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Black Bay P01 © Tudor
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 vintage watches of 2019 on Instagram

2019 was a year of nostalgia, with reissues of vintage watches alongside recreations of classic watches with a modern twist. We look at the year's most popular comebacks on Instagram.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Hope Frost
7 min read
Classic Fusion Cruz Diez © Hublot
Lifestyle
Brands create a buzz with collaborations

What do Carl Cox, Pharrell Williams, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Richard Orlinski and Alec Monopoly have in common? Answer: they have all co-created a luxury watch. For brands, collaborations such as these are a means of driving demand among millennial customers.

Friday, 24 January 2020
6 min read
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FreakLab calibre UN-210 © Ulysse Nardin
Trend Forecaster
How watchmakers are resisting magnetism

Exposure to magnetic fields isn't without consequence on a mechanical watch's proper functioning. After early attempts to resolve the problem, recent innovations are delivering promising results. Demagnetising tools are also benefiting from new developments.

Monday, 23 September 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
7 min read
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Sea Gull tourbillon watch
Connoisseur of watches
The tourbillon market in China

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Many quartz calibers © Vincent Daveau
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (1)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
7 min read
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Sylvia Earle, Rolex Testimonee since 1982, on a dive.
Trend Forecaster
Brand ambassadors: more than a (pretty) face

Using an ambassador to represent a brand and its image is an idea that's still going strong, as these twenty-first century examples confirm.

Friday, 13 September 2019
5 min read
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Former CEO of Anonimo and now managing director of the Fine Watch Club, for the past six months Julien Haenny has managed a staff of five.
Trend Forecaster
The Fine Watch Club launches in Geneva

Based in Geneva and officially open since early September, the Fine Watch Club already has 6,000 members, all passionate about watches. Membership benefits include access to exclusive events and limited editions.

Thursday, 12 September 2019
4 min read
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HM3 Frog introduces steeply curved sapphire domes (2010) © MB&F
Trend Forecaster
In the clear with sapphire

Recent developments have enabled watchmakers to overcome some of the difficulties inherent to working with sapphire and use its transparency to ever more spectacular effect. However, the greatest challenges aren't always where one might think. The proof with MB&F.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
6 min read
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Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster

Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
4 min read
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