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Lifestyle

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Lifestyle
Watches and wheels

Love is in the air between watchmakers and carmakers, although breakups and makeups mean partnerships can resemble a game of musical chairs. We take a look at the latest mechanically-inspired collaborations.

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Marie de Pimodan
6 min read
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Diamond Outrage © Audemars Piguet
Trend Forecaster
From anarchy to fine watches, punk’s not dead

Who would have thought that an anti-establishment musical manifesto would inspire diamond-smothered watches and unorthodox marketing strategies? Incandescent, unpredictable, forty years after its official demise, punk is as powerful as ever.

Friday, 18 June 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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Railmaster © Omega
Trend Forecaster
Goodbye summer!

September spells the end of summer, when NATO straps and water-patinated bronze cases are just a tanline on the wrist. We've picked ten resilient watches that will help you move smoothly from summer to autumn. #RIPVacation.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018
5 min read
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Defy Classic © Zenith
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Zenith Defy Classic
Friday, 31 August 2018
2 min watch
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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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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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