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F.P. Journe

Photo 5 - De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon
Independents Day

A whirlwind weekend in Geneva of auction sales, Only Watch and the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has confirmed the rise and rise of independent watchmakers.

Thursday, 18 November 2021
7 min read
Christophe Lambert © Guillaume Collet
Watch Stories
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.

Thursday, 06 May 2021
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Big Bang Unico Paraíba King Gold © Hublot
Trend Forecaster
Any colour you like (not just black)

"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.

Friday, 01 November 2019
4 min read
This Grand Complication personifies George’s approach to dial design and is simple, balanced, elegant and, above all, readable at a glance.
Independent watchmakers steal the show in Geneva

For the third time, Phillips put independents front and centre of its sale, headlined by George Daniels. Connoisseurs packed the saleroom for the British auction house's May date, with the hammer coming down on several record-breaking lots.

Monday, 27 May 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
5 min read
Connoisseur of watches
What Watch Collectors Want (V)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). We round off the series with insight from Turonny Fuad, an entrepreneur in Singapore.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
Rendez-Vous Night & Day Jewellery © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Ladies’ watches are the Belles of the Ball at SIHH 2019

It was a great year all round at SIHH, and a banner year for ladies’ watches. New complications, purpose-built movements, new materials and virtuoso gem-setting rendered ladies’ watches from the show’s Maisons as technically impressive as men’s watches this year, and as aesthetically impressive as ever.

Friday, 15 February 2019
7 min read
Santos de Cartier
The watches that lit up SIHH 2019

It comes alive after dark. Nothing can match its glow – except perhaps the odd jellyfish or octopus. Meet Swiss Super-Luminova, and its ever-expanding applications in watchmaking.

Monday, 28 January 2019
4 min read
Submersible BMG-Tech 47mm © Panerai
Watchmakers race for material success

Harder, lighter, more resistant to scratches, shocks or corrosion, new materials stood out across several of the collections unveiled at SIHH 2019. Here's a rundown of these alloys and other materials that watchmakers are borrowing from aerospace or medtech.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
5 min read
Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked, white
New Models
10 ladies’ watches to be on time in 2019

What will we wear in 2019? Cuff watches, tourbillons, dials set with miniature paintings, skeleton movements, shaped cases… We put a spotlight on the ladies’ watches revealed during the 29th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019
6 min read
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