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Newsletter Fine watchmaking ringfenced

A new boundary in the industry, Fabergé’s technical finesse, divers’ watches and more chances to win.

Fine watchmaking now has its own definition, or rather its “perimeter” to use the term chosen by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. The choice of word is a little unfortunate, suggesting that there is a definite boundary, one side of which is the hallowed ground of fine watchmaking, the other side horological wilderness. The perimeter is guarded by a panel of experts whose opinions score selected watch brands according to a number of criteria across different categories to determine whether a brand can be included inside this perimeter. Brice Lechevalier presents the details of this new initiative, laid out in the first-ever White Paper for watchmaking, on our homepage today.

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

As many watch brands prepare to close for their annual holidays, it’s the perfect time to review some of the latest divers’ watches that could be the ideal companion for a dip in the sea. David Chokron offers his selection later this week. I take a closer look a the technical innovation behind Fabergé’s flagship models with the help of Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (you will find the article on our homepage tomorrow) and on Wednesday Olivier Müller reports back from the Le Mans Classic, where Richard Mille launched a new RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic limited-edition watch. This week we also start our analysis of the entrants in each of the categories for this year’s GPHG, with a look at the new Travel Time category. We will take a look at the watches in each category individually up until the end of August, before the finalists are selected.

Have you been following our daily competitions throughout the summer? If not, join the thousands of people who are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the prize for each day. So far we have already given away watch winders, books, bags and a demagnetizer. The competitions continue until 21st September and this week you can win, among other things, a bracelet from A COOL MAN, a vintage TAG Heuer holdall and a pair of gold cufflinks from Louis Moinet worth over 400 Swiss francs. Bookmark this link that will take you directly to the competition of the day: http://en.worldtempus.com/summer-competitions-2016/today.

Good luck!

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