From the advent of the luxury sport watch in the 1970s to the birth of the smartwatch in the new millennium, a number of factors have influenced the trajectory of the sport watch. One of the most significant is the increasingly competitive world of professional sports and the growing numbers of watches worn during play.
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"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.
Having asked itself this question at its beginning, the FHH Watchmaking Trends Report 2018 spends the ensuing 35 pages suggesting some answers using interviews with CEOs, designers, media, the ubiquitous influencers and yes, even a watchmaker, along with acute insights, analysis, infographics, and films.
In 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre released its Rendez-Vous collection – the very one which last year accounted for 45% of the brand's revenue. This gives a clear indication that the women's watch market has come into its own.
Richemont is introducing a fresh, new, eco-responsible brand by the name of Baume whose watches combine minimalist designs with maximum personalisation and low prices.
As we enter the second year of largely unremarkable men’s watch introductions – not that we aren’t thrilled about line extensions, upgrades and value pricing – women’s watches have been taking up the slack and stealing the spotlight.
Much like watches, cars are masterpieces of technology and design. The two industries have been closely linked for more than a century. With the recent Geneva International Motor Show, we thought we’d look at some of the milestones of this relationship.
Jaeger-LeCoultre revisits its past and revives the iconic Memovox Polaris from 1968. Exactly fifty years afer the launch of this historic design, the new Polaris Automatic retains every inch of its sporting style and vintage spirit.