A Moment in Time with Actress Susan Sarandon, IWC Friend of the Brand

 |  April 21st, 2014

 Recently, thanks to our friends at IWC, we got the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of their friends of the brand — actress and political and charitable activist — Susan Sarandon. Here she shares some thoughts on how time plays a role in her life. How does time play a role in your life?                          “I  think time is arbitrary and we have to make our own time. If you see the great athletes when they are in the zone- they make time count, they are in the moment. It would be great if, as ordinary people, we could do the same thing as an athlete does, be really in the zone, present and make time our own…

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Experience the Heart of Watchmaking: The Audemars Piguet Foundation Reforests the World

 |  April 10th, 2014

By Samantha Walsh The heart and soul of watchmaking is not just about building beautiful, technically advanced machines that will last for centuries. It is also about giving back to the world that supports you – for causes that need assistance. Audemars Piguet does exactly that. With the sale of each Audemars Piguet watch, a designated amount of money goes to fund the Audemars Piguet Foundation, which, since its creation in 1992, has safeguarded forests and related environments around the world. Recently, Chairman of the Board of the Audemars Piguet Foundation, Jasmine Audemars, daughter of Jacques-Louis Audemars who started the foundation in 1992, talked exclusively with ATimelyPerspective about the foundation and its newest cause: support of a farming project in…

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A Moment in Time: Actor/Screenwriter Nadir Hasan Refuses to be a Prisoner of Time

 |  March 13th, 2014

Ever sit back with a beer to watch some TV and relax? Maybe you were taking time out from your busy day with an episode of The Black Box, Law & Order or the Michael J. Fox Show? If so, you’ve seen actor Nadir Hasan. He has done substantial television work with these shows and more (look for him on The Good Wife this week or next), and recently, he was tapped to direct his first independent film, which begins production this month. Hasan, also an accomplished screenwriter with four screenplays behind him and two in pre-production, recently took time to talk with ATimelyPerspective about how time plays a role in his busy New York-based life. The roles that interest…

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Today’s Best Watchmakers: Exclusive Interview with APRP’s Giulio Papi

 |  December 20th, 2013

We have written about Giulio Papi before here, but recently – on his first trip to New York City – we had the chance for another exclusive interview with this master watchmaker. A brain ahead of his time, Papi is the founder Renaud & Papi — one of the world’s finest complicated movement manufactures. Today the company is known as APRP, as the majority-share ownership is now with Audemars Piguet. Papi is the brains behind the much-coveted Audemars Piguet lubricant-free escapement and behind a host of other “firsts.” Indeed, Papi never tires of doing what he does best – invent. “It’s a long process to make a watch. No one realizes. Every watch has its own challenge,” says Papi. “We…

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Exclusive Interview: Vincent Calabrese, Creator of the Corum Golden Bridge

 |  December 13th, 2013

A foremost watchmaker of our times, Vincent Calabrese – inventor of the Corum Golden Bridge — is a self-taught watchmaker. Expelled from school in Italy when he was just 12 years old, Calabrese found work in a watchmaker’s shop where he acquired a few skills before  working as a street watchmaker for almost five years.  In 1961, at the age of 17,  he left Italy for Switzerland, where he worked for a host of different watch brands  developing many superb timepieces before striking out on his own ventures in the late 1970s. Recently at Wempe in New York, we spent an enjoyable few hours with the very passionate Calabrese, and bring you some highlights of that exclusive interview here. “When…

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