Does Your Watch Play Jazz? Introducing the Claude Bernard Birdland Watch

 |  April 24th, 2014

Ok well this Claude Bernard watch doesn’t actually play Jazz- but it would if it could– to the tunes of Charlie Parker.  The Swiss-made Birdland watch is created to celebrate a partnership between this watch brand and the famed Birdland jazz club in New York City. The club — one of New York City’s oldest jazz clubs and one of the most iconic in the USA — this year celebrates 65 years of music history. The design of the limited edition watch was inspired by Birdland’s rich history and by Charlie Parker, who was known to friends as Bird and who was the headliner when the club first opened. Parker was said to be the genius of the alto saxophone.…

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Can Your Watch Slay Dragons? Introducing the Urwerk UR-105M

 |  April 23rd, 2014

“An iron knight ready to conquer time.” That’s the way Urwerk is billing its new UR-105M—officially introduced to the world just a few minutes ago in Geneva.  I was lucky to be among the first to see this watch a couple of months ago before its official launch. It is a piece inspired by the Middle Ages – the era of sword duels, knights in shining armor, lances and legends, and as such claims to embrace the valor of the era with a metal-clad case of titanium with steel armor screwed on top. The bold yet gallant UR-105M holds true to the Urwerk DNA and codes of craftsmanship with satellite hours driven by bronze beryllium Geneva crosses that slowly orbit…

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How Did Jaeger-LeCoultre Reinvent its Past? A Tribute to the Geophysic

 |  April 16th, 2014

By Alex Lam The watch world is no stranger to trends, and one trend that has perhaps become most prevalent in recent years is the tribute watch.  The tribute watch is a simple concept in theory, but tricky to execute in reality.  Given this, Jaeger-LeCoultre is among the best at crafting these tribute timepieces.  Last week, the brand unveiled its latest such watch — digging into its archives to produce an updated version of its once-famed Geophysic. Dubbed the Geophysic 1958 for the International Geophysical Year and the year the original Geophysic was introduced, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s newest tribute watch possesses a simplicity and refinement that is at once both very vintage and very new. Aesthetically the new Geophysic 1958 is very…

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Independent, Family Run Companies Offer Mega Advantages: Introducing our Collector’s Corner

 |  April 11th, 2014

When we first created ATimelyPerspective just about three years ago, we knew we wanted to put our 30-plus years of experience in the watch industry to good use (For more about this see our “About” column here.). We wanted to keep the site focused on original content that offers watch education, reviews, and insightful moments in time with celebrities, sports stars and industry executives, and more. We have done exactly that, offering you- our watch collectors and lovers – strong journalistic content day after day that brings you behind the scenes and keeps you constantly up to date. As a  family owned and operated site, we do something different here: we involve the family.   Both of my young adult children…

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Experience the Heart of Watchmaking: The Audemars Piguet Foundation Reforests the World

 |  April 10th, 2014

The heart and soul of watchmaking is not just about building beautiful, technically advanced machines that will last for centuries. It is also about giving back to the world that supports you – for causes that need assistance. Audemars Piguet does exactly that. With the sale of each Audemars Piguet watch, a designated amount of money goes to fund the Audemars Piguet Foundation, which, since its creation in 1992, has safeguarded forests and related environments around the world. Recently, Chairman of the Board of the Audemars Piguet Foundation, Jasmine Audemars, daughter of Jacques-Louis Audemars who started the foundation in 1992, talked exclusively with ATimelyPerspective about the foundation and its newest cause: support of a farming project in the Cerrado region…

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