Pre-Basel 2019: Meet the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF (price)

 |  February 20th, 2019

As a pre-Baselworld peek, Chopard unveils the L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch — a timepiece  that offers  a bit of a spin to horology.  Classically elegant and s magnificent statement in modern classics, the L.U.C XPS Twist QF features a rich  satin-finished blue dial with seconds sundial at 7 o’clock and crown at 4 o’clock. The watch is crafted in ethically certified “Fairmined” white gold. Fairmined gold is traceable and sourced to small artisanal mines where the mining is controlled to…

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Hands On With The Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel Watch With Meteorite Dial

 |  February 18th, 2019

A supplier of components to the watch world, the independent watch brand Romain Gauthier regularly creates  timepieces that are works of art and technology. However, he only makes about 60 watches a year.  Now, he unveils the exceptional  Prestige HMS Stainless Steel watch with rare meteorite dial. Just 10 pieces will ever be made — adding to the exclusivity.  Recently, I wrote about the new watch on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.  Here, we bring that article to our…

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Endurance Racing As Only Rolex Can Do: Rolex 24 At Daytona (Photo Gallery)

 |  February 8th, 2019

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to accompany Rolex to the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races.  The weekend was wrought with rain and winds that soaked Daytona International Speedway during the second day of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but it was just one more challenge for top drivers. It was the first time that   two red flags halted racing and that International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) called the race over 10 minutes prior to…

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Watch Lovers Won’t Want To Miss Watches & Wonders Miami On President’s Day Weekend

 |  February 7th, 2019

From February 15 to the 17th in sunny Miami, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show will take place, concurrent with the Miami Yacht Show and vintage auto show.  Watch lovers won’t want to miss this event. Just about 30 watch brands will be showcasing their newest watches here, and some are unveiling new timepieces for the first time. Led by the  Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in partnership with the Miami Design District.  Brands that are exhibiting in their…

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SIHH 2019: Hands On With The $360,000 Parmigiani Toric Capitole Watch

 |  January 29th, 2019

Just before SIHH 2019, I wrote the following article on the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole watch being unveiled at the show. Now that we have gotten our hands on this near half-million-dollar beauty, we want to present it here on ATimelyPerspective. “Founded 23 years ago in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier is run under the auspices of  the Sandoz Foundation, which is a primary investor in the brand.  Since its inception, Parmigiani has been known for creating some of…

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SIHH 2019 In Review: From Watches To Exhibition Space, Events And More

 |  January 23rd, 2019

If you were in attendance at this year’s SIHH, then — as the saying goes — “if you know, you know.” For those who weren’t there, however, we take you behind the scenes for a look at what went on at the 29th annual SIHH and around Geneva from January 13-18, 2019 — the good, the bad and the ugly. SIHH 2019 in Review: Right off the bat, I have to say that this was one of the most successful…

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SIHH 2019: Armin Strom Unveils $280,000 Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance Sapphire Watch

 |  January 17th, 2019

It was in late 2018 that Armin Strom announced the unveiling of its Dual Time Resonance watch –an oval beauty that is as precise as it is aesthetically and technically appealing. Now, just in time for SIHH, the brand releases a stunning sapphire-cased version — the Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance Sapphire watch — complete with sapphire crystal case and casebook, and patented resonance clutch spring spring mechanism in the in-house-made ARF17 caliber. The Armin Strom  Dual Time Resonance Sapphire…

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