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Hublot
Connoisseur of watches
The new golden age

As autumn prepares to roll out a carpet of colours from russet to scarlet, watchmakers too are introducing a new hue to one of their favourite metals: gold.

Friday, 22 September 2017
5 min read
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 28 Rolesor jaune
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 Ladies Watches on Instagram

Gone are the days when brands presented women with scaled-down versions of men’s watches. If there’s anything we have learnt from both SIHH and Baselworld this year, it’s that women’s watches are a serious business.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
6 min read
5
Connoisseur of watches
An escapement that swings and sways

There has been a lot of experimenting with alternative escapements that might replace the 200-year-old Swiss lever escapement. With little success so far. But there is hope: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has developed an oscillator that functions in a completely different way.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
5 min read
5
Hautlence Playground Pinball
Trend Forecaster
Toys for boys

Watchmakers have definitely grasped the fact that the child slumbering inside each of us is just begging to be reawakened with creations combining nostalgia with a fantasy universe.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
3 min read
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Omega Speedmaster
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 Pilot Watches on Instagram

Gone are the days of Pilot Watches being reserved for the aviation specialists. In today’s industry it’s impossible to target such a narrow market with such impressive timepieces. The most popular aviation watches in 2017 are not only precision instruments, but also beautiful pieces of art on the wrist.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
10 min read
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Singer Track 1
Connoisseur of watches
On Track for success

Track 1 is the very first watch by Singer, a new brand launched by three luminaries in their respective fields of cars, design and movement construction. The result is a 60s-inspired watch that reimagines the chronograph.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
4 min read
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean « Deep Black » GMT 35th America’s Cup ETNZ
Watch Stories
Race against time

The 35th America's Cup is under way in Bermuda. From May 26th to June 27th, five Challengers will try to wrestle the trophy from Defenders Oracle Team USA. No prizes, on the other hand, for guessing which timekeeping instrument will be onboard, battling it out alongside crews: the regatta watch, of course.

Monday, 12 June 2017
5 min read
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TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11
Watch Stories
How Important are Online Communities to Fine Watchmaking Brands?

According to writer James Sanderson, “Companies can achieve intimacy between customers and their branded offerings by displaying to the customer that he/she is an important partner”. Partnerships with brands and their online communities are more present than ever, reflecting the growing importance of fan culture in the luxury world.

Thursday, 08 June 2017
15 min read
Portrait

Philippe Dufour, simplicity itself

Thursday, 27 July 2017
6 min read
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