Does Your Watch have Knights with Swords Standing at Attention? Introducing the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II

 |  May 29th, 2015

Legend has it that there was no one more noble than the knights who sat at the round table with King Arthur in Camelot. Having vowed to protect the weak and humble the proud, this symbolic round table contained no head to ensure all those present sat there as equals. As defenders, noblemen, and courageously wise knights, the round table exemplified the chivalrous qualities of strength, discipline, and steadfastness. This year Roger Dubuis has created an exquisite timepiece that embodies those essential qualities and has appropriately dubbed it Excalibur Knights at the Round Table II. The brand has already interpreted the Round Table with a version that was released in 2013. However this year’s re-iteration displays an entirely new level…

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Experiencing the Indy 500 with TAG Heuer, Patrick Dempsey and Marco and Mario Andretti

 |  May 25th, 2015

It’s as American as it gets. It’s not baseball or apple pie, but it is the heartland of America: the Indy 500. It’s a funny thing but this weekend, ATimelyPerspective had been invited on a number of trips, including the Monaco Grand Prix (also with TAG Hewer). The Indy 500 was the one I knew I couldn’t miss. I’ve been a car lover since I was in ninth grade. It’s in my veins – almost as much as being a journalist is, or writing about watches is. Anyway, the Indy 500 – for those who love cars – is the place to be: the race capital of America. (Yes, I’ve also been to other Formula 1 races, Nascar races, the…

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Introducing the World’s First Mechanical Watch Built for MotorSports: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher

 |  May 20th, 2015

It has been five years in the making. The concept was the brainchild of legendary racecar driver Michael Schumacher. Now, Audemars Piguet introduces a world’s first in mechanical timepieces: the Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher. First unveiled to the world at a press event held today at Corinna Schumacher’s CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, the near-quarter-of-a-million-dollar watch is one of the most complicated mechanical chronographs yet to be built. It is the first of its kind, and represents the first time this family-owned business built a movement at the wishes of a brand ambassador. The all-new Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher watch – a world’s first — offers consecutive lap timing with alternating flyback functions designed for continuous use.…

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Watch Collectors, This is For You: The Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue

 |  May 18th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Aside from the perfect piece of carry on luggage, the dual time zone watch is the perfect travel companion for the business professional. Let’s be honest, looking unfettered while traveling across three times zones, keeping track of meetings across the globe and knowing the kids’ bedtime back home is challenging on the best of days. Well, with the release of the Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue, the plane ride from JFK to Heathrow just got a lot more elegant. Maîtres du Temps was founded in 2005 by watch veteran Steven Holtzman, and is based in La Chaux-du-Fonds, Switzerland. The concept of the brand revolves around bringing together watch masters to collaborate on creating new and…

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Behold: This Knight in Shining Armor Slays More than Dragons: Introducing the Urwerk UR-105 TA Knight

 |  May 15th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson For those familiar with the brand, Urwerk represents an aesthetic that sits on the edge of modern wristwatch design while also pushing the technological advances of horology. They are unapologetically a brand that marches to the beat of its own drummer when it comes to design elements, while at the same time redefining how the passage of time should be displayed on a watch. The UR-105 TA (the TA is a reference to turbine automatic) AKA the Urwerk Knight is a prime example thanks to the visionary thinking of chief of design Martin Frei. The Knight has no hour, minute or second hands, measures a robust 39.50 mm by 53 mm and will not slide daintily under…

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