Trends

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
Christmas gift guide
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
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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
Blue Christmas

Christmas gifts

Dreaming of a blue Christmas

— Four blue gent’s watches that won’t break the bank.
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
Cadeaux de Noël

Christmas gifts

Christmas without breaking the bank

— Treating yourself to a beautiful watch needn’t always mean emptying your wallet. Ladies and Gentlemen, here are a few good watch tips for the end of the year.
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
Noël

Christmas gifts

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
Couleurs

Trends

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

Gastronomy

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
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 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
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    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
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    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
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    Colour

    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
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    Colour

    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
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    Colour

    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
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    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...
    JUNE 16, 2014
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    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...
    JUNE 10, 2014
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    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
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    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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    Trends

    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