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Newsletter - From lake Geneva to the football pitches of France

Newsletter From lake Geneva to the football pitches of France

Sailing, football, calendar complications and dials are all covered this week on WorldTempus.

After last week’s newsletter spoke of consolidation in the mid-range segment, there is further talk of consolidation this week on WorldTempus. This time, it is TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver who uses the word to refer to the situation in China in an interview published today on WorldTempus. He believes that the Chinese economy is in a period of consolidation and he is taking advantage of the situation to pile resources into the Middle Kingdom at a time when many other watch brands are abandoning it.

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

Our editorial team has been out and about conducting other interviews with leading figures from the watch industry. Isabelle Guignet spoke to Laurent Ferrier, Camille Gendre quizzed watch expert and auctioneer Aurel Bacs, while Michèle Brunner’s interview with Carl F. Bucherer CEO Sasha Moeri will be published on Friday to mark the start of a month-long festival of football as the Euro 2016 starts in France.

The world’s biggest inland yacht race, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, takes place this coming Saturday on Lake Geneva, with watchmaking brands present as the official timekeeper of the race and as partners of some of the biggest contenders in this spectacle that sees hundreds of yachts competing on a round-trip of the lake. Today, Camille Gendre looks at the watch brands involved directly in the race as well as others who are active more generally in sailing.

Our correspondents David Chokron and Olivier Müller pick out two watchmaking themes for further investigation this week, the former looking at the different calendar complications on the market and the latter examining the difference between lacquered, enamel and, more recently, porcelain dials. Last but not least, don’t forget that you can win the new Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 in our June competition.

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