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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Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, Rolex, Vintage Cars and Racing — what a Weekend

 |  August 17th, 2014

It’s that time of year again – the time when lovers of vintage motor sports gather together in California for the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Among the much-loved, world-famous events are the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion — a cornerstone of the week – and the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Additional road rallies and events also take place. We’ve covered the show in years past in much detail, so today, we just bring a highlight or two for those who can’t get enough of the great roadsters of yesteryear. For Rolex, this event is one of the brand’s largest showcases. In fact, as premier sponsor of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Rolex actively supports…

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A Complete Break-Down of Watch Brands Involved in International Football: Official Timing

 |  June 12th, 2014

It’s a long headline, but then this is such a long post that we are splitting it into multiple parts.  Today marks the start of the FIFA World Cup – an approximately one-month-long stint of games and matches – held in Brazil for the first time since 1950. The much anticipated event finds some of the toughest teams from around the globe pitted against one another in what promises to be a very exciting month of international football. While American’s call this sport soccer, in deference to American football, the rest of the world is passionate about the sport that spawned offshoots. The official game of soccer began in 1863 in England when rugby football broke away from the association…

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Timeless Gifts for Dads and Grads: 6 Sensational Watches

 |  June 6th, 2014

This weekend is your last full weekend to shop for Father’s Day, which is just over a week away. Additionally, those with teens graduating this month may be interested in giving them the gift of time – in the form of a fantastic watch. Here, we bring you a collection of six sensational timepieces perfect for the watch-loving father or the cool teen destined for great things. Indeed, from the luxury watch world to the everyday, affordable watch world, there is a timepiece that suits his needs. This slideshow, complete with full descriptions and prices, will let you on six sensational finds.  

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