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The microfactory comprises technology blocks inside modular compartments.
Connoisseur of watches
A microfactory for a maxi revolution

MicroLean Lab, a public-private consortium that includes Richemont, is developing the microfactory of the future; a concept that has the potential to transform our economic and social organisation right down to how we consume. Welcome to the world of artisanal industry, where the customer truly is king.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
5 min read
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Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 © Glashütte Original
Trend Forecaster
Vintage for ever

Have this year's lockdowns made time for horological introspection? Yes or no, heritage reissues and vintage-inflected designs keep on coming. Here are some of 2020's releases.

Friday, 20 November 2020
5 min read
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Harrison Ford playing in “The Call of the Wild”
Watch Stories
Harrison Ford, actor and watch designer

Newly adapted from Jack London's literary classic, "The Call of the Wild" transports us to the snowy expanses of Alaska in the 1890s, with Harrison Ford as prospector John Thornton. The actor talks about climate activism, technology and why mechanical watches beat smartwatches every time.

Friday, 13 March 2020
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony © Chopard
Trend Forecaster
When haute horlogerie meets haute couture

Impeccable pleats, animal prints, floral designs, lurex-like shimmer and embroidered motifs are finding their way onto dials and straps as fashion inspires women's timepieces. From runway to wrist, watchmakers have got it all sewn up.

Friday, 06 March 2020
5 min read
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Luminor Sealand 44mm (PAM00863) © Panerai
Trend Forecaster
The Lunar New Year's most talked-about watches

After a less celebratory mood than usual for the 2020 Lunar New Year, we look at how watch brands performed on social media and the ones that came out on top.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020
5 min read
Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta – 47mm (PAM1038) © Panerai
Trend Forecaster
Is this the year of the chrono?

As tool watches gain in popularity, the chronograph's star continues to rise. Whether reissues of legendary models, new executions of vintage designs or high-flying mechanisms, brands have it covered. Here's our selection.

Friday, 21 February 2020
5 min read
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Adventure Sport Chrono Auto © Norqain
Connoisseur of watches
Norqain's partnership with Kenissi puts the brand in the spotlight

Established in Biel/Bienne two years ago, Norqain is beginning to make a name for itself. A long-term strategic partnership with Kenissi, a movement-maker whose clients include Tudor and Chanel, is focusing attention on this young brand that already boasts an impressive roll call of retailers.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
6 min read
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Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic © H. Moser & Cie
Trend Forecaster
Integrated bracelets: the strongest link

Back in the early 1970s, design legend Gérald Genta put pencil to paper and imagined the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The sports-luxe watch was born. Some fifty years later, this hybrid aesthetic is as popular as ever, as confirmed by these ten recent releases that fuse case and bracelet into one.

Friday, 14 February 2020
4 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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