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There is lots to catch up on this week from upcoming events to exclusive video tours and even colour-changing sapphire watches. See what you missed in our special round-up
Editorial - Two-Week Countdown
Let’s kick off with some exciting news: Watches and Wonders is just around the corner, and, for the very first time, open to the public on the weekend! Even more thrilling: WorldTempus will be hosting a daily evening TV show, packed with all the latest watch novelties, CEO interviews, booth tours, and watch testing! More details here.
The Lightning-Fast Death of the Foudroyante
Next, this report takes a look at chronographs with foudroyante seconds, or flashing seconds as they are called in English with a hand that shows the fractions of a second. These electrifyingly fast watches enjoyed the spotlight a few years ago, but have now almost disappeared from the market, with the exception of Zenith. Find out why here.
Zenith Defy Extreme Carbon © Zenith
Skeleton Watches Comparison
This week, we are also delving into skeleton watches, whose absence of dials provides a window onto the mechanism and pure visual treats and demonstrations of expertise. Discover the breathtaking models from some of our favorite brands (Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Piaget, Bell and Ross, Zenith, Cartier and Hublot) here.
Bulgari: "Beauty and Purity of Shape is Eternal”
Marie de Pimodan, from the WorldTempus team, was at an exclusive event in Rome a couple of weeks ago for the launch of Bulgari’s new jewellery watches and had the pleasure to chat with Fabrizio Buonamassa, the brand’s Product Creation Executive Director. Check out their lively conversation here.
Serpenti Tubogas Infinity © Bulgari
Montblanc – Want to Know a Secret?
Next, WorldTempus gives a sneak peek into the world of Montblanc with the brand’s Managing Director for watches, Laurent Lecamp, who gives WorldTempus viewers an exclusive video tour of the Maison’s Manufacture and shares details about a certain M58 Secret Club...
Five Coloured Sapphire Watches for 2023
WorldTempus presents five fascinating models of coloured sapphire watches, whose 360° windows allow a view of the incredible mechanics beneath - the most spectacular of which is the ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon, which changes colors in the light.
The RM Factor
What are the secrets behind Richard Mille’s success? What has set this brand apart from its very beginnings? Find out here with an in-depth look at its new newest release, the RM 07-04 Automatic Sport.
RM 07-04 Automatic Sport © Richard Mille
Dive Watches Comparison
In this Dive Watches Comparison, we take a look at the world of dive watches, a necessary and potentially lifesaving instrument for any underwater adventurer. Discover some of our favorite models from brands such as Alpina, Eberhard & Co., Breitling, OMEGA, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex and Blancpain here.
Last but not least, for the new releases of the week, we have the Louis Vuitton Tambour Opera Automata, Maurice Lacroix’s Pontos Day Date 41mm, Girard-Perregaux’s latest Laureato in a Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition, Czapek’s brand-new model from its Antarctique Collection - the Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’ - and RALF TECH’s WRX Automatic Carbon Tech 3.
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 >
For Bell & Ross, each detail has a specific meaning and function: functionality is key, and minimalism – dispensing with superfluous ornamental details in favour of essential aspects – is vital.Find out more >
Blancpain is the archetypal Manufacture: with a watchmaking heritage dating back several centuries, it has successfully preserved its watchmaking tradition, whilst welcoming a spirit of innovation.Find out more >
From humble family beginnings Breitling grew into a major player in the world of chronographs and aviation instruments. At the dawn of a new era, the brand is poised for a legendary future.Find out more >
Bulgari has its own clear definition of excellence, which involves the perfect balance between design, added-value, quality of its products and its worldwide service. In the case of Bulgari...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 >
Czapek & Cie. harks back to the origins of one of the watch industry’s most prestigious names, which was born from the watchmaking skills of two Polish émigrés who sought refuge in Switzerland...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 >
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 >
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had...Find out more >
Jaeger-LeCoultre: HOME OF FINE WATCHMAKING SINCE 1833. Located in the serene setting of the Vallée de Joux, our Maison radiates a unique sense of belonging. The soul of La Grande Maison is formed...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 >
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 >
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 >
Every Panerai watch is as unique as the story it tells. Since 1860 Panerai has produced high-precision instruments and watches, developed and created to meet the most rigorous military standards....Find out more >
One hundred and forty years’ worth of uninterrupted history have allowed Piaget to forge its unique jewellery and watchmaking expertise. The Brand is a genuine Fine Watchmaking manufacture that...Find out more >
In 1996, professional diver Frank Huyghe created the RALF TECH brand: diving suits, buoyancy compensators, regulators, masks, etc. In 2003, on the strength of his personal experience, he designed a...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 >
An exploration of the history of Vacheron Constantin is a voyage of discovery, revealing the excellence of age-old watchmaking. Each timepiece is the result of the creative inspiration of the...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 >