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GMT Magazine: GPHG edition - Jaquet Droz on the cover

GMT Magazine: GPHG edition Jaquet Droz on the cover

In the autumn edition of GMT Magazine, find the 84 finalist watches of the GPHG, 30 new watches and a wealth of exclusive features while the Editor’s Note looks at the art of adjusting the time on your watch forward. WorldTempus is offering you the entire magazine to download.

There are several ways of putting clocks (or watches) forward. The best-known one is daylight savings time, and we are all naturally looking forward to summer 2021. Theoretically and with a bit of luck, a vaccine will have been found by then, travel will have resumed, the spring watch shows will have taken place, life will have begun to resume its course and the watch industry will be able to begin its convalescence. While we were unable to celebrate GMT’s 20th anniversary properly, let’s hope that conditions will be more favorable for the 20th anniversary of our WorldTempus news site in 2021. Just like in a game of snakes and ladders, we would love to be able to put the clock one year forward and take a shortcut towards a rosier horizon. Some people are indeed attempting to achieve this – without passively waiting for the world to improve by itself – by putting their watches forward just as a chess player advances his pawns on the board. Such was the case for the brands that distinguished themselves in the summer of 2020 at the Geneva Watch Days, and is also the case this autumn for the brands participating in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Jaquet Droz on the cover

GMT Magazine © GMT

Entirely devoted to the promotion of fine watchmaking, this institution is accompanying its 20th edition with a profound transformation by creating its GPHG Academy, of which the 350 members submitted more than 5,000 watch proposals. All too many brands declined the invitation of these industry representatives to put forward their watches and preferred a reclusive approach rather than collective emulation. What a pity – for the public who will not be able to see these models during the traveling exhibition in which GMT is taking part, and for the brands which are thus leaving the field open to others anxious to enhance their reputation. Congratulations to the 84 nominated watches presented in this edition, as well as those who created them. Small wonder that strong, global brands such as Bulgari and Hermès, whose CEOs are featured in this issue, are once again in the spotlight! Jean-Christophe Babin (CEO of Bulgari), spoke of the Geneve Watch Days initiative, saying, “It’s the beginning of a new era, because trade fairs will never be the same again.” And Laurent Dordet (CEO of Hermès Horloger), assured that “Hermès Horloger’s whimsical yet serious nature continues to surprise and seduce.”

GMT believes in the seductive power of watchmaking, as long as it continues to generate passion, like Jaquet Droz’s refined and elegant watches. Our pages are devoted to doing just that, and inviting you to marvel at what you see.

Jaquet Droz on the cover

GMT Magazine © Joy Cortesy

 

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