Be Among the First Consumers to See this Year’s Top Watches — Don’t Miss Madison Avenue Watch Week this Week in NY

 |  April 19th, 2015

This week in New York City, you can be among the first consumers ever to see, touch and try on some of the hottest watches of the new year. All week long, top Madison Avenue watch boutiques are showcasing new products that are just arriving in stores this spring and summer. Additionally, some brands are offering watchmaking demonstrations, and a few other notable special events — all to please the watch lover in you.  Indeed, this year’s Madison Avenue Watch Week boasts an impressive roster of watch brands on a 12-block stretch of Madison Ave that runs from 57th street to 69th street. Who’s involved in the haute horology line up?   A. Lange & Söhne, Chopard, David Yurman, de Grisogono, Fabergé, F.P. Journe,…

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Watch Brands Celebrate the Year of the Goat with Astonishing Timepieces (slideshow)

 |  February 18th, 2015

Tomorrow marks the Chinese New Year — and this year the celebration is around the Goat. In honor of this eighth sign in the Chinese Zodiac, top watch brands are unveiling stunning goat-motif watches that will steal your heart. Here we bring you a slide show of some of the new watches, and the making thereof.

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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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Chopard Raises the bar on Gold Mining with its Fairmined L.U.C Tourbillon

 |  November 30th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold In today’s world, most consumers of luxury goods are aware of the measures one must take when acquiring a precious stone. Due to the popularity of the “Blood Diamond” movement, we’ve learned to avoid purchasing a stone that may fuel conflicts, but what most don’t realize is that the issue goes beyond just stones. Unfairly mined precious metals are also a prime example of the dark avarice of some individuals – yet another unpleasant reality the world faces. For this reason, watchmaking and jewelry industry giant Chopard has chosen to collaborate with the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), to work towards giving Latin American mining communities Fairmined certification. Through their support of sustainable precious metals, and the…

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Moon Accuracy for 122 Years … Introducing the White Gold L.U.C Lunar Big Date from Chopard

 |  July 23rd, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Originally launched in 2009, the Chopard L.U.C Lunar Big Date watch housed the L.U.C 96.20-L, with a moon phase accuracy of 122 years! Coming from a mechanical piece, made in-house by Chopard, this is a big deal because if the watch never stops running, you won’t have to adjust the moonphase in your lifetime. Now, Chopard takes that same movement and introduces the watch in an 18-karat white gold version with an updated design aesthetic. Before I delve into the details of this watch, I should start off by saying that I have a personal bias towards lunar complications. As such, if there is some editorial sensationalism don’t be surprised. The dial on this watch is absolutely…

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