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In this week's editorial, Van Cleef & Arpels stands out from the competition after receiving five nominations for this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie. Find out more about the shortlisted watches here.
Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier © Van cleef & Arpels
The Alpina Alpiner Extreme Automatic
If there is one thing not to miss this week, it is the brand new Alpina Alpiner Extreme Automatic as WorldTempus readers get a special bonus prize when they buy this watch. With each purchase of this timepiece – using the code EXTREMEWT – our readers will not only receive an invitation to tour the manufacture, where the watches are born and produced, but they will also receive two tickets to the Transport Museum in Lucerne where they can take part in a VR reality experience in collaboration with Red Bull where they can climb the last metres of the Matterhorn with their watch. This amazing opportunity is live now, so don’t hesitate to go over Alpina.com to purchase your watch (with the code). Prices are €1,495 or CHF 1,595.
Alpiner Extreme Automatic © Alpina
If you like things that sparkle, this article is for you. Our correspondent David Chokron has pinpointed the top rainbow watches from this new trend that have become a real style statement. From Rolex to Hublot, Ulysse Nardin to Bulgari, discover some of the watches that will make you want to increase the colour in your life!
Fleurs de Jardin Rainbow © Jacob & Co.
If you are a Star Trek and sci-fi fan, you are going to love this new UR-120 Spock from Urwerk. The watch is inspired by this cult character from the film, but it isn’t just about making a link to Spock for the fun of it, there is a design logic behind it too that shows the brand’s latest evolution towards thinner, more elegant watches. Urwerk achieves this by reducing the hour-telling satellites by splitting them open. The two sub-parts then rotate. It is a joy to behold. Take a look here.
UR-120 Aka Spock © Urwerk
Come and discover the vast array of skeleton watches on the market today. Whether you are looking for something chic, sporty, or discrete, there is plenty to choose from. Our correspondent David Chokron reveals the secrets of this much-loved complication and offers an eclectic selection that shows just how many different styles and forms there are on the market.
Richard Mille RM 65-01 © David Chokron/WorldTempus
Our Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Wong reveals the latest Bucherer Blue watch called the Tourbillon with Three Bridges Bucherer BLUE. Celebrating the relationship between the brand and renowned retailer Bucherer, the design of the timepiece follows the recent “Neo Bridges” aesthetic first premiered by Girard-Perregaux in early 2017, with openworked and arched bridges that emphasise the continued relevance of this 19th-century horological concept in contemporary watchmaking
This week, we take a look back at the Première by Chanel. This iconic watch broke the design codes of the day when it was released with its innovative construction that features a steel chain that is interlaced with leather. To find out more about the process of creating this watch, please click here.
La Première © Chanel
This week, come and enjoy the Chantilly Arts & Elegance experience with WorldTempus and Richard Mille, and meet Tim Malachard, Director of the watch brand. This iconic event has been around since the 1930s and brings together watch and car enthusiasts from all over the world, who were delighted to attend, especially as they got an exclusive look at the new RM UP-01 Ferrari.
WorldTempus welcomes two new partners to the club this week: Bianchet and Singer Reimagined. Bianchet represents the perfect combination of art and watchmaking with its various components that are designed in accordance with the Golden Ratio, making it geometrically pleasing to the eye. While our second new partner, Singer Reimagined presents something quite fun – the marriage between Swiss watchmaking and Italian coffee, in a surprising new timepiece.
Let’s move now to the week’s novelties. Discover the Louis Vuitton Tambour Street Diver, the Richard Mille, RM 88 Tourbillon Automatic Smiley, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback, the Urwerk UR-120 Spock, the TAG Heuer Carrera X Porsche RS 2.7, the Roger Dubuis Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon, the Armin Strom Tribute 1 Rose Gold, the Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur, the Frederique Constant Highlife Ladies Automatic, the Baume & Mercier Riviera Automatic, and last but not least, the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Volant Chronographe Automatique.
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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 >
Combining cutting-edge technology with a unique heritage from marine chronometry is what sets Ulysse Nardin apart from other brands.Find out more >
Few brands are as closely associated with the rise of avant-garde independent horology in the new millennium than URWERK, the Geneva-based brand with Swiss-German mechanical foundations.Find out more >
Each of Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations is imbued with jewelry and watchmaking excellence, drawing inspiration from whether nature, couture or the imagination. Its creations evoke a timeless world of...Find out more >