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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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Code 11.59 © Audemars Piguet
Trend Forecaster
Watch brands clean up their collections

Eliminate clutter, put an end to untidiness.... For Marie Kondo, author of the hugely popular KonMari method, life begins after a good clear-out. Several watch brands appear to have taken her theories to heart to put some order into their collections.

Friday, 08 March 2019
4 min read
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Dual Time Sapphire Cobra © Armin Strom
Trend Forecaster
Fifteen watches with nothing to hide

A rarely seen exercise in style ten years ago, skeleton watches are now part of the regular collections at brands intent on showing off their watches' inner beauty.

Thursday, 07 March 2019
5 min read
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Oyster Perpetual Submariner 1953 © Rolex
Watch Stories
Rolex Submariner, an underwater hero

In 1953, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner became the first wristwatch to guarantee water-resistance down to 100 metres. Dive into the story of this legend of the deep.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019
5 min read
5
Jennifer Aniston
Watch Stories
A date with Jennifer Aniston

Authentic, natural and likeable, Jennifer Aniston has a lot in common with Rachel Green, the character who shot her to fame in "Friends". Don't be surprised to see her rocking a simple tank top and jeans... with one of the Swiss watches she adores.

Friday, 01 March 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
Emmanuel Curti, founder of Label Noir
Trend Forecaster
Label Noir takes customisation to the extreme

Label Noir masters every aspect of watch customisation, both exterior and movement. Based in Geneva, it provides a sui generis service to connoisseurs from around the world who dream of turning an icon into a legend.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Fanny Nicolet
4 min read
5
collectionneurs-1-cover
Connoisseur of watches
What Watch Collectors Want (V)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). We round off the series with insight from Turonny Fuad, an entrepreneur in Singapore.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
4
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