One Week, One Article This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds
The best way to get watch smart and impress your watch-loving friends is to check out our weekly round-up with all the news condensed into a 60-second read. Here is what has been happening in the watch world this week
WorldTempus Team Test X H. Moser
Heritage Dual Time by H. Moser & Cie. Everyone fell in love with its deep red smoky dial. They also appreciated the easy-to-read dual time function that can be hidden when not travelling. Discover what the crew thought here.
H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Dual Time © WorldTempus/Jordy Bellido
Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0
We had a lot of fun trying to film the all-new Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 as the LED lights were the same frequency as our camera, but our editor-in-chief found a way around it as she talks us through the functions that will take you right back to the 1970s! Fans of the brand, and this watch, will thoroughly enjoy this close-up demonstration.
Casquette 2.0 © Girard-Perregaux
WorldTempus was invited to a movie premiere in Geneva recently to watch the new 355 girl-power action movie with the team from Piaget. The story follows CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain and Piaget Friend of the brand), German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), and Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penelope Cruz) on a mission to save the world when a top-secret weapon falls into the wrong hands. As Piaget was the watch and jewellery partner, this is a film to do some serious watch spotting (and jewellery too, of course)!
Graciela (Penelope Cruz), “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain), Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), Marie (Diane Kruger), The 355 Movie © Piaget
Interview Benjamin Comar
Also from Piaget, we interview Piaget’s CEO, Benjamin Comar, this week about how things are going at Maison since he took the helm last summer. He talks about best-sellers, the GPHG wins, priorities for the coming year and more. Discover this interesting Q&A discussion here.
Benjamin Comar, CEO © Piaget
Regulators Part 4
Go from rookie to expert with our essential geek guide to the heart of the watch mechanism. This is part four of our series. Click here for part one, part two, and part three if you want to start at the beginning.
1) Balance wheel, 2) Hairspring, 3) Impulse jewel, 4) Fork, 5) Anchor, 6 and 7) Pallets, 8) Escape wheel
The Origins of the 24-Hour Clock
Continuing in the educational vein, our correspondent Grégory Gardinetti looks back at the story of the 24-hour clock. How did we end up with 24 hours and why did we stick with this sexagesimal time calculation? It is an interesting tale.
Navitimer Cosmonaute © Breitling
The Hand Game
If you have been enjoying our Sunday crossword, you are going to love “The Hand Game”, where you have to match the watch hands to the brand. Some are easier than others. Try your luck in this new quiz that is a real test of your watch knowledge.
Find out which Brand these needles belong to on the link above
E-shops, marketplaces, online auction sites – almost everything, whether new or second-hand can be bought or sold online. Everything, that is, except for new watches, which seem to be lagging behind the curve when it comes to e-commerce. Our correspondent, Olivier Müller delves into the subject.
My Omega Seamaster and Why I am Loving it
Starting a brand-new series, we talk to watch lovers about a recent purchase. Why did they choose this particular watch? What else were they considering? Are they happy with their purchase? We kick off with Giancarlo from Atlanta and his Omega Seamaster Diver 300M.
Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Master Chronometer © Giancarlo Roselli
New Watches Out This Week
For this week’s new releases, check out Audemars Piguet and its Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin Openworked. Roger Dubuis releases a new version of its spectacular Knights of the Round Table editions, while Urwerk unveils its UR-112 Aggregat Odyssée. Breitling is back with Triumph motorcycles with a new Breitling Top Time Triumph and Maurice Lacroix presented a new partnership with Red Bull Dance Your Style, which is not a watch…yet! And Louis Moinet launched its first NFTs.
And that’s a wrap for this week. See you next Saturday for more watch news.
UR-112 Aggregat Odyssée © Urwerk
Audemars Piguet is one of the few independent family-owned watch businesses and has been based in Le Brassus, in Switzerland's Vallée de Joux region, at the heart of the fine watchmaking industry,...Find out more >
From humble family beginnings Breitling grew into a major player in the world of chronographs and aviation instruments. At the dawn of a new era, the brand is poised for a legendary future.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 >
H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs around 60 people, has developed 14 in-house calibres to date, and produces more than...Find out more >
Ateliers Louis Moinet was born out of the passion of one man, and this is clearly to be seen in each of its creations. The Maison takes the concept of exclusivity to its height, producing only...Find out more >
Based in the Jura region of Switzerland, Maurice Lacroix has been producing fine Swiss timepieces for over 40 years and has developed 14 in-house movements over the past ten years.Find out more >
A company of the Swatch Group, OMEGA has been behind major revolutions in watchmaking technology and the timekeeping of numerous Olympic Games. Its watches are worn by world-famous celebrities and...Find out more >
One hundred and forty years’ worth of uninterrupted history have allowed Piaget to forge its unique jewellery and watchmaking expertise. The Brand is a genuine Fine Watchmaking manufacture that...Find out more >
The Roger Dubuis Manufacture was founded on the desire for independence and watchmaking excellence. With remarkable dynamism, Roger Dubuis quickly ignited the world of Haute Horlogerie and has...Find out more >
Few brands are as closely associated with the rise of avant-garde independent horology in the new millennium than URWERK, the Geneva-based brand with Swiss-German mechanical foundations.Find out more >