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Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
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The original Monaco from 1969 was considered too unconventional for the era.
Trend Forecaster
A little piece of Elvis, Paul or Jackie on your wrist…

With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
Twenty-4 © Patek Philippe
Trend Forecaster
Top 10 ladies’ watches of 2018

Swiss watchmakers have hit on the perfect formula for ladies’ watches. The best new models of 2018 all have four things in common: they are wearable, they are reasonably accessible, all have automatic mechanical movements, and they are mostly divested of the bells and whistles that make some ladies’ watches either inappropriate for everyday wear or exorbitantly expensive.

Thursday, 27 December 2018
6 min read
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Think Fun © Flik Flak
Trend Forecaster
Christmas, time for children

With only a few more gift-buying days to go, we take the pressure out of presents with ideas for timepieces that will make kids' eyes light up on Christmas morning. Tiny tots or all grown-up, any age is the right age to develop a love of watches. Because after all, Christmas is for children.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
6 min read
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Manero Flyback © Carl F. Bucherer
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback
Friday, 14 December 2018
2 min watch
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Connoisseur of watches
What watch collectors want (III)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). Toronto-based architect Mark Fleminger provides his insights.

Thursday, 13 December 2018
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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« Unique as you are », tel est le slogan d’Alex Benlo puisque chaque cadran de pierre est unique. Ici, la collection Lapis-Lazuli.
Connoisseur of watches
The magic of mineral by Alex Benlo

Swiss brand Alex Benlo invites us to fill up on positive energy, thanks to the power of ornamental stones.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
3 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Countdown to Christmas

As we ease our way into the festive season, we've put together an advent calendar with all the important news and horological highlights of 2018.

Friday, 07 December 2018
6 min read
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