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Watch industry stands against racism with support for #blackouttuesday

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Cartier and IWC, both in the ranks of top 10 of watchmakers in the world, showed their support for anti-racism campaigners by turning their Instagram feed black yesterday.

Scores of other brands and retailers followed; standing behind protests that have grown over the past week from city centre marches in the United States to a global movement across social media inspiring people to take to the streets to highlight the injustices faced by black and ethnic minority communities.

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WatchPro’s Instagram was punctuated all day by the black symbol used to show support for the #blackouttuesday movement.

Retailers and brands spreading the message include Cartier, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Montblanc, Daniel Wellington, Backes & Strauss, Frederique Constant, Chanel, Chopard, IWC, TImex, Zenith, G-Shock, Meccaniche Veloci, A. Lange & Sohne, Gucci, Movado, Storm London, Shinola, Bovet, Bell & Ross, WOLF, Weir & Sons, Selfridges, Rox, London Jewelers, Bucherer, Chrono24, F.Hinds and Watchbox.

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