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The microfactory comprises technology blocks inside modular compartments.
Connoisseur of watches
A microfactory for a maxi revolution

MicroLean Lab, a public-private consortium that includes Richemont, is developing the microfactory of the future; a concept that has the potential to transform our economic and social organisation right down to how we consume. Welcome to the world of artisanal industry, where the customer truly is king.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
5 min read
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Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 © Glashütte Original
Trend Forecaster
Vintage for ever

Have this year's lockdowns made time for horological introspection? Yes or no, heritage reissues and vintage-inflected designs keep on coming. Here are some of 2020's releases.

Friday, 20 November 2020
5 min read
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Passion-horlogère-1
Connoisseur of watches
You don't have to be mad to love watches, but it helps - Part 1

In a series of five portraits, Chronopassion gets to grips with our passion for watches, from how it begins to how it develops, its symptoms, those most at risk, and the (rare) instances of recovery. Part one.

Thursday, 09 January 2020
Laurent Picciotto / Chronopassion
5 min read
NASA astronaut
Connoisseur of watches
Gravity, watchmakers' friend and foe

It took watchmakers some time to realise the extent to which gravity influenced the proper functioning of their mechanisms. Now, not only are they able to counter its effects (since the early 1800s), they are even turning this invisible force to their advantage, much to the delight of collectors and enthusiasts who continue to ask them for the Moon!

Wednesday, 08 January 2020
5 min read
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Arceau Ronde des Heures © Hermès
Lifestyle
Ten watches for Christmas (for good boys and girls)

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the countdown has begun. Only a few more days to go until Christmas. This year, Santa has swapped his red suit for a watchmaker's white coat, and filled his sack with mechanical treasures that will reawaken the child in us all.

Friday, 20 December 2019
8 min read
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Jessica Alba
Watch Stories
For Jessica Alba, a watch must have "green" credentials

In Hollywood, appearances can be deceptive. Take Jessica Alba, for example. The "sexiest woman in the world" happens to be a hugely successful start-up entrepreneur.

Thursday, 19 December 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Death-defying

Unless you're an Emo or a Goth, most people wouldn't be seen dead wearing a skull watch. And they would be wrong. Make no bones about it: today's skull watches are creative, innovative, high-mech pieces.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019
5 min read
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Monaco Original, 1969 © Heuer
Trend Forecaster
Squaring the circle

Around 80% of the watches we buy are round, leaving square dials and cases to make a statement on the wrist. A portrait of four angles that get it right.

Friday, 13 December 2019
5 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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