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Catch up with all this week’s watch news in one article so you don’t miss a trick!
Kicking off the week, we asked some of our retail partners for their top five timepieces from Watches & Wonders. Discover what Yannick Meylan, from the boutique Lionel Meylan, chose from the fair.
Freak S © Ulysse Nardin
Our correspondent Olivier Müller put the new TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition to the test this week on the greens of Paris’s Joyenval private golf club. A keen, but not particularly frequent golfer, Olivier soon got back into the swing of things (excuse the pun) and appreciated the fact that the watch looks more like a “real” watch than an extension of a smartphone. He also enjoyed many of the golf-specific features, like its removable magnetic ball marker, excellent legibility (even in the sunshine), analysis of shot distances, and more. Discover his full report here.
TAG Heuer Connected Golf © Olivier Müller / WorldTempus
The OAK Collection
In anticipation of the upcoming OAK Collection exhibition, we take a look at some of the 500 watches that will be on display at London’s Design Museum from May 19th to 25th. The collection has been compiled by French businessman Patrick Getreide over the span of 40 years and features everything from vintage to contemporary watches, one-of-a-kind pieces, rare limited editions and even watches worn by Eric Clapton and Jean-Paul Belmondo. The exhibition is split up into 11 sections with seven areas devoted to Patek Philippe, one to F.P. Journe and Voutilainen, and three to Rolex.
© The OAK Collection
The Origins of the Quartz Watch
The history of the quartz watch runs much deeper than the crisis it caused. You may be surprised to learn that the first quartz movements were actually a Swiss invention, that is before the Japanese mastered industrial production. Read the complete history of what happened back in the 1970s here.
Collection Elegante © F.P Journe
If you missed the last issue of GMT magazine, don’t fear, this week we have been publishing some of the best articles from our sister magazine on WorldTempus. Discover some of the artistic magic that takes place in Vacheron Constantin’s decorative arts workshops here, Hublot’s love of alloy alchemy here, a celebration of 50 years on the moon at Gucci here, and a focus on the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Minute Repeater here.
savoir-faire, Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication – Bacchus © Vacheron Constantin
All the Week’s New Releases
Hardly a week goes by without a selection of new watch releases and this week is no exception. Check out the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino, the latest Omega Constellation 41mm, Doxa’s re-edition of its Swiss Army’s elite divers’ unit watch, Armin Strom’s new Resonance “Salmon”, and more.
DOXA Army © DOXA
Following the vision of Ferdinand Adolph Lange to build the world’s best watches, A. Lange & Söhne strives for ultimate precision and explores new avenues in order to advance the art of fine...Find out more >
The ARMIN STROM manufacture expresses the very substance of its founder’s legacy. Its guiding principle is that of reinterpreting watchmaking tradition. To this end, it applies the principle of...Find out more >
DOXA was founded in 1889 by an independent Swiss entrepreneur, Georges Ducommun. Based in Biel/Bienne, in the heart of the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking, the brand has always offered technical...Find out more >
Gucci focuses on strengthening the values upon which its enviable reputation has been founded: utmost quality, made in Italy and fashion authority.Find out more >
Jacob & Co. is an artistic visionary Maison that displays boundless creative freedom. Setting a completely new tone, both in terms of design and complications, it celebrates being different.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 >
Patek Philippe enjoys outstanding renown and rare prestige, due to the constancy with which the Manufacture has applied its philosophy of excellence ever since it was founded.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 >
An exploration of the history of Vacheron Constantin is a voyage of discovery, revealing the excellence of age-old watchmaking. Each timepiece is the result of the creative inspiration of the...Find out more >