Up Close with Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometers … On Safari in Zambia

 |  June 25th, 2015

For the thousands of readers who follow ATimelyPerspective, you already know from our many Facebook and Instagram posts that we just returned from Zambia, Africa, where we went exploring the Kagem Emerald mines in Kitwe with Gemfields (we will bring more about that trip soon). What you may not have known is that during that trip, I wore (switching on and off between two) the newest Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometers that were unveiled earlier this year at the SIHH in Geneva by Ralph Lauren Watches and Jewelry .   This series was first unveiled as part of the Sporting Collection back in 2013, and in 2014, the Safari Tourbillon joined the mix – creating quite a stir in the watch world thanks to it black…

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DeGrisogono Unveils High-Tech, Haute Horology Instrumento No. Uno Tourbillon

 |  June 19th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Founded in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi, de Grisogono launched as a premier high-end jewelry manufacturer. Gruosi is known for his passion and intensity surrounding the products he creates and  routinely turns out one-of-a-kind masterpieces featuring precious stones and black diamonds. Affectionately referred to as the King of Black Diamonds, Gruosi added to his renown by entering the world of haute horology in 2000. Since then, de Grisogono has expanded its work in horology to all new levels. This year, the brand unveiled the astounding and intriguing Instrumento No. Uno Tourbillon —   designed around the theme of geometry and transparency with an avante-garde case and tourbillon construction. In fact, the watch features a flying tourbillon with inclined balance staff that…

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Vicenzaoro Celebrates 10th Anniversary at JCK with Fashion Show

 |  June 13th, 2015

At the recent JCK show in Las Vegas (we wrote about the watches of the shows here on Thursday), the Vicenzaoro Italian jewelry show also celebrated — with a stunning fashion show of jewels and gowns that marked the Fiere di Vicenza’s 10th anniversary in Vegas. With an exhibition format entitled VicenzaOro, I love it!, the event was a hit.  In fact, this year  Fiera di Vicenza brought more than 130 top jewelry brands to the JCK Show in Las Vegas to show off its gold and jewellery products and Made-in-Italy values. During the Vegas Shows, three key trends for 2016 emerged strong in jewelry, including artistic designs, open and airy gold, and dramatic gemstones — all of which were seen on the  “Italian Trend…

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Las Vegas Watch and Jewelry Week Reveals a Roster of Well-Crafted Sports Watches

 |  June 11th, 2015

By Marie A. Picon Versatile, attractive and typically feature-packed, sport watches have been edging out dress watches as wardrobe essentials for years now. If your go-to daily wearer is more “garage” than “gala,” more “cockpit” than “conservatory,” then watchmakers had consumers like you in mind as they prepared for this year’s Couture and JCK trade shows in Las Vegas, where we found lots of interesting new sports watches. Among the most notable exhibitors was Bremont, which showed two new models produced as part of its continuing partnership with aircraft giant Boeing. Like the hardened stainless steel that Bremont uses in other models, a prime feature of the Bremont Boeing Model 1 TI-GMT and the Bremont Boeing Model 247 TI-GMT chronograph…

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Armin Strom Finishes Gumball Rally, Auctions Watch for $20,000, Shares Highlights as Rally Comes to a Close in Vegas

 |  June 9th, 2015

Earlier this year we brought you the story of Gumball’s fascinating 3,000 mile supercar journey across continents and around the world. We also introduced  Armin Strom’s  Gumball 3000 collection that pays tribute to this global road rally, which you can read about here.  This past weekend, the Gumball 3000 came to an end as hundreds of sports cars made their way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the final destination. Among the cars was the special Armin Strom Tech Art Porsche Turbo, driven throughout the race by  Armin Strom owners Serge Michel and  Claude Greisler. While they suffered a mishap en route from LA to Vegas: a stone hit the radiator and so the car broke down. But they had to finish the rally, so…

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