Behind the Scenes with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie (prices/pics)

 |  February 9th, 2016

By Gordon Henderson and Roberta Naas Two incredible things happened at the SIHH 201 as it relates to Audemars Piguet. One of them, we will write about soon enough, but the other revolves around the  Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie. Let’s start by saying that “Supersonnerie” is an understatement. I was sitting in a small room, while someone had the watch about 25 feet away, down the hall way. He demonstrated the tone and i could hear it, pardon the pun, clear as a bell where i was sitting. I heard the crystal clear, melodious sound even more clearly than i have ever heard any chiming timepiece, even when in a sound booth designed to give off the largest amplitude. How…

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End the Year with Light: Check Out the HYT H4 Metropolis Video

 |  December 30th, 2015

OK — regular readers here at ATimelyPerspective know that we love HYT – the hydromechanics line of watches that display time via fluid. Now, as we wind down 2015, we want to infuse time with a little excitement. Just over a month ago, we brought you the story of the brand’s newest H4 Metropolis —   equipped with a light source. Under the rider at 6 o’clock, HYT has concealed two LEDs. Once activated, they flood the entire dial with blue light. At night, the green fluid is absorbs energy from the  light source, becoming perfectly visible. Making it even more special, the glow of the light flows into the caliber– bringing the architecture of the mechanics to life. You can read more…

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Introducing the TAG Heuer Connected Watch: SmartWatch made with Intel and Google (Video, Prices)

 |  November 9th, 2015

Live at a press conference this morning at the LVMH Tower, TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver introduced the much-anticipated TAG Heuer Connected watch. The press conference — with top executives from Intel and Google, in addition to Chariman and CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, and the Swiss Ambassador Andre Schaller –was all about the grand marriage of  Silicon Valley and the Swiss watch Valley, and more. We have a lot to tell you here, so let’s break it down. First: the watch Offered in several different versions, it is a 46 mm watch that looks like the much-loved Carrera – with one big difference. Inside, instead of having a self-winding Swiss-made movement, there resides a digital movement with Google operating system. Essentially, this means that…

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Affordable Watches: Check Out the Swatch Touch Zero One — Beach Volleyball Video

 |  August 3rd, 2015

The Swatch Touch Zero One watch –designed with beach volley ball in mind — not only measures the power of your hit, but also how many steps you take and a lot more, including how much you clap. It even lets you pick your own virtual coach from choices that look a lot like animated M&M character figures. Beach Volleyball is played all over the world, on beaches and in stadiums filled with huge crowds stomping their feet and clapping their hands as the action kicks up thrills and chills. The Swatch Touch Zero One watch display is digital, the case and bezel are plastic and the strap is silicon. Multiple beach-bright colors exist and the price is somewhere around…

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Watch this Armin Strom Watchmaking Video — You’ll be Glad You Did

 |  July 27th, 2015

If seeing is believing, then Armin Strom’s newest short video will have you understanding the fundamental principles behind the brand’s entire manufacturing process. The detailed craftsmanship that goes into creating such exceptional timepieces is now available for all to see.  From a concept’s inception to its final completion, the balance between man and machine aligns perfectly. The  approximately 2-1/2-minute video below demonstrates the brand’s Swiss watchmaking abilities and forward thinking innovation– and is worth the time. It is interesting to note that one of the key lines for the brand is its Skeleton Pure  three-dimensional timepieces with four distinct models, two of which we covered  here. The watch is the perfect tie-in with Armin Strom’s sailing venture, now in its second year. In…

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