Watch Education: Understanding the use of Rubies in Movements

  We have gotten a lot of questions from readers about rubies used inside watch movements, so we thought it was high-time to address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies created especially for watch movements…

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Louis Moinet Unveils the Red Stromatolite Watch – the Oldest Known Fossil

Louis Moinet is a brand we know and love. The creator of these incredibly advanced timepieces regularly utilizes some of the rarest materials on earth for dials – and this newest watch may top them all. The Red Stromatolite is the worlds’ oldest known fossil – dating back 3.5 billion years. The name is derived…

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Around the World: A. Lange & Sohne Opens First USA Boutique and Shows off the new Zeitwerk

Recently, Atimelyperspective traveled around the world with A. Lange & Söhne to check out its most recent and upcoming boutique openings (we will have a lot more coverage of that trip coming up soon). From Paris, to Dubai to Palm Beach, Fl, the trip proved to be incredibly fruitful and informative. The culmination was in…

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Watch Education: Understanding Watch Crystals

This week, we continue with our educational insight into timepieces: this time, with a look at the watch crystal — the clear cover that goes over the dial and protects it. Generally there are three types of crystals used in watchmaking: sapphire crystals; mineral crystals; Plexiglas (often called plastic) or hesalite (acrylic) crystals.  Depending on…

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Time Capsules: News — Girard-Perregaux Unveils Limited Edition FOReverglades Hawk Watch

In Miami this week at the Art Basel event, Girard-Perregaux makes a timely statement. The to watch brand has partnered with  FOReverglades, an environmentally minded public art exhibition by International Artists William Sweetlove and the artist collective, Cracking Art Group.  At the same time, Girard-Perregaux unveiled a new, limited-edition Hawk watch that it hopes will…

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Watch Education: Understanding the Difference between Automatic and Hand-Wind Watches

Recently, we here at ATimelyPerspective received an email from one of our newer readers – someone really interested in learning about watches from the ground up. It got us to thinking; maybe not everyone really knows timepieces to the same degree. This week, we will continue our sessions on watch history and watch education –…

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