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Alessia Zecchini © Ulysse Nardin
Lifestyle
The new faces of watchmaking

A freediving champion, an explorer and film-maker, a Haute Couture designer, surfers, skippers, actors... brands choose them not for who they are but for what they do. Introducing the new faces of watchmaking.

Friday, 10 July 2020
6 min read
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Jackie Chan
Watch Stories
Jackie Chan, from stuntman to superstar - Part two

From humble beginnings, Jackie Chan has reached the height of fame. An international star, he is disarmingly modest, although this hasn't always been the case. As a younger man, he would spend, spend, spend – including on watches.

Friday, 26 June 2020
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Jackie Chan
Watch Stories
Jackie Chan, from stuntman to superstar - Part one

From humble beginnings, Jackie Chan has reached the height of fame. An international star, he is disarmingly modest, although this hasn't always been the case. As a younger man, he would spend, spend, spend – including on watches.

Thursday, 25 June 2020
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Arceau Cheval Cosmique © Hermes
Trend Forecaster
Watchmakers' animal magic

A proud panther, a handsome blue jay, a placid lion, horses dressed with plumes and a sturdy bulldog… welcome to watchmaking's animal kingdom!

Friday, 12 June 2020
5 min read
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Robin Williams
Watch Stories
Robin Williams, watch guy

He was one of the most brilliant American comedians of his generation. On August 11, 2014, age 63 and suffering from Parkinson's disease, Robin Williams took his own life. In one of his last interviews, he talks about his passion for watches and his admiration for the people who make them.

Friday, 29 May 2020
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Rosamund Pike, ambassador © IWC
Trend Forecaster
The endorsement minefield

Celebrity tie-ins are nothing new. After seeking endorsements from well-known figures in sport, film, even politics, brands are now embracing innovative strategies. This is especially the case in Asia with its fan economy and increasingly influential Key Opinion Consumers.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
7 min read
The Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 1927-2017 - 90th Anniversary
Watch Stories
Military watches – don't mention the war

Time's migration from pocket to wrist owes a lot to military watches whose many qualities have earned these honest, well-made timepieces their stripes. Even so, brands prefer to focus on their vintage appeal rather than dwell on their origins in the heat of battle.

Friday, 22 May 2020
5 min read
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Heritage Automatic © Montblanc
Trend Forecaster
Still in love with the past

Salmon or champagne-coloured dials, box crystals, two-tone cases… neo-vintage is as popular as ever, with a strong input from mid-twentieth-century styles.

Friday, 15 May 2020
6 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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