Hands On With The IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon And Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon (Prices)

 |  March 16th, 2018

This year, IWC Schaffhausen celebrates its 150th anniversary — and does so with more than two dozen important jubilee timepieces. Prior to SIHH 2018, we brought you a close-up look at one of our favorites, the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years. Now we turn our attention to the two new Portugieser Tourbillon timepieces launched in celebration of a legendary 150 years of watchmaking. What we like best about IWC’s story is that it began with an American. In…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2018: Come Inside With Us And See What A Typical Day Is Like And Witness The Best Exhibition Spaces And More

 |  January 29th, 2018

Every year, we anxiously await the trek to Geneva for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) – the first luxury watch exhibit of the year. This year marked the 28th exhibition – and my 27th year in attendance (I missed one year when my darling daughter was born). As always, it was a thrill to meet up with old friends, make new friends and feel the beating pulse that guides the watch world through yet another year. Here,…

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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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Watch Lovers Pay Attention: Watches & Wonders Show To Debut in Miami

 |  November 21st, 2017

If you are a watch lover then you will want to mark this four-day luxury event on your calendar now: Watches & Wonders Miami will made its debut February 16-19 and will feature 21 leading watch and jewelry maisons and their newest pieces. THE  event is organized by the Miami Design District Associates (MDDA) and the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH). During that particular weekend, the event coincides with the Miami Design District Concours of spectacular cars and with the 30th annual Miami…

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Review: Ralph Lauren RL Skeleton Automatic Watch Inspired By a 1938 Bugatti

 |  October 18th, 2017

An avid collector of incredible vintage automobiles,  Ralph Lauren was once quoted as saying, “Cars are like art – moving art – an accomplishment in mechanics and precision.” In a similar feat of accomplishment in mechanics and precision, Ralph Lauren recently introduced the brand’s first open-worked timepiece, the RL Automotive Skeleton, to its coveted RL Automotive collection. This bold and masculine timepiece draws its inspiration from Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. In a nod to the…

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How Desperate Are You for an IWC Portugieser Rattrapante?

 |  September 6th, 2017

Easily one of the IWC Schaffhausen’s most beloved timepieces, the Portugieser Rattrapante has a long and storied past. The watch is one of the brand’s best sellers in the Portugieser line because of its ability to time two events simultaneously. Now, in honor of the opening of its first Toronto boutique, IWC releases the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada – raising the question: How desperate are you for an IWC Portugieser Rattrapante? If you really want one of these…

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Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 2017

 |  January 24th, 2017

Those who have been following ATimelyPerspective know that we enjoy taking a break from the seriousness of timepieces once in a while and focusing on things that are — well — a little fun. Each year after the shows, we present the most creative or best USB sticks. On these grand devices, the watch brands store all of their photos and information and the USBs are the key to opening the goods (so to speak). This year we had some…

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