Cartier Trait d’Eclat High Jeweled Watch: Review of Art and Elegance Unleashed

The stunning Cartier Trait Eclat is a blend of haute joaillerie of the finest tradition with a classically modern twist.

There are no words to say what a picture can do by a glance, and as we set about to review the Cartier Trait d’Eclat high jeweled watch – we are even more convinced of this.  This year, Cartier again entrances us with top demonstrations of its amazing haute joaillerie craftsmanship. One of the finest…

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Why the Groundhog Cares About Time, Weather and Groundhog Day

Why we celebrate Groundhog Day has roots dating back more than a century.

Today is Groundhog Day — when the furry creature emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not spring is in the air. If the groundhog can’t see his shadow — typically because the sun is blocked by clouds — spring will come soon. But, if it is sunny and the furry little critter sees…

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Up Close with the Bovet Virtuoso VIII 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Big Date

Bovet Virtuoso VIII

This year marks a big one for Bovet 1822. Celebrating its roots, that date back 195 years, Bovet 1822  unveils the Virtuoso VIII — a Big Date 10-Day Flying Tourbillon that deftly blends fine watchmaking heritage with  a contemporary spirit and holding three patents. While this company was started in 1822 by the Bovet brothers,…

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A Close-Up Look at the Panerai PAM700 LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech — Possibly the Most High-Tech Panerai Yet

The case of the Panerai Lab-ID watch is made of Carbotech.

We here at ATimelyPerspective have long respected and been friends with Panerai Central — experts on all-things Panerai. Therefore, with the introduction of the brand’s newest LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch, it only made sense to go to the experts for a close-up look at what really sets this watch apart. It wasn’t too long ago that Panerai introduced its first  Carbotech…

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Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 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…

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wayde Van Niekerk, a Richard Mille Ambassador, Talks About Time

Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde van Niekerk (photo: R. Naas)

I had the good fortune recently to meet with  South African Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk,  a Richard Mille brand ambassador, and world record-setting medalist at the   2016 Rio Olympics. He took the title  in the 400 meter races. He did wearing a Richard Mille watch. We spent some time together in Chantilly France to…

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