Ringing in the New Year in the Watch World: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

 |  January 1st, 2017

This is the week where all the other online bloggers and publications rate their top stories of the year, review the best articles they wrote and do a little self-indulgent bragging. Sorry– if you are looking for the five best stories of 2016 from ATimelyPerspective, you will have to look back and judge for yourself. Most of the top-rated stories with highest number of viewers are either those that have ultra-high dollar prices in the headlines, those that have been retweeted by brands and those that have the most coveted watch brand names on them. To me, this doesn’t mean they are the best articles of the year — just the most trafficked. “Best” is Relative To me, the best articles…

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Interview: Underground Actor Aldis Hodge Shares Thoughts on Slavery, Time and Leaving a Legacy

 |  December 16th, 2016

What do you get when you cross an ambitious, artistic person with a passion for watches with a congenial actor and a die-hard perfectionist? Aldis Hodge. The 30-year-old actor who plays the leading role of Noah in the WGN America television series Underground (about the Underground Railroad in Georgia), and who has been seen in many a film and television series, is not just a designer and watch lover, but has also started his own watch brand. Planned as a boutique, bespoke line of unusual watches, the new eponymous Basil Time Piece brand — Hodge was born Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge – is slated to be out in about two years and has been in the works for nearly a…

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Piaget has Starring Role in New ‘Jackie’ Movie with Natalie Portman

 |  December 13th, 2016

In the new film about the Jackie Kennedy — the last four days before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated — Natalie Portman, who plays Jackie, wears the original Piaget watch with jade dial that Jackie wore. Jackie Kennedy was one of the most popular and most photographed First Ladies of the 20th century and owning an outstanding green jade dial Piaget watch was indicative of her personal statement. She was known for her elegant fashions and accessories that bred an iconic style. The new movie, directed by Pablo Larrain is a blend of fact and fiction, and in several scenes throughout the movie, Portman is seen wearing the original watch that Jackie Kennedy wore during that era. Featuring an oval…

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Diamonds with a Social Conscience: Diamonds Do Good by the Diamond Empowerment Fund

 |  December 8th, 2016

Not everything we write about here at ATimelyPerspective is watches. Sometimes we take a look at jewelry, travel, art, whiskey and spirits, and a few other categories that vie for your attention. With the holidays here, and some people thinking about jewelry gifts or maybe even about marking a special occasion, we want to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at how diamonds can have a social conscience and how you can not only shop responsibly, but also do good for people around the world. For years diamonds have had a love/hate relationship with the media. On one hand, a diamond’s dazzling appearance and rarity make it a coveted outward emblem of life goals and a meaningful symbol of our passage…

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3 Top Destinations to Take Your Breath Away: Galapagos, Blue Lagoon, New Mexico

 |  December 4th, 2016

This week, in our top travel destinations series, we bring you three wonderful experiences that are guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you wanting to go back. This is not your ordinary spa. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a geothermal complex located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The waters, warmed by the volcanic activity, average about 100 degrees and are exceptionally rich in silica and sulfur, making bathing incredibly therapeutic. When I was there, the snow was falling but the water was oh so warm and wonderful. I enjoyed this amazing experience while in Iceland with Piaget. Harness the Spirit of the Winds with spectacular views over Albuquerque, NM, for the International Balloon Fiesta.…

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