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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2014: Year in Review at ATimelyPerspective

 |  December 29th, 2014

It has been an incredible year here at ATimelyPerspective. As a family run company, we were thrilled to have watch collectors join us with guest columns throughout the year. We were lucky enough to travel to all ends of the Earth to bring you- our loyal readers – great insight into timepieces and brands. From Iceland to South Africa, from Geneva to New York — it has been an exciting year of adventure and learning. This year we posted 298 articles — and top stories included interviews with Derek Jeter (read more here) and Susan Sarandon (read more here) about what time means to them.  We found that you were interested in brands that do the right thing, as evidenced by the…

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Walking with Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests at ArtBasel Miami with Audemars Piguet (video)

 |  December 22nd, 2014

When Audemars Piguet announced its sponsorship of the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (along with the Peabody Museum), I was thrilled – mostly because I love art and I love the concept of Jansen’s beasts that are made of PVC piping and plastic bottles and walk on the beach – powered by the wind. For details of the partnership and Jansen’s work, read more here.I knew, being the art and watch lover that I am, that I would finally have the opportunity to see the beasts up close and personal at ArtBasel Miami where Audemars Piguet played a significant role. Jansen is incredible to listen to. He demonstrates how the Strandbeests work, discussing how he manipulates with intense mechanical precision the hundreds…

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Video: Sir Nick Faldo Tells All in Audemars Piguet Defining Moments

 |  November 13th, 2014

I remember back in the late 1980’s visiting the Audemars Piguet offices in New York and seeing huge posters up of Nick Faldo. Turns out he was the brand’s first ever brand ambassador. In the video below, Sir Nick Faldo discusses “Defining Moments” of his career in the sixth video of the Defining Moments series with Audemars Piguet brand ambassadors. One of the world’s legendary golfers, he shares the turning point in his professional and personal life. At 13 years old, Nick was inspired to play golf while watching the 1971 Masters on television. Thanks to his hard work and passion for the game, he won one tournament every year from 1977 to 1982. In the ensuing coupleof years, disappointed…

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Larger-than-Life Strandbeests from Theo Jansen Walk Miami Beach with Audemars Piguet

 |  October 24th, 2014

We’ve covered the esteemed brand of Audemars Piguet time and again here – but now we bring you something truly unusual. Audemars Piguet—Associate Partner of Art Basel – has announced a partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum that results in an incredible on-the-beach art exhibit in Miami during Art Basel. The exhibit: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. Theo Jansen is a 66-year-old “artist” who was born in the Netherlands and studied physics at Delft University of Technology. He started painting when he was about 27 years old and even developed a painting machine. Over the years he has built many machines and has had exhibitions around the world – but it is his Strandbeests that are of famed acclaim. The Strandbeests are…

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