At about the 150-mile-per-hour mark speeding down Phantom Hill, I realized that I had never actually made a will. It’s funny what you think about when the earth next to you…
Mike Razak / aBlogToWatch ABTWW: Soccer (Football) Watches, Visiting Victorinox, And Skeletons
Trusted Independent Watch Media Since 2007 This week on aBlogtoWatch Weekly, Ripley is temporarily lost in The Upside Down while Ariel, David, and Rick chat about what’s new and exciting in watches. Rick has gone and had a bit of fun with AI and Gr…
Watchonista 12 Hours On The Wrist: The New Bovet Récital 12
We learned many things after test-driving the new Bovet Récital 12. But if we had to choose the most significant takeaway? This piece’s bracelet is a triumph of ergonomics. For me, wearing a watch is primarily an ergonomic experience. Is the metal…