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Watch Stories
Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex GMT Master Pepsi

For 162 episodes, he played one of television's best-loved private investigators... and put Aloha shirts on the fashion radar. We meet the man behind Magnum.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
The independent watchmaker waited 20 years for the right idea: a jumping tourbillon.
Connoisseur of watches
Putting a new spin on the tourbillon

Not much has been seen of the "king of complications" these past couple of years. Now it's back with a vengeance, courtesy of Andreas Strehler, Blancpain and Carl F. Bucherer.

Monday, 21 May 2018
3 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Horological horoscope

What does 2018 have in store? On the upside, sales are picking up, Hong Kong is on the mend and luxury is getting to grips with e-commerce. One big question mark remains: how to convince Millennials that buying a watch is an experience? Something to work on in 2018!

Monday, 29 January 2018
7 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Fifty Shades of Fine Watches

At SIHH 2018, cases, dials and straps were awash with eye-popping shades and high-energy colours as brands set out to seduce women, younger buyers and anyone looking to put something a little more out of the ordinary on their wrist.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
3 min read
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Gary Oldman
Watch Stories
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 Happy landing © FredMerz
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (I)

From an operational point of view, a warranty is almost beside the point given that it covers manufacturer's defects, which will show up in the first few months. Anything that goes wrong after that is a service issue.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017
5 min read
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SIHH 2017 Kari Voutilainen Vingt-8 Iso
Trend Forecaster
5 Most Instagrammed Watches at #SalonQP

As ever, many watches made their début at SalonQP. Which ones garnered the most attention? We had a look online to see what the top five most Instagrammed watches were.

Friday, 15 December 2017
4 min read
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Shopping

10 men’s luxury watches for under €6,000

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
4 min read
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