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Girard-Perregaux Announces Official Partnership With Aston Martin

Few automotive brands can muster the kind of immediate emotional reaction that Aston Martin does. Just those two simple words conjure up images of the elegant winged logo, stunning design, refined British performance, victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and of course, the world’s most famous superspy. The Aston Martin name carries a certain amount of cultural gravitas, and any sort of official partnership with the automaker is highly sought after. Girard-Perregaux is taking the reins as the new official watchmaker for Aston Martin, officially announcing a wide-ranging partnership that will include several limited-edition models for 2021.
While release dates and details for Girard-Perregaux’s Aston Martin limited editions have not yet been released, the brand has announced a robust co-branding package that will include sponsor space with the new Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team. Girard-Perregaux is set to debut on both the cars and the wrists of team drivers Lance Stroll and f..

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Hands-On Fortis Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18 Review

HomeHands-OnHands-On Fortis Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18 Review Hands-OnFortisHands-On Fortis Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18 Review A collab between Fortis and the Austrian Space Forum by Robert-Jan Broer May 14, 2020 MIN READHands-On Fortis Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18 ReviewI must confess, it has been a while since I last wore a Fortis watch. Not that I don’t want to, but we have quite a large team of editors these days, and others jumped on Fortis a bit faster. After having the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18 on my wrist for a few days, I’m going to make sure I’m at the front of the queue next time…
I am positively surprised by the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18 reference 638.18.91. The first thing to notice is how good this watch looks on the wrist. And that specifications can be so deceiving. According to the spec sheet, the watch measures 44mm in diameter and has a lug-to-lug size of 53mm. Now, before you sigh and stop reading, hear me out.
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WatchTime’s Official Editors’ Round Table for Baselworld

Baselworld 2019 will most likely go down as the show’s deciding year: On one hand, Baselworld had to deal with yet another significantly lower number of exhibitors (and visitors); on the other hand, the show’s new management also had to make sure the outlook for 2020 would be convincing enough to bring back large portions of the watch and jewelry industry it had lost in just two years (if it ever wants to go back to being profitable). Still, the 2019 edition was good, and Baselworld is by far the largest and most important show for the watch industry, even without the brands from the groups like Kering, Haldian, Movado and, most importantly, Swatch Group present. More importantly, Swiss investment bank Vontobel concluded that “feedback from Baselworld was more positive than expected with almost all brands talking about a higher order intake”. Which is good news for everyone, even though “America has seen a little bit of a slowdown,” according to Vontobel.

WatchTime’s editorial team (a..

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WatchTime’s Official Editors’ Spherical Desk for Baselworld

Baselworld 2019 will most likely go down as the show’s deciding year: On one hand, Baselworld had to deal with yet another significantly lower number of exhibitors (and visitors); on the other hand, the show’s new management also had to make sure the outlook for 2020 would be convincing enough to bring back large portions of the watch and jewelry industry it had lost in just two years (if it ever wants to go back to being profitable). Still, the 2019 edition was good, and Baselworld is by far the largest and most important show for the watch industry, even without the brands from the groups like Kering, Haldian, Movado and, most importantly, Swatch Group present. More importantly, Swiss investment bank Vontobel concluded that “feedback from Baselworld was more positive than expected with almost all brands talking about a higher order intake”. Which is good news for everyone, even though “America has seen a little bit of a slowdown,” according to Vontobel.

WatchTime’s editorial team (a..