A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

 |  January 14th, 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started in 1991. Interestingly enough, I was there. In fact, except for the year my daughter was born, I have been to every single SIHH and have watched the show morph, grow and become the luxury exhibition it is today. I remember when the announcement was made that Cartier was leaving the Basel Fair and participating in the new luxury show slated to make its debut in Geneva…

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Exhibition of Cartier Jewelry, Watches and More Finally Comes to America

 |  November 14th, 2014

Beginning this Sunday, November 16, and running until march 15, 2015, the Denver Art Museum will be the sole worldwide venue for 250 dazzling jewels and watches of Cartier in an exhibition entitled: Brilliant, Cartier in the 20th Century. The exhibition features jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, and depicts Cartier’s rise to preeminence in the midst of historical events that include the era of the Czars of Russia, to the Roaring Twenties in America and more — as the transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in luxury goods. The exhibition includes a special section focused on items made exclusively for men, including the modern wristwatch. In 1900, Paris-based jewelry firm, Cartier,…

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Five Top Must-Do Things to do this Weekend that Involve Watches

 |  October 31st, 2014

This weekend is one filled with great watch-related events to experience. We could have posted the top 7 things to do this weekend – but two of our musts are – well — today: Halloweeen and the Grand Prix. So, instead we have a host of events happening in New York, Chicago, California and more for time-savvy readers to indulge in. 1) Saturday at 10 am- at Times Square TAG Heuer is hosting a very special event that underscores it’s “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” campaign. It’s latest brand ambassadors Michelle DeLucca and Justin Michalski  will be on hand as the brand unveils its new billboard with them. 2) Sunday- TAG Heuer is the Official Timekeeper and Timepiece for  the New York Marathon. If you are…

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A Look at the 175 Years that Shaped Patek Philippe Into Today’s Watchmaking Benchmark

 |  October 13th, 2014

Today, in Geneva, Patek Philippe – long-regarded as the pinnacle of Swiss horology — begins what is a weeklong celebration of its 175th anniversary. To mark the occasion of the brand’s founding in 1839, Patek Philippe is hosting celebration events that include the unveiling of commemorative anniversary timepieces that just may rock the watchmaking world. Let’s not forget that for the brand’s 150th anniversary in 1989, the commemorative watch inspire by the momentous occasion was the famed Caliber 89. In fact, I remember well the unveiling of that watch. In fact, I searched through some of my old – very old – paper press clippings to find one of my interviews with Mr. Stern — then brand president — about the brand’s desire…

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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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