Audemars Piguet Hosts Grand Slam Pre-US Open Tennis Championship Event in NYC with Serena Williams, Stan Wawrinka

 |  September 1st, 2015

Last week, I had the grand experience of joining Audemars Piguet on the Highline of The Standard hotel in New York, where the brand hosted a mixed doubles virtual tennis tournament and cocktail party with tennis champions and Audemars Piguet brand ambassadors Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka. I  had the great opportunity to meet both of these players privately for exclusive interviews with them,  portions of which will run here on ATimelyPerspective and on our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com throughout the two-week US Open Tennis Championships taking place now. The interview with Williams was especially exciting, given that she is on the brink of a potential historic Grand Slam moment as she returns to New York to play for a fourth…

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Up Close with the All-New Cle’ de Cartier Collection

 |  August 25th, 2015

Earlier this year at the SIHH in Geneva, Cartier made another unprecedented move. The brand introduced an all-new watch line: Cle’ de Cartier. It is the brand’s first new preconceived round shaped watch since the incredibly successful launch of the Ballon Bleu. The line, designed to be unisex, features an unusual crown meant to resemble a key more than a round crown. In fact, translated in French, the word Cle’ means key. Mind you, it is not a key resembling the conventional sense of the word, such as a key that opens a door or starts a car, but rather a key that is an instrumental feature of the watch. Instead of being a round fluted crown in the classic shape, the crown…

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Up Close with the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6

 |  August 21st, 2015

Harry Winston regularly wows the watch world with its innovation and technical prowess. This year, with the Histoire de Tourbillon 6, the watch brand once again pulls out all the stops with what is the brand’s most complex timepiece in the Histoire de Tourbillon line to date.  This year marks the release of the sixth watch in the series — and the timepiece, unveiled at BaselWorld 2015, is making its way to select stores now. Of course, it is so complicated to build that just 20 will ever be made. The watch is powered by a patented movement, the HW4701 caliber, with a massive 683 individual components. Among the functions and features: a tri-axial tourbillon, in which each of three…

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Meet the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2015 Watch — in Stores Now

 |  August 19th, 2015

Carl F. Bucherer is one of those quiet giants. The privately owned business, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, regularly turns out timepieces that deftly blend elegance and technical prowess. More than 125 years old, this brand has been investing significant time and effort into building its timepiece production – focusing on new movements and the refinement of top-quality innovative lines for both men and women. Unveiled earlier this year in BaselWorld and making its way to stores now is a superb example of the brand’s watchmaking savvy  the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2015.The 41.8mm timepiece is powered by the brand’s hand-wound CFB T1001 movement that consists of 35 jewels and offers 70 hours of power reserve. The fascinating tourbillon escapement if visible on the dial side via…

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Announcing the Winners of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — with Rolex

 |  August 17th, 2015

You may have noticed that since last Friday, we have been covering the Monterey Classic Car Week — a vintage car haven — on a daily basis. Today we bring you the short and sweet results of the superlative events of the week — of which Rolex sponsored four prestigious parlays, including sponsoring the RolexMonterey Motorsports Reunion, and acting as the Official Timepiece of the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Rolex  was out in force yesterday to present the awards to the winners of both of these prestigous events. At the   2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Best of Show went to a 1924 Isotta Frashini Tipo 8A, owned by Jim Patterson Collection of Louisville, Kentucky – won Best of Show. The classic car…

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