Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH 2013 – A. Lange & Sohne Unveils Grand Lange 1 Lumen

 A. Lange & Sohne understands the importance of ease of reading, and magnificently incorporates it into the all new limited Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” with a semi-transparent dial that exposes the ingenious mechanism of the first luminescent outsize date display.  Long known for its superbly bold date display, A. Lange & Sohne kept the complex…

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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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Weekend Sojourn: NASCAR Racing with Tissot

It isn’t everyday one gets to official NASCAR racing. Being in the pits, walking among the drivers and the frenzied hustling of readying the cars for the track is a real thrill. Even better: actually being on the track sidelines during the race, and standing right next to the pit crew as they make their…

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Watch Stops: SIHH 2013 – Baume & Mercier Unveils new Clifton Line

It has started: the unveiling of several new watch collections as sneak-peeks at what will be coming in January at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva. We’ve shown a few insights already, but here we are again. This new Clifton collection from Baume & Mercier was inspired by a 1950’s vintage timepiece, and is  an evolution…

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A Moment in Time: Francois-Paul Journe Unveils the Chronometre Optimum in NYC

In a private appointment yesterday with master watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe (at the wonderful Madison Avenue FP Journe Boutique), we had the privilege of getting   hands-on to the brand new Chronometre Optimum watch that now joins FP Journe’s complex haute horlogerie collection.  This new piece – a three-hand watch – was several years in the making,…

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