Celebrating the 4th of July with 12 Red, White and Blue Watches (slideshow)

 |  July 1st, 2016

Independence Day is around the corner. In fact, this year the 4th of July falls on a Monday, giving us all a nice long weekend to relax and enjoy time off, time out and time on the wrist. So, for the fun of it, we bring you a look at 12 top red, white and blue watches. Indulge.  

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Presenting the Sound and Story of the Breguet Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon as Seen in Baselworld 2016 (video)

 |  April 7th, 2016

Just last year, Breguet unveiled its first Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon (Ref. 7087). While the watch was exceptional, the brand opted to return to the drawing board to perfect the sound and performance. This year at Baselworld, Breguet unveiled the new, finalized version — which should begin making its way to retail later this year. For now, we bring you a run-down of the watch, as presented by the editorial team at  WorldTempus (wherein our founder, Roberta Naas, also has a column). “Representing much more than a Grande Complication model, the all-new Breguet Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087 is a collection of innovations. Breguet’s engineers devoted themselves first and foremost to scientific research and only subsequently addressed the issue of the components…

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Five Fantastic Mechanical Watches Seen at Baselworld 2016 (Video)

 |  March 31st, 2016

Once again this year, our very good friends and colleagues over at TheWatches.tv captured some horological excitement at Baselworld — especially as it pertains to mechanical timepieces.  Here, with their permission, we bring you a look at their top five picks in mechanical watches — via a video shot on site by founder Marc Andre’ Deschoux and Louis Nardin.

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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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