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Gary Oldman
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Gary Oldman on Winston and watches

Gary Oldman has always refused to be typecast, appearing where audiences least expect him. He does it again, and brilliantly so, in his portrayal of one of the Second World War's most emblematic figures: the great Winston Churchill.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Manufacture Romain Gauthier
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (II)

The pre-owned watch market is hot, and after a disastrous 25-month slump, the market for new watches is picking up. Would offering extended warranties boost the recovery? From a functional and value-retention standpoint, it would make very little difference, because service is the issue.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
6 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: The Cartier Drive Extra-Flat
Friday, 30 June 2017
2 min watch
HYT H1 Colorblock
Connoisseur of watches
HYT, on liquid time

HYT's hydromechanical watches take us back to ancient water clocks, yet the Neuchâtel brand chooses not to build on this early form of time measurement, with its rich implications, in its communication. Wrongly so?

Monday, 26 June 2017
Luc Debraine
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
An escapement that swings and sways

There has been a lot of experimenting with alternative escapements that might replace the 200-year-old Swiss lever escapement. With little success so far. But there is hope: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has developed an oscillator that functions in a completely different way.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
5 min read
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Hautlence Playground Pinball
Trend Forecaster
Toys for boys

Watchmakers have definitely grasped the fact that the child slumbering inside each of us is just begging to be reawakened with creations combining nostalgia with a fantasy universe.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
3 min read
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Omega Speedmaster
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 Pilot Watches on Instagram

Gone are the days of Pilot Watches being reserved for the aviation specialists. In today’s industry it’s impossible to target such a narrow market with such impressive timepieces. The most popular aviation watches in 2017 are not only precision instruments, but also beautiful pieces of art on the wrist.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
10 min read
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Singer Track 1
Connoisseur of watches
On Track for success

Track 1 is the very first watch by Singer, a new brand launched by three luminaries in their respective fields of cars, design and movement construction. The result is a 60s-inspired watch that reimagines the chronograph.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
4 min read
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