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One Week, One Article - This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds

One Week, One Article This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds

If you don’t have time to read all of our articles, don’t fear, every Saturday we will be featuring a quick-read round-up of all the world’s watch news so you don’t miss a trick

Give Me a Sign
Our Editor-in-Chief, Suzanne Wong, talks about zodiac signs in her weekly newsletter. You might be interested to learn that your zodiac sign might not be what you thought it was! 

WorldTempus Team Test
This week, we started a brand new column for watch reviews. The idea is that instead of one of us doing a review, we all share the watch and pitch in with our thoughts. We started the WorldTempus Team Test with Bovet’s Récital 23, which is technically a piece for ladies, but that didn’t dampen the reviewing spirits of our male colleagues. 

Test de l'équipe WorldTempus

Bovet Récital 23 © Worldtempus /Jordy Bellido

Watch Speculation: Is the Shop Still Useful?
Our correspondent, David Chokron takes a look at the retail world and notices how many brands are struggling to fill their windows. What is happening to these retail spaces and are they even worth keeping? 

ShowCase Action: Louis Moinet Astronef
Via our ShowCase, we chat to Louis Moinet’s Jean-Marie Schaller who gives us a hands-on presentation of the brand-new Astronef. Check out the video here

Pantone Color of The Year: Very Peri
For readers interested in design, discover the Pantone of the year and a selection of brands that have already started using it in their creations. Some watches are really ahead of the trend!

Very Peri

PanoMatic Luna © Glashütte Original

Fantasy Shopping
What watch would you buy if you had CHF 5,000? WorldTempus’s Sophie Furley goes fantasy shopping for some new watches in this price budget and comes up with quite a selection. 

Interview with Lionel a Marca, CEO Breguet
At Breguet’s 220th Anniversary of the Tourbillon exhibition at its Geneva boutique, WorldTempus sits down with Lionel a Marca for his first interview with the Swiss media. Read the full interview here

Auction Results Soar Despite the Health Crisis
Our correspondent, Olivier Müller, takes a look back over the auction calendar 2021 with results from Phillips, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Antiquorum, Chronext, Ineichen and Only Watch.  

Les maisons de vente aux enchères n’ont pas traversé la crise sanitaire : elles en ont tiré profit. Phillips est devenue numéro 1 du secteur horloger, devant Christie’s, Sotheby’s, puis Antiquorum

© Christie's

Chronext Opens its Lounge in Paris
Continuing in the vintage world, CEO Philipp Mann explains the Chronext concept. To date, this certified pre-owned house has served 120,000 customers in 60 countries from boutiques and lounges in Germany, England, Switzerland, and Hong Kong. Watch the video to find out more. 

The WorldTempus Crossword
Rounding up the week’s news, why not test your watch knowledge with our new WorldTempus Crossword. We all love a good crossword in the WorldTempus office so we thought we would try our luck at creating our own. We hope you have as much fun doing it as we did creating it!

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