watches

Patek, Tudor and TAG Heuer’s latest watches have a case of the blues

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the major watch shows declaring they would not take place this year, many of the world’s watch brands said they would delay releasing new models, and some, including Patek Philippe, postponed their entire 2020 launch programme by a year.

Since February, when lockdowns were imposed in China, there has been steep decline in the industry. In March, Swiss watch exports dropped 21.9 per cent by value compared with 2019. In Hong Kong it was even worse, a fall of 41.3 per cent.

Then, at the end of April, things began to recover

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From watches to bags, this stylish gear will stop you feeling blue

Kate Bush apparently spent a lot of the 70s looking at blue, “the colour of my room and my mood”. We’re inclined to follow the singer’s example when it comes to aesthetics, at least, which brings us to this list: our edit of true blue-hued accessories from cobalt telecasters to cerulean light panels. Just something to look at.

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Fender American Ultra Telecaster

It looks every inch a classic Telecaster, this Cobra Blue beauty is part

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