Up Close with Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometers … On Safari in Zambia

 |  June 25th, 2015

For the thousands of readers who follow ATimelyPerspective, you already know from our many Facebook and Instagram posts that we just returned from Zambia, Africa, where we went exploring the Kagem Emerald mines in Kitwe with Gemfields (we will bring more about that trip soon). What you may not have known is that during that trip, I wore (switching on and off between two) the newest Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometers that were unveiled earlier this year at the SIHH in Geneva by Ralph Lauren Watches and Jewelry .   This series was first unveiled as part of the Sporting Collection back in 2013, and in 2014, the Safari Tourbillon joined the mix – creating quite a stir in the watch world thanks to it black…

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SEIKO’ s Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Is A Logical Choice With Luxurious Taste

 |  June 17th, 2015

Affordable Watch Wednesdays have become a continuous theme here at ATimelyPerspective to highlight the logical side of luxurious timepieces. We’ve recently had the opportunity to wear SEIKO’s Astron GPS Solar Chronograph 8x series, model SSE017. In short, it was a very satisfying experience. There’s a range in quality and an overall feel of an “affordable” watch. It’s quite easy to tell, even while still in the box, the Astron GPS Solar is at the top end of the spectrum when it comes to timepieces within this price range.  For one, the 45mm black ceramic bezel and black ion finish provides the sleek slate for the bright orange indicators and hands to create a modern looking and feeling piece. This watch…

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Will Your Watch Last 400 Years? Close-Up with the All-New Bovet 1822 Amadeo Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar

 |  May 26th, 2015

Earlier this year, in January during the SIHH in Geneva, Bovet 1822 unveiled some pretty spectacular watches. It is difficult to say this but, that’s nothing new. This independently owned  brand is known for creating some of the most beautiful masterpieces in art and craftsmanship on today’s market. Even for a veteran watch journalist with 30 years of experience, this brand still humbles me. The pure depth and perspective that goes into the case, dial and three-dimensional presentation of time is definitely to be appreciated. Bovet 1822 — owned and run by Pascal Raffy (also known as a perfectionist) — knows nothing short of perfection. The brand — under Raffy’s vigilant leadership –now unveils a new timepiece: the   Amadeo®…

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Off The Cuff: A Close-Up Look At Tutima’s M2 German-made Watch Line (original photos/prices)

 |  April 28th, 2015

German-made Tutima is a brand we are fond of here at ATimelyPerspective. In fact, we have covered the brand and its watches time and again — in articles that range from its daring aviation aerobics (here) to its top-of-the-line high-horology pieces (here). Recently, we got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the brand’s recently unveiled  M2, a watch with quality technical components that is backed by an impressive history and legacy. After wearing the M2 Pioneer for some time, I realized that I was enjoying wearing the watch not only for its technical prowess and looks, but also because I understand the purpose behind each intricate detail that goes into making this a perfect pilots watch. Before we delve into this watch, we want…

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Bulgari’s Diagono Magnesium Smart Watch Gives You Military-Level Security On Your Wrist!

 |  April 14th, 2015

Imagine if you could keep all of your personal information in one place  — around your wrist. And better yet, have it be always accessible and safely stored. In an age where confidential information is becoming harder and harder to keep secure, Bulgari’s new Diagono Magnesium is able to keep your most sensitive material stored with military-level security. At this year’s BaselWorld, the brand released its concept, “vault on the wrist” watch, which is very unlike other technologically integrated timepieces on the current market. Derived from a jeweler’s background with a security-driven mindset, the Swiss watchmaker Bulgari teamed up with the World Internet Security Company, WISeKey, to create an all-Swiss partnership. WISeKey, a Geneva based company, specializes in securing digital…

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