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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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L’Heure du Diamant, lapis-lazuli dial © Chopard
Trend Forecaster
Know your gemstone dials!

Can you spot the ultimate opal, recognise a malachite, pick your turquoise of choice or know the best pedigree for a lapis-lazuli? Learn to decipher the quality of the gemstones used for watch dials.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
6 min read
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Oyster Perpetual Daytona Rainbow in Everose © Rolex
Trend Forecaster
Rose gold blooms on luxury watches

Rose gold has been part of the luxury market since the age of Carl Fabergé and Czarist Russia, and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Why? We analyse.

Thursday, 11 April 2019
Laurent Francois
5 min read
Swatch invited a hundred journalists from around the world to its new headquarters.
Connoisseur of watches
Swatch launches a paramagnetic balance spring

The "fun" brand of the world's number-one watch group has introduced Nivachron, a titanium-based alloy whose foremost property is to be unaffected by magnetic fields. This economical solution isn't intended to replace silicon but will benefit other brands.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
4 min read
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James Cameron
Watch Stories
James Cameron, never without his Rolex Submariner

As the writer and producer of Alita, the story of a teenage cyborg with super-powers, James Cameron returns to his favourite genre of science fiction – and the underwater world he cares deeply about.

Friday, 05 April 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht
Trend Forecaster
Ten new watches that shoot for the moon

Could it be the fiftieth anniversary of Man's first steps on the moon that has so inspired watchmakers? This year, brands are pulling out all the stops with a host of watches dedicated to the moon-phase complication. Because what could be lovelier than a moon-struck mechanism?

Friday, 15 March 2019
Marie de Pimodan
7 min read
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Bulgari-cover
Trend Forecaster
Bulgari, a leading brand in digital

As Bulgari prepares for Baselworld, releasing new iterations in its four flagship collections, we analyse the brand's social media presence and marketing strategies.

Thursday, 14 March 2019
4 min read
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