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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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Deepsea (2018) © Rolex
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Rolex Deepsea − how low can you go?

The Rolex Deepsea was first launched in 2008. Ten years later at Baselworld 2018, Rolex introduced us to the upgraded Deepsea model. While it boasts a similar look to years past, it comes with a significant upgrade: the new caliber 3235. Boasting an impressive 70-hour power reserve and several new patents, this powerhouse takes the Deepsea one step further, proving that Rolex is constantly determined to push the boundaries.

Friday, 27 July 2018
Ashton Tracy
4 min read
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Sandra Bullock
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Sandra Bullock has Cartier in her sights

She may have girl-next-door looks, the zesty brunette has proven her ability to play any kind of role, including an Oscar-winning performance in The Blind Side in 2010. Like diamond, the 53-year-old actress has both strength and sparkle... which is just as well as in Ocean's 8, her latest film, she recruits Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Rihanna to help her steal a priceless piece of jewellery. Meet an irrepressible lady with a solid-gold sense of humour.

Friday, 13 July 2018
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
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World Cup 2018: how luxury watches became part of sport culture

With the World Cup in full swing, and Hublot in the role of official timekeeper for the tournament, we look at the relationship between watch brands and sport.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018
7 min read
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Alain-Dominique Perrin, President of the Cartier Foundation
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Indestructible Cartier

It's hard to imagine Cartier as anything other than a fabulously successful watchmaker and jeweller, but it hasn't all been plain sailing. In the early 1970s, the company was in dire straits, the Cartier family no longer involved with the business, and chances of bouncing back were slim. And yet the company stayed strong in the face of adversity. We met Alain-Dominique Perrin, who helped steer Cartier back to greatness.

Thursday, 05 July 2018
10 min read
Antonio Banderas
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Pablo, watches and Antonio Banderas

The anthology series Genius recently returned to National Geographic, with Antonio Banderas more convincing than ever as Pablo Picasso.

Thursday, 14 June 2018
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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How the British came up with Indian time

The original 24 time zones, intended to divide the globe into equal parts, were almost immediately altered to suit the needs of this or that country. First to take liberties with time were the British, with an eye on their numerous colonies.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018
3 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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