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Lifestyle

Big Bang Millennial Pink © Hublot
Lifestyle
Time’s up for gendered watches

For women or for men, a watch is still a watch. As consumers reject traditional gender divides, more brands are emphasising why their watches can be worn by both sexes.

Friday, 14 May 2021
4 min read
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Christophe Lambert © Guillaume Collet
Watch Stories
Christopher Lambert, watch fan and entrepreneur

The son of a diplomat, born in Great Neck, New York, Christopher Lambert (and his kilt) charmed the world with Highlander, a tale of immortals that’s now a cult classic.

Friday, 07 May 2021
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
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Trend Forecaster
A Christmas extravaganza

Prodigiously complicated, fabulously precious (and extremely expensive), any one of these watches could feature on our holiday wishlist. For those of us who still believe in Santa, here are some of the year’s most remarkable timepieces. Because Christmas is a time for magic.

Friday, 11 December 2020
6 min read
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Trend Forecaster
The story of streetwear

Originating in hip hop subculture and now part of mainstream fashion, rooted in affordable sportswear and now on first-name terms with luxury, streetwear is a more complex trend than it might appear. While some Haute Horlogerie brands refuse all comment, others have succumbed to its irresistible attraction.

Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Laure Gontier
6 min read
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1858 Geosphere © Montblanc
Trend Forecaster
Christmas time

Looking for gift ideas? A watch is always a welcome choice. Here are 15 suggestions to put under the tree.

Friday, 04 December 2020
4 min read
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Morgan Freeman
Watch Stories
Morgan Almighty

He's played a judge, God, the President of the United States, the President of South Africa, an abolitionist, a prisoner, a chauffeur... In a career spanning more than fifty years, Morgan Freeman has portrayed characters with a strength of purpose he shares. He looks back at his life and movies.

Friday, 27 November 2020
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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The microfactory comprises technology blocks inside modular compartments.
Connoisseur of watches
A microfactory for a maxi revolution

MicroLean Lab, a public-private consortium that includes Richemont, is developing the microfactory of the future; a concept that has the potential to transform our economic and social organisation right down to how we consume. Welcome to the world of artisanal industry, where the customer truly is king.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
5 min read
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Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 © Glashütte Original
Trend Forecaster
Vintage for ever

Have this year's lockdowns made time for horological introspection? Yes or no, heritage reissues and vintage-inflected designs keep on coming. Here are some of 2020's releases.

Friday, 20 November 2020
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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