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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
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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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Jake Gyllenhaal
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Jake Gyllenhaal, from Swatch to Cartier

He's a risk-taker who never shirks a challenge, which is why Cartier chose Jake Gyllenhaal to front the campaign for its iconic Santos watch. We caught up with an actor who is also an adventurer and handy with a wood plane..

Friday, 30 November 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Robert Redford
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Robert Redford, a natural star

His jeans may be faded but his blue eyes have that same intense sparkle. Robert Redford still radiates the natural authority that distinguishes one of cinema's greats. Interview.

Friday, 02 November 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Dwayne Johnson
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Why watches are a "tool" for Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson has become Hollywood's biggest (in every sense) action-movie star, with a will to match his impressive physique and bone-crushing handshake. Needless to say, only the most "virile" watches make the grade.

Friday, 05 October 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Michael Douglas
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Michael Douglas on collecting and knowing when to stop

At 73, Michael Douglas is delighted to go back to the lab as Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, the creator of the world's tiniest superhero, in "Ant-Man and the Wasp".

Friday, 07 September 2018
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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The 500 days of decimal time

The Egyptians used it. So did the Chinese, and the post-Revolution French when in 1793 the First Republic decreed the use of decimal time – which was given the chop less than two years later. These days, decimal time survives only as Swatch Group's Internet time, measured in beats.

Thursday, 30 August 2018
3 min read
Annual Calendar School Piece © Laurent Ferrier
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Laurent Ferrier’s customers look for exclusivity

When Laurent Ferrier and the eponymous brand’s CEO Vanessa Monestel come to town, you can be sure collectors will be out in number to see them. So imagine the crowd inside Antoine de Macedo’s store in Paris, where the new Galet Annual Calendar School Piece was presented to the French market.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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