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New Models
Autumn’s new releases

With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
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Economy
China’s push for “common prosperity”

Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?

Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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Point of View
Alain Silberstein pleads in favour of a collaborative model

Speaking at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), Alain Silberstein shared his views on what the future holds for independent watchmakers.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
4 min read
Richard Mille RM016 red gold, special model for Marcus watch store in London’s Bond Street © Richard Mille
Economy
Aspects of the UK watch trade in 2009 and prospects for 2010

The final report of the successful 20th edition of the SIHH last January provided a good reflection of how things have been for the trade in the United Kingdom in 2009. The summary words are a cliché, but apply very much, hurting in places: ‘belt tightening’.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, model and Bollywood actress, is ambassador for Longines © Longines
Economy
India’s stars work their magic

The Indian celebrities and faces of leading watch firms also pull in the crowds online. Thanks to them, brands such as Longines, Audemars Piguet and Chopard have climbed to the top of the list of watchmaking’s most-wanted ambassadors.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010
2 min read
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Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time Tourbillon Titanio - 50 mm ''L'Astronomo'' © Officine Panerai
New Models
Time on a cosmic scale

Watchmakers have stars in their eyes, with several brands proposing models that feature an equation of time, sunrise and sunset times, perpetual calendar, a map of the night sky or moonphases. Cosmogonic heaven.

Monday, 22 February 2010
4 min read
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Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Collection: Forged carbon case, forged carbon and black ceramic bezel, blackened titanium crown, black ceramic and titanium pushpieces, titanium pushpiece guards, titanium exhibition case-back fitted with a sapphire crystal
New Models
Audemars Piguet continues to explore high-tech materials

The launch of the Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix will be the year's big event for the Le Brassus firm. This collection, proposed as three limited editions, confirms the brand as a master of high-tech materials.

Monday, 22 February 2010
4 min read
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Economy
Fine Watchmaking says "be my fan!"

Despite a lacklustre economy in 2009, online searches for Fine Watch brands grew 14% according to the WorldWatchReport, published by IC-Agency. HH Magazine presents the report’s main conclusions with in-depth per country coverage to come.

Monday, 01 February 2010
3 min read
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