Nov.
01
2014
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Milano

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2014

Classicism sweeps the board

— With the obvious exception of Urwerk’s EMC in the “Innovation” category (the same watch also won the “Mechanical Exception” prize), the winners at this year’s Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix all pay tribute to the classical roots of Swiss watchmaking.
Winners of the 2014 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix
Montre saphir jaune et obsidienne © Cartier

Cartier

Watch with yellow sapphire and obsidians

— A precious face to face between a diamond set dial and an impressive yellow sapphire.
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IWC Schaffhausen

Master watchmaker Kurt Klaus is celebrating his 80th birthday

— The inventor and design engineer of IWC’s autonomous perpetual calendar turns 80.
Thumbnail Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days acier

Panerai

New partner

— WorldTempus is happy to welcome Panerai as a new partner.
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Eberhard & Co

Video. Extra-fort "Ardisco non ordisco" by Eberhard & Co.

— The brand celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gabriele D’Annunzio with the limited edition Extra-fort “Ardisco non ordisco”.
Thumbnail Contest WorldTempus & Eterna win a Vaughan Big Date watch

Win an Eterna timepiece

We are offering an Eterna Vaughan Big Date watch worth CHF 4,900.
The watch list

Watches of the day

  • Thumbnail Davidoff Velocity Diver Caoutchouc Watch-face-view

    Davidoff

    Velocity Diver

  • Thumbnail Richard Mille RM 19-01 Natalie Portman - watch face view

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 19-01 Natalie Portman

  • Thumbnail Chopard L.U.C Lunar Big Date 161969-1001 Watch-face-view

    Chopard

    L.U.C

    Lunar Big Date

  • Thumbnail Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Tourbillon Virtuoso III Watch-face-view

    Bovet

    Amadeo Fleurier

    Tourbillon Virtuoso III

  • Thumbnail Corum Heritage Ingot watch face view

    Corum

    Heritage

    Ingot

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Definition of the day

Fusee,

A more or less conically shaped part with spiral grooves for winding a chain or a cord connected to the barrel. The fusee regulates the power transferred to the gears. Almost all 16th, 17th and 18th century watches have a fusee. The barrel was connected to the fusee by catgut which was later replaced by a chain around 1640.