Video: Sir Nick Faldo Tells All in Audemars Piguet Defining Moments

 |  November 13th, 2014

I remember back in the late 1980’s visiting the Audemars Piguet offices in New York and seeing huge posters up of Nick Faldo. Turns out he was the brand’s first ever brand ambassador. In the video below, Sir Nick Faldo discusses “Defining Moments” of his career in the sixth video of the Defining Moments series with Audemars Piguet brand ambassadors. One of the world’s legendary golfers, he shares the turning point in his professional and personal life. At 13 years old, Nick was inspired to play golf while watching the 1971 Masters on television. Thanks to his hard work and passion for the game, he won one tournament every year from 1977 to 1982. In the ensuing coupleof years, disappointed…

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Watches Gone Wild — Introducing the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate

 |  November 4th, 2014

He’s done it again. Max Busser of MB&F (Max Busser and Friends) is back with a maddening blast of space age, high-tech, sci-fi blending that presents itself in the HM No. 6 – just unveiled to the world today in Switzerland. Fondly called the HM6 Space Pirate, this new creation is designed to survive the hostile elements that one might encounter in space (or in everyday work and play environs). For those who know Max Busser and MB&F, the company is not necessarily a watch brand, but rather a group of like-minded friends and thinkers designing radical concept watches micro-engineered in a laboratory and bringing them to 3D fruition. Busser – enamored with the concept of space and space travel…

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Larger-than-Life Strandbeests from Theo Jansen Walk Miami Beach with Audemars Piguet

 |  October 24th, 2014

We’ve covered the esteemed brand of Audemars Piguet time and again here – but now we bring you something truly unusual. Audemars Piguet—Associate Partner of Art Basel – has announced a partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum that results in an incredible on-the-beach art exhibit in Miami during Art Basel. The exhibit: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. Theo Jansen is a 66-year-old “artist” who was born in the Netherlands and studied physics at Delft University of Technology. He started painting when he was about 27 years old and even developed a painting machine. Over the years he has built many machines and has had exhibitions around the world – but it is his Strandbeests that are of famed acclaim. The Strandbeests are…

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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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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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