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Robin Williams
Watch Stories
Robin Williams, watch guy

He was one of the most brilliant American comedians of his generation. On August 11, 2014, age 63 and suffering from Parkinson's disease, Robin Williams took his own life. In one of his last interviews, he talks about his passion for watches and his admiration for the people who make them.

Friday, 29 May 2020
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Rosamund Pike, ambassador © IWC
Trend Forecaster
The endorsement minefield

Celebrity tie-ins are nothing new. After seeking endorsements from well-known figures in sport, film, even politics, brands are now embracing innovative strategies. This is especially the case in Asia with its fan economy and increasingly influential Key Opinion Consumers.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Laurent Francois
7 min read
Passion-horlogère-1
Connoisseur of watches
You don't have to be mad to love watches, but it helps - Part 2

In a series of five portraits, Chronopassion gets to grips with our passion for watches, from how it begins to how it develops, its symptoms, those most at risk, and the (rare) instances of recovery. Part two.

Friday, 10 January 2020
Laurent Picciotto / Chronopassion
5 min read
Passion-horlogère-1
Connoisseur of watches
You don't have to be mad to love watches, but it helps - Part 1

In a series of five portraits, Chronopassion gets to grips with our passion for watches, from how it begins to how it develops, its symptoms, those most at risk, and the (rare) instances of recovery. Part one.

Thursday, 09 January 2020
Laurent Picciotto / Chronopassion
5 min read
NASA astronaut
Connoisseur of watches
Gravity, watchmakers' friend and foe

It took watchmakers some time to realise the extent to which gravity influenced the proper functioning of their mechanisms. Now, not only are they able to counter its effects (since the early 1800s), they are even turning this invisible force to their advantage, much to the delight of collectors and enthusiasts who continue to ask them for the Moon!

Wednesday, 08 January 2020
5 min read
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Arceau Ronde des Heures © Hermès
Lifestyle
Ten watches for Christmas (for good boys and girls)

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the countdown has begun. Only a few more days to go until Christmas. This year, Santa has swapped his red suit for a watchmaker's white coat, and filled his sack with mechanical treasures that will reawaken the child in us all.

Friday, 20 December 2019
8 min read
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Jessica Alba
Watch Stories
For Jessica Alba, a watch must have "green" credentials

In Hollywood, appearances can be deceptive. Take Jessica Alba, for example. The "sexiest woman in the world" happens to be a hugely successful start-up entrepreneur.

Thursday, 19 December 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Death-defying

Unless you're an Emo or a Goth, most people wouldn't be seen dead wearing a skull watch. And they would be wrong. Make no bones about it: today's skull watches are creative, innovative, high-mech pieces.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019
5 min read
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Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster

Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
4 min read
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