One Week, One Article This Week's Watch News in 60 Seconds
Find out what you've missed in the watchmaking world over the past week, from how we have to re think about our carbon footprint of our purchases, to the announcement of new partnership, to a one of a kind collaboration and an excepetional contest
This week’s editorial has led us to reflect on our carbon footprint when it comes to our luxury purchases. We all know that the theme of sustainability is omnipresent in our society. For this reason, we look at the world of watchmaking and how manufacturers can find sustainable solutions that do not alter the quality of their timepieces. But sustainability isn’t always what it seems as we discover in this editorial piece. Mining for gold and diamonds, exotic skins and even the coffee you drink for breakfast are up for discussion.
This week, our managing director Jordy Bellido spoke with Wilhelm Schmid, the CEO of A. Lange & Söhne at the Hampton Court Concours d’Elegance in the UK, while our editorial director visited Alpina’s Brand Director, Oliver van Lanschot Hubrecht to discuss the company’s brand new Alpiner Extreme Automatic Collection. WorldTempus readers get lots of bonus goodies if they buy it using the code EXTREMEWT.
Our correspondent, Olivier Müller takes a look at the history of chronographs in this fascinating article. From Louis Moinet to Montblanc and Zenith discover how the history of the world’s favourite complication is a saga in itself. In other chronograph news, discover a new Glashütte Original diving watch, that also features a chronograph, of course!
Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec © Montblanc
WorldTempus welcomes two new partners this month: ArtyA and Behrens. ArtyA’s creations stand out from the crowd thanks to their high creativity and originality, while Behrens timepieces are innovative, playful and accessible.
If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy, this article is for you! WorldTempus takes a look at the Jaquet Droz Dragon Automaton timepiece, created in collaboration with John Howe, designer of the graphic worlds of the aforementioned films. If you want to immerse yourself in the magical world of these films and relive all those childhood memories, click here.
Dragon Automaton © Jaquet Droz
This year, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève will reward the 15 best watches of 2022. This exclusive evening is the Oscars of the watch industry and is not open to the public. However, if you have ever dreamed of attending this spectacular event, we have two tickets to give away. All you have to do is find the answers to some easy GPHG questions. Enter the contest!
Novelties of the week
Let’s move now to this week’s watch novelties. Discover the Bucherer Blue X Girard-Perregaux, Zenith’s new Defy Extreme E Cooper X Prix, Omega’s Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Slim Monogram Dentelle, Hermès’ Minuit au Faubourg, and last but not least, the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Squelette.
Tambour Slim Monogram Dentelle © Maxime Guyon
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 >
Established in 1883, Alpina is recongised as the inventor of the sports watch as we know it today, having presented its Alpina 4 model back in 1938.Find out more >
ArtyA is an independent brand that encapsulates the creativity and free spirit of its founder Yvan Arpa. Complicated, atypical, sometimes rebellious, always innovative, ArtyA’s horological style...Find out more >
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 >
Behrens is a young, independent brand that specialises in designing futuristic and creative complications and time display modules.Find out more >
Ever since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been pursuing its course in the best tradition of Fine Watchmaking. The Maison’s history has been characterised by legendary timepieces that combine...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 >
“La Montre Hermès” has adopted an epicurean philosophy that values the creation of sober, contemporary timepieces.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 >
Ateliers Louis Moinet was born out of the passion of one man, and this is clearly to be seen in each of its creations. The Maison takes the concept of exclusivity to its height, producing only...Find out more >
Twenty years ago, Louis Vuitton boldly ventured into the world of watchmaking with the unveiling of the Tambour watch. Since, the Maison has dreamt up a growing collection of innovative timepieces...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 >
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 >
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 >