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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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Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech 47mm © Panerai
Trend Forecaster
10 dive watches for a cool, cool summer

Slip on your diving suit, adjust your mask and make a splash with one of these ten new dive watches.

Friday, 28 June 2019
5 min read
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Cory Richards
Trend Forecaster
Vacheron Constantin on Everest

A new Vacheron Constantin prototype watch made it nearly to the top of Everest on the wrist of National Geographic photographer and explorer Cory Richards – who is also an ambassador for the “One Of Not Many” brand campaign. We take you behind the scenes of the making of the watch, the climb, and Richards’ turbulent life.

Thursday, 27 June 2019
7 min read
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Robert Downey Jr.
Watch Stories
Robert Downey Jr, actor and watch collector

Eleven years ago, the American superhero machine launched one of the most profitable movie franchises ever. Twenty-one films and $18.5 billion in box-office takings later, the Avengers are back for a monumental goodbye.

Friday, 21 June 2019
Frank Rousseau
4 min read
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Tudor-bronze-cover
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 bronze watches on Instagram

As bronze gains in popularity, which watches and which brands are making their mark online?

Thursday, 20 June 2019
4 min read
Balance with silicon hairspring
Connoisseur of watches
Silicon balance springs Made in America

Can a U.S.-made silicon balance spring jumpstart the country’s watch manufacturing industry?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
4 min read
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Bucherer store in Paris
Trend Forecaster
What women really want

The change is real. Progressively, increasingly, ladies are acquiring their own watches, often with a mechanical movement. An irreversible trend explained by Nathalie Célia Koch-Chevalier, General Manager of Bucherer France, hired in 2012 to open the Paris operation, the largest watch and jewellery store in Europe.

Thursday, 13 June 2019
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Seabed

What's new on the diving watch side?

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