History

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Oct 2021

Facing the odds: the history of Bond and Omega

Bond. James Bond. A name synonymous with suave style and fearless action since Dr. No first hit our screens in 1962. This October, the 25th instalment of the world’s longest runni... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 15 Oct 2021

Bond behind the wheel: a look at 007's relationship with Aston Martin

Let’s face it; James Bond wasn’t originally an Aston Martin kind of guy. While Hollywood would have us believe otherwise, 007’s car of choice was, originally, something a little less... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 13 Oct 2021

Timothy Taylor Gallery leads the charge as art world converges on London

Frieze Art Fairs return to London this week with much fanfare and anticipation after a year’s hiatus with nearly 300 major galleries from 39 countries taking part.  Both Frieze London and F... Read More

By Tempus | 09 Oct 2021

How to start an art collection

The world of art is a wonderful place to explore and discover as it is full of artists with diverse practices and styles. Whether you want to buy your first major work, or simply want to enhance your ... Read More

By Tempus | 08 Oct 2021

How to tell if your old watch is a hidden fortune

Sadly, there are hundreds of thousands of discarded and neglected watches across the world, and while these old timepieces may not be up-to-date with the latest trends, to say they may have ... Read More

By Sara Darling | 07 Oct 2021

Bar? Exhibition? Show? Johnnie Walker Princes Street is all of the above and more

Scotland and whisky go hand in hand, no matter the day of the week nor the occasion. Those who still equate whisky solely with bearded old men sitting in a high-backed leather chairs,&n... Read More

By Tempus | 05 Oct 2021

Courtship and comfort: the best five-star hotels for romance

Let's face it; after a year locked in a house together, those couples who braved the never-before-seen, warts-and-all elements of their relationship deserve a romantic break to rekindle the fire t... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 04 Oct 2021

The Londoner: a beacon of light for Leicester Square

From the minute you enter The Londoner, Leicester Square’s new super-boutique hotel, you can feel its pulse – “like a heartbeat” remarks a member of staff - and find yourself e... Read More

By Tempus | 01 Oct 2021

Shaken or stirred: create the perfect martini with these classic cocktail recipes

"I'll have a martini: shaken, not stirred."  Sean Connery’s immortal lines in Goldfinger established the humble martini’s place in cocktail history. Decep... Read More

By Tempus | 29 Sep 2021

Rolls-Royce announces first-ever fully electric car

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed plans to launch its first-ever fully electric model by the end of 2023, putting in motion the manufacturer’s scheme to phase out all combustion engine product... Read More

By Freddy Clode | 25 Sep 2021

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens: the perfect autumnal weekend escape

‘Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence’ - John Milton  When one goes in search of a sun-kissed late summer adventure, few places fit the bill better t... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Sep 2021

Queen Marie-Antoinette’s diamonds to go up for sale

Most diamonds come with a story. Some were gifted as a wedding present; others were handed down through generations as a family heirloom; and some carry such an opulent mystique that they symboli... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Sep 2021

Three fashion photography books to celebrate the history of style this season

If you're a fan of fashion and a thoroughly good book, publishing firm Prestel has curated a list of the best fashion photography books available to purchase for the coming autumn s... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 01 Sep 2021

Quest for perfection: sitting down with A Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid

German watchmaker A Lange & Söhne is on a mission to make the perfect timepiece. The evolution of each new expression of the brand’s six “families” – the Lange 1, Zeitwer... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Aug 2021

INTERVIEW: bespoke jeweller Benjamin Hawkins talks exclusively to Tempus

Benjamin Hawkins is one of the London jewellery scene’s best kept secrets. His eponymous fine jewellery brand was quietly founded in 2016 when, after training in gold smithing and fine diamond w... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 28 Aug 2021

A Japan for all seasons

With the eyes of the world on the Olympics and Paralympics (which begin on 24 August), one could be forgiven for believing that the cultural draw of Japan revolves solely around Tokyo. The towering ne... Read More

By Peter Malmstrom | 25 Aug 2021

Aiming for excellence

My father once told me, “Son, there are three types of arrogance in this world: arrogance born of youth, arrogance born of stupidity and arrogance born of absolute excellence”. The excerpt... Read More

By Lauren Jade Hill | 24 Aug 2021

Gleaming inspiration: Lalique tells Tempus its story

The 1888-founded symbol of French luxury, Lalique has continued to thrive through inspiration and artisanal know-how. Mesmerising collections embody the vision of Lalique and internationally reno... Read More