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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yvan Arpa © ArtyA
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.
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.
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 >
Watches of technical perfection and beauty, through tradition and the force of innovation. Carl F. Bucherer is an independent Swiss watchmaker with expertise in the production of precious...Find out more >
Characterised by audacity and inventiveness, Cartier’s watchmaking history reflects a unique state of mind: “jeweller of kings and king of jewellers”. Its renown is bound up in the tradition of...Find out more >
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...Find out more >
DOXA was founded in 1889 by an independent Swiss entrepreneur, Georges Ducommun. Located in Le Locle (NE), in the heart of the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking, the brand has always offered...Find out more >
Since 1887, Eberhard & Co. has been synonymous with passion, innovation and attention to detail and design. These values have defined the Maison ever since it was founded.Find out more >
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...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 >
Jacob & Co. is an artistic visionary Maison that displays boundless creative freedom. Setting a completely new tone, both in terms of design and complications, it celebrates being different.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 >
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 >
Inspired by performance, precision and mechanical prowess, Purnell’s philosophy of bringing more future than past to watchmaking. Each timepiece distinguishes itself by having a tourbillon...Find out more >
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...Find out more >
Independence and excellence are the cornerstones of Roger Dubuis, a Manufacture guided by its belief in living larger than life. Remarkably dynamic, Roger Dubuis has developed more than 23 totally...Find out more >
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 >