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Newsletter - Erotic week

Newsletter Erotic week

An unusual theme to our coverage this week on WorldTempus

I could scarcely have ever imagined penning the short title of this week’s newsletter, but such is the diversity found in the Swiss watch industry that even today erotic watches still have a legitimate place in the market. Richard Mille’s foray into the horlo-erotic world, with the new RM69 presented today, adds a new dimension to an offering hitherto dominated by more explicit erotic scenes. Could be the first in a new genre of “flirting watches” for the world’s rich playboys?

“Jean-Claude Biver is a genius of the industry who rightly merits a biography”

Paul O'Neil

The watch media have known about the new RM69 since before the holidays, but the information was sent out under embargo. Unfortunately, in the digital age the embargo depends on the respect of journalists for its validity. A single careless Instagram post can let the cat out of the bag and spoil the best-laid plans of the brand concerned and all other media. Taking things to the extreme, in the case of the RM69 the embargo was even broken by a story… about the embargo being broken!

So, if it appears that WorldTempus is occasionally behind the curve for some watch news, this is because we respect embargos. This is the case with today’s news of the RM69, published, as requested by Richard Mille, not before today, 24th August. It is the first of three articles on the site about erotic watches. Later on in the week we examine the history and tried-and-tested concept of such pieces and take a look at the Charles Reuge erotic pocket watches with their musical accompaniment.

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