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Editorial - Demystifying the chronograph

Editorial Demystifying the chronograph

Chronographs, a new watch factory, a major new exhibition with an unlikely curator and a new partner brand on WorldTempus.

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back. It can even help our creativity, as this one-hour long BBC documentary shows. This is precisely what David Chokron does today, as he offers us an overview of the different types of chronograph available on the market today. Read this article and flybacks, split-seconds, column wheels and clutches will no longer be things of mystery to you.

After a sale to the Citizen Group of Japan and a spin-off of its smart watch production activities, there is still no stopping the Frédérique Constant group, which laid the first foundation stone for its new production facility in Plan-les-Ouates last week, making its presence felt even more strongly among some of the giants of the industry that are just a stone’s throw away. Read Olivier Müller’s article on Wednesday for the full story.

It’s a bank holiday in Switzerland on Thursday, but your fearless editor-in-chief will be working to bring you more of the latest watchmaking news. Far from contravening Swiss labour regulations, I will be in London for the opening of an exciting new exhibition at the Design Museum. You can find out once I’m back next week.

We are delighted to welcome Graham as a new partner brand on WorldTempus. This Swiss brand with a British heritage (it is named after the renowned watch and clockmaker George Graham) has been doing things rather differently since 1995. Find out how on our new page dedicated to Graham.