A Moment in Time: Thierry and Philippe Stern Speak Out about Patek Philippe at the 175th Anniversary Celebrations

 |  October 20th, 2014

Last week in Geneva, we had the grand experience of joining the legendary Patek Philippe watch brand in its celebration of the brands’ 175th anniversary.  We brought you the milestones in the company’s history here and the news of the major grand complication unveiled (the Master chime) here.  But that is just a small portion of what Patek Philippe had to offer for the 175th anniversary.  The celebrations were not just a look back in history, and not just the unveiling of a grand complication  – the brand’s most complex wrist watch to date, but also were and are about other commemorative watches, the brand’s future and more.  “Back in 1964, when I took over Patek Philippe,” says Philippe Stern,…

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Watch Industry Veteran Journalist Roberta Naas Shares True Views on Time, Watches, Brands and Much More in an Exclusive Podcast Interview

 |  October 17th, 2014

For those who want an insider’s view on leaders, legend-makers and visionaries in the watch industry – you may want to settle down with a cup of coffee, or a glass of scotch and listen to the just-released pod-cast interview with Roberta Naas – 30-year watch veteran journalist. Far be it from us to harangue you for 40 minutes with talk about the watch industry, but, if you are interested in hearing a little about how I got started in this field, how the watch industry has evolved over the past three decades, and what is important today —  you may be interested in listening to a portion of the 40-minute podcast I took part in recently with Amit Dev Handa…

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Legendary Derek Jeter Talks Yankees and the Movado Captain’s Watch

 |  October 7th, 2014

It’s official: Derek Jeter one of the Yankees’ all-time greats with five World Series championships (including a Series MVP trophy in 2000), 14 All-Star selections, and two Hank Aaron Awards, among countless other accolades – has played his final game. That game took place just over a week ago, and many are still trying to wrap their heads around the fact that this all-time great has retired.“Playing for the Yankees has been an experience beyond what I could ever have
imagined,” says a modest Jeter. “To
 be able to call Yankee Stadium my office is not something that I have
taken for granted.” Jeter describes his experience in New York as “unique. I couldn’t have become the player I am without the…

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A Moment in Time with Auto Racer Danica Patrick, Tissot Watches Brand Ambassador

 |  October 2nd, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Well, it’s official. Tissot has opened its first boutique in the United States – right smack on New York’s prestigious Fifth Avenue. To celebrate, Tissot in partnership with Road & Track magazine, hosted a consumer meet-and-greet with NASCAR auto star and brand ambassador Danica Patrick, who has collaborated with Tissot on special Tissot limited edition T-Race Danica Patrick watches. Here, she shares some thoughts in an exclusive Q&A with ATimelyPerspective on time and Tissot – and even comments on NYC taxis and her love of diamonds. Q: Let’s start with racing. How do you stay focused for an eight-hour race? DP: “Practice and it doesn’t happen overnight.  It started with 10 laps in go-carts and built to 20 then 30,…

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Jerome Lambert, CEO, Montblanc Watches, Raises the Bar Adding Complications and Women’s Watches

 |  September 19th, 2014

It was only about a year and a half ago that Jerome Lambert – then fierce-leader at Jaeger-LeCoultre – took over the helm of Montblanc. (You can read a Q&A from that appointment here). The brand, with a rich heritage in writing instruments and then timepieces, was ripe for the reshaping – something I knew Lambert would do in his own inimitable style. Captain of a new ship, Lambert wasted no time getting it on course. He capitalized on the brand’s superb Minerva workshops in Villeret (you can read about that manufacture here), bringing much of this Manufacture’s high standards and codes of watchmaking to the forefront for the core Montblanc watchmaking facility in LeLocle – where the brand already has exceptional…

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