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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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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Video: UNESCO World Heritage Site: Pantanal State Park

 |  May 18th, 2014

For this weekend’s sojourn, we travel to South America — with the Weather Channel. In this video, get a quick close-up look at the Pantanal — the world’s largest contingious wet lands — and its superb wildlife and water life with Matt Sampson. The Pantanal spans three countries — with the majority in Brazil, and  boasts one of the healthiest jaquar populations on earth. View the VIDEO HERE.

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Would You Wear a Blue/Green Rolex? Introducing the Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Blue Z (video)

 |  April 18th, 2014

This watch is a winner. Now some may say that the blue and green combination is a bit odd, but we think it is a perfect color to take this already easily identifiable, much-loved watch to even new heights.  The new Rolex Oyster Milgauss Blue Z features an amazing green sapphire crystal combined with a bold electric blue dial for dramatic appeal. The blue dial, seen through the green crystal, is powerfully attractive, offering a slightly different hue from every angle. While incredibly forward thinking, the watch takes a lot of its inspiration from some emblematic Rolex heritage. For instance the green sapphire crystal marked a first in watchmaking when it was originally introduced on the Milgauss in 2007. The…

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Marc A. Hayek Takes a Moment in Time to Discuss Breguet’s High-Tech yet Traditional Watchmaking at BaselWorld 2014 (Video)

 |  April 14th, 2014

At BaselWorld 2014 Breguet introduced, among other models, the final  rendition of the Classique Tourbillon extra-plat automatique (5377). Our close colleagues at International Watch talked with Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz,  during the fair about how the ultra-thin platinum watch’s unusual peripheral rotor, silicon components and long, 90-hour power reserve were tested over the past year (in the atelier and on Mr. Hayek’s wrist) before it was released at this year’s show. They asked him, among other question, “Is it difficult to reconcile the classical profile, dials and cases of today’s Breguet with the high-tech caliber inside?”  Not at all, Hayek says. “Breguet himself would likely have done similar high-tech research to develop…

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