Baselworld 2017: The Do’s, Don’t’s, and Ins and Outs of the World’s Largest Watch Exhibition

 |  March 20th, 2017

Baselworld 2017 …. it  starts officially on Thursday of this week, March 23. It is the largest and perhaps the most important (depending on your viewpoint) exhibition for watches in the world. I have been covering Baselworld as an editor and reporter for more than three decades. My very first show was most likely 33 or 34 years ago — time has  a way of muting the exact date.  Except for one year when my daughter was born, I have not…

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All the Presidents’ Watches: From Donald J. Trump to LBJ and JFK — What They Wore

 |  February 20th, 2017

Every year on the celebrated “President’s Day” in America, we take a look at which presidents wore which watches. The thing is, with the exception of the newest president, President Donald J. Trump, that story hasn’t changed much. So, below, we give you a comprehensive look at some watches previous presidents wore, offer up a quiz about the presidents and their watches and direct you to more reading. For now, though, we thought it would be interesting to talk about…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a…

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Why the Groundhog Cares About Time, Weather and Groundhog Day

 |  February 2nd, 2017

Today is Groundhog Day — when the furry creature emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not spring is in the air. If the groundhog can’t see his shadow — typically because the sun is blocked by clouds — spring will come soon. But, if it is sunny and the furry little critter sees his shadow, folk lore has it that he then retreats to his underground home to hibernate for another six weeks of winter. This morning, as…

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A Close-Up Look at the Panerai PAM700 LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech — Possibly the Most High-Tech Panerai Yet

 |  January 30th, 2017

We here at ATimelyPerspective have long respected and been friends with Panerai Central — experts on all-things Panerai. Therefore, with the introduction of the brand’s newest LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch, it only made sense to go to the experts for a close-up look at what really sets this watch apart. It wasn’t too long ago that Panerai introduced its first  Carbotech material (2015) that  was used for the first time in the Panerai PAM616 Submersible. Carbotech is a composite material based on carbon fiber rarely used in the…

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