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Big Bang Unico Paraíba King Gold © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Any colour you like (not just black)

"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.

Friday, 01 November 2019
4 min read
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The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition © Seiko
Watch Stories
1969, Switzerland vs. Japan

In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.

Thursday, 31 October 2019
4 min read
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The Jacob & Co. Astronomia 3-D Setting with 15.44 carats of diamonds and sapphires.
Trend Forecaster
Jewellery watches shine at Baselworld

Baselworld 2019 had its fair share of sparkle. Here are some of the outstanding jewellery watches that premiered at the fair.

Friday, 10 May 2019
5 min read
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Patrick Dempsey
Watch Stories
For Patrick Dempsey, vintage takes pole position

Patrick Dempsey is rated for his acting talent and as a racing driver at the head of his own team. As a TAG Heuer ambassador since 2014 and watch collector, he has worn the cream of the Swiss brand's timepieces. A diehard fan of James Dean, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, he explains how watches and race cars have a lot in common.

Friday, 26 April 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
L’Heure du Diamant, lapis-lazuli dial © Chopard
Trend Forecaster
Know your gemstone dials!

Can you spot the ultimate opal, recognise a malachite, pick your turquoise of choice or know the best pedigree for a lapis-lazuli? Learn to decipher the quality of the gemstones used for watch dials.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
6 min read
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Oyster Perpetual Daytona Rainbow in Everose © Rolex
Trend Forecaster
Rose gold blooms on luxury watches

Rose gold has been part of the luxury market since the age of Carl Fabergé and Czarist Russia, and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Why? We analyse.

Thursday, 11 April 2019
Laurent Francois
5 min read
Swatch invited a hundred journalists from around the world to its new headquarters.
Connoisseur of watches
Swatch launches a paramagnetic balance spring

The "fun" brand of the world's number-one watch group has introduced Nivachron, a titanium-based alloy whose foremost property is to be unaffected by magnetic fields. This economical solution isn't intended to replace silicon but will benefit other brands.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
4 min read
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James Cameron
Watch Stories
James Cameron, never without his Rolex Submariner

As the writer and producer of Alita, the story of a teenage cyborg with super-powers, James Cameron returns to his favourite genre of science fiction – and the underwater world he cares deeply about.

Friday, 05 April 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
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