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Lifestyle

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Lifestyle
Watches and wheels

Love is in the air between watchmakers and carmakers, although breakups and makeups mean partnerships can resemble a game of musical chairs. We take a look at the latest mechanically-inspired collaborations.

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Marie de Pimodan
6 min read
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Trend Forecaster
From anarchy to fine watches, punk’s not dead

Who would have thought that an anti-establishment musical manifesto would inspire diamond-smothered watches and unorthodox marketing strategies? Incandescent, unpredictable, forty years after its official demise, punk is as powerful as ever.

Friday, 18 June 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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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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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
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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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Trend Forecaster
2021, Ready, Set, Chrono!

Brands are whetting our appetite ahead of the big reveals for 2021 with a bevy of new chronographs.

Friday, 12 March 2021
4 min read
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Trend Forecaster
High Jewellery namedropping on Netflix’s Bling Empire

It’s Crazy Rich Asians meets Selling Sunset. Netflix’s hit reality show, Bling Empire, follows the lives of Beverly Hills’ Asian elite.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021
4 min read
Michelle Pfeiffer
Watch Stories
Michelle Pfeiffer’s ideal watch is subtle, never showy

Interviewing Michelle Pfeiffer is never a hardship. One of the most talented actresses of her generation, she’s also one of the most upfront.

Friday, 26 February 2021
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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