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How watchmakers are resisting magnetism

Exposure to magnetic fields isn't without consequence on a mechanical watch's proper functioning. After early attempts to resolve the problem, recent innovations are delivering promising results. Demagnetising tools are also benefiting from new developments.

Monday, 23 September 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
7 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The tourbillon market in China

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Emily Blunt
Watch Stories
Emily Blunt, from Mickey to Mary

Fifty-four years after the Robert Stevenson classic with the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Julie Andrews, Disney has brought us a new screen adaptation of P. L. Travers' novel, for the big kids we are. Emily Blunt slips effortlessly into the role of the delightful British nanny.

Friday, 01 February 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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How can luxury watch brands use private social groups to drive sales?

According to a recent study, 84% of outbound sharing takes place via dark social channels. That this should coincide with a surge in interest in second-hand timepieces might not be completely fortuitous.

Tuesday, 08 January 2019
4 min read
Jason Statham
Watch Stories
Hollywood stars and their watches (2)

They are screen legends, the larger-than-life characters of Hollywood cinema. Away from the camera, they make their presence felt with strongly voiced opinions or through their dedication to a cause. And by wearing a watch that speaks volumes about their personality.

Friday, 04 January 2019
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
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Dwayne Johnson
Watch Stories
Hollywood stars and their watches (1)

They are screen legends, the larger-than-life characters of Hollywood cinema. Away from the camera, they make their presence felt with strongly voiced opinions or through their dedication to a cause. And by wearing a watch that speaks volumes about their personality.

Thursday, 03 January 2019
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Twenty-4 © Patek Philippe
Trend Forecaster
Top 10 ladies’ watches of 2018

Swiss watchmakers have hit on the perfect formula for ladies’ watches. The best new models of 2018 all have four things in common: they are wearable, they are reasonably accessible, all have automatic mechanical movements, and they are mostly divested of the bells and whistles that make some ladies’ watches either inappropriate for everyday wear or exorbitantly expensive.

Thursday, 27 December 2018
6 min read
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Think Fun © Flik Flak
Trend Forecaster
Christmas, time for children

With only a few more gift-buying days to go, we take the pressure out of presents with ideas for timepieces that will make kids' eyes light up on Christmas morning. Tiny tots or all grown-up, any age is the right age to develop a love of watches. Because after all, Christmas is for children.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
6 min read
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