One Week, One Article This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds
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It has been a hectic seven days with the LVMH Watch Week, a management buy-out at Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, a new look for HYT, and a new retail experience for Panerai.
So, without further ado, here is your 60 seconds of weekly watch news…I think we may go overtime this week!
LVMH Watch Week – Bulgari
We kicked off LVMH Watch Week with Bulgari and a new micro-movement that measures 12.30mm by 2.50mm, weighs just 1.3 grams, and comprises 102 miniature components. This tiny mechanical movement was created to power the brand’s new Serpenti secret watches that have also been redesigned for this movement. Discover this and other Bulgari novelties here.
Serpenti misteriosi HJ © Bulgari
Hublot’s 2022 Offering
Over at Hublot, there were numerous releases including three Big Bang Integrale Time Only pieces in 40mm and several new launches in yellow gold. We also discovered a new Big Bang Unico Golf Orange Carbon that will track your progress on the green, and lots of colourful Big Bang One Clicks with 12 new interchangeable bracelets. One Click here for all the details!
LVMH Watch Week – TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer pays tribute to the Autavia this year with a legendary collection created in 1962, with three new models. The Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback manufacture movement brings the flyback function to the Autavia collection for the first time with two new chronograph models, while the Calibre 7 COSC GMT movement drives a brand-new three-hand GMT model – another first for the Autavia collection.
ShowCase Action with Zenith
WorldTempus’s Suzanne Wong caught up with Zenith’s Development and Heritage Director Romain Marietta, for a personal presentation of the brand’s novelties. Discover a modern reinterpretation of the earliest Defy model, along with a brand-new collection called the Defy Skyline with an El Primero movement, integrated stainless steel bracelet, and a unique pattern on the dial.
WorldTempus Team Test
This week’s WorldTempus Team Test saw us testing the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Light Up. Our team thoroughly enjoyed playing with all the travel functions and dial possibilities. We also really appreciated how easy it was to figure out with our limited technical skills. Discover our thoughts and pictures here.
Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Light Up © WorldTempus/Jordy Bellido
Patrick Pruniaux Acquired Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin
On the first day of LVMH Watch Week, Kering Group announced that it had signed an agreement to sell Sowind Group SA, which comprises the watchmaking brands Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, to its current management, led by Patrick Pruniaux. This long-rumoured management buy-out finally went down!
Step Inside a New Retail Experience
Experiential interaction and innovative modularity are shaping a new way of discovering timepieces at Panerai. Discover this new retail experience with photos from the two-story Geneva boutique.
HYT Interview with Davide Cerrato
This was a big week for HYT too who are presenting a whole new look for their meca-fluidic technology. WorldTempus’s Brice Lechevalier talks with the brand’s new CEO Davide Cerrato about his plans, and Suzanne Wong gets Davide to try out our ShowCase with the new Hastroid Collection.
A Taster for Saint Valentine’s Day
And warming up for Saint Valentine’s Day, discover this delightful Lady Serenade by Glashütte Original with heart-shaped pink sapphires on the dial.
Lady Serenade © Glashütte Original
Now that you have read all our news, why not try your luck and test your knowledge with our latest crossword which has largely been inspired by this week’s news. Do drop us a line and let us know if you like it and if we need to make it easier or harder.
And that’s a wrap for this week! Until next week, stay safe out there.
Bulgari has its own clear definition of excellence, which involves the perfect balance between design, added-value, quality of its products and its worldwide service. In the case of Bulgari...Find out more >
Ever since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been pursuing its course in the best tradition of Fine Watchmaking. The Maison’s history has been characterised by legendary timepieces that combine...Find out more >
Glashütte Original is the rightful heir to Germany’s 170 years of legacy in the art of watchmaking. Glashütte Original is an authentic high-end manufactory that outfits all of its watches with...Find out more >
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had...Find out more >
The pioneers of “fluidic time” have become specialists in something that had long been thought impossible: combining mechanics and fluids in a wristwatch.Find out more >
True to its founding spirit, Louis Vuitton makes watches that combine excellence, innovation and originality for the benefit of people who love travel and adventure. The watchmakers of La Fabrique...Find out more >
Every Panerai watch is as unique as the story it tells. Since 1860 Panerai has produced high-precision instruments and watches, developed and created to meet the most rigorous military standards....Find out more >
Over 150 years of watchmaking savoir-faire and technical innovation have made TAG Heuer a global reference in avant-garde sports watches. As it tracked the rise of sports demanding increasingly...Find out more >
Combining cutting-edge technology with a unique heritage from marine chronometry is what sets Ulysse Nardin apart from other brands.Find out more >
Ever since it was founded, Zenith has been cultivating the ability to open up new horizons by assisting with some of the most remarkable human achievements.Find out more >