Audemars Piguet Slated to Unveil New Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Tourbillon Chronograph at Watches and Wonders

 |  August 29th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold For the second year of the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong horology fair, coming up late in September, Audemars Piguet is back — in a big way. The brand will be officially unveiling the new, ultra haute horlogerie piece: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph. Created in a limited edition of just 50 pieces, the watch is a cutting-edge horological creation that will introduce an all-new echelon in the offshore collection. Not only will this new ROO represent the brand’s enthusiastic use of alternative materials such as forged carbon for the case and ceramics, but also it reminds us of the manufacture’s exceptional, traditional watchmaking expertise. If ever there was a great example of inner beauty, this…

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Breguet Classique La Musicale – Music to the Ears (Video)

 |  August 28th, 2014

You may recall that we toured Paris with Breguet just about a year ago (you can read about that here) and then visited Breguet Manufacture. We were lucky enough to also get inside the brand’s tourbillon room and you can read all about that here. One thing we didn’t bring you then was a close-up look at one of the brand’s more marvelous timepieces: The Classique La Musicale. Now, with this watch as a nominee for the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève “Men’s Striking Watches” category, it’s a nice time to do so. This 48mm masterpiece of sound and aesthetics houses the self-winding 777 mechanical movement with silicon escapement and balance spring. The watch not only offers hours and minutes,…

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Movado Watches and Parlee™ Cycles Team Up: Introducing the Movado Parlee Chronograph (video)

 |  August 27th, 2014

  If you are a true biker – you are familiar with Parlee™ Cycles. This company custom builds ultra lightweight bicycles that are among the most rugged on the market. The goal of the founders of Parlee Cycles was to create the world’s best performance racing bikes. It has achieved this via a combination of a tubular framework, special molding techniques and performance materials – yielding a durable product and remarkable ride. Now, Movado has partnered with Parlee Cycles to create the high-tech Movado Parlee Chronograph — inspired by the world-class racing bikes. In fact, it is made of the same ultra-lightweight unidirectional carbon fiber used in the Parlee racing bicycle frame construction. The ergonomic design of the watch reflects…

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Baume & Mercier Unveils Promesse for Women

 |  August 22nd, 2014

OK men, I know you don’t really like to read about women’s watches, so we have devised a plan. We will let you – and those women who read ATImelyPerspective — in on it: We have a sister site called Watch Seduction.  On it, we cover women’s watches — only women’s watches — and accessories. It is a “by women/for women” site. Typically, we wouldn’t cross over with the women’s news onto these pages, but this story warrants a bit of a cross-over mainly because this is a big year for Baume & Mercier. Earlier this year, the brand released its tourbillon — we discussed whether or not that was good idea here. Additionally, it has expanded and rounded out many of…

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Watch Brands Partnering with Car Brands: Introducing the Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe

 |  August 20th, 2014

This past weekend at the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, precision and luxury were celebrated by many with famous cars and even some famous watches. We brought you details of the weekend earlier this week, here.  During that weekend, Parmigiani – who has had a long-standing relationship with Bugatti – unveiled its newest Bugatti watch, the Mythe. The new Bugatti Mythe watch — the first of three – is created in celebration of the brand’s 10th anniversary of the partnership with Bugatti. The watch joins the long series of limited edition watches made by Parmigiani Fleurier over the past decade to celebrate the car whose name it bears. Watches such as the Bugatti Type 370, Super Sport, Atalante, Vitesse and…

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