Diamonds with a Social Conscience: Diamonds Do Good by the Diamond Empowerment Fund

 |  December 8th, 2016

Not everything we write about here at ATimelyPerspective is watches. Sometimes we take a look at jewelry, travel, art, whiskey and spirits, and a few other categories that vie for your attention. With the holidays here, and some people thinking about jewelry gifts or maybe even about marking a special occasion, we want to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at how diamonds can have a social conscience and how you can not only shop responsibly, but also do good for people around the world. For years diamonds have had a love/hate relationship with the media. On one hand, a diamond’s dazzling appearance and rarity make it a coveted outward emblem of life goals and a meaningful symbol of our passage…

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Sexy Lingerie Meets Millions in Mouawad Jewels: Victoria’s Secret Runway Show

 |  December 6th, 2016

Last night the annual Victoria’s Secret runway show took place in Paris and all eyes were on the sexy models — with feathered Angel wings — strutting not only steamy looking lingerie but also $12 million in diamond and gemstone jewelry from Mouawad.The theme for this year’s Victoria’s Secret runway left, in my opinion, a little to be desired, with Swiss Alps type gear and other unusual looks. However, the stunning Mouawad jewelry on the necks, ears and wrists could have had you drooling if you weren’t staring so intensely at other spots. Every once in a while, we here at ATimelyPerspective have to make exceptions to the “watches only” rule even when it is not a weekend sojourn. We think this…

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Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Adds 30 Percent More Accuracy to Watch

 |  December 5th, 2016

Recently, at an exclusive event in NYC, Armin Strom unveiled its latest creation, the Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance, which we recently introduced to you here. Now, we bring you even more information about this unusual watch – not the least of which is the fact that in-house tests on the resonance complication in this timepiece demonstrate that the resonance adds an additional 30 percent accuracy. To truly understand the horological innovation, we have to first understand the resonance complication and its significance to the watch community. For starters, due to its complexity, the resonance is a rarely featured complication with only a hand full of appearances in clocks and only once, prior to Armin’s release, in a wristwatch.  The idea for…

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3 Top Destinations to Take Your Breath Away: Galapagos, Blue Lagoon, New Mexico

 |  December 4th, 2016

This week, in our top travel destinations series, we bring you three wonderful experiences that are guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you wanting to go back. This is not your ordinary spa. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a geothermal complex located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The waters, warmed by the volcanic activity, average about 100 degrees and are exceptionally rich in silica and sulfur, making bathing incredibly therapeutic. When I was there, the snow was falling but the water was oh so warm and wonderful. I enjoyed this amazing experience while in Iceland with Piaget. Harness the Spirit of the Winds with spectacular views over Albuquerque, NM, for the International Balloon Fiesta.…

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American Christmas Company Brings Magic to Life in New York City this Holiday Season

 |  December 1st, 2016

I was young when I saw my first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting — the streets were packed, the air was so brisk and the wind so blustery that it felt as though I was being slapped by the cold. Still, I stood there – anticipating – waiting for the moment the lights would come on. In an instant, the monumentally large tree went from dark to multi-colored lights that threw beautiful shades of blue, red, green and gold across the faces of thousands below. It is a moment that stays with you – the first tree lighting. New York’s magical holiday season transforms the city that never sleeps to a city of larger-than-life lights, angels, trees, candy canes, stars…

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