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“Within” by Benjamin Millepied
Trend Forecaster
Art and sport meet at Richard Mille

Innovations come thick and fast at Richard Mille. After the RM 72-01, the brand's first in-house chronograph with a patented mechanism, featured in a film by choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel, all eyes are on the RM 27-04. This tourbillon with a world-first construction celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand's partnership with tennis legend Rafael Nadal.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020
5 min read
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A. Lange & Söhne new building
Watch Stories
A. Lange & Söhne celebrates 175 years of watchmaking in Glashütte

In 1845 Ferdinand Adolph Lange started making watches in Glashütte, a village in the ore-bearing hills of Saxony, Germany. In doing so, he laid the foundations for a world-renowned manufactory and, more widely, a regional industry. A milestone commemorated by A. Lange & Söhne as well as by Nomos.

Wednesday, 07 October 2020
5 min read
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Ben Affleck
Watch Stories
Ben Affleck, a man on the move

He can pride himself on being the only actor to have played three legendary superheroes: Daredevil, Superman and Batman. He is also one of the most gifted directors/screenwriters of his generation. Ben Affleck talks about fame, money and watches.

Friday, 27 September 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster
Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

This latest publication from the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, in consultation with NellyRodi forecasting agency, deciphers the latest trends in watches through four socio-styles. Whether you're a Connoisseur or an Idealist, an Extrovert or a Performer, you'll find the watch that suits your lifestyle, tastes and aspirations.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
4 min read
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FreakLab calibre UN-210 © Ulysse Nardin
Trend Forecaster
How watchmakers are resisting magnetism

Exposure to magnetic fields isn't without consequence on a mechanical watch's proper functioning. After early attempts to resolve the problem, recent innovations are delivering promising results. Demagnetising tools are also benefiting from new developments.

Monday, 23 September 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
7 min read
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Sea Gull tourbillon watch
Connoisseur of watches
The tourbillon market in China

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Many quartz calibers © Vincent Daveau
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (1)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
7 min read
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Sylvia Earle, Rolex Testimonee since 1982, on a dive.
Trend Forecaster
Brand ambassadors: more than a (pretty) face

Using an ambassador to represent a brand and its image is an idea that's still going strong, as these twenty-first century examples confirm.

Friday, 13 September 2019
5 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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