Introducing Alexandre Meerson Watches — the New Generation

 |  September 16th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold Independent watchmakers often strike a chord with us, due to the personal stories behind their creations, and the sheer amount of emotion in their work. While Alexandre Meerson has spent the better part of his career working for luxury conglomerates like LVMH and Richemont, he has long, firm roots in independent watch brands thanks to his father: Emerich Meerson (we here at ATimelyPerspective remember Emerich Meerson and his fashion-forward brand). This month Alexandre follows in his father’s footsteps, launching his own self-named brand: Alexandre Meerson. The brand’s inaugural collection of classic watches for men and women, “Altitude,” combines a truly intriguing aesthetic with a multitude of subtle details, all crafted to the highest standards of haute horlogerie. eerson’s father…

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Laurent Ferrier Watches: Introducing the Stunning Galet Traveller Enamel US Edition

 |  September 15th, 2014

Watch lovers in the USA will be thrilled with the newest timepiece being released by Laurent Ferrier. We’ve written about this brand before here and we know it is a particular favorite of those who appreciate not only classic elegance, but also superlative watchmaking. Now, Laurent Ferrier unveils a new USA Special Edition Galet Traveller Enamel watch with cloisonné dial limited to 8 pieces in white gold. Designed and built in Geneva by Laurent Ferrier, the dual-time zone watch is based on the 298-part, self-winding Traveller movement, with pawl-fitted micro-rotor and a double direct-impulse escapement that is fitted directly on to the balance. The two push-buttons integrated into the left-hand side of the case serve to move the local time…

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Watches Made from Guns: Introducing the 18-karat Gold Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle 2 Turns Turmoil into Time

 |  September 11th, 2014

By Ryan Walsh Breaking new product that also has a valuable human-asset side is not always easy. But Fonderie 47 now releases its 18-karat gold version of a very important watch. It was about five years ago, that a young company called Fonderie 47 created a watch unlike any other timepiece on the market. Like several other recently launched watch brands, Fonderie 47 has a number in its name. In this instance, though that 47 stands for something quite substantial. In fact the 47 stands for is the titan of a weapon, the AK47. Essentially, Fonderie takes AK47s from African warzones, and melts them down into watch pieces with the goal of an Africa free of fear from assault weapons.…

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Hautlence Watches: 10 Years and Counting – Introducing the Invictus Morphos Chronograph with Eric Cantona

 |  September 8th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold For quite some time, the most highly revered names in the watchmaking industry were those of brands established long ago, and with rich histories. Over the past 20 years, emerging brands have defied this notion, by showing that greatness can be obtained over a short period of time. One brand that most definitely proves this point is the young Swiss horological powerhouse that is Hautlence. With the manufacture’s 10th anniversary this year, one cannot help but look back at the astonishing technical feats achieved by Hautlence and how the brand has truly followed its creed of setting itself apart from the rest. Before we take that retrospective walk, however, let us introduce you to the newest addition…

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Audemars Piguet Slated to Unveil New Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Tourbillon Chronograph at Watches and Wonders

 |  August 29th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold For the second year of the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong horology fair, coming up late in September, Audemars Piguet is back — in a big way. The brand will be officially unveiling the new, ultra haute horlogerie piece: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph. Created in a limited edition of just 50 pieces, the watch is a cutting-edge horological creation that will introduce an all-new echelon in the offshore collection. Not only will this new ROO represent the brand’s enthusiastic use of alternative materials such as forged carbon for the case and ceramics, but also it reminds us of the manufacture’s exceptional, traditional watchmaking expertise. If ever there was a great example of inner beauty, this…

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