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Newsletter Liquid watchmaking

We shift from the light-hearted side of watchmaking to the seriousness of interviews this week and offer a new watch in our latest monthly competition.

The fact that we have two articles on the site today that feature two brands who have each, in their own unique way, incorporated liquid into their watches, is as coincidental as the fact that these two brands are practically next to each other in the Palace at Baselworld, separated only by the main corridor.

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

Armin Strom has chosen to seal the world’s oldest cognac inside some of its watches. The tiny amount is hardly enough for a snifter and is more of an historical keepsake than anything. But the strong aroma of cognac wafting through the tent at the watch’s official presentation in Baselworld may well have reached the sensitive nostrils of Vincent Perriard, who is the unidisputed master of “hydromechanical horology”. After HYT reveals the H1 Ghost today, with the new black fluid incorporated into an on-trend all-black look, might we some day see a fine spirit coursing through the tiny capillaries of a future HYT timepiece?

Isabelle Guignet brings us two interviews from brands who are heavily involved with the artistic crafts this week: the first with Julien Marchenoir of Vacheron Constantin and the second with Christian Lattmann of Jaquet-Droz. Considering a more general trend, David Chokron takes a look at watches with unusual case shapes later this week, too. In the meantime, I am busy ploughing through hours of recordings to bring you my first in-depth interviews with Basel from next week.

A new month means, of course, a new watch competition on WorldTempus. It’s too late to be an April Fool, so I guarantee that you most definitely can win one of just 1963 of the limited-edition Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby® Cobra Competition chronographs presented earlier this year, which is worth a cool 4,200 Swiss francs… and that’s before tax!. 

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