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Big Bang Unico Paraíba King Gold © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Any colour you like (not just black)

"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.

Friday, 01 November 2019
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The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition © Seiko
Watch Stories
1969, Switzerland vs. Japan

In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.

Thursday, 31 October 2019
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IWC is supporting the Plastiki Expedition of David de Rothschild and his organization Adventure Ecology © Adventure Ecology 2010
Watch Stories
IWC sails aboard the Plastiki

As an expression of their commitment to corporate responsibility, the Schaffhausen manufactory is supporting the Plastiki Expedition of David de Rothschild and his organization Adventure Ecology.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Classique Grande Complication 5347 - Double tourbillon © Breguet
Watch Stories
Always Second

No self-respecting collector would ever put their "grandes complications" at risk. Instead, they will wear their "second" watch: a sturdy, inexpensive timepiece for all occasions. And with only a few models fitting the bill, second watches could well be a new market for brands.

Monday, 21 September 2009
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Pangaea in Syndey before coming to Yokohama © Officine Panerai
Watch Stories
Panerai toots the environmental Horn in Yokohama

More than just a sensational feat for the record books, the Pangaea Expedition wants to bring awareness about the fragile state of our planet so we can take global steps to protect and nurture Mother Earth now and in future generation.

Monday, 21 September 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Lighten up, with one of the season's top colors
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
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Painted clock dial, counter-facade of Florence cathedral, painted by Paolo Ucello, 1443
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Time vanishes from the surface of the dial

From the first mechanical clocks with no dial to the Day&Night watch by Romain Jérôme that doesn't give the time, it seems timepieces have reached a point where they can fully express themselves without referring to that most fundamental matter, the flow of time.

Friday, 19 September 2008
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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Charity Cup Ham Polo Club is organised by the brand to raise funds for charity © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Watch Stories
Luxury brands team up with polo

For a long time an elite sport, the skill and thrill of polo is now attracting a wider audience. It is also becoming a coveted discipline for sponsors, who see it as a fabulous means of reaching a highly desirable clientele.

Friday, 19 September 2008
Flavia Giovannelli
4 min read
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