May Auctions Prove Investment Value of Watches, Jewels

 |  May 24th, 2016

  Well a lot happened on the way to the forum, so to speak. This month’s auctions are keeping us crazy busy — and are demonstrating yet again the value of the timepiece. Before the next round of auctions gets underway, we want to bring you a few highlights that may perk up your idea of investing in watches. At its Rare Watches sale, Christi’s set world records with the Charles-Louis Havas Breguet et Fils Pocket watch, which sold for more than $3.3 million (157 percent above its estimate). This sale was the most expensive watch of the spring season for Christie’s (to date), and marked the second most expensive Breguet et Fils watch ever sold at auction. At the…

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Longines Times Nyquist’s Win at the Kentucky Derby, Unveils Triple Crown Watches

 |  May 9th, 2016

This past weekend, Nyqvist, ridden by record-setting jockey Mario Gutierrez, won the 142nd Kentucky Derby — racing to the finish line in the home stretch and winning over Exaggerator by 1-1/4 lengths. There to capture the precise moment was Longines — the official timekeeper and a key sponsor of the famed Kentucky Derby, along with the other races on the Triple Crown circuit, for years. Just in time for the Triple Crown season, Longines unveils the Longines Conquest Classic Triple Crown Limited Edition watches that commemorate the historic 2015 Triple Crown series — wherein American Pharaoh became the first horse in more than three decades to win the Triple Crown. The Longines Triple Crown watches are powered by automatic movements and…

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Omega and Emirates Team New Zealand Sail to the Win in New York Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

 |  May 9th, 2016

It was an exhilarating weekend in New York as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series races took place on the Hudson River — marking the first time the races have returned to New York waters in nearly 100 years. Stealing the win: Emirates Team New Zealand with 52 points. The team is sponsored by Omega, which had a strong presence at the event. Other watch brands involved in the America’s Cup World Series are Bremont, Official Timekeeper of the 35th America’s Cup races and sponsor of Oracle Team USA (which took second place this weekend with 50 points. Bremont also took the opportunity to unveil its newest addition to the America’s Cup collection of watches — the  AC I 32 –the…

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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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