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Gary Oldman
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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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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
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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
Connoisseur of watches
Smart or not smart, that is the question

Manufacturers are at pains to incorporate features of a mechanical watch in their smartwatches, including analog displays and even movements. These hybrid products raise the question of what defines a wristwatch today?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Luc Debraine
5 min read
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Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Connoisseur of watches
The power of pearl

Seaside trinkets, antique artefacts, luxury watches… mother-of-pearl is omnipresent. But what exactly is it? We meet the mother of all shells!

Friday, 15 September 2017
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Gold, written in the stars

Now that science has proven the extra-terrestrial origins of gold, that fragment of space on our wrist is all the more special. On a more down to earth note, gold remains a safe haven when the economy hits rock-bottom.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
Sylvester Stallone
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Sylvester Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

His pecs moulded by a shirt that must have shrunk in the wash, Sylvester Stallone proves that even at 71, a guy doesn't have to let himself go. But it's not all about the muscles. "Sly" also has a great sense of humour, particularly when talking about his love of watches so beautiful they will knock you out.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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