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 the watches President Donald J. Trump wears. Despite his constant waving of arms and his stern crossing of arms — watches never really seem to poke their faces out from beneath the stiff shirt cuffs.  Rest assured, Trump is a…

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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 group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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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 has been the case every Groundhog Day for decades, thousands of people trek to what is the largest celebration — in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania — where Phil the groundhog makes his rightful appearances as the star meteorologist. He alone will determine…

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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 world of watchmaking.  Carbotech has an uneven, matt black appearance, that varies according to the cutting of the material, resulting in a unique finish per case. The structure of Carbotech is designed to enhance both the aesthetics and performance of the…

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SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Unveils Most Complicated Wristwatch: $1M Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication

 |  January 16th, 2017

The century-old battle of the complications continues, as Vacheron Constantin unveils its most complicated wristwatch to date: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch, which was five years in the making, boasts 23 functions and complexities, and offers   civil, solar and sidereal time indications – each via its own separate gear train. Based on previous demand of its bespoke pieces, we estimate that this unique watch easily carries a hefty price tag that goes above and beyond the $1 million mark. The watch was two years in the design and development stages for the movement, the functions and the mechanics – especially so that they would all fit inside a case that measures 45mm in diameter and is just…

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