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One Week, One Article - This Week's Watch News in 60 Seconds

One Week, One Article This Week's Watch News in 60 Seconds

Find out what you missed in the world of watchmaking over the past week

Editorial

This week kicked off with an editorial that is causing some debate. Whether you are a novice, a newbie watch lover, or a full-blown enthusiast, the Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 is the talk of the town with its curious innovative format. Come and discover the hidden facets of this watch, which is a finalist in the “Iconic” category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. 

Une touche d'extravagance

Extravagant Touch © Piaget

Cartier’s Osaka Exhibition

Our correspondent Oliver Müller explains Cartier’s new initiative as a pillar of the Women’s Pavilion at the next World Expo in Osaka. This is not surprising coming from Cartier as the brand has always paid particular attention to the issue of gender equality around the world through its “Cartier Women’s Initiative” program, which started way back in 2006. To learn more, click here.

Certina DS

This week, our editorial director Sophie Furley shared her latest watch discovery – the Certina DS+ concept – that comes in a kit format so that watch lovers can have several watches in one. Each kit (and there are three different ones to choose from) contains a watch head, bezels, straps, and bracelets for a variety of combinations and styles that you can assemble yourself without the use of any tools. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy watchmaking in a playful way. Each owner can also buy other components for even more possibilities.

Et si vous pouviez avoir des centaines de montres en une seule ?

DS Powermatic 80 © Certina

Montblanc

Sophie Furley chats with Laurent Lecamp from Montblanc about the brand’s latest Iced Sea collection. Launched earlier this year, the Iced Sea has been hugely successful. Sophie talks to Laurent about the inspiration behind its design, how the glacier dial is made, and why collectors are calling it the Iced “Tea”! 

When Horological Inspiration Strikes in the Strangest of Places

Laurent Lecamp wearing the Iced Sea © Montblanc

Breitling

In this latest article about Breitling, we look at the company’s ambitious new programme for sustainable development that is accompanied by a brand-new collection called the Super Chronomat 38 Origins. This initiative is composed of five different steps, which will positively impact the planet as well as the watch industry of tomorrow. From gold mining to blockchain technology, Breitling is committed to making positive changes in its production. If you want to learn more, check out this article. 

Cinq étapes importantes vers la durabilité

Super Chronomat 38 Origins © Breitling

Ferdinand Berthoud

Our editor-in-chief Suzanne Wong introduces the new Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomère FB 3SPC. This timepiece focuses on the source of precision – the hairspring. If you are interested in learning more about this sophisticated timepiece and the way the hairspring works, this article is for you.

Purity and Chronometry

Chronomètre FB 3SPC © GMT Publishing/Sébastien Aubord

Zenith

Are you ready for one of Zenith’s most exciting collaborations? The all-new Zenith DEFY Extreme Felipe Pantone will have everyone in agreement with its dynamic, playful, visual rainbow effect. This timepiece was a collaboration between the watch brand and the Argentinian/Spanish artist who loves to blend the digital and the physical world by playing with the spectrum of light in different forms. To understand how he does it, click here. 

Playing in the Spectrum of Light

Defy Extreme Felipe Pantone © Zenith

Arije

Brice Lechevalier meets with the management of the famous Paris watch retailer, Arije to discuss their love and perception of the watch industry and some of their future projects. Read the full interview here to learn more about what is happening in one of Paris’s most luxurious boutiques. 

New Releases

This week was packed with new watches, so check out some of the top ones here: Hublot Big Bang Unico Gourmet, Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton TimeForArt, De Bethune DB Kind of Two Jumping GMT, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar, Hublot Big Bang e Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022, Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Rainbow, Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Dìa de los Muertos, Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Aventurine, Richard Mille RM 07-01 Intergalactique, and last but not least, Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38 mm Copper.

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De Bethune embraces the wealth of the watchmaking knowhow of the past in order to design the watches of the future. This combination results in timepieces with all the attributes and technical...

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Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud offers a contemporary take on the work of a master watchmaker. Its exclusive timepieces, developed by today’s master watchmakers, are a tribute to the excellence...

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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.

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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.

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Patek Philippe enjoys outstanding renown and rare prestige, due to the constancy with which the Manufacture has applied its philosophy of excellence ever since it was founded.

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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...

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