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Articles on the subject: Trend Forecaster

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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HM3 Frog introduces steeply curved sapphire domes (2010) © MB&F
Trend Forecaster
In the clear with sapphire

Recent developments have enabled watchmakers to overcome some of the difficulties inherent to working with sapphire and use its transparency to ever more spectacular effect. However, the greatest challenges aren't always where one might think. The proof with MB&F.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
6 min read
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Limelight Gala © Piaget
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 jewellery watches on Instagram

Innovative techniques, beautiful colours and lavish diamonds fuel the trend for jewellery watches. We take a look at the gem-studded timepieces that shine brightest on social media.

Friday, 06 September 2019
4 min read
Tourbillon Souverain Vertical © Claude Joray / F.P. Journe
Trend Forecaster
The evolution of watch photography in the Instagram era

Aided by the social media boom, watch photography has never been more in the spotlight. Watch aficionados share photos of their timepieces from all possible angles. Meanwhile, brands post images of their new collections on a daily basis. Is this overkill or a stimulus for innovation?

Tuesday, 20 August 2019
6 min read
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Model of the new Swatch Group headquarters in Biel
Trend Forecaster
Watch brands think big

From the watchmaker's workbench to the architect's drawing board, it's a case of bigger, bolder, better as brands take the industry towards an ever more spectacular future.

Thursday, 15 August 2019
5 min read
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Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition © H. Moser & Cie
Trend Forecaster
Useful functions, anyone?

If there is one item not to leave off your holiday checklist (apart from your passport), it has to be a multi-function watch. From a GMT (in Bali) to a chrono (behind the wheel of a sports car), FHH Journal shares its pick of watches to suit every destination.

Thursday, 08 August 2019
5 min read
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Tambour Horizon Pure White © Louis Vuitton
Trend Forecaster
Twelve watches for summer

When it comes to choosing a watch for summer, the hardest part could be deciding which one. Take your pick of nautically-inspired models for the ideal swimming or sailing companion, blinding white watches to show off a tanned arm, or the sun-drenched sophistication of gold.

Friday, 02 August 2019
9 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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