Horology

By Chantelle Billson | 22 Feb 2021

Taking flight: the tourbillon celebrates its 220th birthday

When it comes to modern haute horology, the tourbillon, which turns 220 years old this year, has long been more desirable for its beauty than for its practical uses. The first patented tourbillon... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Feb 2021

Hermès launches new titanium versions of its ultra-thin model

Iconic Parisien watchmaker Hermès has launched two new variants of its Slim d’Hermès Quantieme Perpetual model, incorporating multiple precious metals into the desig... Read More

By Chantelle Billson | 16 Feb 2021

London’s foremost vintage watch specialists tell us why timeless timepieces have seen a revival

A new passion for pre-owned and vintage watches has recently emerged among enthusiasts and collectors alike. Not only do collectors relish rare vintage pieces, perfect for handing down as heirlooms, b... Read More

By Tempus | 12 Feb 2021

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these elaborate timepieces honouring the Chinese New Year

When it comes to gift-giving, one can rarely go wrong with haute horology. It’s little wonder that, each year, the watch industry honours Chinese New Year with some of its most magnificent novel... Read More

By Tempus | 01 Feb 2021

New Bulgari, Hublot and Zenith models shine at LVMH Watch Week 2021

LVMH-owned watch brands Bulgari, Hublot and Zenith have used the second, online-only edition of the annual LVMH Watch Week to launch a series of spectacular new models for 2021. Following th... Read More

By Tempus | 23 Jan 2021

Panerai launches limited-edition Luminor model inspired by free dive champion Guillaume Néry

Luxury Italian watchmaker Panerai has unveiled a new model of its iconic Luminor model, inspired by the exploits of - and serving as a tribute to - Guillaume Néry, the record-bre... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Jan 2021

Breguet announces Valentine's Day addition to famed Reine de Naples model

Iconic Swiss watchmaker Breguet has announced that it has given a Valentine's Day-themed upgrade to its historic Reine de Naples model. The new edition of the watch, dubbed the... Read More

By Tempus | 12 Jan 2021

Blancpain launches limited edition Valentine's Day special series

Since 2001, Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain, a subsidiary of the Swatch Group, has been setting its watch-lovers' hearts ablaze with its annual Valentine's Day limited edition offering, and... Read More

By Tempus | 16 Dec 2020

Bespoke Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers watch sells at Christie’s “Bid for the Louvre” online auction for £280,000

A bespoke Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers watch has sold at a virtual auction, hosted by global auction house Christie’s, designed to benefit the Louvre Museum, Paris. This one-of-a-kind wat... Read More

By Tempus | 15 Dec 2020

Watches of Switzerland opens new showroom in London’s Broadgate

Situated close to London’s Liverpool Street station, Broadgate Circle is best known for its cutting-edge working spaces where some of the top financial workers in the city are based. But now, Wa... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Nov 2020

Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué talks challenges, innovation and why it’s time to make a difference

As luxury watchmakers go, Italian-Swiss brand Panerai is still seen as something of a new kid on the block. Although Panerai was founded in Florence in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai – his shop on the... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 27 Apr 2020

Watches & Wonders: all the best watches from the world’s first all-digital horology show

For any watch connoisseur, the twin trade shows of Baselworld and SIHH have long been hallmarks of the horological world, offering a glimpse into the world of the most prestigious ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 Mar 2020

Prestige British watchmaker Bremont offers to help manufacture ventilators

Luxury British brand Bremont has offered to switch its Henley-on-Thames facilities from making prestige watches to the manufacture, assembly and testing of precision parts for ventilators. T... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 16 Aug 2019

Moritz Grossmann is reinventing the art of German watchmaking

The birthplace of German watchmaking is not in a major city, as you might expect, but instead a small town an hour’s drive outside Dresden, nestled in the countryside not far from the Czech bord... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Jan 2019

Tempus explores the out of this world launches at this year's SIHH watch fair

As the 2019 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) launches on Sunday 13 January, the watch world is heading over to Geneva, Switzerland to discover just what our favourite brands have in s... Read More

By Charlotte Metcalf | 04 Sep 2018

These 5 powerful women are shaking up the watchmaking industry

The world of watchmaking is a predominantly male-led domain but change is being made. “Sexism has undoubtedly decreased significantly in the last 15 years,” Dr Rebecca ... Read More

By Rose Adams | 14 Aug 2018

Blancpain unveils Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Annuel watch with innovative new calendar feature

In the latest news from the world of horology, luxury watch manufacturer Blancpain has unveiled The Bathyscaphe Quantième Annuel, a hotly anticipated new addition to the cov... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Jul 2018

The Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini partnership roaring into Harrods

Luxury watch brand Roger Dubuis is celebrating its new collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse with an innovative summer pop up event at Harrods. The event, held in the Knightsbridge department s... Read More