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Patrimony 42 Excellence Platine © Vacheron Constantin
Trend Forecaster
Minimalism in five up-to-the-minute concepts

Whereas ornamentations can be characteristic of an era, minimalism never goes out of style… which doesn’t prevent designers from finding ways to make it more relevant to the times and more desirable. From A for Archigeometric to U for Ultrablack, here are five illustrations of minimalism today.

Friday, 22 January 2021
Laure Gontier
4 min read
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White-House
Trend Forecaster
What can a watch tell us about a POTUS?

Time is a valuable thing for anyone in a position of power, not least the head of a global superpower. What are the watches that US Presidents have worn, and what do they reveal about them?

Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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Defy Classic © Zenith
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Zenith Defy Classic
Friday, 31 August 2018
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Watch Stories
The 500 days of decimal time

The Egyptians used it. So did the Chinese, and the post-Revolution French when in 1793 the First Republic decreed the use of decimal time – which was given the chop less than two years later. These days, decimal time survives only as Swatch Group's Internet time, measured in beats.

Thursday, 30 August 2018
3 min read
Spirit of Big Bang All Black © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Sunshine yellow puts summer on the wrist

It's Dorothy's brick road, it's the Beatles' submarine, it's sunshine on a rainy day. Buttercup, canary, lemon, mustard, straw, honey or saffron, a splash of yellow brings laidback style to the beautiful mechanics on our wrist. "Hey, chicken! You got the time?".

Friday, 24 August 2018
5 min read
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Noémie Balmat, founder of Futur404
Connoisseur of watches
Is luxury's reluctance to embrace the internet a handicap?

Noémie Balmat and Allan Joseph are the founders of Futur404, an online media that explores the future of fashion in the context of society. Is Fine Watchmaking a special case in the luxury segment? Here's what they think.

Friday, 17 August 2018
4 min read
Top plate removed from module exposing all the wheels, lever and pinions
Connoisseur of watches
The Dubois Dépraz chronograph module: Switzerland’s best-kept secret

Love them or hate them, the one thing you can’t do is ignore them. Dubois Dépraz chronograph modules are possibly watchmaking's best-kept secret. Or worst, depending who you ask.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Ashton Tracy
4 min read
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 Omega watches on Instagram

As Omega releases the First Omega Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition, we scoured Instagram to find out which were the brand’s most popular watches online.

Friday, 10 August 2018
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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