Nov.
25
2014
Thumbnail Eberhard & Co
Bienne

Exhibitions

Salon Belles Montres

— WorldTempus returns from the Salon Belles Montres in Paris, which this year offered a feast for fans of independent watch brands
Salon Belles Montres Paris
Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts

Buying tips (1) : Knowing what to buy

— In the first part of a two-part series, Keith Strandberg asked watch retailers around the world for advice on buying a watch as a Christmas gift.
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Chopard

Imperiale

— The Imperiale watch is one of the great Chopard classics. For Christmas, the glow and the softness of pastel colours make their appearance in the collection.
Thumbnail Eva Longoria, Aletta Stas, Peter Stas and Ricky Martins

Frédérique Constant

Partner with Global Gift Foundation

— Frédérique Constant announces a multi year partnership with the Global Gift Foundation to support children related charities around the world.
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Reuge

Christmas sale

— From the 6th til the 13th of December, Reuge is organising a Christmas sale in its Sainte-Croix Manufacture, in Switzerland.
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TAG Heuer

Video. Jenson Button in Abu Dhabi

— Jenson Button, Formula 1 Driver and Tag Heuer ambassador, showcases an exhilarating show of falcony and unveils the new Formula 1 watch.
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 Baume and Mercier Classima 10146 Watch-face-view

    Baume & Mercier

    Classima 10146

  • Thumbnail Backes & Strauss Regent Renaissance Rose Gold - face view

    Backes & Strauss

    Regent Renaissance

  • Thumbnail Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Petit modèle 85515-000R-9840 watch-face-view

    Vacheron Constantin

    Patrimony Small Model

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

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 19-01 Natalie Portman

  • Thumbnail Cartier Tank Louis Cartier Squelette Saphir - watch face view

    Cartier

    Tank

    Louis Cartier Sapphire Skeleton

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Lexicon Translator

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Definition of the day

Mechanism,

A combination of parts put together to perform a function. A watch is a mechanism comprising various parts which are themselves mechanisms with their own specific function. Chronograph mechanism: assembly of parts to start, stop and reset the direct-drive hand(s) of a chronograph. Repeater mechanism: assembly of parts which trigger the striking mechanism and activate the hammers of a repeater watch.