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Calatrava © Patek Philippe
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Minimalism’s fascinating first century

Minimalism: a word that has gone from artistic movement to lifestyle, from Bauhausian simplicity to the promise of happiness and peace of mind. This vision of minimalism is at odds with the philosophy that has triumphed in history, as austere as it is creative, as modern as it is eternally inspiring.

Friday, 15 January 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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Richard Mille RM 71-02 © Fabien Nissels
Trend Forecaster
Richard Mille set to join the billionaires club

Covid-19 shutdowns prevented Richard Mille from surpassing one billion Swiss francs in turnover, but it’s only a matter of time for the brand which checked out of 2020 with its most complex chronograph to date.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021
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Black Bay P01 © Tudor
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 vintage watches of 2019 on Instagram

2019 was a year of nostalgia, with reissues of vintage watches alongside recreations of classic watches with a modern twist. We look at the year's most popular comebacks on Instagram.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
7 min read
Classic Fusion Cruz Diez © Hublot
Lifestyle
Brands create a buzz with collaborations

What do Carl Cox, Pharrell Williams, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Richard Orlinski and Alec Monopoly have in common? Answer: they have all co-created a luxury watch. For brands, collaborations such as these are a means of driving demand among millennial customers.

Friday, 24 January 2020
6 min read
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Trend Forecaster
Women’s favourite men’s wristwatches of 2019

The lines between what we deem to be masculine and feminine are steadily blurring. From haute couture runways to high street fashion to what we wear on our wrist, we're no longer defined by "his" and "hers".

Friday, 17 January 2020
6 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 2

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 two.

Friday, 10 January 2020
Laurent Picciotto / Chronopassion
5 min read
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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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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