Celebrate the 4th of July with 4 Made-in-America Red, White and Blue Watches

 |  July 3rd, 2015

This weekend we celebrate the 4th of July – Independence Day – to honor America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. While fireworks and picnics are the usual fare, this is also a great time to take a look at some really cool red, white and blue watches that can ring in America like no others.   Shinola, built in Detroit, offers the 4 Runwell Titanium Chrono that is part the 2015 Detroit Grand Prix Special Edition collection. Retailing for $1,100, the 42mm watch is the Official Timepiece of the Detroit Grand Prix. It features a rich blue dial, blues trap, titanium case with double dome sapphire crystal and Super-LimNova hands. The movement is a…

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OK Men, This one is for the Women: Christophe Claret Unveils Marguerite

 |  June 29th, 2015

Earlier today in Switzerland, Christophe Claret unveiled his second watch dedicated to women. Called  Marguerite, the watch is inspired by the floral elegance of his first women’s timepiece, Margot, unveiled last year. You can read more about that watch here. Marguerite continues the theme of daisies and romance, but is not an actual game (Margot enabled the reader to virtually pluck the petals off the daisy on the dial to play “he loves me, he loves me not.”) The newest watch does not offer the gaming ability, but instead offers a magical beauty in the way it tracks time. The daisy in the center of the mother-of-pearl watch dial features two butterflies. One sits atop a petal, which moves every…

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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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Slim d’ Hermes Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Watch Makes its Way to Stores

 |  June 25th, 2015

Hermes, which has been making watches since the early 20th century, has a complete collection of dress watches, fashion-forward watches and dive watches, in addition to its complex Time Suspended (read more about that here) and Masque watches. Now, the brand goes to the next level with its newest series of ultra-slim watches that offer elegant appeal. The new Slim d’ Hermes line consists of several models (including three-hand automatics and several quartz versions), but the Perpetual Calendar Moonphase watch is the piece d’ resistance when it comes to looks. The watch is built using a base caliber from Vaucher (top-notch Swiss movement manufacture that Hermes co-owns) that measures 2.6mm in height. It is topped with a 1.4mm high Agenhor…

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Gucci Dive Watch Houses Automatic GP Movement

 |  June 24th, 2015

With summer upon us, water sports are all the rage. But you don’t have to spend a fortune for a watch that weathers the elements with you. The all new Gucci Diver watches go beyond fashion to the realm of form and function. The 45mm pieces are built in either black PVD coated steel or in stainless steel with black rubber straps or steel bracelets. Versions include the GP3300 automatic — which houses a movement manufactured by sister brand Girard-Perregaux. The 241-part Swiss Made caliber has a power reserve of 46 hours and is the result of five years of research and development. The watch meets strict guidelines of underwater reliability according to ISO standards, and is water resistant to 300…

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