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Newsletter High-octane watch and car news

To coincide with the start of the Geneva Motor Show this week, we turn our attention to the partnerships between watch brands and car manufacturers.

Have you already checked your watch this morning? Is it showing the correct date? If you’re very lucky (and quite rich), you might have a timepiece that has taken care of everything for you, like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, which has a mechanical “memory” that recognises a leap year and automatically adds an extra day to the month of February every four years. Today Roberta Naas gives us a brief reminder of just why we need to add this extra day and takes a look at some of the latest timepieces that can help to take this quirk of the Gregorian calendar into account. The extra day means you still have time to enter our competition to win a Frédérique Constant watch. Stop by again tomorrow to enter our March competition to win another quality Swiss Made timepiece.

« Ce mois-ci, gagnez une montre Eterna pour dames »

The Geneva Motor Show starts this week and because of its location and the natural affinity between watch brands and car manufacturers there will be plenty of talk about watches and cars on WorldTempus as our in-house team once again heads for the cavernous halls of the Palexpo just over a month after leaving them at this year’s SIHH. In addition to the familiar collaborations, such as Carl F. Bucherer’s on-board presence in the latest Rinspeed concept car, we also take the opportunity to look at the links between cars and watches more generally. I start the ball rolling by considering which watch would go best with an iconic vehicle that will be conspicuous by its absence at this year’s show: The Land Rover Defender.

After Czapek & Cie. beat its own crowdfunding target to raise more than a million Swiss francs, HYT and its sister company Preciflex last week announced a whopping increase in capital of 23 million Swiss francs to fund future developments. Having spent just a long weekend with the HYT H2 Tradition on the wrist (read my review tomorrow), I would happily invest in the company by buying this watch. But I would need to launch my own personal crowdfunding campaign to do so!

 

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