One Week, One Article This Week’s Watch News in 60 Seconds
Lots to catch up on this week from Team Tests to motorcycle adventures, new collaborations to upcoming auctions, and even a Platinum Jubilee. See what you missed in our special round-up
Team Test with Maurice Lacroix
Let’s kick off with our Team Test of the Maurice Lacroix Aikon #tide in hot pink. We had a blast testing this timepiece that is made of upcycled ocean-bound plastics and comes in a range of cool colours for summer.
Bulgari X Ducati
Equally colourful, check out the latest collaboration between Bulgari and Ducati. The two Italian brands have joined forces to design a new Bulgari Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Special Edition in Ducati red. Our Managing Editor Jordy Bellido got his leathers on to test both watch and motorbike.
Bulgari Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition © WorldTempus/Jordy Bellido
Ulysse Nardin and the Ocean Race
Continuing in the world of upcycling, WorldTempus joined Ulysse Nardin in Alicante for the launch of its new Ocean Race Diver. We talk to the brand’s CEO Patrick Pruniaux about this new sustainable timepiece.
The Latest Audemars Piguet X Carolina Bucci Collection
Audemars Piguet announced its third collaboration with famous jewellery designer Carolina Bucci with a timepiece that features a rainbow-infused tapisserie dial. This is something quite different from Bucci who is best known for her frosted gold technique. More details here.
Zenith X Kari Voutilainen X Phillips
The WorldTempus Team was at an exclusive event last week for the launch of a new collaboration between Zenith, Kari Voutilainen, and Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo. Check out what has been happening with these watch-loving friends and their very special project.
Calibre 135 Observatoire Limited Edition © Zenith
Touring the Workshop at Reuge
WorldTempus takes a look into the magical world of Reuge with the brand’s CEO Amr AlOtaishan who gives WorldTempus viewers a personal video tour around his musical automaton workshop. Join the tour here.
How Brands are Winning Back the Youth
This report looks at the next generation of watch lovers and how the top brands are trying to get watches on the wrists of the 15-25 year-old segment. It also provides some ideas for brands looking to capture this market.
Her Majesty the Queen and her Watches
As the United Kingdom was in full-on Jubilee mood over the weekend, we thought it might be fun to have a look back over H.R.H Queen Elizabeth II’s royal watches. She certainly has good taste and some favourite watches that pop up on her wrist time and time again!
La Reine portant son Omega Ladymatic © Famille Royale
Iconeek Upcoming Auction
If you like the auction scene, then definitely tune in to this online auction tomorrow – Sunday 12th June – by Iconeek. With 169 lots that start at a couple of hundred Swiss francs and go up to the six figures, this is really an auction that has something for everyone. You will find all the details here.
In Other News from around the Watch World
In other news from around the watch world, check out the latest developments and strategy at Kerbedanz, a new boutique opens in Saudi Arabia for Bovet, Trilobe presents two new dial colours in its Nuit Fantastique line, Frederique Constant celebrates the 70th anniversary of its car partner Austin Healey, Gucci introduces British actor Idris Elba as the face of its new Gucci 25h campaign, Hublot prepares for the annual Bol d’Or on Switzerland’s Lac Léman, and Schwarz Etienne talks business.
For new releases, we have the Ralph Lauren Summer Bears with a Cricket Sweater Bear and Riviera Bear, MB&F introduces the Legacy Machine Sequential Evo (more coming about this very soon), Glashütte Original presents its latest Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date, Jaeger-LeCoultre announces two new Master Control Calendar models and Ralf Tech releases its new Académie Bronze.
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 >
The Bovet Manufacture upholds the tradition of decorative arts applied to its delicately engraved, chased, enamelled, engine-turned or hand-painted cases, dials and movements, thus passing on the...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 >
Frederique Constant has made a successful business out of offering affordable luxury, experiencing growth rates well above the industry average. The owners have a clear mission to make fine...Find out more >
Glashütte Original is the rightful heir to Germany’s 170 years of legacy in the art of watchmaking. Glashütte Original is an authentic high-end manufactory that outfits all of its watches with...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 >
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 >
Kerbedanz combines excellence with uniqueness to create exceptional timepieces.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 >
The early years of the third millennium brought the world a new paradigm of watchmaking, which came to be known as horological kinetic art.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 >
In 1996, professional diver Frank Huyghe created the RALF TECH brand: diving suits, buoyancy compensators, regulators, masks, etc. In 2003, on the strength of his personal experience, he designed a...Find out more >
Ever since the Ralph Lauren brand was founded, it has been synonymous with elegance, refinement and timelessness – and the same values are present in the brand’s timepieces.Find out more >
Reuge combines the art of the manufacture with innovation to create bespoke items.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 >
An audacious idea born out of a desire to break from the traditional watchmaking codes. A new way of reading time. Poetry on the wrist, an intimate link to time. Trilobe is all of those things, and...Find out more >
Combining cutting-edge technology with a unique heritage from marine chronometry is what sets Ulysse Nardin apart from other brands.Find out more >
Ever since it was founded, Zenith has been cultivating the ability to open up new horizons by assisting with some of the most remarkable human achievements.Find out more >