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Photo 4 - Ninety, in London, is a certified seller of pre-owned Richard Mille watches.
Trend Forecaster
Second-hand mania

Philippe Dufour is setting salerooms alight; WatchBox has invested in De Bethune; Chrono24 has secured LVMH-backed funding; Watchfinder is presenting all the James Bond watches in its Paris showroom; Richard Mille has launched a certified network for its pre-owned watches… for watch fans, the moving and shaking is on the pre-owned market.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021
7 min read
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Diver X Skeleton © Ulysse Nardin
Trend Forecaster
12 dive watches for summer

Easing of travel restrictions brings hope of plunging into the ocean this summer. Any of these twelve dive watches would make the ideal companion.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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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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TikTok
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 luxury watch brands on TikTok

As TikTok's popularity grows, watch fans are increasingly using the platform to show off their collection. We take a look at which brands are getting the most views, and what the videos are about.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020
3 min read
Personalised engraving Reverso © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Trend Forecaster
Customisation, one step at a time

It starts with the strap and ends with the full-blown experience of a bespoke timepiece. Personalising a watch has no other limit than the amount you're willing (or able) to spend.

Friday, 10 April 2020
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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