Hands On With the TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford Watch in Aquablue

 |  May 18th, 2018

During Baselworld,  TAG Heuer showed off its newest collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, the company known for tricking out watches according to individual desires.  The new TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford watch is the second one where TAG Heuer authorized Bamford to do something special with one of its timepieces.  This new interpretation of the iconic Monaco watch is a bit of an eye opener – thanks to the visually arresting luminescent Aquablue visual cues for the chronograph sub-dial counters, minute…

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Breaking News: Richemont Group Launches New Watch Brand Called Baume

 |  May 15th, 2018

Yes, you heard right. The luxury Richemont Group has just launched a new watch brand — an affordable one at that. Yes, you also heard right, the new brand is called Baume — mostly because it was conceived of and begun under the auspices of its “mother” brand Baume & Mercier. Additionally, the new brand — which now has its own design team and leader, veteran Richemont Group product director Marie Chassot — is geared for a better future and…

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Worn & Wound’s First West Coast Wind-Up Show Happens This Weekend in San Francisco

 |  May 15th, 2018

Beginning this Friday, May 18, more than two dozen interesting independent watch brands — most with retail prices  lower than $5,000 — will flock to  San Francisco’s Chandran Gallery to showcase their newest watch collections, including a few special editions to be launched at the three-day Wind-Up fair by Worn & Wound.. Among them are some tried-and-true brands such as Oris, a sponsor of the event, and Junghans, while others are younger brands with collection that will surprise and delight…

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Behind The Scenes Of The 144th Kentucky Derby With Longines

 |  May 8th, 2018

This past weekend I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by Longines to the famed Kentucky Derby. In the middle of America – Louisville, Kentucky, to be exact – I would get to sport grand fascinators and hats, drink mint juleps (the official cocktail of the Derby) made with Woodford Reserve bourbon (one of my favorites), and wear a Longines Conquest V.H. P. watch for a couple of days. I would get to hobnob with celebrities that included Miss…

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Zeroing In On Watch Brand Trends, Challenges And Even Smart Watches

 |  May 1st, 2018

Not too long ago, Fifty One East Magazine conducted an interview with ATimelyPerspective founder and editor, Roberta Naas, about the state of the watch industry. That  interview was published a few months ago. Today, we are happy to be able to bring those questions and answers about the industry to the forefront on ATimelyPerspective. This article was written and first published by Fifty One East Magazine. Watching the Trends Veteran award-winning journalist in the watch and jewelry field, founder of…

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Bulova Unveils “A History Of Firsts” Coffee Table Book By 10 Acclaimed Authors, Including Nile Rodgers

 |  April 27th, 2018

Let’s get something out of the way right up front. I am not new to authoring chapters or entire books. In fact, I have written six books on the history of timekeeping and on timepieces. Additionally, I have contributed chapters to several Group-Authored books, including one celebrating the history of Glashütte Original. Now, however, I am very pleased to say that I was one of 10 writers who contributed to the mastermind “A History of Firsts” Bulova book that is…

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Does Anyone Have A Score Card For The Revolving Doors Of The Swiss Watch Industry?

 |  April 25th, 2018

Well, I  am not going to sugar coat this. The Richemont Group is making some more changes in the ranks, and one or two of them are quite interesting.  Alain Zimmermann, long-time CEO of Baume & Mercier will be stepping aside in June as he heads into a newly created Richemont Corporate position as head of E-Commerce for all watch brands in the group.  This move — while sad for Baume & Mercier — is not a surprise to me.…

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