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Gary Oldman
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Gary Oldman on Winston and watches

Gary Oldman has always refused to be typecast, appearing where audiences least expect him. He does it again, and brilliantly so, in his portrayal of one of the Second World War's most emblematic figures: the great Winston Churchill.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Manufacture Romain Gauthier
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (II)

The pre-owned watch market is hot, and after a disastrous 25-month slump, the market for new watches is picking up. Would offering extended warranties boost the recovery? From a functional and value-retention standpoint, it would make very little difference, because service is the issue.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
6 min read
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Hublot Happy landing © FredMerz
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (I)

From an operational point of view, a warranty is almost beside the point given that it covers manufacturer's defects, which will show up in the first few months. Anything that goes wrong after that is a service issue.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017
5 min read
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SIHH 2017 Kari Voutilainen Vingt-8 Iso
Trend Forecaster
5 Most Instagrammed Watches at #SalonQP

As ever, many watches made their début at SalonQP. Which ones garnered the most attention? We had a look online to see what the top five most Instagrammed watches were.

Friday, 15 December 2017
4 min read
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Trend Forecaster
10 watches for your Christmas list

As we coast into Christmas, thoughts turn to the one gift we hope to find under the tree. Here are ten fabulous timepieces you may like to add to your list, while there's still time.

Thursday, 14 December 2017
6 min read
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Emma Stone
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Emma Stone, advantage discretion!

"Battle of the Sexes" recounts a history-making episode in the life of American tennis legend Billie Jean King, played by Emma Stone. When it comes to watches, the Oscar-winning actress gives game, set and match to functionality, discretion and vintage charm.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
Tambour Horizon Graphite © Louis Vuitton
Trend Forecaster
Why watchmakers should take more risks

Market surveys, psychological pricing studies, storytelling, situation analysis... no matter what aspect of business, brands are leaving nothing to chance. Sometimes, though, a watch appears that goes against all expectations. So what's it like, outside the comfort zone?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
"No BS Watch Tips" - the book that tells it like it is

Books about watchmaking are often dry, overly technical and come as several tomes. With this in mind, Anthony L. set out to write something all readers could enjoy and benefit from, in candid terms. We met this American watchmaker who likes to keep it simple.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017
4 min read
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