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Newsletter In search of the sun

Switzerland enjoyed a four-day week last week as the country celebrated its founding back in 1291 on Friday 1 August. But this did not mean that there was any let-up in the daily coverage on Worldtempus!

The founding of the Swiss Confederation on 1 August 1291 is celebrated each year with a typically Swiss mixture of solemnity and festivities. One element that was lacking this year, however, was the summer sun.

Switzerland has had a shockingly bad summer, with some localities even experiencing horrendous floods. It’s the kind of weather that hampers the use of a watch like the Longines Hour Angle, which we wrist-tested over the past few weeks, because you need to see the sun at least briefly in order to establish the correct solar time.

In fact, the best timepieces for the recent conditions were probably the high-performance diver’s models that we featured in our second instalment of diver’s watches last week.

In our second article on the categories in this year’s Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix we looked at the sports watches, which cover all bases – from football to Formula 1 via… military aviation. With ten more categories to analyse, I’m sure this won’t be the last of the surprises.

Some of our colleagues will be returning from sunnier climes this week and we hope that they will be bringing some of the nice weather back with them. We will at least be injecting a little sunshine into our Summer Watches series this week as we take a look at watches with summer landscapes.


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