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: Commentary — It’s a Numbers Game

The ancient Mayan calendar says 12-12-12 – Today— signals the end of time as we know it and the beginning of an evolution for Earth and its inhabitants. (Some say this “end” will actually occur on 12-21-12.) A few watch brands – who track time so elegantly – interpret that to mean the start of…

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Time Capsules: Product — TAG Heuer Releases Carrera 1887 Chronograph

The newest TAG Heuer watch is a beauty. The Carrera 1887 Chronograph features an integrated column-wheel automatic chronograph movement in an updated design of the legendary series that was first designed by Jack Heuer in 1964.  Still an icon, this Carrera’s caliber was developed in-house by TAG Heuer utilizing intellectual property elements acquired from Seiko…

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Weekend Sojourn: Time and Art — An Honored Tradition that Audemars Piguet Furthers

Art Basel Miami Beach just wrapped up its 2012 event. Interestingly enough, in addition to drawing thousands of art lovers from around the world, the event also attracted the attention of a host of watch brands. It is no wonder – many art lovers are also watch collectors and enthusiasts. Now, the legendary Swiss watch…

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