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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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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Luminescent Watches: How Watches Like Rolex, Tudor Get Their Glow

 |  December 21st, 2016

Today in history, in 1898, to be precise, husband-and-wife scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. It was a discovery that would change lives forever, as the substance made its way into all walks life ranging from medical to watchmaking. Radium was the true start of the luminescent watch and the leader (albeit a killer one) of the pack of “glowing” watches hands and markers. Over the years, the way watches get their glow has changed significantly, but here is a look at how watches get their glow. Essentially, watches that glow in the dark are designed to make nighttime or underwater reading of the time and functions easier. However, the century-plus journey to get to where we are today was not an easy…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Water Watches for Sailing, Diving and Swimming

 |  August 24th, 2016

Summer isn’t over yet! There is still plenty of time for diving, swimming, yacht racing and more. As such,  we bring you five things you may want to know about a variety of water watches before donning them for your dive, sail, or other activity. Q: Why do true dive watches have bezels that turn in only one direction? A: The uni-directional bezel found on top-notch dive watches is there as a safety feature. The one-way bezels turn counterclockwise only so that if the watch is accidentally banged in a dive, the bezel will not move clockwise, which would mean that elapsed dive time indicated on the watch would be less than the actual elapsed time  — which could cause…

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Panerai Reaffirms Ocean Roots with Classic Yacht Challenge, Sailing Heals and Oceana Partnership

 |  August 23rd, 2016

Panerai, a brand long known for its affiliation with sailing and water, is in full swing again this season as the title sponsor of the 2016 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The North America season kicked off with the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead, then moved on to Nantucket this past weekend for the Sail Nantucket Regatta and the Opera House Cup. The Challenge comes to a close with the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta over Labor Day weekend. Panerai has been the title sponsor of the North American portion of the 10-regatta global series event since 2005. At the close of each of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge regattas, a 44mm stainless steel Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Power…

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