Behind The Scenes Of The 144th Kentucky Derby With Longines

 |  May 8th, 2018

This past weekend I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by Longines to the famed Kentucky Derby. In the middle of America – Louisville, Kentucky, to be exact – I would get to sport grand fascinators and hats, drink mint juleps (the official cocktail of the Derby) made with Woodford Reserve bourbon (one of my favorites), and wear a Longines Conquest V.H. P. watch for a couple of days. I would get to hobnob with celebrities that included Miss…

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Hands On With The Mesmerizing Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon Watch (Video)

 |  May 4th, 2018

There were some really interesting new tourbillons watches introduced at Baselworld this year, but one of the outstanding watches comes in the form of a  beloved Corum Bubble: the Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon (aka, Bubble 47 Swoosh). The Bubble, for those who may not know, is an iconic watch with half-a-sphere raised sapphire crystal that allows for an incredible view of the dial. The Corum Bubble was introduced by Corum in the early 2000’s and  was an immediate sensation. In…

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Introducing — And Hands On With — The Incredible New Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital $470,000 Watch

 |  May 3rd, 2018

Once again the independent Swiss watch brand Bovet 1822 brings us one of the most spectacular watches of the year in the all-new Recital 22 Grand Recital watch. Several years in the making the nearly half-a-million-dollar watch holds five patents. An exemplary masterpiece of innovation and craftsmanship, the watch displays the sun, moon and Earth in a Tellurium Orrery – a mechanical rendition of astronomical motions on the wrist. An Orrery is essentially a working planetarium that shows planetary orbits…

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Zeroing In On Watch Brand Trends, Challenges And Even Smart Watches

 |  May 1st, 2018

Not too long ago, Fifty One East Magazine conducted an interview with ATimelyPerspective founder and editor, Roberta Naas, about the state of the watch industry. That  interview was published a few months ago. Today, we are happy to be able to bring those questions and answers about the industry to the forefront on ATimelyPerspective. This article was written and first published by Fifty One East Magazine. Watching the Trends Veteran award-winning journalist in the watch and jewelry field, founder of…

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Bulgari, Official Jeweler of Tribeca Film Festival, Unveils Two Films About Independent Women

 |  April 30th, 2018

Yesterday, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) came to a close.  The highly successful event had a new feature this year. Bulgari was named the Official Jeweler of TFF — a role that did not exist before. Additionally, the brand created and released two movies during TFF that honor the independent spirit of women and that focused on Italian women in professions usually occupied by men.  Last week, on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I wrote at length about Bulgari’s…

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Bulova Unveils “A History Of Firsts” Coffee Table Book By 10 Acclaimed Authors, Including Nile Rodgers

 |  April 27th, 2018

Let’s get something out of the way right up front. I am not new to authoring chapters or entire books. In fact, I have written six books on the history of timekeeping and on timepieces. Additionally, I have contributed chapters to several Group-Authored books, including one celebrating the history of Glashütte Original. Now, however, I am very pleased to say that I was one of 10 writers who contributed to the mastermind “A History of Firsts” Bulova book that is…

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Behind The Scenes: Independent Watch Brand Armin Strom’s Watchmaking Facilities (Video)

 |  April 26th, 2018

Earlier this week, we spoke to our good friends and colleagues over at TheWatchesTV, who gave us permission to use a few of their wonderful videos here on our site.  While we won’t do this often, we can’t help but get excited about a walk through a Manufacture captured on video. Recently, when MAD visited — with video —  the Amrin Strom watchmaking facility, he did  great job in a few short minutes of capturing the essence of this independent…

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