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Big Bang Unico Paraíba King Gold © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Any colour you like (not just black)

"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.

Friday, 01 November 2019
4 min read
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The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition © Seiko
Watch Stories
1969, Switzerland vs. Japan

In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.

Thursday, 31 October 2019
4 min read
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Watch Stories
How the British came up with Indian time

The original 24 time zones, intended to divide the globe into equal parts, were almost immediately altered to suit the needs of this or that country. First to take liberties with time were the British, with an eye on their numerous colonies.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018
3 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Friday, 08 June 2018
2 min watch
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Trend Forecaster
The bare bones of Fine Watchmaking

Once an exercise in style intended to leave only the pith and marrow of an existing movement, skeletonization has expanded its territory to include complicated calibres as well as the mechanical movements in women's watches. A virtuoso illustration that less truly can be more.

Thursday, 07 June 2018
6 min read
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Monaco Edition Spéciale Gulf 2018 © TAG Heuer
Trend Forecaster
Introducing the Monaco Gulf by TAG Heuer

Steve McQueen made its square shape famous when filming "Le Mans" in 1971. The one and only Monaco is back on the grid and sporting the colours of Gulf Oil International. All the vintage goodness you could want in a legendary watch!

Friday, 01 June 2018
3 min read
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Metro Night © HYT
Connoisseur of watches
Bright ideas!

Imagine a watch suffused with light, as if by magic. At HYT as well as Van Cleef & Arpels, the simple press of a pusher has an electrifying effect on the dial.

Thursday, 31 May 2018
3 min read
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Trend Forecaster
What will the new trends in watches be?

Having asked itself this question at its beginning, the FHH Watchmaking Trends Report 2018 spends the ensuing 35 pages suggesting some answers using interviews with CEOs, designers, media, the ubiquitous influencers and yes, even a watchmaker, along with acute insights, analysis, infographics, and films.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Nick Foulkes
9 min read
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