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It takes two years to make a Bremont watch. It takes seven years to train the person who makes it. “We tend to mop up the area [...]

20 February
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Move over Princess Grace, forget the “twinset-and pearls” brigade; the new watchmaker’s muse is strong, forthright and [...]

6 February
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If you had £996,500, the first thing that springs to mind might be a new house, or a yacht perhaps – but a wristwatch? Surely [...]

6 February
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The story could well be titled “Swiss watch brand in social-media savvy shocker”. Because Omega has gone and launched a watch [...]

6 February
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Last week the great and the good of the luxury world descended upon Geneva Airport’s Palexpo convention centre for the “Salon [...]

6 February
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Sometimes, complicating things just a tad can be a good thing. A watch can give you the time with beautiful simplicity; but just [...]

8 December
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The hot-list: our favourite new watches to buy your loved ones this Christmas. [...]

8 December
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Let’s face it: a finely made timepiece is, in a rather nice twist of irony, a flashy anachronism. For starters, no one really [...]

8 December
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In a thankfully deserted café near the river in Battersea, my acquaintance extracts an unassuming plastic shopping bag from [...]

8 December
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I dream of having a club; a place where I can go not just where everybody knows my name but also my order and my aesthetic sensibilities. [...]

4 November
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Last night, the doors of Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery opened once again for the annual extravaganza that is SalonQP – back for [...]

4 November
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Last year marked 50 years since Carroll Shelby’s invasion of Europe’s racing circuits, winning the World Manufacturer’s [...]

4 November
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It’s a tale of derring-do, pluck and grit that makes Biggles look positively timid. And the crying shame is that the 1934 “Macrobertson [...]

4 November
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It was 1983, the same year that Switzerland's poptastic Swatch hit the shelves, that Japan's own bit of cult plastic-fantastic [...]

4 November
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Like Apple or Ferrari, the watch industry’s own gnomic leader, Patek Philippe, doesn’t “do” teasers. With such fanatical [...]

4 November
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