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Lifestyle

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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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
5 min read
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Arraw Two Face © RJ
Trend Forecaster
Luxury just wants to have fun

Dials sporting Pac-Man characters or in marshmallow pink… on watches priced considerably higher than an arcade game or a packet of candy. Fine crafting meets pop imagery: a paradox that echoes changes to our era and to our relationship with luxury.

Friday, 21 May 2021
Laure Gontier
4 min read
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Lifestyle
Time’s up for gendered watches

For women or for men, a watch is still a watch. As consumers reject traditional gender divides, more brands are emphasising why their watches can be worn by both sexes.

Friday, 14 May 2021
4 min read
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Christophe Lambert © Guillaume Collet
Watch Stories
Christopher Lambert, watch fan and entrepreneur

The son of a diplomat, born in Great Neck, New York, Christopher Lambert (and his kilt) charmed the world with Highlander, a tale of immortals that’s now a cult classic.

Friday, 07 May 2021
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
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TimberTex straps © IWC
Trend Forecaster
Watch straps go vegan

Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021
3 min read
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Pierre Hermé © Laurent Fau
Watch Stories
Pierre Hermé, the pastry chef sweet on watches

When Pierre Hermé talks watches, he does so with great appetite as well as a distinct admiration for the expertise, creativity, research, precision and aesthetic of a profession that has much in common with his own passion: pâtisserie.

Friday, 26 March 2021
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Tank de Cartier
Trend Forecaster
The classic watch, from avant-garde to era-defying

Each year brings its share of new watches, each decade turns up original designs, and still classic watches lose none of their appeal. Centuries old for some, these pared-down beauties bring the constancy we crave in our stress-filled lives.

Friday, 19 March 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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