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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


In this week’s editorial, we take a look back at the prestigious events that have taken place over the past few weeks, starting with the Luxury Innovation Summit, which highlighted the importance of new technologies and innovations with presentations from different start-ups. This was followed by the Re-Luxury salon which has been set up to raise awareness about sustainable and second-hand luxury. It was also auction time last week in Geneva, and we had the pleasure of seeing some of the exceptional pieces that were on offer at Christie’s. And last but not least, there was the 22nd edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. If you are curious to know how these events contribute to the influence of the watchmaking world, do not hesitate to click here


Our correspondent Olivier Müller met with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, President of Ferdinand-Berthoud, to learn more about the brand’s trajectory, values and relevance. The recently released FB 3 proves, once again, that Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud is going in the right direction. Discover the journey so far in this great interview

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele : « Berthoud était un visionnaire »

FB 3SPC © Sébastien Aubord/WorldTempus


What if you could create your own watch from start to finish? Here is the challenge realized by Initium, a watchmaking school that allows you to create your own timepiece with the help of professionals in their workshops, regardless of whether you are a novice or a specialist. For those who dare, Initium also offers nomadic kits that allow you to create your own watch from the comfort of your own home. This unique watchmaking experience allows you to enjoy this special moment, while also making your very own timepiece to keep and wear. 

Le saviez-vous ?

© Initium


Unique, complex, and playful. These are the words by Olivier Müller to describe one of the most anticipated watches of the year, the Ballon d’Or by Purnell. At first glance, this watch dazzles us with its presence and beauty, but it also catches our attention with its complexity. A tourbillon sits at six o’clock on the dial, but it doesn’t look like your normal tourbillon, it is shaped like…drumroll please…a golden football! The level of creativity and imagination of this timepiece is off the charts. Discover more in our article here. 

2-0 For the Ballon D'Or

Ballon d'Or © Purnell


Discover the third episode of Olivier Müller’s “On Trial” saga where we talk about the past professional adventures of Yvan Arpa, Founder of the brand Artya. Müller re-establishes certain truths on subjects that are problematic, unclear and even revealing of the essence of Artya. All is revealed here

Exclusive: ArtyA on Trial!

Yvan Arpa © ArtyA

Roger Dubuis

Team Test One of the most anticipated moments in the WorldTempus office is always the arrival of a new watch for our famous Team Tests. This week we had the pleasure of receiving the Excalibur Monobalancier EON Gold from Roger Dubuis, which everyone appreciated. One thing is for sure, it was impossible to wear it without receiving admiring glances from our colleagues thanks to its eye-catching skeletonized movement. With its imposing, yet elegant, EON gold case Roger Dubuis really did charm everyone at Roger Dubuis without exception.

Team Test: WorldTempus X Roger Dubuis

Excalibur MB EON Gold © Jordy Bellido/WorldTempus


New Releases of the Week

As for this week’s new arrivals, we have the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph, the Eberhard & Co. Tazio Nuvolari Chronograph, Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Central Counter and the Maurice Lacroix Grand Black Date. 

GMT 78, GMT 80 and Millennium Watch Book Divers

In respect of our sister publications, we finally got our hands on the GMT magazine No. 78 with all the articles from our watchmaking experts who shared their favourite watches. Check out the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen, the Cartier Santos, and the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari. Now, on a totally different watch topic, the Millenium Watch Book Diver Edition is now out and there are some sneak peeks of the De Bethune DB28GS Grand Bleu, the Doxa SUB 300T Professional, and the Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk II. And last but not least read the latest interview with Benjamin Arabov, CEO of Jacob & Co. in GMT 80. 

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