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Will Smith
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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
Omega Museum
Watch Stories
Adventures in time at the new Omega Museum

Showcased inside a building by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban, part of Swatch Group's Cité du Temps campus in Biel, the new Omega Museum traces 170 years in the history of a multi-talented brand.

Thursday, 05 December 2019
3 min read
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heure-decimale-cover
Watch Stories
The 500 days of decimal time

The Egyptians used it. So did the Chinese, and the post-Revolution French when in 1793 the First Republic decreed the use of decimal time – which was given the chop less than two years later. These days, decimal time survives only as Swatch Group's Internet time, measured in beats.

Thursday, 30 August 2018
3 min read
Spirit of Big Bang All Black © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Sunshine yellow puts summer on the wrist

It's Dorothy's brick road, it's the Beatles' submarine, it's sunshine on a rainy day. Buttercup, canary, lemon, mustard, straw, honey or saffron, a splash of yellow brings laidback style to the beautiful mechanics on our wrist. "Hey, chicken! You got the time?".

Friday, 24 August 2018
5 min read
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Noémie Balmat, founder of Futur404
Connoisseur of watches
Is luxury's reluctance to embrace the internet a handicap?

Noémie Balmat and Allan Joseph are the founders of Futur404, an online media that explores the future of fashion in the context of society. Is Fine Watchmaking a special case in the luxury segment? Here's what they think.

Friday, 17 August 2018
4 min read
Top plate removed from module exposing all the wheels, lever and pinions
Connoisseur of watches
The Dubois Dépraz chronograph module: Switzerland’s best-kept secret

Love them or hate them, the one thing you can’t do is ignore them. Dubois Dépraz chronograph modules are possibly watchmaking's best-kept secret. Or worst, depending who you ask.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Ashton Tracy
4 min read
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 Omega watches on Instagram

As Omega releases the First Omega Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition, we scoured Instagram to find out which were the brand’s most popular watches online.

Friday, 10 August 2018
5 min read
Annual Calendar School Piece © Laurent Ferrier
Watch Stories
Laurent Ferrier’s customers look for exclusivity

When Laurent Ferrier and the eponymous brand’s CEO Vanessa Monestel come to town, you can be sure collectors will be out in number to see them. So imagine the crowd inside Antoine de Macedo’s store in Paris, where the new Galet Annual Calendar School Piece was presented to the French market.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Victoria Townsend
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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