A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

 |  January 14th, 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started in 1991. Interestingly enough, I was there. In fact, except for the year my daughter was born, I have been to every single SIHH and have watched the show morph, grow and become the luxury exhibition it is today. I remember when the announcement was made that Cartier was leaving the Basel Fair and participating in the new luxury show slated to make its debut in Geneva…

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Cheers! Here’s to a Bright and Healthy 2015!

 |  December 31st, 2014

As the new year nears, we want to take a few minutes to wish everyone a wonderful year, filled with success, health, happiness and time – time to do what matters most to you.For me, time is the most precious gift of all. Sometimes, I admit, I have squandered it– working late into the night instead of enjoying that movie with my family. Sometimes, I have abused it — letting precious minutes go unused for important things. But most of the time, I have embraced it fully. I am blessed — I say it often. On the personal side, while I have lost many of my close family members, I still have a great system at home with my husband, no-longer teenaged…

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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 Jürgensen & Sonner, Central Second Chronograph Watch Prize: De Bethune, DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon Tourbillon Watch Prize: Grönefeld, Parallax Tourbillon Calendar Watch Prize: A. Lange & Söhne, Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar “Terraluna” Striking Watch: Hublot Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

 |  October 27th, 2014

Not too long ago, during our week on German Watches, we wrote here about how A. Lange & Sohne re-established itself post-Berlin Wall – becoming a force with which to be reckoned in the luxury watch industry today. While we have a lot to tell you about the brand’s 20th anniversary of the Lane 1 — celebrated this past weekend in Dresdent — we also want to fill you in on the details — so be patient. If you love history and Lange, you may first be very interested in the four-and-a-half minute video below that brings us from 1945 to date – and outlines the rebirth of A. Lange & Sohne – it is a video worth watching. It was in…

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Would You Travel to Iceland to Understand a Watch Brand Better? We did – with A. Lange & Sohne – Read About it Here

 |  October 10th, 2014

Last week was one of austere beauty,  incredible experiences with nature, a bit of desolation, and a dance with time. Last week I spent in Iceland with A. Lange & Sohne, and while I posted on social medial many photos of rainbows and waterfalls, of glaciers and lava rocks, I also posted great watch pics – but I saved the best for my faithful and always-eager watch-lover readers.  Before I get into the A. Lange & Sohne watches, though, I want to shed a little light on this brand, which this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first modern-era watch, the Lange 1. There is something incredibly special about this brand and the people (from Walter Lange on down…

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