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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
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (2)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part two: from electromechanical watches to smartwatches.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019
4 min read
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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
© Rolex
Watch Stories
United States, the place to be for Rolex

Rolex is one of the most prevalent and powerful brands of the past century. Though its presence spans globally, it is a particularly potent force in the United States. From strategic partnerships to strategic business moves, Rolex has carefully positioned itself at the centre of American culture, resulting in one of its top markets worldwide.

Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Cait Bazemore
8 min read
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Blochchain-cover
Connoisseur of watches
Why blockchain could be the answer when fighting fakes

Could you tell the difference between a genuine Rolex and a fake? Each year, over 40 million counterfeit watches hit the market in more and more convincing forms. We take a look at whether Blockchain could help weed out the imposters.

Monday, 07 October 2019
Hope Frost
10 min read
Time Fast D8 © L’Épée 1839
Trend Forecaster
Eight great clock designs

These days, we can check the time on our phone, ask Siri what the time is, even listen to clock ticking ASMR to fall asleep. Why not take a step back from these modern distractions and join us in celebrating some of the best wall clocks that enjoy time in its purest form.

Friday, 04 October 2019
Hope Frost
9 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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