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From a clockless village to a team test, a video exclusive and new releases, catch up with all your watch news here
This week started with a bit of a giggle in our editorial that tells funny tales from around the watch industry. Learn how cows escaped from a field in Fleurier and how the Swiss Tourism board took all the hands off the clocks in a mountain village. We won’t spoil the stories for you. Go and check them out here.
© WorldTempus/Sophie Furley
WorldTempus Team Test
After a short break after Watches and Wonders, the WorldTempus Team Test was back this week and our intrepid team of watch journalists got to test the new Zenith Chronomaster Open. This was one unisex timepiece that really got our thumbs up. See what the team thought in their reviews.
Zenith Chronomaster Open © WorldTempus/Jordy Bellido
Our editor-in-Chief, Suzanne Wong was up in the Swiss town of Le Locle this week for a very special treat. She was able to get her hands on the latest Jaquet Droz 2022 Collections which show the brand’s new artistic direction since Alain Delamuraz took over at the helm. Luckily, Suzanne had the Showcase with her so you can get up really close to the new timepieces. This is definitely worth the detour. Check out the video here.
Ulysse Nardin Freak
This week our correspondent David Chokron took a look at the Ulysse Nardin Freak collection, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It is interesting to see how the collection has evolved over the last two decades, from the very first model in 2001 to the latest Freak S launched during Watches and Wonders this year. As a little aside, did you know that the name “Freak” was a code word during production, but when it came to finding a more “commercial” name, no one could think of anything better, so they kept the unusual nickname.
Ulysse Nardin Freak S © David Chokron / Worldtempus
Interviews from the Top
We have lots of interviews with the movers and shakers of the watch industry this week. Check out Brice Lechevalier’s in-depth discussion with Nicola Andreatta, the CEO of Roger Dubuis, as well as a great discussion with Michel Navas from Louis Vuitton’s La Fabrique du Temps. We also talk with the father-and-son team Jacob and Ben Arabo from Jacob & Co.
Nicola Andreatta, CEO of Roger Dubuis © Roger Dubuis
Other News from Around the Watch World
In other news from around the watch industry, Audemars Piguet has partnered with Mark Ronson and Lucky Daye, Bubba Watson has a brand new pink Richard Mille RM 38-02 Tourbillon timepiece on his wrist, MB&F and Reuge present a brand new co-creation, and our watch retail partner Laurent Michaud gives us his top hit list from Watches and Wonders.
MusicMachine 1 Reloaded © MB&F
New Releases this Week
For new releases, check out the Louis Vuitton Tambour Outdoor Chronographe GMT, the Ralf Tech WRX, the Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Heritage, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date and Master Control Calendar, the Frederique Constant Classics Heartbeat Moonphase Date, and a new series of Omega Constellation models with natural aventurine dials.
Classics Heart Beat Moonphase Date © Frederique Constant
There is never a dull week at WorldTempus!
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