With their nature, world timers have busy dials. I can not think about a way to have a world map on the dial up and still maintain a minimalist look. Many have dials with maps printed on them which tend to look flat and a little lifeless but maybe not in the case of the Geophysic Universal Time. Here, the map seems to be piled on the dial like a bas-relief and gives the dial a few texture. The employed markers are also a wonderful touch.Another common complaint with world timers that plenty of collectors have would be the hands, which are inclined to be modest. This is again a consequence of design since the authentic time-telling dial is quite small and the palms have to be limited to this radius. If you have found the hand length to be a problem in other world timers, then the Geophysic Universal Time might not be the right watch for you. The sword shaped hands are brilliantly polished and filled with Super-LumiNova. In practice, legibility should not be a problem in many situations.The Geophysic Universal Time is placed at a 41.6millimeter steel case. The situation styling is reminiscent of dress watches from a couple of decades ago. The new update, while apparently small on paper, makes a significant visual difference. The Geophysic Universal Time is currently offered on a fine-link steel bracelet.
The third family at the helm of the Olympic capital’s most sought-after watch and jewelry since its founding in 1909, the Cremers have undertaken extension and renovation work destined for future generations. Involving expansion from 80 square meters to 400 square meters, spread over three floors and encompassing reception, display and administrative areas, their vision has been backed by support from two watch industry giants. For Derek Cremers, “enlarging our boutique is a tribute to the city of Lausanne and the entire region. It represents the fulfillment of a longstanding dream. The new space has been designed to express our family’s passion for Fine Watchmaking. It will become an exclusive benchmark for our loyal clients and partners. We are in particular delighted about the new area created in cooperation with Patek Philippe and Rolex, and also wish to thank all our other faithful partners* for the great support they have shown us during this unique phase in our development”. With strong roots in Western Switzerland radiating throughout the world, the famous retailer’s reputation for excellence has been further reinforced over the past decade thanks to a tight-knit staff that is much appreciated by customers. This new setting and the spirit pervading it are taking A l’Emeraude into a whole new dimension.
*Jaeger-LeCoultre, F.P.Journe, Hublot, Panerai, IWC, Voutilainen, Ulysse Nardin, De Bethune, Breitling, Tudor, Romain Gauthier, Reuge, Shamballa, Marco Bicego, Morganne Bello, Tirisi