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Connoisseur of watches

The news from Basel: watches that tell the time

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
4 min read

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Breitling Superocean Heritage II 46mm - Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono
Connoisseur of watches
Breitling and Tudor, partners in time

With the 100th Baselworld behind us, as industry observers speculate on the future and the hostesses finally clamber out of their heels, the collaboration between Tudor and Breitling moves into gear.

Friday, 07 April 2017
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Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Spring Drive Chronograph GMT limited editions collection
Connoisseur of watches
Grand Seiko returns as a brand

Grand Seiko's success on international markets has been the cue for the Japanese firm to transform the collection into a full-fledged brand with its own production resources, logistics and sales support.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
4 min read
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Van Cleef Arpels Midnight Planetarium
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in aventurine

Aventurine on a dial does a wonderful imitation of a starry sky, but what is it exactly? Gemstone or glass? Rare or in abundance? Read on for some scintillating facts.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The Oyster Myth (II)

2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Oyster, a development that for ever changed the face of our beloved mechanical wristwatches. But was Rolex the sole creator of the waterproof wristwatch, or was it simply in the right place at the right time?

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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Rolex Oyster
Connoisseur of watches
The Rolex Oyster Myth (I)

2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Oyster, a development that for ever changed the face of our beloved mechanical wristwatches. But was Rolex the sole creator of the waterproof wristwatch, or was it simply in the right place at the right time?

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Fruit salad

No other style sets the mouth watering quite like "tutti frutti". Made famous by Cartier, a delight to behold, these jewellery compositions capture the splendours of India.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
4 min read
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Chopard L.U.C Full Strike
Connoisseur of watches
Chopard strikes gold

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele didn't come to Dubai Watch Week empty-handed. Chopard's Co-President wore the newly unveiled L.U.C Full Strike and even brought along the Aiguille d’Or, the highest accolade awarded at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer.

Monday, 05 December 2016
5 min read
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Dubai Mall Fountain
Connoisseur of watches
Are retailers ready to take the plunge?

What challenges do retailers face? The Hour Glass group in Singapore and Emirian family-owned firm Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, both leading names, took stock of a profession in the throes of change, at Dubai Watch Week.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
4 min read
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Chopard Esprit de Fleurier Peony L.U.C XP 35mm
Connoisseur of watches
Ladies’ watches with substance

Diamonds and flowers are a girl’s best friend in watchmaking. The trouble is, they are so prevalent, it’s getting harder to apply diamonds and floral motifs in a way that is creative and unique. But two new models from Chopard and Patek Philippe reinvent these essential tropes of ladies’ watchmaking.

Friday, 04 November 2016
7 min read
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