Earth Day: Meet Affordable Q&Q Solar Powered Watches that Save Lives

 |  April 22nd, 2016

Today is Earth Day, and while there are a lot of watch brands inspired to help save the Earth, we thought it was a good opportunity to present incredibly affordable watches that are solar powered instead of battery powered and that have a couple of charitable sides. Inspired by exotic endangered species, Q&Q debuts the Smile Solar Collection in collaboration with Red List. These cost-efficient, colorful watches feature prints of some of the world’s most exotic endangered species including the Nigerian Giraffe, Snow Leopard, Philippine Crocodile, Grevy’s Zebra, Sumatran Tiger, Green Peafowl, and the Burmese Python. The collection embodies the core values of fun, progressiveness, and philanthropy. For each watch sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the International…

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Andrew Martin of Martin-Baker Shares Thoughts on the Ejection Seat that has Saved 7,500 People

 |  April 15th, 2016

Fan-favorite British watch manufacturer Bremont recently wowed boutique visitors with the latest installment of its Bremont Adventure club. The Adventure Club features speakers and friends of the brand who  actually do the things their watches are designed to do — putting Bremont’s tag line, “tested beyond endurance,” to the true test.  ATimelyPerspective was once again on hand for the most recent speech — given by  Andrew Martin of the famed British aviation company Martin-Baker. For those who have not heard, Martin-Baker is the company that has  designed the ejection seat and, to date, has helped save the lives of 7,500 pilots.  Matrin-Baker is the market leader when it comes to the manufacturing, distribution and servicing of ejection seats. They currently have a 50% market…

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An Up-Close Look at the Vacheron Constantin Maitre Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon Wristwatch and Caliber 1990

 |  April 12th, 2016

Recently on our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, we introduced the world to the new Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon watch, housing the all new Caliber 1990. Inspired by the Vacheron Constantin  Ref .57260 — the world’s most complicated watch that was eight years in the making and carried a retail price of about $8 million– this new timepiece is also a unique piece  and is also a double sided piece. However, it is a wristwatch, not pocket watch, and it was not designed for  a specific collector as was the Ref. 57260. It does, however, have four patents pending and marks the brand’s first wristwatch with armillary sphere shaped tourbillon escapement. The one-of-a-kind watch is a  45.7mm white…

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A. Lange & Sohne, F.P. Journe and Others Offer First-Time Look at New Watches During Madison Avenue Watch Week

 |  April 10th, 2016

Starting this Wednesday, April 13 and running until April 20, watch lovers visiting New York City can expect to see things they’ve never seen before in the U.S. market. In fact, many top brands and retailers are offering first looks at their newest watches (just unveiled in Switzerland earlier this year) during the 6th annual Madison Avenue Watch Week. During this event, which includes retailers residing on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Street, more than a dozen premiere brands will preview their newest  timepieces, host cocktail events, offer demonstrations and discussions.  Fabergé, for instance, will showcase its Grand Prix winning Lady Compliquée Peacock and  men’s Visionnaire Flying Tourbillon watch and Chopard will present a special collection of high-end watches flown in from Geneva. F. P.…

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Close Up with the New Generation Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Watches — Prepare to be Wowed

 |  April 3rd, 2016

I just don’t know a better way to put this, but if you are a car and watch lover than you need to get up close and personal with the newest generation of the Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby(R) Cobra watches. We have written about this stellar timepiece before -and even brought you some superb racing shots out on the track in Vegas and in the Carroll Shelby American factory. It doesn’t matter, though, how many times we write about it- we never tire of the pure muscle power, brains and brawn put into this collection. Recently on our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, we wrote about the new generation — unveiled at SIHH 2016. Here, we bring you that…

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