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Gary Oldman
Watch Stories
Gary Oldman on Winston and watches

Gary Oldman has always refused to be typecast, appearing where audiences least expect him. He does it again, and brilliantly so, in his portrayal of one of the Second World War's most emblematic figures: the great Winston Churchill.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Manufacture Romain Gauthier
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (II)

The pre-owned watch market is hot, and after a disastrous 25-month slump, the market for new watches is picking up. Would offering extended warranties boost the recovery? From a functional and value-retention standpoint, it would make very little difference, because service is the issue.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
6 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The story of the Rolex Daytona

A look at how this iconic watch, the epitome of the Rolex brand, has evolved over its fifty-year existence.

Friday, 21 June 2013
Quentin Simonet
5 min read
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Watch Stories
Drive time

Automakers legitimately steal the limelight from watchmakers at the Geneva Motor Show, but this doesn't prevent the custodians of time from using the event to move communications into top gear. A few examples from the 83rd Show.

Monday, 18 March 2013
Flavia Giovannelli
4 min read
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Watch Stories
The Fondation Cartier, 30 years of intimacy with contemporary art

Spotlight on a foundation that keeps a finger on the pulse of creativity.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
5 min read
4
Watch Stories
A man in tune with his times

A lively interview with Hervé Chandès, General Director of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
4 min read
Watch Stories
Vanitas vanitatum, the relentless passing of time

What more evocative allegory for these words from the book of Ecclesiastes, which evoke human "vanity" and the transience of human life, than the skull. An imagery watchmakers have been quick to seize upon.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
3 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Couture timekeeping: high fashion brands colonize the Jura

What do Hermes and Chanel have in common? The obvious answer is that they are all leading luxury brands with a prestigious couture label and a legendary founder. What distinguishes them from their fashion runway cousins, however, is that they are also Swiss watchmakers.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
7 min read
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