Times Two

WWD, November 4, 2015

Overview

The line between men's and women's watches is blurring, as size and style trump gender on the wrist.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

On Him: Patek Philippe’s rose gold and alligator- strap watch. Caruso wool suit; Dunhill cotton shirt, Bulgari cuff links.

On Her: Tag Heuer’s 18-karat gold, silver and alligator-strap watch.

Accessory Trends

Watch Trend: On the Other Hand

There’s more than one road to smart. As technology assaults the wrist, watchmakers offer alternatives in timepieces with traditional dials and classic bands that flaunt their modernity with gender-neutral chic.

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Illustration: Watches

Markets

China’s Watch-Buying Habits Are Changing

Purchasing patterns are shifting.

clock November 4, 2015Casey Hall

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Fashion Features

Report Card: Kate Bosworth’s Cut-and-Paste Job

From Ethan’s hot dad-bod, to Allison hiding her girl-bod, this week provided plenty to critique.

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Nancy and Ronald Reagan

Fashion Features

Isn’t It Romantic?

Hal Rubenstein’s new book looks at the ways in which fashion and romance are inextricably linked.

clock November 2, 2015Bridget Foley

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Financial

Pricing Trends For Precious Metals

Recent dips in precious metals — especially gold — were due to profit-taking among longer-term investors.

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Street style jewelry from spring fashion weeks around the world.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Fashion Week Jewelry

From New York in early September to Shanghai in mid-October, attendees at spring fashion weeks around the globe took a shine to jewelry.

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Lanvin RTW Fall 2015

Designer and Luxury

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Alber and Lanvin — Fashion’s Latest Split

The Alber Elbaz news came fast and hard. He’s out at Lanvin. In the statement he released, he made no bones about why.

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Butterfly look from the Harry Winston “Premier Feathers” collection.

Watches

Harry Winston Utilizes Butterfly Wing Pigments For ‘Premier Feathers’ Collection

This creation from Harry Winston’s “Premier Feathers” collection features a butterfly wing dial that looks uncannily real.

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Shinola’s watch factory.

Watches

Shinola’s Jacques Panis Talks Detroit, Job Creation

With watches as its foundation, Shinola continues to add categories and open new doors.

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David Yurman’s titanium purple necklace

Accessory Trends

Jewelry Trend: Haute Plate

Jewelers are now experimenting with novel plating and heating techniques to convert traditional precious metals — including gold and titanium — into every color of the rainbow, essentially redefining luxury jewelry.

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Jean-Paul Girardin

Watches

Breitling’s Jean-Paul Girardin Talks Smartwatches

Not overly dependent on China, the Swiss watchmaker has increased capacity and is introducing a smartwatch.

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Smartwatches from Fossil and Apple.

Watches

Fashion Takes on Apple for Smartwatch Market

Fashion is squaring off with Apple for the potentially lucrative smartwatch market.

clock November 6, 2015Rachel Strugatz

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Mens Lifestyle

James Bond, Keeping Time With Omega Watches

Gadgets notwithstanding, the British agent has had a fondness for Omega watches for two decades.

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Lavish Attic watch collectors

Watches

Lavish Attic: Hong Kong’s Low-Key Dealer

From a commercial perspective, Hong Kong is indeed a watch mecca with every major brand represented by elaborate flagships flogging the latest — and often the brashest — styles.

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Giampiero Bodino

Jewelry

Giampiero Bodino Bets On Bespoke

The first jewelry label developed from scratch by Compagnie Financière Richemont is a luxury collection of one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Brian Duffy, Watches of Switzerland

Watches

Aurum Group’s Brian Duffy Talks Watches

Aurum Group ceo Brian Duffy discussed luxury watches, smartwatches and trends.

clock November 7, 2015Lorelei Marfil

Dior’s VIII Grand Bal Pièce Unique “Envol” N°8 watch

Beauty Features

From Runway to Wrist: Watches Hit the Shows

Designers are increasingly using luxury timepieces as high-end ambassadors of their collections.

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Museo Del Gioiello Vicenza

Jewelry

The Museo del Gioiello is Europe’s First Museum Dedicated to Jewelry

The Museo del Gioiello is the first European museum dedicated exclusively to jewelry, said Alba Cappellieri, the museum’s director.

clock November 8, 2015Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The Outdoor Voices brands in the "center stage" at the Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan.

Business

Nordstrom Sees Sales and Earnings Decline

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Social Studies

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