WatchStars Awards for Best “Stars” Go to Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Hermes, Bulgari

 |  April 18th, 2017

Last month in Basel, the annual international WatchStars Awards were presented to winning watches in five categories. Honoring “the best watches of the world,” Watchstars gives awards based on 2016 introductions that are in stores now.  Roberta Naas, founder of ATimelyPerspective, is one of the approximately 90 judges from around the world on the panel. Winners gathered for an award presentation event during Basel. Those winners: Classic Stars: Rolex Perpetual Air King Technical Stars: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Design Stars: Hermes…

Read More →

Bulgari Unveils World Record Watch: Octo Finissimo Automatic (price)

 |  March 24th, 2017

Here at Baselworld 2017, Bulgari unveils its third record-setting Octo watch. The Octo Finissimo Automatic timepiece sets a world record for being the slimmest automatic watch on the market.  The 41mm timepiece beats out the previous record holder by tiny fractions and does so with a movement consisting of 130 parts and a platinum rotor to fully wind the watch and offer 55 hours of power reserve. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic ultra-thin self-winding watch was several years in the making and had help from…

Read More →

3 Terrific Rainbow Colored Watches from 2016

 |  November 17th, 2016

Move over black, the watch world has been graced with a painter’s palette of colors. Today’s top brands understand the love of gemstones and combine them in superb renditions  that will have you over the rainbow. These gemstone delights are often finished with color-coordinated straps or with dazzling gemstone-adorned bracelets for an  explosion of luxury.   Among the brands that excel in this lavish work are Bulgari, Chopard and Graff, each of which has unveiled a stunning new high-jeweled rendition this year.

Read More →

Inside the Manufacture: A Close-UP Look at Bulgari Watchmaking

 |  September 14th, 2016

Earlier this year, we had the unique opportunity to go where few have ever gone before: inside the Bulgari Manufacture.  I wrote about that experience in IW Magazine, and now, we bring some of that insight to our faithful readers at ATimelyPerspective. This Italian-born Bulgari (founded in Rome in 1884) has been bringing exceptional watches to the forefront in recent years, with  some world-record setting timepieces joining the high-jeweled and haute horology ranks.  Much of that growth and development is the result of…

Read More →

Inside the NB Center for the Ultimate ‘Cars and Watches’ Event: Nicola Bulgari’s Vintage American Cars and Bulgari Complicated Watches

 |  July 15th, 2016

It was sort of a surreal moment. Being driven into a compound, getting out of the car in front of a full stone lodge the size of a small boutique hotel, and walking out onto the terrace to find nearly 20 of the most stunning fully refurbished 1930’s and 1940’s American cars lined up in front of a huge drive-in movie screen. It’s the type of picture-perfect moment that burns a space in your memory. It’s the moment that I…

Read More →