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Articles on the subject: Watch Stories

American 1921 Pièce Unique (from 2021) and Heritage piece from 1921 © Vacheron Constantin
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Vacheron Constantin remakes history with the American 1921

For the 100th anniversary of the American 1921, Vacheron Constantin has recreated the original watch using only techniques and tools from a century ago. The fifteen-month project began with a deep dive into the Manufacture’s archives and its stock of period components.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
4 min read
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Christophe Lambert © Guillaume Collet
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Christopher Lambert, watch fan and entrepreneur

The son of a diplomat, born in Great Neck, New York, Christopher Lambert (and his kilt) charmed the world with Highlander, a tale of immortals that’s now a cult classic.

Friday, 07 May 2021
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
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Robin Williams
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Robin Williams, watch guy

He was one of the most brilliant American comedians of his generation. On August 11, 2014, age 63 and suffering from Parkinson's disease, Robin Williams took his own life. In one of his last interviews, he talks about his passion for watches and his admiration for the people who make them.

Friday, 29 May 2020
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
The Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 1927-2017 - 90th Anniversary
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Military watches – don't mention the war

Time's migration from pocket to wrist owes a lot to military watches whose many qualities have earned these honest, well-made timepieces their stripes. Even so, brands prefer to focus on their vintage appeal rather than dwell on their origins in the heat of battle.

Friday, 22 May 2020
5 min read
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Submersible Bronzo 47mm (Pam968) © Panerai
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Pontroué reinvigorates Panerai

Since Jean-Marc Pontroué took over at the head of Officine Panerai, the Italian firm has been spearheading multiple initiatives that go beyond the brand's iconic styles. With great success.

Friday, 20 March 2020
4 min read
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Fastrider Black Shield, 2013 © Tudor
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50 years of Tudor chronographs

This year Tudor celebrates fifty years since the launch of its first chronograph, a complication that has played a starring role in the brand's collections ever since, most recently with a vintage feel. So what can we look forward to in 2020?

Wednesday, 18 March 2020
4 min read
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Harrison Ford playing in “The Call of the Wild”
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Harrison Ford, actor and watch designer

Newly adapted from Jack London's literary classic, "The Call of the Wild" transports us to the snowy expanses of Alaska in the 1890s, with Harrison Ford as prospector John Thornton. The actor talks about climate activism, technology and why mechanical watches beat smartwatches every time.

Friday, 13 March 2020
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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Hugh Grant
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About Hugh Grant...

For anyone who spent the last three decades on another planet, Hugh Grant is the actor who in 1995 was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

Friday, 31 January 2020
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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