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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

From dual times to divers, chronographs to perpetual calendars, there were a lot of cool watches featured this week on WorldTempus. In case you missed them, here is our weekly round-up so you are all caught up

WorldTempus Team Test X Cyrus

It is really fun to test a watch that stands out from the crowd and the Cyrus Klepcys GMT Retrograde is certainly that, with its cushion-shaped case, beautifully finished skeletonized movement and easy-to-read dual time movement. Read what are motley crew of journalists thought about wearing it. 

This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds

Cyrus Klepcys GMT Retrograde © WorldTempus/Suzanne Wong

Getting Divorced, How about Treating Yourself to a New Watch?

Our Editor-in-Chief celebrates Valentine’s Day with an amusing tale about a new watch purchasing phenomenon called “The Divorce Watch”. Yes, apparently this is a thing, or maybe just a good excuse to treat oneself to a new watch! Either way, we are all for it. Read more in this fun February 14th editorial. 

This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds

Direct from the Winter Olympics

This week we had the chance to chat over Zoom with snowboarder Pat Burgener direct from the Winter Olympics in Beijing. He made it all the way to the Men’s Halfpipe Finals with his new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M that he is really enjoying. In this video link, hear how he has been enjoying the Olympics and what he thinks of his new partnership with Omega.

This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds

Pat Burgener © Omega

Intern for a Day

This is a brand new column where one of our journalists spends a day as an intern to learn a craft or skill related to watchmaking. Kicking off the series, our man Jordy Bellido travelled to the Bovet manufacture in Tramelan to learn about the art of engraving and movement finishing. He had quite the adventure as you will discover in this article and video report

Apprenti d’un jour : dans la peau d’un graveur

Jordy Bellido angling © Bovet 1822

Radium Girls

This new initiative to offer financial aid for watchmaking school to women recently caught our attention. Organized by the Horological Society of New York, the scholarship is named after Grace Fryer who fought for the rights of a group of women who painted radium onto watch dials in the 1920s. As they had to lick their brushes in the process, they ended up ingesting this radioactive material that would eventually kill them. A terrible tale that changed the watch industry forever, learn more here

Dark Times Call For Bright Solutions: HSNY Offers Female Watchmaker Scholarship Named For the Leader of the Radium Girls Lawsuit

Radium Girls at the United States Radium Corporation circa 1922. Public Domain © HSNY

Antoine Pin at LVMH Watch Week

WorldTempus’ Brice Lechevalier met with Antoine Pin, Managing Director of Bulgari’s watchmaking division, during LVMH Watch Week to discuss the brand’s plans for the coming year and all the exciting new products that they have released. But it is just the beginning, so stay tuned to WorldTempus for more. 

Antoine Pin aux LVMH Watch Days

Antoine Pin, Horology General Director © Bulgari

The WorldTempus Crossword

If you haven’t been playing our new crossword, then why not give it a go this week. Published every Sunday, it gives you a chance to test your watch knowledge in a fun way. We are also providing clues so you don’t have to get too frustrated if you are watch-loving beginner! 

This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds

Crossword

This Week’s New Watches

For this week’s new watches, there are some gorgeous looking timepieces fresh out. First up is Frederique Constant’s new Slimline Ladies Moonphase, then there is TAG Heuer’s Carrera Twin-Time Date 41mm. If extravagance is more your thing, check out this Piaget Limelight Gala Aventurine. There is also a new Royal Oak Jumbo from Audemars Piguet, a new ultra-light Admiral from Corum, an anniversary Chrono 4 from Eberhard & Co, and an Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue from H. Moser & Cie.

Hublot presented two pieces: a desert-inspired Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph, and a new Hublot Unico Ledger that you can buy with crypto currency. And it isn’t over, there is also a diamond-studded new Santos de Cartier, a Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart from Girard-Perregaux, a Defy Extreme E «Desert X Prix» Edition from Zenith, and a Longines Legend Diver.

Not too shabby for one week!

This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds

Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Tutorial, Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue © H. Moser & Cie.

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