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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

In this week’s round-up, we have been celebrating Chinese New Year, the announcement of a physical Watches & Wonders show, and some spectacular new timepieces. 

If you didn’t manage to follow all of this week’s watch news, here is our 60-second round-up to keep you in the loop. 

Chinese New Year

We kicked off the week with a great piece by our Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Wong on the Chinese Calendar at Blancpain. This mathematical marvel of measurement is just Suzanne’s cup of tea! But don’t worry if you get lost in the technical details, she also provides us with a selection of stunning timepieces to mark the Year of the Tiger

Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel

Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar © Blancpain

Watches and Wonders is Going Ahead 

We had been waiting for this news for a while now. The big announcement of the week was that Watches and Wonders is not only going ahead – March 30th to April 5th – but it will be both physical and digital. This is great news for us at WorldTempus as we are here in Geneva, at the heart of the action. We have already signed up for all the “touch and feel” sessions so we can bring you all the news direct from the source.

Detecting Future Trends

In this article, WorldTempus catches up with Czapek & Cie’s CEO Xavier de Roquemaurel to talk about his unique way of running an independent watch business. He discusses the brand’s latest products, his special touch with retail, and some of the moments that have marked his personal history with the brand. Discover the full interview here

Omega and Cindy Crawford

Our correspondent Roberta Naas takes a look back at one of the first celebrity watch partnerships – Omega and Cindy Crawford – that dates back 27 years. Roberta was there at the very first press conference and looks back at this wonderful relationship that is evolving with Cindy’s daughter Kaia Gerber. 

Forgotten Histories: Omega and Cindy Crawford  Relationship Nearly 30 Years Old

Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford, 2021 © Omega

New Watch Releases

It has been a busy week in terms of watch releases. Check out the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Blue Angels®” that celebrates the virtuoso skills of the pilots in a demonstration squadron created in 1946. Ferdinand Berthoud unveils its new FB RSM, which we just love and will be coming back to shortly. From Jacob & Co. two new pieces are out this week: The Bugatti Chiron Blue Sapphire Crystal with its unique piston-animation movement and the Astronomia Tourbillon. Omega reveals its new Constellation 41 and aventurine collection that comes out in perfect timing for Valentine’s Day, and also in perfect timing, but this time for the lunar year, is the Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck. TAG Heuer presents a new Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition and we finish off the week with this Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet, a rather lovely perpetual calendar in white gold.

The Next Challenges for Watchmaking?

Our correspondent Olivier Muller takes a look at the future of watchmaking and how we can keep it exciting. He delves into brands such as De Bethune, Hublot, Chopard, Bovet, Longines, and Tissot to see what is going on their research departments in terms of power reserves and escapements. If you are interested in the future, this is definitely an article to read

Are you the Lucky Winner?

In last month’s competition, we offered our readers the chance to win a Ralf Tech timepiece worth CHF 1,375. If you entered the competition, discover the answers and the lucky winner…it may even be you!

Gagnez une montre Toccata

WRB Automatic Volcano © RALF TECH

New Partnership – Mathey Tissot 

And last but not least, we have a brand new partnership with Mathey Tissot, so read more about this relatively unknown brand on their new Mathey Tissot Page. There is a lot of things that you probably don’t know about this discreet watchmaking entity… not for long though…we are going to be bringing all their news direct to you in 2022. 

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