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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Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 2017

 |  January 24th, 2017

Those who have been following ATimelyPerspective know that we enjoy taking a break from the seriousness of timepieces once in a while and focusing on things that are — well — a little fun. Each year after the shows, we present the most creative or best USB sticks. On these grand devices, the watch brands store all of their photos and information and the USBs are the key to opening the goods (so to speak). This year we had some interesting pieces that were repeats of last year — including the light bulb from Manufacture Royale — but we focus instead on the new USB introductions.  H. Moser et Cie had a lot of fun playing off of the brand’s Swiss-made statement. The…

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We Got Our Hands on the MB&F Horological Machine HM8 Can-Am (video)

 |  October 24th, 2016

Just when you thought they simply could not top themselves, they did. We are talking about MB&F, of course. This brand has been a powerhouse of innovation and high-tech performance time and again. Over the past decade, its three-dimensional timepieces have broken all the conventional rules and won hearts around the world. With many timepieces offering space-like appeal, the concept of cars was not far behind. The HM8 Can-Am, just recently introduced to the world, embodies the essence of the brand’s angular forms, optical allure and signature watchmaking details — while embracing fully the design and influences of the automotive world. Last weekend at WatchTime New York, we got our hands on this beauty and let me tell you, it is…

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New 2016 MB&F Art Pieces Range from Luminous HMX Black Badger to LM1 Silberstein

 |  June 21st, 2016

It’s been a busy year of new introductions in the “art” family of MB&F.  Two important collaborations have been made and pieces will be seen in stores soon. The first adventure is one between MB&F and “illuminating” partner, James Thompson, founder of Black Badger Advanced Composites in the form of the HMX Black Badger. The second is with famed designer, Alain Silberstein in the form of the Legacy Machine Number1 Silberstein. For those who know Max Busser and friends, art machines have been an important part of the brand’s repertoire — and are referred to as the Performance Art Collection.  The new HMX Black Badger “glow in the dark” watches are created in titanium and steel limited-editions and feature either luminous Radar Green, Phantom Blue or…

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3 Reasons to Love the New MB&F Legacy Machine: LM1 Silberstein, Made with Alain Silberstein (prices)

 |  May 25th, 2016

A few months ago in Basel, we met with MB&F and got a sneak peek at the all-new Legacy Machine LM1 Silberstein – but the watch was under embargo – until now. The reasons we love this watch are multi-fold and run the gamut from admiring the work of Alain Silberstein and MB&F for years to just simply loving the Legacy Machine in general. However, there are three important facts that stand out about this watch and this Performance Art collaboration – making it quite special and undeniably loveable (not to mention collectible). 1 – Alain  Silberstein. First of all, while Alain Silberstein currently designs timepieces for brands – and this is not his first collaboration with MB&F – he…

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