Was $150,000 Paid For Urwerk Watch Worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Spider-Man Enough?

 |  May 21st, 2018

Just last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I wrote about the Urwerk watch worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the Spider-Man Homecoming 2017 movie — the Urwerk UR-110 RG — selling for $150,000. The thing I have been thinking about is this: was that $150,000 really enough? Truth be told, a brand new version of the Urwerk UR-110 RG sells for $115,000. That said, someone, I think, got a real bargain and now has a watch with a very…

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Spotted: Urwerk On Wrist of Robert Downey Jr. in Spider-Man: Homecoming

 |  July 18th, 2017

One of the season’s top movies,  Spider-Man: Homecoming,  has  a star above and beyond  Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) and: Robert Downey Jr.  who plays Tony Stark. Robert Downey Jr. has played Iron Man for about a decade. For his role in the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, he personally requested the Urwerk UR 110 rose gold watch. Urwerk,  celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, offers  highly technical timepieces with multi-dimensional appeal. The Urwerk UR-110 RG watch is crafted in light weight titanium and features an…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

 |  July 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these are all unique watches being donated by the brands for this event only. To heighten the attention, a  world tour of these watches begins in September…

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20 Top Watches for Father’s Day

 |  June 16th, 2017

Looking for the perfect gift for Dad this year? All week long we have featured some amazing watches that would suit any father or husband in true style. However, since we know that Father’s Day is Sunday and you may want a few more ideas, we bring you 20 top picks for Father’s Day gifts. Watches are a great gift because they make a statement on the wrist about the person wearing it. Whether the dad or husband in your life…

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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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Behold: This Knight in Shining Armor Slays More than Dragons: Introducing the Urwerk UR-105 TA Knight

 |  May 15th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson For those familiar with the brand, Urwerk represents an aesthetic that sits on the edge of modern wristwatch design while also pushing the technological advances of horology. They are unapologetically a brand that marches to the beat of its own drummer when it comes to design elements, while at the same time redefining how the passage of time should be displayed on a watch. The UR-105 TA (the TA is a reference to turbine automatic) AKA the…

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And the Winner is… GPHG 2014 Results are In, Breguet takes Top Prize

 |  November 1st, 2014

Yesterday, the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève 2014 (GPHG) was held in Geneva. The largest watch competition, GPHG saw 72 top watches compete in 12 different categories for winning placements. Many of these watches we have written about on ATimelyPerspective this year. Here, we bring you the results. 2014 PRIZE LIST  with Select Photos Below:   “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Breguet, Classique Chronométrie Ladies’ Watch Prize: Blancpain, Women Off-centred Hour Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Christophe Claret, Margot Men’s Watch Prize: Urban…

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