Artist Elisabetta Fantone Designs Dial for New Corum Bubble 47 Magical

 |  January 11th, 2018

 Corum has long been affiliated with artists for its legendary timepieces. Even back in the mid 1950’s when founder Rene Bannwart experimented with drilling holes into coins to create dials, and when his son Jean-Rene turned to watchmaking artists such as Vincent Calabrese for the famed Golden Bridge, this brand was on the cutting edge of blending art and watchmaking technology.  Decades later,  when the brand was owned by Severin Wunderman, the beloved Bubble was unveiled, and frequently incorporated artistic…

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Video Interview: Fireside Chat with MB&F’s Charris Yadigaroglou

 |  January 10th, 2018

Not too long ago, we had the opportunity to talk at length with MB&F’s Charris Yadigaroglou about the brand’s exceptional, highly technical Legacy Machine Split Escapement watch. The LM SE is one of the more challenging timepieces to build because the escapement is actually split. Of course, for a brand like MB&F, challenge is an opportunity. We invite you to learn more about how MB&F overcame the obstacles to produce this $79,000 feat of matchmaking.

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Video Interview: Fireside Chat with Xavier de Roguemaurel of Czapek Geneve’ Watches

 |  January 8th, 2018

Today, we present a video interview with a true watch lover’s brand: Czapek Geneve. During last fall’s  WatchTime New York 2017, we spent some time with a watch lover in this industry, and a co-founder of the brand, Xavier de Roguemaurel. I’ve known Xavier for some years now, and I always find his enthusiasm contagious. He, and a few others, worked tirelessly behind the scenes for seven years to bring this watchmaker’s brand back to fruition. Czapek had been a watchmaker…

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Video Interview: Fireside Chat with Nick English of Bremont

 |  January 4th, 2018

In the on-going series of video interviews conducted by ATimelyPerspective’s founder Roberta Naas (author of six books on watches), we take time to talk with those British boys we all seem to know and love in the watch industry. Co-founders of Bremont, brothers Nick and Giles English have won their way into the hearts of many with their British wit, their British matchmaking and their incredible tales of flying, sailing and driving around the world. Just last year, Bremont struck…

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Video: Fireside Watch Chat with Graham Watches’ Patric Zingg

 |  January 3rd, 2018

With the new year upon us and the promise of great new watches being released this year, we took a video look back at highlights of 2017 from several particular brands that were exhibiting at last fall’s  WatchTime New York,  One of the brands we had the good fortune of meeting with on camera for our fireside chat (granted, no fire was lit), was Graham. Most recently known for its famed Nose Art watches that met with critical acclaim last year,…

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Video Interview: Claude Greisler Of Armin Strom Explains Mirrored Force Resonance and Brand Concepts

 |  December 12th, 2017

Not too long ago, at WatchTime New York 2017, we had the opportunity to discuss several important technological developments and new watches with the executives of the brands. One of those brands was Armin Strom, which introduced its incredible Mirrored Force Resonance watch late in the year 2016   that made its way to market this year. So, during the show, we took some time to discuss that watch with Claude Greisler, Director, of the independent Swiss watch brand. In this…

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Graffiti Artist Alec Monopoly, TAG Heuer Unveil Limited Edition Connected Modular 45 Watch During Art Basel Miami

 |  December 11th, 2017

I have always loved art. I grew up in a family where my mother was an artist and my sister was an artist. My mom had an art gallery at one point in her life and my sister was a talented VP at a top NY ad agency. Even my oldest sister — an astrophysicist by education — has unveiled her incredible artistic side and is, today, a painter in Tucson.  So, every year, when Art Basel Miami rolls around ……

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