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Articles on the subject: Watch Stories

The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition © Seiko
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1969, Switzerland vs. Japan

In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.

Thursday, 31 October 2019
4 min read
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sir Patrick Stewart
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Sir Patrick Stewart: "There is no shame in buying beautiful things"

He is an actor of immense talent, with more than five decades of stage and screen appearances. Fortunately for us, at the age of 79, Sir Patrick Stewart, alias Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men, has no plans to take his final bow.

Friday, 25 October 2019
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 © Vacheron Constantin
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Vacheron Constantin's bovine beauty

In September this year Vacheron Constantin introduced a stainless steel version of a 1955 chronograph that no end of collectors would love to own. And for good reason, as the Cornes de Vache is the only watch by Vacheron Constantin to feature distinctive "cow horn" lugs.

Thursday, 24 October 2019
3 min read
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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
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A brief history of quartz (2)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part two: from electromechanical watches to smartwatches.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019
4 min read
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© Rolex
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United States, the place to be for Rolex

Rolex is one of the most prevalent and powerful brands of the past century. Though its presence spans globally, it is a particularly potent force in the United States. From strategic partnerships to strategic business moves, Rolex has carefully positioned itself at the centre of American culture, resulting in one of its top markets worldwide.

Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Cait Bazemore
8 min read
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Ben Affleck
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Ben Affleck, a man on the move

He can pride himself on being the only actor to have played three legendary superheroes: Daredevil, Superman and Batman. He is also one of the most gifted directors/screenwriters of his generation. Ben Affleck talks about fame, money and watches.

Friday, 27 September 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Many quartz calibers © Vincent Daveau
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (1)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
7 min read
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Reproduction of the Semper opera house clock inside the A. Lange & Söhne store in Dresden © A. Lange & Söhne
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25 years of the Lange 1

It all began (again) on October 24th 1994 when Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein, the men behind the revival of A. Lange & Söhne, presented the first watches of a new era. Foremost among them: the Lange 1 and its revolutionary outsize date which commands the dial, whatever the other complications.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019
5 min read
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