LVMH Bails, Kering Cuts – Coronavirus Watch 36

“They hoard their most desirable watches for their own boutiques, force less popular pieces on their partners and price them in such a way that the only way to shift them is out of the back door on the grey market.” That’s watchpro.com‘s Rob Corder’s take on the war between watchmakers and retailers. No question: the watch industry is in turmoil. And not just at the sharp end. LVMH is bailing on their deal to buy Tiffany & Co. . . .

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Legible Chronograph – Two Rules to Rule Them All

A chronograph is an excellent tool watch for timing an event. That said, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are the best kitchen timers. FitBit’s got the gym, running, swimming, not-dying-from-a-heart-attack-while-trying-to-get-heart-healthy thing wired. So a chronograph is a bit of anachronism, valued as much for its aesthetics as its utility. But if you’re want a useful chrono let’s talk about legibility . . .

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GPHG Finalists: Men’s Complication

We’ve taken a closer look at three of the Ladies‘, Ladies’ Complication and Men’s finalists. Today, it’s high horology uber alles in the Mens’ Complication category (back from the dead in 2018). As you can see, there are some wildly different approaches on offer. Choosing three from the six to highlight (with edited official text and photos) depends as much on style as engineering. Well, for me. For me the one to watch is . . .

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