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