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Big Bang Unico Paraíba King Gold © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Any colour you like (not just black)

"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.

Friday, 01 November 2019
4 min read
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The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition © Seiko
Watch Stories
1969, Switzerland vs. Japan

In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.

Thursday, 31 October 2019
4 min read
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Reproduction of the Semper opera house clock inside the A. Lange & Söhne store in Dresden © A. Lange & Söhne
Watch Stories
25 years of the Lange 1

It all began (again) on October 24th 1994 when Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein, the men behind the revival of A. Lange & Söhne, presented the first watches of a new era. Foremost among them: the Lange 1 and its revolutionary outsize date which commands the dial, whatever the other complications.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019
5 min read
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Tom Holland
Watch Stories
Tom Holland, Spider-Man wears Cartier

Good news for action fans! Spider-Man is back in his web and it's Tom Holland who returns to the big screen to save the world. We caught up with this all-round nice guy.

Friday, 30 August 2019
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Guillaume Néry
Watch Stories
You and Me and the Deep Blue Sea

In-depth with Panerai ambassador and world freediving champion Guillaume Néry

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Victoria Townsend
8 min read
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Tourbillon Souverain Vertical © Claude Joray / F.P. Journe
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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© Jakub Skafiriak
Connoisseur of watches
Meet your metal! (II)

Fiery, adaptable or hyper-sensitive... what if your watch's case metal hid a personality of its own? You won't see your favourite timepiece in quite the same way again...

Tuesday, 13 August 2019
6 min read
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