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From anarchy to fine watches, punk’s not dead

Who would have thought that an anti-establishment musical manifesto would inspire diamond-smothered watches and unorthodox marketing strategies? Incandescent, unpredictable, forty years after its official demise, punk is as powerful as ever.

Friday, 18 June 2021
Laure Gontier
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What’s wrong with the Sixties?

The 1960s and ‘70s are widely remembered as a time of freedom and fantasy. Always quick to claim inspiration from these decades, in reality very few watchmakers dare to truly embrace such a bold aesthetic.

Wednesday, 09 June 2021
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Watch Stories
Drive time

Automakers legitimately steal the limelight from watchmakers at the Geneva Motor Show, but this doesn't prevent the custodians of time from using the event to move communications into top gear. A few examples from the 83rd Show.

Monday, 18 March 2013
Flavia Giovannelli
4 min read
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Watch Stories
The Fondation Cartier, 30 years of intimacy with contemporary art

Spotlight on a foundation that keeps a finger on the pulse of creativity.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
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Watch Stories
A man in tune with his times

A lively interview with Hervé Chandès, General Director of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
4 min read
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Watch Stories
Vanitas vanitatum, the relentless passing of time

What more evocative allegory for these words from the book of Ecclesiastes, which evoke human "vanity" and the transience of human life, than the skull. An imagery watchmakers have been quick to seize upon.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
3 min read
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Couture timekeeping: high fashion brands colonize the Jura

What do Hermes and Chanel have in common? The obvious answer is that they are all leading luxury brands with a prestigious couture label and a legendary founder. What distinguishes them from their fashion runway cousins, however, is that they are also Swiss watchmakers.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
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The Clock puts Christian Marclay on Time Magazine's Top 100 list

The Clock, winner of the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale, has catapulted Christian Marclay to the pantheon of the world's most influential people. Time Magazine ranks the artist, a recent guest lecturer at Lausanne University of Art and Design, second in its 2012 Top 100.

Monday, 04 June 2012
4 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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