SIHH 2015

A selection of ladies’ watches

— Several ladies' models unveiled at the SIHH are well worth a look, especially on the wrist.
JANUARY 29, 2015
Cartier, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Ralph Lauren
Métiers d’Arts © Vacheron Constantin

Métiers d’Arts

Art on the Wrist Carries New Meaning in 2015

— At the SIHH 2015, we have witnessed the unveiling of several key timepieces that pave the way for what we will be seeing at the show and throughout the year. One undeniably beautiful trend is the concept of Métiers d’Arts.
JANUARY 26, 2015

Day & Night

24 hours in the life of a woman (who loved watches)

— You change your watch like you change your shirt. You match your timepieces to your appointments. You find the idea of not wearing one unthinkable. Your motto? A watch for every occasion.
JANUARY 04, 2015
Bonne Année

Happy New Year

Welcome to the Year of the Smart Watch!

— The Swiss watch industry ended the year with modest overall growth. But with some brands reporting double-digit growth figures for the year, it’s clear that there have been some big losers, too.
JANUARY 01, 2015
Happy New Year © DR


2015: best wishes from watch industry CEOs

— Since 2014 is already a thing of the past for most watch industry CEOs, what could one wish them for 2015? WorldTempus has already popped the question.
DECEMBER 31, 2014

Opinion column

Watches 1 – cars 0

— Men collect watches. This is undoubtedly annoying, but it could be worse: they might be compulsive car collectors. A bit of luck in an unlucky world.
DECEMBER 26, 2014
Happy Christmas

Season’s Greetings

Happy Christmas

— As yet another year slowly draws to a close, we would like to wish all our readers, friends and partners a happy and peaceful Christmas, wherever you may be in the world.
DECEMBER 25, 2014
Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts

Watches make the perfect gift

— In the digital age, offering a watch as a gift can create lasting memories, as our correspondent explains.
DECEMBER 21, 2014
Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

Watchmaking books to go under the tree

— To give as presents or enjoy for yourself? In both cases, Christmas is the ideal time to dive into a bit of good watchmaking reading, with the cream of the 2014 crop!
DECEMBER 18, 2014
Cadeaux de Noël

Christmas gifts

Painfree complications

— Complications come at a price… or so we often believe. Happily, a number of brands are tightening their belts when it comes to the technical offerings of their watches with additional functions.
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Noël musical

Christmas gifts

Time for music!

— Why not give music fans who already have every imaginable album a watch either dedicated to their idol or somewhat more discreetly connected to the world of music?
DECEMBER 12, 2014
Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts

3 gem-set watches as the perfect lavish gift

— December … the month of grand festivities, holiday lights, family events and sparkle. Trees decorated with lights, candles burning, gifts aglow in gold paper and ribbons. It’s the perfect season for the shimmer of nature’s finest diamonds and gemstones – on the wrist of course.
DECEMBER 11, 2014
Marketing horloger Les nouvelles campagnes publicitaires

Watchmaking marketing

New advertising campaigns

— Classic or original, inventive or more predictable, advertising campaigns tell us a lot about brand philosophy. We crack the codes behind some of them.
DECEMBER 01, 2014
  • Couleurs


    Watchmaking decoded by a colourist

    — Is the watchmaking industry afraid of colour? Compared with jewellery, watches rarely attempt any chromatic audacity. Jean-Gabriel Causse, a colourist, decodes...
    NOVEMBER 03, 2014
  • Chef


    Chef hats off to watchmakers!

    — It’s a fairly recent trend. After sport, movies and music, certain watchmakers are feeding their marketing strategies with friendships and partnerships from...
    OCTOBER 22, 2014
  • Insects Richard Mille, Boucheron, Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels

    Summer watches

    Insects and other strange little creatures

    — The fragile gracefulness of insects provides an inexhaustible source of creative inspiration. Boucheron, Chaumet, Richard Mille and Van Cleef & Arpels all...
    SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
  • Flowers

    Summer watches

    Flowers in the watchmaking garden

    — Graceful and delicate floral watches send a joyful, voluptuous fragrance wafting through the summer hours. Chanel, Chaumet, Christophe Claret and Hermès offer...
    SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
  • Ball Watch, Cuervo y Sobrinos, Cvstos

    Summer watches

    Three tough black sports watches

    — Sport can mean so many different things to so many different people that we focus very specifically here on three tough sports watches as part of our series on...
    SEPTEMBER 03, 2014
  • cheval

    Summer watches

    The Year of the Horse and Equestrian Sport

    — Equestrian sport is very popular at the moment, and when it comes to inspiration, certain watchmaking companies are reinterpreting the distinctive codes of...
    AUGUST 27, 2014
  • blanc

    White watches

    Fashion that never goes out of fashion

    — Seasons come and go but white remains invariably on-trend. This summer, the chic, refined and most luminous of “colours” once again makes its timeless nature...
    JULY 16, 2014
  • cadran blanc


    Gazing into the whites of the hours

    — After years of chromatic variations, the white dial is back with a vengeance and has never been quite so pure and intense.
    JULY 14, 2014
  • couleurs été


    Ladies’ watches in technicolour

    — The arrival of the sun removes some of our inhibitions about what accessories to wear. And women’s watches don’t escape the rush of colour. A look at the...
    JULY 09, 2014