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Patrimony 42 Excellence Platine © Vacheron Constantin
Trend Forecaster
Minimalism in five up-to-the-minute concepts

Whereas ornamentations can be characteristic of an era, minimalism never goes out of style… which doesn’t prevent designers from finding ways to make it more relevant to the times and more desirable. From A for Archigeometric to U for Ultrablack, here are five illustrations of minimalism today.

Friday, 22 January 2021
Laure Gontier
4 min read
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White-House
Trend Forecaster
What can a watch tell us about a POTUS?

Time is a valuable thing for anyone in a position of power, not least the head of a global superpower. What are the watches that US Presidents have worn, and what do they reveal about them?

Wednesday, 20 January 2021
5 min read
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NASA astronaut
Connoisseur of watches
Gravity, watchmakers' friend and foe

It took watchmakers some time to realise the extent to which gravity influenced the proper functioning of their mechanisms. Now, not only are they able to counter its effects (since the early 1800s), they are even turning this invisible force to their advantage, much to the delight of collectors and enthusiasts who continue to ask them for the Moon!

Wednesday, 08 January 2020
5 min read
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Arceau Ronde des Heures © Hermès
Lifestyle
Ten watches for Christmas (for good boys and girls)

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the countdown has begun. Only a few more days to go until Christmas. This year, Santa has swapped his red suit for a watchmaker's white coat, and filled his sack with mechanical treasures that will reawaken the child in us all.

Friday, 20 December 2019
8 min read
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Jessica Alba
Watch Stories
For Jessica Alba, a watch must have "green" credentials

In Hollywood, appearances can be deceptive. Take Jessica Alba, for example. The "sexiest woman in the world" happens to be a hugely successful start-up entrepreneur.

Thursday, 19 December 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Death-defying

Unless you're an Emo or a Goth, most people wouldn't be seen dead wearing a skull watch. And they would be wrong. Make no bones about it: today's skull watches are creative, innovative, high-mech pieces.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019
5 min read
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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
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

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