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Sea Gull tourbillon watch
Connoisseur of watches
The tourbillon market in China

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Many quartz calibers © Vincent Daveau
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (1)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
7 min read
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Omega Planet Ocean - Movie © Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Trend Forecaster
Saving the planet

Eight watch companies that support environmental causes.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019
5 min read
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Chris Hemsworth
Watch Stories
Here comes Chris Hemsworth...

Appearances can be deceptive, especially in Hollywood. Chris Hemsworth may have the imposing physique of Thor, the Australian actor is the most likeable, laidback Norse god you could ever meet.

Thursday, 25 July 2019
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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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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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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Les Ambassadeurs, Zurich boutique
Trend Forecaster
Les Ambassadeurs joins the pre-owned market

Les Ambassadeurs, one of Switzerland's leading retailers with stores in five Swiss cities, has launched a new service in its boutiques for customers wishing to buy and sell pre-owned watches. All the watches on sale are certified and come with a 15-month guarantee. Customers can also put an existing timepiece towards a new purchase. Interview.

Thursday, 04 July 2019
5 min read
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Seabed

What's new on the diving watch side?

Let's dive!
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