The majority of women’s watches above the price of CHF 50,000 are heavy on diamonds and other precious stones, and many can be categorised as jewellery watches, with the inevitable eye-watering price tag. But there is also a growing choice of haute horlogerie timepieces for women, some with grand complications.
Behold, a worthy competition for the Many Random Selection Of Words On A Watch Dial 2016 Award, as featured on the Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer. Past the at first baffling dial text, there actually is an interesting and competitive, though not entirely new offering released now by Alpina, so let’s take…Continue Reading
WorldTempus and the Great Magazine of Timepieces (GMT) are offering a new service to their readers. Each issue of GMT magazine can now be downloaded in its entirety from our online shop, at a discount from the paper version. Connoisseurs of luxury watch brands will find in-depth articles interspersed with reviews of new…Continue Reading
Frankly, I can’t argue with what Alpina has done with all the Startimer Pilot Automatic. Sure, there are far more impressive watches with aviation styling but not many come close when you take into consideration the list of features available on the Alpina. You’re getting a trusted Swiss movement in a Swiss created…Continue Reading
In 2015, Jaquet Droz conceived its first creation for ladies in the Automata collection — the Lady 8 Flower, encasing an enamel butterfly and a whirling lotus flower.
Today’s new Lady 8 Flower is embellished with even more jewels. Assembled by hand in the Jaquet Droz workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, this exclusive timepiece epitomizes…Continue Reading
Jaquet Droz is sponsoring the restoration of the Pierre Jaquet-Droz pendulum clock, a historic local project carried out by the non-profit Association Automates & Merveilles. The timepiece, acquired in 1984 by the Watch Museum of Le Locle, is a treasure of Neuchâtel watchmaking heritage. Gifted by Napoleon to a Princess of Württemberg, the…Continue Reading
They are the face of the watch and the focus of considerable attention. Simple or monochrome, extremely structured, supremely refined backdrops for artistic crafts… or merely functional and legible : dials come in a wide range of interpretations. Sometimes their very absence amplifies the beauty of a watch.
Bulgari Octo Grande Sonnerie…Continue Reading
Swiss watch exports made further gains in July 2017, growing 3.6% to CHF1.7 billion as compared to the same month in 2016. This was the third consecutive month of growth for Swiss watch exports, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.
Swiss watch exports had been on a long and steep decline…Continue Reading
Perhaps best known for their own Seastrong diver’s collection and their Startimer pilot’s watches, Alpina have, in the last few decades, branched out by producing their own manufacture calibers as well as their first smartwatch. However, Alpina’s core strength remains their ability to generate high quality casual and sports watches at a lot more…Continue Reading
The Grande Seconde watch and its playful figure 8 – the symbol of infinity and completeness that has come to represent Jaquet Droz – features a cuprit background. Discovered in the mid 19th century, this copper-oxide-rich stone kindles celestial reverie of the planet Mars. Its fiery red color embodies all the passion dedicated…Continue Reading