My 101st newsletter for WorldTempus introduces the first of my interviews with the leading watch industry CEOs conducted at Baselworld this year. What better way to start than a chat with the irrepressible industry veteran Walter von Känel, CEO of Longines, who covers the crisis in Hong Kong, the theme of ladies’ watches and the smart watch craze with aplomb. Later on this week we publish our interview with Carlos Rosillo of Bell & Ross, who explains that the brand’s AeroGT concept car could be yours, if you have €2 million to spare.
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The TAG Heuer Autavia Cup has entered its second round and a clear preference among fans for which model should be re-issued at Baselworld 2017 is already discernible. Tomorrow you can read Camille Gendre’s interview with Jeff Stein from OnTheDash, the world authority on vintage Heuer chronographs who helped TAG Heuer with this original crowdsourcing project.
With the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters under way this week, we take a look at which watches the world’s top tennis players will be wearing on or off-court. From the high-tech Seiko Astron GPS Solar of world number one Novak Djokovic to the white ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak of Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka, the world’s tennis stars help to cover all tastes in watches. Discover a different tennis star and his watch every day this week on the site.
After his provocatively titled “Size matters” article generated considerable interest on the site, David Chokron is back this week with a look at the extremes from this year’s Baselworld. Beyond the usual most-complicated and most-certified pieces, he also digs deepeer to present the “most geographic”, the “most frosted” and the “most leather”. Find out more on Thursday.
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The Mirrored Force Resonance observe that we obtained into the deal was the very first one which comes in 18k rose gold, and it is also known as the “Fire” variant (Fire is the expression Armin Strom gives to its rose gold watches). In May earlier this season, Armin Strom followed up with a less expensive steel variant known as the Mirrored Force Resonance Water (a pretty cool title for a steel version). The lugs, which curve very slightly downwards, are notable and beefy. The bezel is rather expansive too. Collectively, they create the Mirrored Force Resonance watch look quite big. On the wrist, the watch surely has a lot of presence, plus the animated dial brings a good deal of attention, but more on the dial later.The crown is quite thick and muscular, which makes winding a snap and above the crown is a pusher at two o’clock. This pusher is one of the neatest and coolest things about the watch because it allows the user immediately reset the two moments hands. So the idea here is to end the watch and let it run for a bit and then reset the two seconds hands and allow them to run and achieve resonance.Overall, the circumstance is neatly completed and a little detail that some readers may not see is that there’s a small lip to the bezel at 6 o’clock. This is a layout trait of ancient Armin Strom watches where owners can opt to engrave their ribbon or whatnot on the watch. Owners of the Mirrored Force Resonance watch can choose to do the same if they wish or leave it as it is.The dial is the ideal aspect of the watch because unlike F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre à Résonance, whose movement can only be admired through a sapphire display case back, both resonating equilibrium wheels of this Mirrored Force Resonance watch are visible from the dial side. A fast glance of the opinion is all you want to remind yourself that you are wearing something that’s quite specific on the wrist.