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The WorldTempus editorial team regularly dissects for its readers the newest watches and trends in watchmaking, all available on the website. These experts have collected all articles, photos and videos into themes, in the form of a clickable PDF. Discover our 4 exclusive Selections with between 100 and 200 pages depending on the theme.

Each Selection includes :

  • an article from our Editor-in-Chief
  • a table of contents
  • a chapter containing our experts’ analyses organised by brand
  • a chapter with all the videos regrouped on the subject
  • a third chapter with more articles describing each model (by brand)
  • lastly a chapter presenting all the new models available on the WorldTempus directory

Suzanne Wong, Rédactrice en chef

Suzanne Wong
Editor-in-Chief, WorldTempus

Audemars Piguet :

For most, the watch that comes to mind when thinking of Audemars Piguet is a relatively new model that was first presented in 1972. The Quartz Crisis, combined with 1970s aesthetics, precipitated a slew of creative watch designs that sought to elevate the mechanical watch past its functional aspect. One of these designs was the Royal Oak, designed by creative superstar Gérald Genta (who also created the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Omega Constellation and IWC Ingenieur SL).

The stainless-steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused a sensation when it was launched — company executives were dubious about its long-term viability, buyers were startled by ...

Cartier :

There is no other brand in the world that has as many iconic watch designs as Cartier. This is no idle statement. A non-comprehensive list of iconic Cartier watch designs includes the Tank and all its variations, the Santos and all its variations, the Ballon Bleu, the Rotonde, the Ronde, the magnificently sensuous Tortue, the Tonneau, the Pasha, the Crash, the Baignoire, the Calibre and the Panthère. It’s an unparalleled achievement in the watch industry.

Cartier is known as the “King of Jewellers, Jeweller of Kings”, a sobriquet that reflects its history in royal commissions and its prestige amongst other jewellery houses. This sometimes has the effect of ...

Chronographs :

A chronograph is, quite simply, a watch with an additional timing function that can be used to measure discrete periods of elapsed time. It is not to be confused with a chronometer, which describes a highly accurate timekeeper which has achieved specific certifications.

Almost every article you read that purports to give you all the chronograph basics will at some point break down the etymology of the word. From the Greek: Chronos (time) + Graphein (to write) = Chronograph (time-writer), the word is a formulation that arises from one of the earliest examples of chronograph mechanisms that we know of. This was the timing equipment of Nicolas Rieussec, used during equine sporting events, that literally marked elapsed time with an ink drop on ...

Moonphases :

Despite it being a daily (and nightly) part of our lives, there are not many people who can claim to fully understand or explain the phenomenon of the lunar cycle. Why does the moon wax and wane? Why is it sometimes visible in the daytime? Why does it appear larger or smaller at different times of the year? Why is it impossible to remember any of these answers for more than two hours before you have to look it up again on Wikipedia?

Fortunately, you don’t need to know any of these answers in order to appreciate and own a watch with a moonphase indication. The indication of the phase of the moon is mostly considered a classic complication, due to its ubiquity in watches that feature traditional aesthetics and design, but there are plenty of contemporary executions of ...