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Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
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The original Monaco from 1969 was considered too unconventional for the era.
Trend Forecaster
A little piece of Elvis, Paul or Jackie on your wrist…

With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
© Rolex
Watch Stories
United States, the place to be for Rolex

Rolex is one of the most prevalent and powerful brands of the past century. Though its presence spans globally, it is a particularly potent force in the United States. From strategic partnerships to strategic business moves, Rolex has carefully positioned itself at the centre of American culture, resulting in one of its top markets worldwide.

Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Cait Bazemore
8 min read
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Blochchain-cover
Connoisseur of watches
Why blockchain could be the answer when fighting fakes

Could you tell the difference between a genuine Rolex and a fake? Each year, over 40 million counterfeit watches hit the market in more and more convincing forms. We take a look at whether Blockchain could help weed out the imposters.

Monday, 07 October 2019
Hope Frost
10 min read
Time Fast D8 © L’Épée 1839
Trend Forecaster
Eight great clock designs

These days, we can check the time on our phone, ask Siri what the time is, even listen to clock ticking ASMR to fall asleep. Why not take a step back from these modern distractions and join us in celebrating some of the best wall clocks that enjoy time in its purest form.

Friday, 04 October 2019
Hope Frost
9 min read
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Shepard Fairey, Hublot's Ambassador, and his Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition
Trend Forecaster
Art and watchmaking, a strategic alliance

Brands have wised up to the benefits to be gained from associating their name with art venues and exhibitions; creative contexts whose audiences are also potential customers.

Monday, 30 September 2019
6 min read
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Ben Affleck
Watch Stories
Ben Affleck, a man on the move

He can pride himself on being the only actor to have played three legendary superheroes: Daredevil, Superman and Batman. He is also one of the most gifted directors/screenwriters of his generation. Ben Affleck talks about fame, money and watches.

Friday, 27 September 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster
Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

This latest publication from the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, in consultation with NellyRodi forecasting agency, deciphers the latest trends in watches through four socio-styles. Whether you're a Connoisseur or an Idealist, an Extrovert or a Performer, you'll find the watch that suits your lifestyle, tastes and aspirations.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
4 min read
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