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L’Heure du Diamant, lapis-lazuli dial © Chopard
Trend Forecaster
Know your gemstone dials!

Can you spot the ultimate opal, recognise a malachite, pick your turquoise of choice or know the best pedigree for a lapis-lazuli? Learn to decipher the quality of the gemstones used for watch dials.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
6 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Rose gold blooms on luxury watches

Rose gold has been part of the luxury market since the age of Carl Fabergé and Czarist Russia, and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Why? We analyse.

Thursday, 11 April 2019
Laurent Francois
5 min read
Swatch invited a hundred journalists from around the world to its new headquarters.
Connoisseur of watches
Swatch launches a paramagnetic balance spring

The "fun" brand of the world's number-one watch group has introduced Nivachron, a titanium-based alloy whose foremost property is to be unaffected by magnetic fields. This economical solution isn't intended to replace silicon but will benefit other brands.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
4 min read
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James Cameron
Watch Stories
James Cameron, never without his Rolex Submariner

As the writer and producer of Alita, the story of a teenage cyborg with super-powers, James Cameron returns to his favourite genre of science fiction – and the underwater world he cares deeply about.

Friday, 05 April 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht
Trend Forecaster
Ten new watches that shoot for the moon

Could it be the fiftieth anniversary of Man's first steps on the moon that has so inspired watchmakers? This year, brands are pulling out all the stops with a host of watches dedicated to the moon-phase complication. Because what could be lovelier than a moon-struck mechanism?

Friday, 15 March 2019
Marie de Pimodan
7 min read
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Bulgari, a leading brand in digital

As Bulgari prepares for Baselworld, releasing new iterations in its four flagship collections, we analyse the brand's social media presence and marketing strategies.

Thursday, 14 March 2019
4 min read
Code 11.59 © Audemars Piguet
Trend Forecaster
Watch brands clean up their collections

Eliminate clutter, put an end to untidiness.... For Marie Kondo, author of the hugely popular KonMari method, life begins after a good clear-out. Several watch brands appear to have taken her theories to heart to put some order into their collections.

Friday, 08 March 2019
4 min read
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Dual Time Sapphire Cobra © Armin Strom
Trend Forecaster
Fifteen watches with nothing to hide

A rarely seen exercise in style ten years ago, skeleton watches are now part of the regular collections at brands intent on showing off their watches' inner beauty.

Thursday, 07 March 2019
5 min read
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