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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 the metaverse to watch fairs, auctions to ethical gold, the watch world have been a busy place this week

We kick off the week with an article by our correspondent David Chokron who looks at the future of Watches and Wonders with insider information from the brands. He discusses how Rolex is requesting/demanding that the fair open up to welcome more exhibitors so it becomes almost like a Baselworld in Geneva, and suggests a host of brands who could potentially join the party, such as Carl F. Bucherer, Gucci, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Girard-Perregaux and more. Discover the full article here

What does the future hold for Watches and Wonders

Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022 © Watches & Wonders

Following on from our Watches and Wonders Top Picks by Yannick Meylan last week, now it is the turn of Julien Meylan to give us his favourite pieces from the show. Discover his eclectic choice of fine timekeepers that will surely give you some ideas. Julien’s Top Five shows that he definitely knows his watch stuff!

Watches and Wonders: Julien Meylan’s Top 5

Blast Moonstruck © Ulysse Nardin

The President and CEO of Cartier International spoke to WorldTempus recently about redeployment, icons, complications, blockchain technology, new customers, and his love for Japan in this in-depth article by Brice Lechevalier. 

Cyrille Vigneron, CEO and President Cartier

Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO Cartier International © Cartier

From our colleagues at GMT, read about Chopard’s latest Happy Sport Chrono and how the brand has been using 100% ethical gold since 2018. There is also about the mysterious movement/rotor by Cartier. This piece just blew us away at Watches and Wonders. 

Ethique et tac

Happy Sport Chrono © Chopard

There is lots of auction news this week, with an interview from Artemy Lechbinsky, CEO of Ineichen Auctioneers, and news about the Christie’s Geneva Edit, Sotheby’s Geneva luxury Week and Phillips The Royal Oak 50th Sale. 

 

CEO Interview

Konstantin Chaykin Joker © WorldTempus/Jordy Bellido

In the Fast Lane with Patek Phililppe

In this three part series by our editor Suzanne Wong,  discover why the new reference 5470 means so much for Patek Philippe, and how to actually read its chronograph display. Suzanne also looks at the importance for brands to have their own in-house chronograph. Read this in-depth piece here

Patek Philippe ref. 5470

The Patek Philippe cal. CHR 29-535 PS Q proved that the CH 29-535 PS could carry various high complications without compromising performance © Patek Philippe

All You Need is Two Hands

Watches with two hands are undeniably repined. They may just very well be the next big thing in watchmaking. Our correspondent David Chokron takes a look at this new trend and proposes some very elegant two-handed timepieces to whet your appetite, including Audemars Piguet, Parmigiani and A. Lange & Söhne to name a few. 

As the epitome of minimalist chic

Piaget Altiplano © David Chokron / Worldtempus

New Watches

And last but not least, for new releases this week, discover the new Glashütte Original SeaQ in black and red gold, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, Maurice Lacroix’s Aikon Skeleton, and the Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Full Lum. 

Aikon Skeleton

Aikon Skeleton Automatique © Maurice Lacroix

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