One Week, One Article This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds
From luggage to match your timepiece to record-breaking mountain climbs, the watch world has been as busy as ever this week
Seven Elegant Bags to Match your Watch
As summer is approaching and travel restrictions are on the way out, we are all looking forward to leaving the workplace for some well-earned rest and adventures. When packing your suitcase, why not match your watch to your luggage to feel super stylish on your travels. Here are some ideas from Montblanc, Gucci, Bulgari, Schwartz Etienne, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Jaeger-LeCoultre to inspire you.
Record-Breaking Climb for Nimsdai Purja and the 0 Oxygen
Last week, Montblanc’s new Mark Maker Nimsdai Purja broke a new record climbing Kanchenjunga, followed by Everest, and Lhotse while wearing the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Chronograph 0 Oxygen, without supplemental oxygen (to match the watch)! WorldTempus’ Sophie Furley sat down with him before the climb to learn more about his impressive alpinist career. Discover the full interview here.
The Origins of the Marine Chronometer
The marine chronometer is a rather mysterious instrument that, before the arrival of the GPS, was an essential tool for navigators. But what was it used for exactly? Learn more about this extremely important chapter in the history of watchmaking here.
The Richard Mille Ski Clinic
Our Editorial Director, Sophie Furley, was recently in the ski resort of Courchevel for a Richard Mille Ski Clinic. She got to ski with French ski world champion Alexis Pinturault and hang out with Olympic Norwegian biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø. Follow her adventures during this super exclusive event here.
Alexis Pinturault © Richard Mille
Team Test TAG Heuer
This week, the editorial team tests the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professionnal 1000 Superdiver. Discover what they thought about this striking new diving watch in this weekly watch review where our journalists pass the watch around the office to get not just one, but half a dozen points of view.
Chime Time at A. Lange & Söhne
Discover the dynamic and creative Anthony de Haas of A. Lange & Söhne who reveals the secrets behind this year’s supremely classical Richard Lange Minute Repeater. Our Editor-in-Chief, Suzanne Wong, sits down with him to find out more.
There have been lots of new releases this week. Here are a few that really caught our eye. The Maurice Lacroix Aikon #Tide FIBA 3x3 made of upcycled fishing nets, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Summer Purple, the Blancpain Air Command, the Purnell AC Monaco, the Vacheron Constantin Tribute to Great Civilisations, the Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance, and the Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde, to name a few.
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 >
Blancpain is the archetypal Manufacture: with a watchmaking heritage dating back several centuries, it has successfully preserved its watchmaking tradition, whilst welcoming a spirit of innovation.Find out more >
Breguet’s archives, kept in Switzerland and in Paris, record the developments that have sustained Breguet watchmaking for more than two centuries. The firm is committed to remaining ahead of its...Find out more >
Bulgari has its own clear definition of excellence, which involves the perfect balance between design, added-value, quality of its products and its worldwide service. In the case of Bulgari...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 >
“La Montre Hermès” has adopted an epicurean philosophy that values the creation of sober, contemporary timepieces.Find out more >
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had...Find out more >
Jaeger-LeCoultre: HOME OF FINE WATCHMAKING SINCE 1833. Located in the serene setting of the Vallée de Joux, our Maison radiates a unique sense of belonging. The soul of La Grande Maison is formed...Find out more >
An elegant, outward-looking philosophy that dates back to the Age of Enlightenment is still at the heart of Jaquet Droz's identity. The fine and rare handcrafts practiced at the company’s workshops...Find out more >
True to its founding spirit, Louis Vuitton makes watches that combine excellence, innovation and originality for the benefit of people who love travel and adventure. The watchmakers of La Fabrique...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 >
Synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and design, Montblanc has been pushing the boundaries of innovation ever since the Maison first revolutionized the culture of writing in 1906.Find out more >
Inspired by performance, precision and mechanical prowess, Purnell’s philosophy of bringing more future than past to watchmaking. Each timepiece distinguishes itself by having a tourbillon...Find out more >
Richard Mille did not simply try to find his place in the watchmaking world – he carved one out for himself, constantly striving not to take anything for granted, and to make innovation and extreme...Find out more >
Based in traditional Swiss watchmaking country in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Schwarz Etienne has a century of history in watchmaking but chooses to look to the future rather than the past.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 >