A Look At The Dubai Watch Week, Christie’s Horology Forum, Where Minds Meet

 |  September 23rd, 2018

The week before last in London, Christie’s and Dubai Watch Week co-hosted a Horological Forum where some of the best industry executives joined together for two days of panel discussions about the watch industry. I covered the event on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes, and now i bring some of that story here. I would like to preface the articles  by staying that what was truly unique and wonderful about this event is the fact that CEOs, watchmakers, designers (and…

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Video: Greubel Forsey Double $695,000 Balancier Sapphire Watch

 |  July 18th, 2018

This year at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH 2018, Greubel Forsey unveiled its Double Balancier Sapphire watch. Not the first sapphire-encased watch released by the brand, the new timepiece offers an incomparable view inside the watch, which houses Greubel Forsey’s sixth “fundamental invention.”  Now, the brand has created a video of the Double Balancier Sapphire Watch that lets customers experience the visual journey from front to back of this $695,000 watch. Before you jump into the video below,…

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Greubel Forsey and Franco Cologni Awarded by FHH Cultural Council

 |  April 20th, 2018

On April 18 at Cite du Temps in Geneva, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s Cultural Council announced the winners of this year’s awards that honor exceptional personalities and professionals who have left a significant stamp on the watch world vial creative, artistic and technical mastery.  During the 6th annual “Hommage au Talent” award ceremony, the   “Hommage au Talent” prize was awarded to the Maison Greubel Forsey  for its technical horology, and the “Hommage à la Passion” distinction was awarded…

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New Year, New SIHH 2018: 35 Exhibitors Slated To Show At First Watch Exhibition Of The Year, See What’s Changed

 |  January 7th, 2018

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is around the corner. Beginning officially on January 15 ,2018, and running through Friday January 19, the SIHH is becoming the “it” show. This year marks the 28th edition of the fair, which I have been attending since it first began (with the exception of missing just one show the year my daugther was born). I have watched the exhibition grow, morph and bloom over the years and am particularly excited about this…

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Winning Watches of the GPHG 2017

 |  November 9th, 2017

For readers who follow ATimelyPerspective, you know that we have been covering all the categories and nominated watches that were being judged in the 2017 GPHG Awards. Last night we attended the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve Awards Ceremony in Geneva, and today we bring you a look at the winning watches from the 72 competing timepieces.  2017 PRIZE LIST: “Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Chrono Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo…

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Would You Spend a Million Dollars on a Watch? These Brands Hope So

 |  May 10th, 2017

The biggest watch exhibitions of the first half of the year 2017 are complete and we found several key noticeable trends. Watches at the affordable spectrum were strong, and so were the uber-expensive watches. As such,  we bring you a comprehensive line up of six approximately $1-million-dollar watches unveiled this year. Would you spend a million dollars on a watch? These brands hope so … but if you don’t someone else will. Richard Mille RM50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren…

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Greubel Forsey Unveils $1.4 Million Grand Sonnerie at SIHH 2017

 |  January 17th, 2017

            Another over-the-top $! Million + watch has been released at SIHH 2017: Greubel Forsey’s approximately  $1.4 million Grand Sonnerie. The incredible chiming timepiece – the brand’s first Grande Sonnerie — was 11 years in the research and development stages and has two patents pending. What’s Inside the Case The elaborate movement consists of  855 individual components, while the watch, in total, is comprised of 935 parts. The elaborate movement is equipped with a specially developed…

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