Off The Cuff: A Close-Up Look At Tutima’s M2 German-made Watch Line

 |  April 28th, 2015

German-made Tutima is a brand we are fond of here at ATimelyPerspective. In fact, we have covered the brand and its watches time and again — in articles that range from its daring aviation aerobics (here) to its top-of-the-line high-horology pieces (here). Recently, we got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the brand’s recently unveiled  M2, a watch with quality technical components that is backed by an impressive history and legacy. After wearing the M2 Pioneer for some time, I realized that I was enjoying wearing the watch not only for its technical prowess and looks, but also because I understand the purpose behind each intricate detail that goes into making this a perfect pilots watch. Before we delve into this watch, we want…

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Up Close with the Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra … Celebrate American Racecar History

 |  April 25th, 2015

Now that the timepieces are out on the market, I am fully free to write about one of the most exciting and exhilarating watch trips — a trip with Baume &Mercier to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary win of the Shelby Cobra (with a massive 427 cubic inch Ford V8 at its heart) over the famed Ferrari at the 1965 FIA Championship. For many, this might not sound like the trip of a lifetime, but for me — having lived, breathed and, yes, driven a few great muscle cars on the race tracks in my teenage years – it was an incredible opportunity to get behind the scenes with Shelby Cobra, to visit the Las Vegas Shelby American…

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Suck it Up, Guys. This One is for the Women: Introducing the Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk

 |  April 23rd, 2015

It isn’t every day someone calls you a punk and you are proud of it … especially if you are a luxury watch company. However, Audemars Piguet is proud of the term — since the brand just unveiled its Diamond Punk secret watch earlier this year in two breathtaking renditions. These watches recently made their way to the US market and made quite a splash. Crafted in 18-karat white gold with bold angular appeal, the cuff Haute Joaillerie timepieces are ensconced in in thousands of diamonds that form the case and bracelet. There are even another 300 diamonds on the hidden dial. The watch, a brainchild of head of the brand Francois Bennahmias, takes its inspiration from the Punk era and…

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Time and Tides: Celebrate Earth Day with Jaeger-LeCoultre and UNESCO New Video of Glacier Bay National Park (video)

 |  April 22nd, 2015

Today we celebrate the 45th Earth Day.  As such, in New York, Jaeger-LeCoultre and UNESCO also celebrate in a big way, and if you are in New York this week for Madison Avenue Watch Week, you will want to pay a visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique (801 Maidens Ave (near 62nd Street) for a first-hand look at that celebration.  In honor of Earth Day, and of its extensive involvement with the Marine Heritage sites of UNESCO,  Jaeger-LeCoultre has established a superb exhibit of photographs by renowned, award-winning nature photographer Mark Kelley. In fact, today, Jaeger-LeCoultre held a press conference with UNESCO at the boutique about the brand’s work with UNESCO.  Jaeger-LeCoultre, which produces some of the finest Swiss-made watches, has been working…

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Omega Speedster Professional Watch Owned by Astronaut Alan Bean Sells for $50,000

 |  April 21st, 2015

Earlier today, the seventh annual Space History auction from Bonhams took place — on the very same date that marks the 50th anniversary of America’s first spacewalk. Among the many rare and coveted items up for auction was astronaut Alan Bean’s 18-karat gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch.  The timepiece fetched $50,000. During the Apollo 12 mission, Captain Bean acted as the lunar module pilot, alongside Commander Pete Conrad. Apollo 12 was the second mission wherein man walked on the moon and Bean was the fourth man to walk on the moon.  Bean’s 18-karat rose gold Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph wristwatch  (Ref. BA 145.022) houses the caliber 861 with 17 jewels and an inscribed casebook that reads:  “—Astronaut Alan Bean— to mark man’s conquest of space with time, through…

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