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Lifestyle

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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Bucherer store in Paris
Trend Forecaster
What women really want

The change is real. Progressively, increasingly, ladies are acquiring their own watches, often with a mechanical movement. An irreversible trend explained by Nathalie Célia Koch-Chevalier, General Manager of Bucherer France, hired in 2012 to open the Paris operation, the largest watch and jewellery store in Europe.

Thursday, 13 June 2019
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Lifestyle © Montblanc
Trend Forecaster
10 bronze watches for the summer

Even without sun, you can still be bronzed. Simply wear a watch in the latest must-have metal. Choosing a bronze watch is to choose the unpredictable (oxidation) over the conventional (gold), to prefer Danny Wilde over Brett Sinclair, and to rally behind climate activist Greta Thunberg and her message to Make Green Great Again.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019
5 min read
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Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Trend Forecaster
Selling by numbers... and words

Brands imagine their watches as objects of desire, intended to appeal to our emotions. When adding method to these emotions, they have two means at their disposal: the addition of complications and words that sell.

Friday, 31 May 2019
5 min read
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Celestia Astonomical Référence 9720C de 2017 © Vacheron Constantin
Watch Stories
A date with Vacheron Constantin calendars

Sometimes history can give an entirely different colour to an event. Vacheron Constantin's presentation of its Patrimony perpetual calendar ultra-thin took on a completely new dimension following the sale at auction, just days earlier, of the Don Pancho, a remarkable calendar watch made by the Manufacture in the 1930s.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019
5 min read
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Ryan Reynolds
Watch Stories
Ryan Reynolds keeps it classic

The Canadian cutie plays Deadpool, Marvel's wisecracking superhero - a guy in a burgundy leather costume and a mask that wouldn't look out of place on a Mexican wrestler. We asked the "merc with a mouth" about his favourite watches.

Friday, 24 May 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
5
The Jacob & Co. Astronomia 3-D Setting with 15.44 carats of diamonds and sapphires.
Trend Forecaster
Jewellery watches shine at Baselworld

Baselworld 2019 had its fair share of sparkle. Here are some of the outstanding jewellery watches that premiered at the fair.

Friday, 10 May 2019
5 min read
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