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Monaco Original, 1969 © Heuer
Trend Forecaster
Squaring the circle

Around 80% of the watches we buy are round, leaving square dials and cases to make a statement on the wrist. A portrait of four angles that get it right.

Friday, 13 December 2019
5 min read
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Will Smith
Watch Stories
Will Smith on fame, fortune and watches

Gemini Man isn't just another sci-fi action flick. Director Ang Lee, whose other films include Life of Pi and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, makes a technological leap in this new movie, starring Will Smith and... Will Smith. The actor tells more.

Friday, 06 December 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Omega Museum
Watch Stories
Adventures in time at the new Omega Museum

Showcased inside a building by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban, part of Swatch Group's Cité du Temps campus in Biel, the new Omega Museum traces 170 years in the history of a multi-talented brand.

Thursday, 05 December 2019
3 min read
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Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition © TAG Heuer
Trend Forecaster
The evolution of sport watches

From the advent of the luxury sport watch in the 1970s to the birth of the smartwatch in the new millennium, a number of factors have influenced the trajectory of the sport watch. One of the most significant is the increasingly competitive world of professional sports and the growing numbers of watches worn during play.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Cait Bazemore
6 min read
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Big Bang Unico Paraíba King Gold © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Any colour you like (not just black)

"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.

Friday, 01 November 2019
4 min read
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The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition © Seiko
Watch Stories
1969, Switzerland vs. Japan

In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.

Thursday, 31 October 2019
4 min read
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sir Patrick Stewart
Watch Stories
Sir Patrick Stewart: "There is no shame in buying beautiful things"

He is an actor of immense talent, with more than five decades of stage and screen appearances. Fortunately for us, at the age of 79, Sir Patrick Stewart, alias Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men, has no plans to take his final bow.

Friday, 25 October 2019
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 © Vacheron Constantin
Watch Stories
Vacheron Constantin's bovine beauty

In September this year Vacheron Constantin introduced a stainless steel version of a 1955 chronograph that no end of collectors would love to own. And for good reason, as the Cornes de Vache is the only watch by Vacheron Constantin to feature distinctive "cow horn" lugs.

Thursday, 24 October 2019
3 min read
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Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster

Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
4 min read
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