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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
Time Machine © L’Epée 1839
Trend Forecaster
The art of the clock (II)

In this early 21st century, table clocks are an invaluable showcase for the imagination and expertise of Fine Watch brands. After Patek Philippe and Cartier, spotlight on Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani, MB&F and L'Epée 1839.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018
7 min read
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Jake Gyllenhaal
Watch Stories
Jake Gyllenhaal, from Swatch to Cartier

He's a risk-taker who never shirks a challenge, which is why Cartier chose Jake Gyllenhaal to front the campaign for its iconic Santos watch. We caught up with an actor who is also an adventurer and handy with a wood plane..

Friday, 30 November 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Automate Fee Ondine © Van Cleef & Arpels
Trend Forecaster
The art of the clock (I)

In this early 21st century, table clocks are an invaluable showcase for the imagination and expertise of Fine Watch brands. First in this two-part series are Patek Philippe and Cartier.

Thursday, 29 November 2018
6 min read
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Octo Finissimo Automatique Sablée © Bulgari
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted
Friday, 23 November 2018
3 min watch
Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat © Cartier
Trend Forecaster
10 luxury watches under €6,000

End-of-year bonus, bank account in the black, Christmas on the horizon… what better time to indulge in some of that "affordable luxury" we hear so much about. We take the matter in hand with 10 mechanical or quartz watches, with something for every wrist in every style.

Friday, 16 November 2018
6 min read
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New-watch-brand
Trend Forecaster
Top 7 new watch brands

The arrival of new brands over the past decade or so is helping to keep the horological gene pool fresh, with bright ideas and even brighter timepieces.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018
4 min read
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