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Editorial - Get ready for some high-powered watchmaking

Editorial Get ready for some high-powered watchmaking

Discover two new highly complicated yet very different watches this week on.

Barely has the SIAR in Mexico finished and we are already looking ahead to SalonQP in London next week and wondering how this equally renowned regional exhibition could match or even surpass the high calibre of watches and personalities on show in Mexico City last week. Along with celebrities such as Usain Bolt and Alec Monopoly and industry heavyweights like Jean-Claude Biver, there were a number of new launches and a couple of unique pieces presented [rajouter louis moinet plus lien dans la version française]. You can find out by following us on WorldTempus and on our social media platforms, since we will once again be on the spot in London to see what’s happening.

Looking further ahead, after SalonQP we will barely have time to catch our breath before the GPHG on 8th November and the Only Watch charity auction just three days later on 11th November. You can read our last look at this year’s GPHG finalists today, as David Chokron casts his critical gaze over the watches in the Mechanical Exception category. You can also find all our coverage of the Only Watch pieces on our dedicated page

David Chokron is back again later this week with a look at two singular creations: on the one hand, he delves into the remarkable details of the Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Days Power Reserve; on the other, he examines the very distinctive chronograph trigger mechanism found on Graham watches. In tribute to the brand’s distant origins in England, where we drive on the left, this imposing device is found on the left-hand side of the case. See this interview with Graham’s founder Eric Loth for a primer on the brand.

Our in-house team have also been getting to grips with some new models. On Wednesday I review the new Vacheron Constantin Historiques models with historical and stylistic guidance from Christian Selmoni, the brand’s Director of Style & Heritage, while Michèle Brunner reviews Hysek’s IO Annual Calendar model. Serious watch fans should check out the site mid-week for news of two new mechanical marvels that will have everyone talking.

Our colleagues at GMT magazine worked hard over the summer on a new layout of the magazine. WorldTempus still has its place here in print but in a new form, as I offer my opinions on selected articles and add handy QR codes that take you straight to related content on WorldTempus. For more information, read GMT Editor-in-chief Brice Lechevalier’s editorial or head over to GMT to download the latest issue.

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Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, Graham preserves the legacy of London clockmaker George Graham, developing modern timepieces that combine sophisticated techniques with an atypical design.

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The firm’s foundational principles are avant-gardism and technical prowess. Each new timepiece is not simply the modification of an existing aesthetic model, but is completely designed from...

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The history of Seiko is a more than 130 year story of innovation. From the very start, Kintaro Hattori was determined to be at the forefront of the industry and his oft-repeated credo was that...

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