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Million-dollar watches

— From crazy complications to mind-boggling bling, we take a look of some of the watches that cost more than most people would ever spend on a house.
OCTOBER 17, 2016
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IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar


Perpetual calendar – a perpetual favourite

— We have chosen four perpetual calendars from IWC’s Top Gun, Portugieser, Ingenieur and Aquatimer collections.
OCTOBER 10, 2016

Limited edition watches

You don't have to have been there to enjoy them!

— Some “limited edition” watches are created especially for the participants in a particular event, and yet the general public also has access to them. Given the many hidden treasures they include, it would be a shame to pass up the opportunity!
OCTOBER 05, 2016

Audemars Piguet

New colors and portraits for the Millenary

— This season Audemars Piguet unveils a new set of colorful alligator and ostrich leather straps dedicated to its Millenary collection for women.
OCTOBER 01, 2016

Audemars Piguet

Video. When artistry meets beauty

— The Millenary watch embodied by three women of exception.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Chrono flyback cover

Flyback chronographs

80 years of flyback chronographs

— The anniversary dates of historical models are generally well known, while those of the patents behind them are often forgotten. 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the patent for a major horological complication: the flyback chronograph.
SEPTEMBER 05, 2016
Jaeger lecoultre Reverso van Gogh


A Van Gogh for the wrist

— Jaeger-LeCoultre has just unveiled the Van Gogh “Selfportrait as a Painter” Reverso. WorldTempus had the opportunity to learn all about miniature reproductions from Miklos Merczel, head of artistic crafts at the manufacture.
AUGUST 26, 2016
Pleine Lune

Moon phase

An impossible exercise?

— Today, 18 August, there’s a full moon. The moon phase complication, a popular watchmaking exercise since the 17th century, sometimes struggles to stay current. Nevertheless, some brave watchmakers continue to offer some remarkable interpretations.
AUGUST 18, 2016
Baume & Mercier Classima

Baume & Mercier

Back to school with Classima

— Starting university is an important milestone in life. Baume & Mercier has selected some Classima models for the young people.
AUGUST 17, 2016
Glashutte Original summer moments

Glashütte Original

Watches for the summer

— Whether sky blue or navy, mother-of-pearl or white sand, Glashütte Original watches offer a taste of summer for both men and women, to accompany them from dawn to dusk.
AUGUST 12, 2016
two-tone watches

Functional watches in steel and gold

Two tones with elegance and style

— We present some interesting examples of two tone watches
JULY 05, 2016
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Watches and motor sport

A watch for each race

— F1, GT, Indy500 and vintage car rallies – whatever the horsepower, the motor racing world provides a perfect foil for the creation of sports watches. Here are some of the latest arrivals.
MAY 28, 2016
mission impossible


Record-breakers: an end in sight?

— After years of serial record-breaking, the slimmest and lightest watches are nearing the limits of what is physically possible. The focus is now on broadening access to these achievements.
MAY 16, 2016
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    Black watches at Baselworld

    Black becomes you

    — We continue our overview of black watches with a look at ladies’ models.
    MAY 03, 2016
  • Baselworld black watches

    Black watches

    A range of styles happily mix it up with black

    — After our initial selection of “total black” watches, we continue our series by looking at men’s watches in black. And, no slight intended, ladies will close...
    APRIL 22, 2016
  • Montres de forme Baselworld

    Watch trends 2016

    Watchmaking in all its forms

    — Tonneau (barrel) shapes, softened squares, cushions, rectangles, elongated or regular octagons: Baselworld 2016 was all about ‘form’ watches, a term...
    APRIL 08, 2016
  • summer time

    Summer time

    How many watches can handle the switch to summer time?

    — This weekend, if you are in a country that uses daylight saving time, don’t forget to put your watch forward one hour.
    MARCH 26, 2016
  • Baselworld 2016

    Low price, high spec

    — Baselworld 2016 is setting the stage for a new trend. There are still plenty of eye-wateringly expensive watches to be had, but new price thresholds are...
    MARCH 18, 2016
  • 29 february

    Calendar watches

    Leap year luxuries

    — Not every watch can cope with a leap year, or even a normal year. Here is a selection of timepieces that can take both in their stride.
    FEBRUARY 29, 2016
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    SIHH 2016

    The photo-fit watch of SIHH 2016

    — WorldTempus sifts through all the new models presented at SIHH 2016 to produce the photo-fit watch of 2016...
    FEBRUARY 10, 2016
  • Hermes A holidayh haven


    Video. A holiday haven

    — Hermès is revealing how its famous orange boxes end up underneath some very lucky Christmas trees.
    JANUARY 03, 2016
  • Season's greetings

    Happy New Year!

    — WorldTempus wishes you all a wonderful and cheerful 2016.
    JANUARY 01, 2016