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Floral motif

Spring watches

— Spring is officially back this week! Blossoming flowers and fluttering insects are an inexhaustible source of inspiration that Bedat & Co, Chaumet and DeLaneau never tire of exploring.
MARCH 18, 2014
Fleurs de printemps
Pocket watch


Pocket Watch Powers

— With more watch brands looking to their roots for inspiration, we see a new spate of pocket watches on the market but in modern, updated styles. Let’s have a look on Bovet, Bell & Ross and Chopard.
MARCH 11, 2014

Square watches

Time square!

— A little air of the Seventies, a subtly offbeat retro effect… The square watch often cuts an isolated figure in watchmaking collections. However, it remains an absolute classic that is held in high esteem by certain watchmaking enthusiasts. A closer look at some fine examples of this trend with Bell & Ross, Cartier and Longines.
MARCH 04, 2014


The stealthy yet unstoppable ascent of grey dials

— Alongside “best-seller” colours such as black, blue or more recently, chocolate brown, the use of grey on dials is asserting itself, albeit progressively and almost imperceptibly, as a lasting trend.
FEBRUARY 27, 2014

Blue watches

Cerulean rules

— There’s no getting away from it: blue is simply everywhere. On dials and straps, in the shimmering depths of sapphires… A brief dive into the world of the ‘it’ colour with de Grisogono, Glashütte and Harry Winston.
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Femme secret © Piaget

Secret watches

The Secrets of Time

— A century or so ago, it was thought women did not necessarily need to know the time. Hence, the concept of secret or hidden watches came to light. Today, these secret watches are bejeweled statements of individuality and character.
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Chopard's Happy Sport Automatic medium for Valentine's Day 2014


Valentine's Day

— Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate love. For this very special occasion, Chopard selected two precious and romantic Happy Sport Automatic watches.
FEBRUARY 07, 2014
Red roses

Valentine’s Day watches

Red Velvet

— With Valentine’s Day upon us, wearing red has never been so special. Top watch brands make it easier now than ever before.
FEBRUARY 04, 2014
Cartier, Piaget, Chopard, Hermès, de Grisogono, Graff


Hugging the wrist

— Whether stunningly elaborate or discreetly understated, a strap moulds the wrist with inimitable elegance. More than just an accessory, it reveals the very soul of the watch. So which do you fancy most : crocodile or galuchat ?
JANUARY 05, 2014
de Grisogono Sugar, Hublot Big Bang Caviar diamonds, Chaumet Attrape-moi si tu m'aimes, Mini D de Dior, Harry Winston Glacier


Delectable !

— Irresistible eye candy featuring tangy colours and spicy stones, these watches combine good looks and great flavours. While their avowed aim is to feed foodies’ fantasies, you can succumb to temptation with no second thoughts, since these sweet treats are designed to go straight to the wrist rather than the hips.
JANUARY 04, 2014
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Pilot's watches

— Ranging from Bell & Ross to Zenith, and including Breitling and Rolex, we made a selection of the most iconic pilot's watches.
JANUARY 03, 2014
Harry Winston, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Chanel


Beautiful creatures

— What have Chanel, Cartier, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari in common? Jewellery and watchmaking creations starring precious animals!
JANUARY 03, 2014



— Because they give more than just time without great and expensive complications, the chronographs meet a big success. Our selection.
DECEMBER 31, 2013
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    Iconic watches

    — These are must-have watches that have sometimes made the reputation of a brand by themselves, whether it is Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex or Zenith...
    DECEMBER 30, 2013
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    Christmas gift

    Men's "car" watches

    — The tick tock often answers the humming of engines. Our selection of watches inspired by the motor car world.
    DECEMBER 20, 2013
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    Women's Gems

    Colors of the Season

    — This season, with so many festive colors surrounding us for the holidays, it’s a nice time to indulge in the scintillating hues of winter.
    DECEMBER 17, 2013
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    Christmas gift

    Ladies' floral watches

    — Flowers, a symbol of felinity... From Boucheron to Van Cleef & Arpels, and including Chaumet and Piaget, we made a selection of floral watches for ladies.
    DECEMBER 16, 2013
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    Christmas gift

    New watchmaking for men

    — Ranging from Concord to Urwerk, and including Hysek and Roger Dubuis, some brands opt for avantgarde watchmaking. Place a non-conformist present under the...
    DECEMBER 13, 2013
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    New Horology

    New Horological Heights

    — With technology advancing at speeds that come close to outpacing design, some watch brands like HYT, Hautlence or Manufacture Royale are blending innovation...
    DECEMBER 11, 2013
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    Christmas gift

    Jewel watches for ladies

    — They dress in refinement the wrist of women... Ranging from Audemars Piguet to Van Cleef and Arpels, including Dior and Piaget, these watches are true jewels.
    DECEMBER 09, 2013
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    Christmas gift

    Men's complication watches

    — From A.Lange & Söhne to Vulcain, and including Eterna and Longines, discover our selection of men's complication watches to give for Christmas.
    DECEMBER 06, 2013
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    Christmas Gift

    Ladies' Complication Watches

    — We have selected 12 ladies' complication watches ranging from Badollet to Van Cleef & Arpels, and including Breguet and Raymond Weil. Make your...
    DECEMBER 04, 2013
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    Dress watches

    Hail to the dress watch part II

    — A dress watch is usually a simple two or three hander. However the dressy look can also offer complications, but still in a small package.
    DECEMBER 04, 2013
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    Christmas selection (1)

    The double game of reversible watches

    — Two dials, two personalities, two ways of reading the time… The reversible watches by Bovet, Manufacture Royale and Piaget change face in step with the owner’s...
    DECEMBER 03, 2013
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    Christmas gift

    Classic men's watches

    — We have selected twelve classic watches ranging from Carl F. Bucherer to van Cleef & Arpels, and including IWC and Piaget. Make your choice!
    DECEMBER 02, 2013

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Definition of the day


A plate of metal or another material which displays different pieces of information such as hours, minutes and seconds in a standard clock or watch. Dials come in a wide variety of shapes, decorations, materials, etc. Indications are given by numerals, graduations or signs (markers) in different shapes and styles. An aperture dial has openings through which the time indications can be read.