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F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Vertical © Claude Joray
Trend Forecaster
The evolution of watch photography in the Instagram era

Aided by the social media boom, watch photography has never been more in the spotlight. Watch aficionados share photos of their timepieces from all possible angles. Meanwhile, brands post images of their new collections on a daily basis. Is this overkill or a stimulus for innovation?

Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Laurent Francois
6 min read
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Model of the new Swatch Group headquarters in Biel
Trend Forecaster
Watch brands think big

From the watchmaker's workbench to the architect's drawing board, it's a case of bigger, bolder, better as brands take the industry towards an ever more spectacular future.

Thursday, 15 August 2019
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Fruit salad

No other style sets the mouth watering quite like "tutti frutti". Made famous by Cartier, a delight to behold, these jewellery compositions capture the splendours of India.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
4 min read
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Tom Ford
Watch Stories
Tom Ford: "A watch should be discreet."

With his immaculate suit and impeccably groomed beard, Tom Ford continues to conjugate fashion in multiple forms. The Texan designer is also an all-round artist for whom film-making is a new means to express himself.

Monday, 26 December 2016
Frank Rousseau
4 min read
Père Noël
Trend Forecaster
Dear Father Christmas…

Among the endless round of jobs to be done in December, writing to Father Christmas is one we can all enjoy, as it gives us something to look forward to. So here's hoping 2017 brings plenty of good cheer.

Friday, 23 December 2016
5 min read
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Ryan Reynolds Piaget Altiplano
Watch Stories
Altiplano, love me slender

Sixty years ago, Piaget revolutionised extra-thin with a movement a mere 2mm in height. Since then, wafer-thinness has become a hallmark of the firm, and was even given its own collection in 1998. Synonymous with excellence, refinement and expertise, the Altiplano continues to push the boundaries of barely-there.

Monday, 19 December 2016
4 min read
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Sébastien Bourdon Anoine et Cléopatre
Trend Forecaster
Watchmaking or the temptation of art - VI

Is the reproduction of artworks on dials and cases a means for watchmaking to penetrate the sanctuary of the arts? Doubtless it was in the seventeenth century, when the mechanical science of time measurement, one of the most advanced technologies of that period, and pictorial art were fully in phase.

Thursday, 15 December 2016
9 min read
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Chopard L.U.C Full Strike
Connoisseur of watches
Chopard strikes gold

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele didn't come to Dubai Watch Week empty-handed. Chopard's Co-President wore the newly unveiled L.U.C Full Strike and even brought along the Aiguille d’Or, the highest accolade awarded at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer.

Monday, 05 December 2016
4 min read
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