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Most watches are the fruits of beautiful histories, from their design to the circumstances that turned them into icons… Some of these watches, which are amongst the most coveted ones, set the standards that have played a major role in the development of the watches we now know. Other watches have even made the history of mankind.

Thus, each great watchmaker has one or several flagships — watches that became legends for very specific reasons. Even better: most of these watches have transcended past their status of ‘utilitarian objects’ to spread their influence beyond the industry of watchmaking. Colliding with the worlds of aviation, diving, polo, racing, cinema and even space, these watches are the symbols of new heights reached, in terms of technology, innovation and performance!

So… Why are Rolex watches so coveted? How was Jaeger LeCoultre’s Reverso designed? What is the story of the Omega Speedmaster, the first watch that went to the Moon? How did Cartier manage to turn its Tank and Pasha watches into mythical items of modern horology? Simply a matter of aesthetics or actual horological innovations…

Icon-Icon tells you more about the histories of the most legendary watches — their birth, the context in which they were created, but also the standards and logos that forge the revered signatures of these watchmaking houses… Icon-Icon also dives into even slightly rarer watches… Watches that combine sport with luxury and elegance. For instance, Richard Mille and his watch that was specifically designed to be worn by Rafael Nadal during his epic matches… The RM 027, the lightest watch in the world! Or the history of Patek Philippe and the Nautilus — a luxurious and elegant sports watch introduced in 1976. Indeed, our watches section is the best place to have a better understanding of the history and the current activities of these horological legends. It is also the right place to know more about the people who act as ambassadors of certain watchmaking companies, like Kylian Mbappé for Hublot: the incarnation of Hublot’s art of fusion. The latest variations of legendary watches, such as Chanel’s J12, the Oyster or Steve McQueen’s Rolex Daytona, and also the Omega Seamaster and Moonwatch…

Icon-Icon also aims at turning back the clock to allow its readers to better understand why these watches are the subjects of such passion. And usually, these watches revolutionised the industry by being at the forefront of mankind’s major achievements. This is especially true for Rolex and Omega. But you will discover this story by reading the articles of this section. The histories of these watches that can stand the test of time…

Watches that still act as the witnesses of the histories of horology, design and technology, are a reminder of what humans can accomplish… That is why Icon-Icon also sheds light on the latest collections of High Horology — fantastic collections where watches, namely Chanel’s and Dior’s, meet the virtuosity of Parisian workshops!

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Rolex Watches And The Vintage Style

Excellence and exclusivity are two words tightly associated with Rolex. As a result, it is obvious that the creations that have made the legend of the house are sold at gold prices at auctions. Like Hermès’ Kelly or Birkin, Rolex watches have an undeniable value. Paul Newman’s Daytona This is the watch that has held...

The return of the Pasha de Cartier watch: an object of carefree luxury
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The return of the Pasha de Cartier watch: an object of carefree luxury

The more than noticed return of the Cartier watchmaker, in 2020, awakens the desire for these carefree luxury timepieces! A Watch That Rewrites The Balance Of Elegance Cartier has long anchored its name in the imagination with wildly elegant creations. Playing with the codes of jewelry to better sublimate its know-how, the house of the...

Two New TAG Heuer Watches Inspired By Ayrton Senna’s Genius
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Two New TAG Heuer Watches Inspired By Ayrton Senna’s Genius

Ayrton Senna, considered the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time, inspires TAG Heuer with two new divinely fiery watches! Ayrton Senna And TAG Heuer, A Longstanding Collaboration If the house TAG Heuer today introduces two new timepieces inspired by the genius of Ayrton Senna, is that the collaboration between these two pundits motorsport history...

The Big Bang E UEFA Champions League
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The Big Bang E UEFA Champions League

The most prestigious of football competitions announces its return – and for the occasion, Hublot has crafted a revolutionary watch. The Big Bang E UEFA Champions League. A technological gem which, among other things, allows the referees to know if the ball has entirely crossed the line, or not. Since 2006, when Hublot entered national,...