Introducing Alexandre Meerson Watches — the New Generation

 |  September 16th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold Independent watchmakers often strike a chord with us, due to the personal stories behind their creations, and the sheer amount of emotion in their work. While Alexandre Meerson has spent the better part of his career working for luxury conglomerates like LVMH and Richemont, he has long, firm roots in independent watch brands thanks to his father: Emerich Meerson (we here at ATimelyPerspective remember Emerich Meerson and his fashion-forward brand). This month Alexandre follows in his father’s footsteps, launching his own self-named brand: Alexandre Meerson. The brand’s inaugural collection of classic watches for men and women, “Altitude,” combines a truly intriguing aesthetic with a multitude of subtle details, all crafted to the highest standards of haute horlogerie. eerson’s father…

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Laurent Ferrier Watches: Introducing the Stunning Galet Traveller Enamel US Edition

 |  September 15th, 2014

Watch lovers in the USA will be thrilled with the newest timepiece being released by Laurent Ferrier. We’ve written about this brand before here and we know it is a particular favorite of those who appreciate not only classic elegance, but also superlative watchmaking. Now, Laurent Ferrier unveils a new USA Special Edition Galet Traveller Enamel watch with cloisonné dial limited to 8 pieces in white gold. Designed and built in Geneva by Laurent Ferrier, the dual-time zone watch is based on the 298-part, self-winding Traveller movement, with pawl-fitted micro-rotor and a double direct-impulse escapement that is fitted directly on to the balance. The two push-buttons integrated into the left-hand side of the case serve to move the local time…

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Richard Mille Believes in Total Transparency: Introducing the RM 56-02 Tourbillon and the RM011 White Ghost

 |  September 12th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson For Richard Mille 2014 as a year in which he is swinging for the fences. There have been a number of updates and limited edition variations of his most popular references released this year. Two versions of RM011 Flyback in stylized red and white color variants, a new version of the Rafael Nadal RM 35-01, an updated Bubba Watson Golfer’s Tourbillon, and the RM 30 Le Mans Classic are just a few examples. In the immortal words of Jocabim Mugatu: “Richard Mille, he’s so hot right now.” Seriously, Google Richard Mille and 2014, you will be blown away with just how many high-end pieces he has been able to produce in such a short time.  Continuing the tour…

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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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