Oris Supports The Coral Restoration Foundation, Revisiting CRF’s Efforts Post Hurricane Irma

 |  July 13th, 2018

It was just about a year ago that I joined Oris on an incredible expedition to the Florida Keys, where we worked side-by-side with the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) to learn about reforestation of the coral reefs, harvesting and replanting coral. It was an amazing experience (you can read about the complete adventure here) not only from the watch perspective — where Oris is a huge supporter of the CRF’s efforts – but also from a conservation perspective. With many…

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Introducing the $200,000 A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon With Enamel Dial And Two Patents in Mechanism

 |  July 12th, 2018

If you are a regular reader of ATimelyPerspective, you know that I have tremendous respect and affinity for German watch brand A. Lange  & Sohne. This brand experienced its re-birth around the time I was just starting in the watch industry, so I have witnessed its tremendous growth and success. Each year, the brand surprises me with new timepieces that either offer pioneering technology or stunning classic aesthetics. Now, the brand once again delights us with the A. Lange &…

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Louis Moinet, Inventor of the Chronograph, Gets His Own Street, Unveils Ultravox Hour Strike Watch

 |  July 11th, 2018

It isn’t every day that a watch brand can boast that it has a street named after it, or its founder. However, on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Louis Moinet, the inventor of the chronograph, this Swiss independent brand has garnered its own street, named after the founder of the brand in Bourges, Switzeralnd. An unveiling of the street sign took place just a couple of weeks ago in the City of Bourges, with Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO  of the brand   and…

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Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

 |  July 10th, 2018

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239, circa 1968. That watch was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. It sold for $212,500. Other highlights from the watch sale,…

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Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI LE Watch Up For Pre-Order

 |  July 9th, 2018

Beginning this month, Porsche Design’s newest  Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch — designed to celebrate motorsports — is available for pre-order on line. Each Official numbered timepiece  commemorates the sixth Porsche Rennsport Reunion. The Reunion is a mecca of sorts for  Porsche aficionados, and takes place in September. The new Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition is created  exclusively for the event as the official commemorative timepiece of RRVI, and is the third edition Rennsport Reunion watch…

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The Changing World of Luxury Retailing And Second-Hand Watches, And Why I Joined The TrueFacet.com Team

 |  July 6th, 2018

Not too long ago, I signed on as Executive Editor of The Loupe, the watch blog for TrueFacet.com (in addition to continuing with certain of my other roles). TrueFacet.com is an online marketplace for second-hand and vintage watches and jewelry, as well as operating a boutique division that offers new watches and jewelry for sale. We had been in discussions about my taking over this role  on and off for more than a year. However, just before I boarded a…

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Celebrate America with Corum’s Bubble Flag Watches

 |  July 4th, 2018

Fourth of July celebrates America’s Independence, and we cant think go a better way to show off patriotism than with the  Corum Bubble Flag watches. The beloved Bubble watch, with its incredibly high-domed sapphire crystal, is an icon for the brand, and one thoroughly embraced by American watch lovers. As such, it makes sense that the brand would utilize its Bubble 47mm and its Big Bubble 52mm watch cases to show off true American spirit on Independence Day. Each watch is crafted in titanium for ultra-light…

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