It’s a Long Name, but a Full-Bodied Spirit: Introducing the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant

 |  May 4th, 2015

Luxury Swiss watch brand, Hublot, recently raised a glass (a wine glass, that is,) in Napa Valley to unveil its newest watch — created in cooperation with  brand ambassador, basketball star Kobe Bryant. The Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant watch debut coincided with the opening of the brand’s  first boutique in San Francisco.This is the second timepiece the brand has produced with the basketball legend( the first was the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph in 2013). Recently, our friends at IW Magazine, took a closer look at the watch, and this is what editor in chief, Michael Thompson had to say: NBA legend Kobe Bryant says he’s improving as he ages, much like a fine wine. When it came time…

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Kentucky Derby 2015: American Pharoah Wins in Just Over 2 Minutes

 |  May 3rd, 2015

According to Longines time, American  Pharaoh raced in to the finish line in just 2 minutes and three-tenths of a second (2:03.02 to be exact). The colt took the 10-furlong race win in front of a rec0rd-high crowd of more than 170,500 people. This young brown colt is the first to win coming out of Gate 17.  He won with lot’s of room around him. Second place finisher, Firing Line, was a length behind, and Dortmund (third place) was three lengths behind. Poor Frosted, a favorite, was just a quarter length behind Dortmund and, sadly, came in last. The jockey guiding American Pharaoh to the win was Victor Espinosa, and this is his second consecutive Kentucky Derby win. (He brought…

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Longines Goes All-Out to Time the Kentucky Derby and Unveils a new Sure-Bet Conquest Classic Moonphase Watch

 |  May 1st, 2015

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is back, and Longines, the official timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, and the Longines countdown is well underway with all eyes on Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 2nd. In typical Longines style, the brand will be recording every second of the exciting action – from starting gates to the final finish. In fact, the brand has gone all out — bringing free-standing clocks to the race track in strategic positions so that fans never need to guess the time. They still need to figure the odds and the winning horse that will gallup into the finish line first, but the Longines timing is a sure bet. Additionally, to celebrate this year’s Kentucky Derby, Longines has released a new…

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Off The Cuff: A Close-Up Look At Tutima’s M2 German-made Watch Line (original photos/prices)

 |  April 28th, 2015

German-made Tutima is a brand we are fond of here at ATimelyPerspective. In fact, we have covered the brand and its watches time and again — in articles that range from its daring aviation aerobics (here) to its top-of-the-line high-horology pieces (here). Recently, we got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the brand’s recently unveiled  M2, a watch with quality technical components that is backed by an impressive history and legacy. After wearing the M2 Pioneer for some time, I realized that I was enjoying wearing the watch not only for its technical prowess and looks, but also because I understand the purpose behind each intricate detail that goes into making this a perfect pilots watch. Before we delve into this watch, we want…

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Up Close with the Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra … Celebrate American Racecar History

 |  April 25th, 2015

Now that the timepieces are out on the market, I am fully free to write about one of the most exciting and exhilarating watch trips — a trip with Baume &Mercier to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary win of the Shelby Cobra (with a massive 427 cubic inch Ford V8 at its heart) over the famed Ferrari at the 1965 FIA Championship. For many, this might not sound like the trip of a lifetime, but for me — having lived, breathed and, yes, driven a few great muscle cars on the race tracks in my teenage years – it was an incredible opportunity to get behind the scenes with Shelby Cobra, to visit the Las Vegas Shelby American…

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