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Articles on the subject: Trend Forecaster

Diver X Skeleton © Ulysse Nardin
Trend Forecaster
12 dive watches for summer

Easing of travel restrictions brings hope of plunging into the ocean this summer. Any of these twelve dive watches would make the ideal companion.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021
5 min read
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Diamond Outrage © Audemars Piguet
Trend Forecaster
From anarchy to fine watches, punk’s not dead

Who would have thought that an anti-establishment musical manifesto would inspire diamond-smothered watches and unorthodox marketing strategies? Incandescent, unpredictable, forty years after its official demise, punk is as powerful as ever.

Friday, 18 June 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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Sixties and Sixties Panorama Date 2018 © Glashütte Original
Trend Forecaster
What’s wrong with the Sixties?

The 1960s and ‘70s are widely remembered as a time of freedom and fantasy. Always quick to claim inspiration from these decades, in reality very few watchmakers dare to truly embrace such a bold aesthetic.

Wednesday, 09 June 2021
4 min read
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Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Blackout

Among the hot reds and forest greens of the year’s new releases, black continues to hold its own as the perfect compliment to the intricate mechanisms beneath the dial.

Friday, 04 June 2021
4 min read
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Arraw Two Face © RJ
Trend Forecaster
Luxury just wants to have fun

Dials sporting Pac-Man characters or in marshmallow pink… on watches priced considerably higher than an arcade game or a packet of candy. Fine crafting meets pop imagery: a paradox that echoes changes to our era and to our relationship with luxury.

Friday, 21 May 2021
Laure Gontier
4 min read
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TimberTex straps © IWC
Trend Forecaster
Watch straps go vegan

Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021
3 min read
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Tank de Cartier
Trend Forecaster
The classic watch, from avant-garde to era-defying

Each year brings its share of new watches, each decade turns up original designs, and still classic watches lose none of their appeal. Centuries old for some, these pared-down beauties bring the constancy we crave in our stress-filled lives.

Friday, 19 March 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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BR05 Chrono © Bell & Ross
Trend Forecaster
2021, Ready, Set, Chrono!

Brands are whetting our appetite ahead of the big reveals for 2021 with a bevy of new chronographs.

Friday, 12 March 2021
4 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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