MB&F Unveils HMX – the 10th Anniversary Horological Machine that Bends Light and Time

This year, independent watch brand MB&F celebrates its 10th anniversary. Hard to believe that it has already been 10 years – as this brand has regularly set hearts and minds of collectors askew with the most visionary micro-engineering horological machines on the market. I remember so vividly sitting with Maximilian Busser the year before he…

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Porsche Design Unveils Chronotimer Series 1 — Inspired by the ’70’s and ’80’s

If you’ve been around the watch industry for a while, like I have, you are very familiar with the story of Porsche Design timepieces. Founded back in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the brand was one of the first ever to build (in cooperation with IWC) watches of titanium and to create black watches. Avant-garde…

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Will Your Watch Last 400 Years? Close-Up with the All-New Bovet 1822 Amadeo Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar

Earlier this year, in January during the SIHH in Geneva, Bovet 1822 unveiled some pretty spectacular watches. It is difficult to say this but, that’s nothing new. This independently owned  brand is known for creating some of the most beautiful masterpieces in art and craftsmanship on today’s market. Even for a veteran watch journalist with…

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Experiencing the Indy 500 with TAG Heuer, Patrick Dempsey and Marco and Mario Andretti

It’s as American as it gets. It’s not baseball or apple pie, but it is the heartland of America: the Indy 500. It’s a funny thing but this weekend, ATimelyPerspective had been invited on a number of trips, including the Monaco Grand Prix (also with TAG Hewer). The Indy 500 was the one I knew…

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Mastering Silicium: Going Into the Workshops with Patek Philippe (It Wasn’t Easy)

Just the other day, I had the unique experience of spending an entire day at a workshop with Patek Philippe in New York. There, we experienced a very thorough presentation of the brand’s pioneering research in silicium, and the material’s evolution as a balance wheel and as a hair spring.  It is astonishing to see that…

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Introducing the World’s First Mechanical Watch Built for MotorSports: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher

It has been five years in the making. The concept was the brainchild of legendary racecar driver Michael Schumacher. Now, Audemars Piguet introduces a world’s first in mechanical timepieces: the Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher. First unveiled to the world at a press event held today at Corinna Schumacher’s CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, the…

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