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Patrimony 42 Excellence Platine © Vacheron Constantin
Trend Forecaster
Minimalism in five up-to-the-minute concepts

Whereas ornamentations can be characteristic of an era, minimalism never goes out of style… which doesn’t prevent designers from finding ways to make it more relevant to the times and more desirable. From A for Archigeometric to U for Ultrablack, here are five illustrations of minimalism today.

Friday, 22 January 2021
Laure Gontier
4 min read
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Trend Forecaster
What can a watch tell us about a POTUS?

Time is a valuable thing for anyone in a position of power, not least the head of a global superpower. What are the watches that US Presidents have worn, and what do they reveal about them?

Wednesday, 20 January 2021
5 min read
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Watch Stories
Collectors of a feather flock together

Numerous societies of watch enthusiasts have sprung up either side of the Atlantic. Through their activities and journals, they foster enthusiasm for the instruments that measure time. Michel Viredaz from Chronométrophilia explains.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
4 min read
Gold nuggets © Goldlake Group
Watch Stories
Setting a new gold standard

After conflict diamonds, advocates of sustainable development from industrialists to watchmakers, jewellers and retailers are training their sights on dirty gold. The first certification system will come into operation next January.

Friday, 27 November 2009
5 min read
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Bingham Canyon in Utah, the world's largest man-made excavation which yields 1,400 ounces (43.4 kg) of gold a day © DR
Watch Stories
A drop in the ocean?

Efforts to track down and eradicate dirty gold must contend with numerous hurdles. According to a report by the WWF in Guyana, clandestine operations continue because of the "disconcerting facility" with which illegal production can be infiltrated into authorised channels. And Guyana is far from being the only country in this situation. Another major stumbling block is that supply is highly fragmented as refineries source gold from mines in more than 60 countries.

Friday, 27 November 2009
3 min read
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Pamela Caillens, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cartier
Watch Stories
Cartier stands up for responsible practices in the gold industry

As a founder-member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, set up in 2005, Cartier is actively engaged in establishing responsible practices across the diamond and gold jewellery supply chains. Pamela Caillens, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cartier, explains.

Friday, 27 November 2009
6 min read
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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
4 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

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