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Robin Williams
Watch Stories
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
Blochchain-cover
Connoisseur of watches
Why blockchain could be the answer when fighting fakes

Could you tell the difference between a genuine Rolex and a fake? Each year, over 40 million counterfeit watches hit the market in more and more convincing forms. We take a look at whether Blockchain could help weed out the imposters.

Monday, 07 October 2019
Hope Frost
10 min read
Time Fast D8 © L’Épée 1839
Trend Forecaster
Eight great clock designs

These days, we can check the time on our phone, ask Siri what the time is, even listen to clock ticking ASMR to fall asleep. Why not take a step back from these modern distractions and join us in celebrating some of the best wall clocks that enjoy time in its purest form.

Friday, 04 October 2019
Hope Frost
9 min read
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Shepard Fairey, Hublot's Ambassador, and his Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition
Trend Forecaster
Art and watchmaking, a strategic alliance

Brands have wised up to the benefits to be gained from associating their name with art venues and exhibitions; creative contexts whose audiences are also potential customers.

Monday, 30 September 2019
6 min read
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Ben Affleck
Watch Stories
Ben Affleck, a man on the move

He can pride himself on being the only actor to have played three legendary superheroes: Daredevil, Superman and Batman. He is also one of the most gifted directors/screenwriters of his generation. Ben Affleck talks about fame, money and watches.

Friday, 27 September 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster
Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

This latest publication from the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, in consultation with NellyRodi forecasting agency, deciphers the latest trends in watches through four socio-styles. Whether you're a Connoisseur or an Idealist, an Extrovert or a Performer, you'll find the watch that suits your lifestyle, tastes and aspirations.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
4 min read
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FreakLab calibre UN-210 © Ulysse Nardin
Trend Forecaster
How watchmakers are resisting magnetism

Exposure to magnetic fields isn't without consequence on a mechanical watch's proper functioning. After early attempts to resolve the problem, recent innovations are delivering promising results. Demagnetising tools are also benefiting from new developments.

Monday, 23 September 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
7 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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