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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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Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional © Omega
Trend Forecaster
When watches travel to the ends of the Earth

Omega has just claimed, ad aeternam, the record for the deepest ever dive. A few weeks ago, Vacheron Constantin climbed to the roof of the world. After Panerai with its commandos or Richard Mille and Rambo, "extreme watches" have it tough.

Friday, 05 July 2019
6 min read
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Patrick Dempsey
Watch Stories
For Patrick Dempsey, vintage takes pole position

Patrick Dempsey is rated for his acting talent and as a racing driver at the head of his own team. As a TAG Heuer ambassador since 2014 and watch collector, he has worn the cream of the Swiss brand's timepieces. A diehard fan of James Dean, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, he explains how watches and race cars have a lot in common.

Friday, 26 April 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
L’Heure du Diamant, lapis-lazuli dial © Chopard
Trend Forecaster
Know your gemstone dials!

Can you spot the ultimate opal, recognise a malachite, pick your turquoise of choice or know the best pedigree for a lapis-lazuli? Learn to decipher the quality of the gemstones used for watch dials.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
6 min read
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Oyster Perpetual Daytona Rainbow in Everose © Rolex
Trend Forecaster
Rose gold blooms on luxury watches

Rose gold has been part of the luxury market since the age of Carl Fabergé and Czarist Russia, and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Why? We analyse.

Thursday, 11 April 2019
Laurent Francois
5 min read
Swatch invited a hundred journalists from around the world to its new headquarters.
Connoisseur of watches
Swatch launches a paramagnetic balance spring

The "fun" brand of the world's number-one watch group has introduced Nivachron, a titanium-based alloy whose foremost property is to be unaffected by magnetic fields. This economical solution isn't intended to replace silicon but will benefit other brands.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
4 min read
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James Cameron
Watch Stories
James Cameron, never without his Rolex Submariner

As the writer and producer of Alita, the story of a teenage cyborg with super-powers, James Cameron returns to his favourite genre of science fiction – and the underwater world he cares deeply about.

Friday, 05 April 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht
Trend Forecaster
Ten new watches that shoot for the moon

Could it be the fiftieth anniversary of Man's first steps on the moon that has so inspired watchmakers? This year, brands are pulling out all the stops with a host of watches dedicated to the moon-phase complication. Because what could be lovelier than a moon-struck mechanism?

Friday, 15 March 2019
Marie de Pimodan
7 min read
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Seabed

What's new on the diving watch side?

Let's dive!
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