Diamonds

By Lysanne Currie | 27 Oct 2021

Tempus meets Andrew Ramroop, the owner of legendary Savile Row tailor Maurice Sedwell

Jamaica, 1962, and CIA agent Felix Leiter points his Walther PPK at James Bond’s ribs. “Interesting,” he remarks. “Where were you measured for this, bud?” The reply:... 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 | 13 Sep 2021

Bucherer launches new BLUE timepieces

Swiss watch retailer Bucherer has announced a series of new additions to its BLUE collection, including collaborations with selected partners to create intriguing new pieces.  Since 201... 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 Tempus | 05 Aug 2021

Chaumet unveils new precious jewellery line as it re-opens its Bond Street store

After an extensive refurbishment earlier this year, iconic French jeweller Chaumet re-opened its flagship UK store on London's Bond Street last month, bringing with it a stunning new collection of... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 18 May 2021

Return of the King: an interview with Fawaz Gruosi

If ever a party brought to modern minds the era of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, it would be high jewellery brand De Grisogono’s annual extravaganza at the legendary Hotel du... Read More

By Lysanne Currie | 07 May 2021

Block party: meet the entrepreneurs brilliantly disrupting the world

An acceleration in digital transformation has led to a boom in blockchain business from supply chain to shares, money to music. Here, we take a look at 14 trailblazers leading the charge in this ... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Apr 2021

Watches & Wonders 2021: the best timepieces from the Geneva watch show

Watches & Wonders, the extravagant watch showcase formerly known as SIHH, drew to a close on Tuesday after an action-packed five-day extravaganza which saw some of the most spectacular design... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Mar 2021

Omega CEO Raynald Aeschlimann unveils 2021 novelties in the Swiss watch brand’s exclusive webcast – with a little help from George Clooney

Omega president and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann unveiled the Swiss watch brand’s 2021 novelties in an exclusive online website on 23 March. Introducing five new collections – each timepiece sh... Read More

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 | 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 Gabriel Power | 10 Feb 2021

Interview: Jessie and David Thomas on a jewel-encrusted family legacy

For centuries, commerce has been overwhelmed by inter-family branding techniques, often used by companies as a means of de-corporatising themselves or making their firm appear more family oriented. Ba... 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 | 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 | 16 Jan 2021

The best luxury products commemorating Chinese New Year

There's no denying that the 2020/21 New Year celebrations - as defined by the Gregorian calendar at least - were a bit of a let-down, as billions of people across the glob... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Jan 2021

Tiffany acquires 80-carat diamond to reimagine its historic 1939 World's Fair necklace

Tiffany & Co. has announced the acquisition of an 80-carat diamond, the largest stone to be sold by the iconic jeweller, which it says will be set in a necklace inspired b... Read More

By Tempus | 21 Dec 2020

Boodles MD Michael Wainwright on the importance of client relationships through 2020

2020 has been a year of new challenges but the future is bright for lovers of luxury. In our first ever British Luxury Review, Tempus asks experts from 12 of the UK’s most prestigious brands to ... 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