Yes, It Really Does Take Years to Hand-Make a Watch: Following Philippe Dufour and “The Timepiece, Birth of a Watch” Project , with Greubel Forsey

By Isaac Wingold Over the past ten years or so, we’ve seen a surge in the popularity of newer haute horology brands on the market, producing various interesting complicated pieces. With watchmakers at brands such as Urwerk, F.P. Journe, and MB&F creating such complicated masterpieces, we often forget the fact every watchmaker has to learn…

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Acquiring Time: Was it a Mistake for Chai Schnyder to sell Ulysse Nardin to Kering?

The formal announcement came in the morning a couple of days ago: international brand development company, Kering, has acquired the innovative luxury watch brand, Ulysse Nardin. But if you were part of the watch industry and had paid keen attention over the past six months to a year, the writing was on the wall. All…

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Defining the Pilot Watch: Zenith Type 20 Grand Feu

By Gordon Henderson In the world of horology and watch sizes, there is big and then there is the pilot watch. Typically pilot watches are built with a large face — meant to be easily legible at a glance while flying — and a large crown, meant to be accessible while wearing pilot gloves unfit…

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Breguet Breaks Records with the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique

By Gordon Henderson Breguet is a juggernaut when it comes to innovations in the advancement of horology. Founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775, it is one of the oldest watch making brands in the world. ATimelyPerspective had the great pleasure of touring the brand’s Manufacture and its renowned tourbillon room. You can read about that…

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To Peru and Back: A Review of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph 2

By Alex Lam If you were to hit the trails in Peru – which I did — what watch would you take with you? Perhaps this is a somewhat inane question, but it was one that I contemplated before my trip to hike the Inca Trail. The wristwatch, first and foremost, was developed as a…

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Moon Accuracy for 122 Years … Introducing the White Gold L.U.C Lunar Big Date from Chopard

By Gordon Henderson Originally launched in 2009, the Chopard L.U.C Lunar Big Date watch housed the L.U.C 96.20-L, with a moon phase accuracy of 122 years! Coming from a mechanical piece, made in-house by Chopard, this is a big deal because if the watch never stops running, you won’t have to adjust the moonphase in…

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