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Christmas for women struggling to make up their minds

— You’re wavering between a small and big model, between a quartz and a mechanical movement, between a decidedly different kind of watch and a classic timepiece. Follow our lead…
NOVEMBER 05, 2014


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 the main trends for WorldTempus.
NOVEMBER 03, 2014


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 the world of gastronomy.
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 offer their own artistically sensitive vision of this miniature world in motion.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

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 a playful opportunity to admire a bouquet of exquisite timepiece ‘blossoms’.
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 summer watches.
SEPTEMBER 03, 2014

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 this universe with particular style and elegance. This motif is more prevalent than ever this summer, given that 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse.
AUGUST 27, 2014

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 an absolute must-have.
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 unmissable details for the summer.
JULY 09, 2014
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It’s not easy being green

— Green has now found its place on the wrist. But of all colours, this is the most ambivalent. The proof? Watchmakers handle it with particular care.
JUNE 18, 2014
Peinture de Trish Biddle

Ladies’ watches

Ladies’ games

— Whether a regressive trend or a simple need for lightness, feminine watchmaking is treating itself to a facelift with fun, poetic and even somewhat frivolous models. Christophe Claret, Chaumet and Piaget pull out all the stops.
JUNE 16, 2014

Ladies’ watches

The moon and the stars

— Luxury watch brands such as Corum, Harry Winston and Patek Philippe are bringing the fascination of the moon and the stars back to Earth for women who want romance on the wrist.
JUNE 10, 2014
  • Thumbnail Piaget limelight Couture, de Grisogono Allegra, DeLaneau Grace, Cartier Ballon Blanc

    Ladies’ watches

    Cuff designs are back!

    — Working a definite 1970s groove, cuff watches are part of the current craze for oversize jewellery. DeLaneau, de Grisogono, Cartier and Piaget all dress the...
    JUNE 02, 2014
  • Thumbnail Van Cleef&Arpels Charms , Hermès Faubourg, Chaumet Josephine, Dior Mini D

    Ladies' watches

    The return of the mini-watch

    — Long neglected in favour of bigger diameters, small jewellery watches are making a comeback at Hermès, Chaumet, Dior and Van Cleef & Arpels. Elegant yet...
    MAY 26, 2014
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    Floral motif

    Spring watches

    — Spring is officially back this week! Blossoming flowers and fluttering insects are an inexhaustible source of inspiration that Bedat & Co, Chaumet and...
    MARCH 18, 2014
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    Pocket Watch Powers

    — With more watch brands looking to their roots for inspiration, we see a new spate of pocket watches on the market but in modern, updated styles. Let’s have a...
    MARCH 11, 2014
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    Square watches

    Time square!

    — A little air of the Seventies, a subtly offbeat retro effect… The square watch often cuts an isolated figure in watchmaking collections. However, it remains an...
    MARCH 04, 2014
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    The stealthy yet unstoppable ascent of grey dials

    — Alongside “best-seller” colours such as black, blue or more recently, chocolate brown, the use of grey on dials is asserting itself, albeit progressively and...
    FEBRUARY 27, 2014
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    Blue watches

    Cerulean rules

    — There’s no getting away from it: blue is simply everywhere. On dials and straps, in the shimmering depths of sapphires… A brief dive into the world of the ‘it’...
    FEBRUARY 18, 2014
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    Secret watches

    The Secrets of Time

    — A century or so ago, it was thought women did not necessarily need to know the time. Hence, the concept of secret or hidden watches came to light. Today, these...
    FEBRUARY 11, 2014
  • Thumbnail Chopard's Happy Sport Automatic medium for Valentine's Day 2014


    Valentine's Day

    — Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate love. For this very special occasion, Chopard selected two precious and romantic Happy Sport...
    FEBRUARY 07, 2014
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    Valentine’s Day watches

    Red Velvet

    — With Valentine’s Day upon us, wearing red has never been so special. Top watch brands make it easier now than ever before.
    FEBRUARY 04, 2014
  • Thumbnail Cartier, Piaget, Chopard, Hermès, de Grisogono, Graff


    Hugging the wrist

    — Whether stunningly elaborate or discreetly understated, a strap moulds the wrist with inimitable elegance. More than just an accessory, it reveals the very...
    JANUARY 05, 2014
  • Thumbnail de Grisogono Sugar, Hublot Big Bang Caviar diamonds, Chaumet Attrape-moi si tu m'aimes, Mini D de Dior, Harry Winston Glacier


    Delectable !

    — Irresistible eye candy featuring tangy colours and spicy stones, these watches combine good looks and great flavours. While their avowed aim is to feed foodies...
    JANUARY 04, 2014

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Definition of the day


When a pendulum or balance oscillates, it moves between two extreme positions. The movement from one of these positions to the other and back counts as one oscillation. A balance usually produces 9,000 oscillations an hour, i.e. 18,000 vibrations.