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HM9 Air Edition (2018 version) – Case designed in 2018 © MB&F
Trend Forecaster
On the difficulties of case design

Over the past decades, luxury brands, jewellers, passionate entrepreneurs and independent creators have entered the watchmaking world where they have distinguished themselves with truly original case designs.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019
6 min read
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Serpenti Seduttori 18k yellow gold © Bulgari
Connoisseur of watches
Meet your metal! (I)

Heart of gold or will of steel, metals have a personality of their own. And watchmakers know how to handle their various moods, armed with patience and expertise.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019
5 min read
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Piaget-Ultimate-Altiplano-Automatic
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Piaget Ultimate Altiplano Automatic
Thursday, 22 February 2018
3 min watch
Astronomical pocket watch N° 4691 by Breguet, circa 1830. This half-quarter repeater features an exceptional number of complications for the day, including an equation of time, a power-reserve indication, day, date, month and moon phases.
Watch Stories
Strike a light! How the match put paid to the minute repeater

Repeater watches built on decades of invention so that hours, quarters and minutes could ring out in the dark, and would do so for more than 160 years. Until the day an Austrian chemist found a way to manufacture red phosphorous.

Monday, 19 February 2018
4 min read
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Cyrille Vigneron Cartier
Connoisseur of watches
"Cartier is first and foremost for women"

The end of crisis and the upturn in sales, digital strategy and millennials, refocusing of its collections, changes to distribution... The CEO of Richemont's flagship brand shared his thoughts in an interview given in the Auditorium at SIHH. Read some of the highlights below.

Thursday, 15 February 2018
5 min read
Abraham-Louis Breguet
Watch Stories
Abraham-Louis Breguet, John Arnold and the very first tourbillon

The Duke of Orleans, cousin of Louis XVI of France, can take credit for introducing English watchmaker John Arnold to Switzerland's Abraham-Louis Breguet. The two would become firm friends, each in his own way associated with the invention of the tourbillon regulator.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
3 min read
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The QuickSwitch strap system on Cartier’s new Santos collection
Trend Forecaster
Watch customization is gaining ground

Luxury brands return to their bespoke roots, with new levels of customization.

Monday, 12 February 2018
6 min read
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David Duchovny
Watch Stories
David Duchovny and one special watch

As The X-Files enters its eleventh series, we catch up with David Duchovny – aka FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder – between cases. He looks back at his childhood, when every penny had to be spent wisely, and remembers his very first glow-in-the-dark watch. The truth is out there!

Friday, 09 February 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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