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Editorial Here Comes The Sun

Team WorldTempus welcomes spring — and a new member!

It happens every year, but that doesn’t make it any less surprising each time; the days grow longer and brighter, and suddenly the world seems an altogether more interesting and optimistic place to be. It’s just one of those things that we re-experience every 12 months, a pleasure that is not diminished or diluted through repetition. And unlike some things which inevitably fall short of the expectations begotten by months of anticipation, spring is an eternal delight. (At least before the allergies set in.)

Something else that we’ve been anticipating for months at WorldTempus, that will doubtlessly meet all our expectations and more — I hope no one’s allergic to talent, experience or charisma, because as of today, Team WorldTempus is strengthened by the amazing Sophie Furley, who joins us in the role of editor at large.

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Sophie Furley © Joy Corthésy

Sophie and I met as colleagues many moons ago, when we were running different editions of the same magazine title — she in Switzerland and I in Singapore. I won’t say too much about her expertise here, as I want you guys to discover her for yourselves, but just know that you can look forward to exciting times ahead with WorldTempus. 

I’ll let the man at the top, Brice Lechevalier, express it in his own words: “As editor in chief of GMT, I got to know Sophie when the magazine was newly launched. At the time she worked at Roger Dubuis, and thereafter we maintained excellent relations as she switched career lanes and became an industry peer, leading various media titles. Sophie is a highly competent and endearing personality, respected by everyone in the watch industry, and I am very happy to be able to welcome her to our team. She forms, with Suzanne Wong, a magnificent duo of charm and impact for WorldTempus, and I have also entrusted the reins of LADY by GMT to her capable hands.”

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WRB Automatic © RALF TECH

As WorldTempus opens a new chapter of adventure, we’re determined that you, our beloved WorldTempus family, share this path with us. This month, we’re giving away the RALF TECH WRB “First Edition Black” to one lucky reader. This timepiece, built by a brand that symbolises life on the extreme edge, is as tough as it looks. Whoever ends up with it will also take on a moral imperative to live life to the fullest. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but that’s clearly not a relevant warning for any of you. People who love mechanical watchmaking in the 21st century are used to going against the current.


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