Experiencing the Indy 500 with TAG Heuer, Patrick Dempsey and Marco and Mario Andretti

 |  May 25th, 2015

It’s as American as it gets. It’s not baseball or apple pie, but it is the heartland of America: the Indy 500. It’s a funny thing but this weekend, ATimelyPerspective had been invited on a number of trips, including the Monaco Grand Prix (also with TAG Hewer). The Indy 500 was the one I knew I couldn’t miss. I’ve been a car lover since I was in ninth grade. It’s in my veins – almost as much as being a journalist is, or writing about watches is. Anyway, the Indy 500 – for those who love cars – is the place to be: the race capital of America. (Yes, I’ve also been to other Formula 1 races, Nascar races, the…

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Introducing the World’s First Mechanical Watch Built for MotorSports: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher

 |  May 20th, 2015

It has been five years in the making. The concept was the brainchild of legendary racecar driver Michael Schumacher. Now, Audemars Piguet introduces a world’s first in mechanical timepieces: the Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher. First unveiled to the world at a press event held today at Corinna Schumacher’s CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, the near-quarter-of-a-million-dollar watch is one of the most complicated mechanical chronographs yet to be built. It is the first of its kind, and represents the first time this family-owned business built a movement at the wishes of a brand ambassador. The all-new Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher watch – a world’s first — offers consecutive lap timing with alternating flyback functions designed for continuous use.…

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Watch Collectors, This is For You: The Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue

 |  May 18th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Aside from the perfect piece of carry on luggage, the dual time zone watch is the perfect travel companion for the business professional. Let’s be honest, looking unfettered while traveling across three times zones, keeping track of meetings across the globe and knowing the kids’ bedtime back home is challenging on the best of days. Well, with the release of the Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue, the plane ride from JFK to Heathrow just got a lot more elegant. Maîtres du Temps was founded in 2005 by watch veteran Steven Holtzman, and is based in La Chaux-du-Fonds, Switzerland. The concept of the brand revolves around bringing together watch masters to collaborate on creating new and…

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Weekend Sojourn – Experience Florida’s Captivating Captiva Island and South Seas Resort

 |  May 17th, 2015

Not all beaches are created equal. America’s southeastern state of Florida offers up some of the finest beaches in the country. What’s more, this enthralling state, rich with the Everglades, theme parks, nature’s keys and Cape Canaveral, offers visitors the charm of two coasts:  the wonderful blue Atlantic Ocean side; the peaceful turquoise Gulf of Mexico coast. It is on the Gulf side that some of the country’s – perhaps even the world’s – best beaches can be found. Captiva Island in the southern part of the state has much to offer: dunes, sea grass, mangrove, cypress and centuries-old banyan trees that are a haven for exotic birds (including brown pelicans, osprey, ibis, heron and cormorant). The shallow warm waters…

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Raymond Weil’s Maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition Pays Homage To One Of The Greats

 |  May 14th, 2015

Music is often a driving source of inspiration. How many times do we hear a song and be whirled away to a different moment or a different memory?  Music has a way of capturing time itself. That may well be why Raymond Weil has teamed up with Frank Sinatra Enterprise to create a timepiece reminiscent of the musical legend who has been a source of inspiration for generations. The new Raymond Weil  Maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition watch celebrates  the 100th anniversary of Frank’s birth date, December 12th, 1915. The design concept:  classic looking to accurately reflect the style of Frank himself.  Its 39.5mm case is crafted of polished steel and contains a mechanical self-winding movement, complete with 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve. The three-hands watch…

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