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
Chrono flyback cover
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
sports auto montres

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
montres noires dames baselworld

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 the series.
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 encompassing all models that are not round. We take a thorough look at them from every angle.
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 redefining the accessibility of mechanical watchmaking.
MARCH 18, 2016
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    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
  • Dior Holiday Lights


    Video. Holiday Lights

    — A luxurious golden Christmas by Dior.
    DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Montblanc A London Winter Tale


    Video. A London Winter Tale

    — Montblanc wishes Happy Holidays and kindness wherever you go.
    DECEMBER 20, 2015
  • GMT Lady - Commandements précieux

    True lady

    Precious Commandments

    — Sometimes it doesn’t take much to be happy: a little good humor, a healthy dose of optimism and a few simple, commonsense principles by which to live one’s...
    DECEMBER 20, 2015