Exhibition of Cartier Jewelry, Watches and More Finally Comes to America

 |  November 14th, 2014

Beginning this Sunday, November 16, and running until march 15, 2015, the Denver Art Museum will be the sole worldwide venue for 250 dazzling jewels and watches of Cartier in an exhibition entitled: Brilliant, Cartier in the 20th Century. The exhibition features jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, and depicts Cartier’s rise to preeminence in the midst of historical events that include the era of the Czars of Russia, to the Roaring Twenties in America and more — as the transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in luxury goods. The exhibition includes a special section focused on items made exclusively for men, including the modern wristwatch. In 1900, Paris-based jewelry firm, Cartier,…

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Watches Gone Wild — Introducing the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate

 |  November 4th, 2014

He’s done it again. Max Busser of MB&F (Max Busser and Friends) is back with a maddening blast of space age, high-tech, sci-fi blending that presents itself in the HM No. 6 – just unveiled to the world today in Switzerland. Fondly called the HM6 Space Pirate, this new creation is designed to survive the hostile elements that one might encounter in space (or in everyday work and play environs). For those who know Max Busser and MB&F, the company is not necessarily a watch brand, but rather a group of like-minded friends and thinkers designing radical concept watches micro-engineered in a laboratory and bringing them to 3D fruition. Busser – enamored with the concept of space and space travel…

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And the Winner is… GPHG 2014 Results are In, Breguet takes Top Prize

 |  November 1st, 2014

Yesterday, the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève 2014 (GPHG) was held in Geneva. The largest watch competition, GPHG saw 72 top watches compete in 12 different categories for winning placements. Many of these watches we have written about on ATimelyPerspective this year. Here, we bring you the results. 2014 PRIZE LIST  with Select Photos Below:   “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Breguet, Classique Chronométrie Ladies’ Watch Prize: Blancpain, Women Off-centred Hour Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Christophe Claret, Margot Men’s Watch Prize: Urban Jürgensen & Sonner, Central Second Chronograph Watch Prize: De Bethune, DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon Tourbillon Watch Prize: Grönefeld, Parallax Tourbillon Calendar Watch Prize: A. Lange & Söhne, Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar “Terraluna” Striking Watch: Hublot Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater…

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Five Top Must-Do Things to do this Weekend that Involve Watches

 |  October 31st, 2014

This weekend is one filled with great watch-related events to experience. We could have posted the top 7 things to do this weekend – but two of our musts are – well — today: Halloweeen and the Grand Prix. So, instead we have a host of events happening in New York, Chicago, California and more for time-savvy readers to indulge in. 1) Saturday at 10 am- at Times Square TAG Heuer is hosting a very special event that underscores it’s “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” campaign. It’s latest brand ambassadors Michelle DeLucca and Justin Michalski  will be on hand as the brand unveils its new billboard with them. 2) Sunday- TAG Heuer is the Official Timekeeper and Timepiece for  the New York Marathon. If you are…

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Collectors’ Corner: How Swatch Love Turned to Serious Watch Love

 |  October 28th, 2014

by Amit Dev Handa (Las Vegas collector) My love affair with watches began when I was 13 years old — with Swatch watches. I was lucky enough to be exposed to a retail environment and family business where I was around these incredibly accessible art pieces that ticked all day long. This changed the game for me totally. I learned about limited editions, supply and demand, economics, fashion, culture, music and originality all at the same time. I was starting to see the evolution of the brand with automatic pieces, chronograph pieces, divers watches and even carousels and I liked it. I love the connection between man and machine and it felt right. The fact that I could collect something…

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