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Lifestyle

Chronographe TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche
Lifestyle
Watches and wheels

Love is in the air between watchmakers and carmakers, although breakups and makeups mean partnerships can resemble a game of musical chairs. We take a look at the latest mechanically-inspired collaborations.

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Marie de Pimodan
6 min read
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Diamond Outrage © Audemars Piguet
Trend Forecaster
From anarchy to fine watches, punk’s not dead

Who would have thought that an anti-establishment musical manifesto would inspire diamond-smothered watches and unorthodox marketing strategies? Incandescent, unpredictable, forty years after its official demise, punk is as powerful as ever.

Friday, 18 June 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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The limited-edition Parmigiani Fleurier Kalparisma Nova Galaxy, set with aventurine and diamonds, with the automatic Caliber PF332
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in Aventurine: the arcane origins of the sparkliest dial

Usually very rare, dials set with aventurine, the sparkly blue mineral with flecks of gold running through it, were as ubiquitous as tourbillons at the 2018 SIHH. An opportunity to question ourselves on the nature of this precious material: natural or manufactured?

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
4 min read
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Richard Orlinski. The world's top-selling French contemporary artist has put his stamp on the new Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski. © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Richard Orlinski teams up with Hublot

The world's top-selling French contemporary artist has put his name to a Hublot watch. The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski is a unique mix of folds, facets and ridges cut in titanium or ceramic. Richard Orlinski was in Geneva for the launch... but who invited the bright blue gorilla?

Friday, 02 February 2018
4 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Horological horoscope

What does 2018 have in store? On the upside, sales are picking up, Hong Kong is on the mend and luxury is getting to grips with e-commerce. One big question mark remains: how to convince Millennials that buying a watch is an experience? Something to work on in 2018!

Monday, 29 January 2018
7 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Fifty Shades of Fine Watches

At SIHH 2018, cases, dials and straps were awash with eye-popping shades and high-energy colours as brands set out to seduce women, younger buyers and anyone looking to put something a little more out of the ordinary on their wrist.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
3 min read
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Gary Oldman
Watch Stories
Gary Oldman on Winston and watches

Gary Oldman has always refused to be typecast, appearing where audiences least expect him. He does it again, and brilliantly so, in his portrayal of one of the Second World War's most emblematic figures: the great Winston Churchill.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Manufacture Romain Gauthier
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (II)

The pre-owned watch market is hot, and after a disastrous 25-month slump, the market for new watches is picking up. Would offering extended warranties boost the recovery? From a functional and value-retention standpoint, it would make very little difference, because service is the issue.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
6 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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