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Robin Williams
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Robin Williams, watch guy

He was one of the most brilliant American comedians of his generation. On August 11, 2014, age 63 and suffering from Parkinson's disease, Robin Williams took his own life. In one of his last interviews, he talks about his passion for watches and his admiration for the people who make them.

Friday, 29 May 2020
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Rosamund Pike, ambassador © IWC
Trend Forecaster
The endorsement minefield

Celebrity tie-ins are nothing new. After seeking endorsements from well-known figures in sport, film, even politics, brands are now embracing innovative strategies. This is especially the case in Asia with its fan economy and increasingly influential Key Opinion Consumers.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Laurent Francois
7 min read
sir Patrick Stewart
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Sir Patrick Stewart: "There is no shame in buying beautiful things"

He is an actor of immense talent, with more than five decades of stage and screen appearances. Fortunately for us, at the age of 79, Sir Patrick Stewart, alias Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men, has no plans to take his final bow.

Friday, 25 October 2019
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 © Vacheron Constantin
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Vacheron Constantin's bovine beauty

In September this year Vacheron Constantin introduced a stainless steel version of a 1955 chronograph that no end of collectors would love to own. And for good reason, as the Cornes de Vache is the only watch by Vacheron Constantin to feature distinctive "cow horn" lugs.

Thursday, 24 October 2019
3 min read
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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
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A brief history of quartz (2)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part two: from electromechanical watches to smartwatches.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019
4 min read
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Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
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The original Monaco from 1969 was considered too unconventional for the era.
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A little piece of Elvis, Paul or Jackie on your wrist…

With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
© Rolex
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United States, the place to be for Rolex

Rolex is one of the most prevalent and powerful brands of the past century. Though its presence spans globally, it is a particularly potent force in the United States. From strategic partnerships to strategic business moves, Rolex has carefully positioned itself at the centre of American culture, resulting in one of its top markets worldwide.

Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Cait Bazemore
8 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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