Newsletter – From Monaco to Shanghai via Geneva

The first week of October had more than its fair share of new watch announcements, with the introduction of the colourful H1 Colorblock from HYT, and on a nautical theme, some newcomers from Bell & Ross and two heavyweight Nautilus anniversary pieces by Patek Philippe. The marine theme continues this week with an article by Brice Lechevalier, recently back from the Monaco Yacht Show, where the fair’s official sponsor Ulysse Nardin unveiled a new special edition, as it does every year: the Diver Chronograph Monaco. The article, which also touches on the company’s other news including the GPHG 2016 and SIHH 2017, will be available to read on Tuesday.

« Ce mois-ci, gagnez une montre Eterna pour dames »

This week on WorldTempus you will also find interviews with the heads of two major watch companies. Before leaving for his holidays, Paul O’Neil was asked by our partner magazine Shanghai Tatler to interview Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué. The original interview was published in Chinese in the magazine’s October issue, and you will find extensive extracts on our homepage today. Another interview, another magazine, this time closer geographically, since GMT and WorldTempus share the same offices: GMT’s editor-in-chief discusses the first three years as head of the company with Van Cleef & Arpels CEO Nicolas Bos. You can read it on Wednesday. Staying with GMT, the Great Magazine of Timepieces has announced the launch of its Middle East version this November.

Camille Gendre has been wearing a Corum Bubble watch for the past few days, which hasn’t gone unnoticed around the office. On Friday she will be playing her Joker (that’s the name of this colourful model) and sharing her impressions. As for myself, today I look at my favourite perpetual calendars from IWC’s Top Gun, Ingenieur, Aquatimer and Portugieser collections (LINK). Next Thursday I’ll be back with one of the watches shortlisted for the GPHG 2016, the uncompromising Hublot Big Bang Impact Bang. Finally, we end the week in football stadiums all over the globe in the company of TAG Heuer.

Our October competition will make our readers dream of Paris’s hallowed clay courts, as we are offering a magnificent Longines Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros in steel worth CHF 1,500. It could be yours – all you have to do is enter!

In conclusion, the entire WorldTempus team is delighted to welcome Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud as a partner. The young company’s first timepiece has already charmed the jury of the GPHG 2016, which pre-selected it for the final round of the competition. Welcome and good luck to Ferdinand Berthoud.

There’s a great deal of discussion on the topic of watches as artwork. Even though a watch should not be art to be of note, I am a firm believer in their potential to straddle the boundaries of function, shape, and philosophy where appropriate. In the instance of those Corum Joker Watch For Sale Bubble watches, it seems to be a brand’s attempt at developing a pure objet d’art. It is true, the Corum Bubble watches aren’t love anything else that the brand makes (or similar to whatever anyone leaves, for that matter), but they’re designed to be beautiful items, which is something they have in common with different timepieces bearing the Corum logo.The dedication to the world in these pieces is staggeringly unwavering. In my view, this collection works only because it’s so unconcerned with anything but the most faithful realisation of its own distinct concept. To take advantage of the re-release chance, Corum has partnered with famous cymbal manufacturer Paiste. Paiste are enlisted to create a exceptional dial for your Corum Bubble Paiste unique edition watch. The dial of the Corum Bubble Paiste is a tiny cymbal made by Paiste at precisely the same way they’d earn a full-size cymbal. I am quietly confident it would work as supposed were it removed from the home and attached to a kit, but even if it’s just for show, it looks great.It works especially well when put behind the magnifying lens of the Corum Bubble watches. The mottled surface of the cymbal jumps out at you — an ever-present reminder of the crafts and techniques that have become the creation of the especially out-there wristwatch. The brass cymbal placed within the PVD-coated black case is a great contrast. The Corum Bubble Paiste watch does not boast the Super-LumiNova of the Op-art watches, but it does adhere to a attractively muted bi-colour scheme of brass and black as a result.The Corum Bubble Op-art watches are powered with the CO082 automated movement, which operates at 28,800vph, also has a power reserve of 42 hours. The Corum Bubble Paiste uses the CO110, which has exactly the exact same 25.6mm dimension and technical specifications as the CO082. The cost of the Corum Bubble Sphere2 (L082/02849) and also the Corum Bubble Drop (L082/02848) is $3,750, while the Corum Bubble Paiste watch (L110/02871) will retail at a price of $4,200.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get all the watch news right in your mail box.