Behind the Scenes in the Villeret Custom Watch Division of Montblanc

In the sleepy little Swiss village of Villeret lives a quiet giant. Not big in numbers, but big in abilities. The giant is Montblanc’s Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie. Within the walls of this all-important historic building, the Montblanc Villeret collection of exclusive timepieces is all handmade as though in yesteryear. We wrote…

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Exclusive Interview with Carmen Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin

The granddaughter of legendary filmmaker Charlie Chaplin and the great-granddaughter of author Eugene O’Neill, British actress and filmmaker Carmen Chaplin believes that living in the moment is important to living life to its fullest. A friend of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand, Chaplin shares some thoughts on time and life with Atimelyperspective. “When I was younger, I…

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Armin Strom Races Forward with Team Marussia at US Grand Prix F1 Racing in Austin

Red Bull Team’s 26-year-old Sebastian Vettel won yesterday’s US Grand Prix Formula 1 races at the Circuit of America’s in Austin Texas – taking his eighth straight win this season and his fourth straight World Championship. While the German driver’s performance this season has been stellar, other teams have put up a good show. This…

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Announcing the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Geneve 2013 Winners

On Friday, the largest and most important award ceremony in watches took place in Geneva. It was the 13t annual Grand Prix D/Horlogerie – wherein a huge number of awards were given. Indeed, it seems each year new categories are added to the prize list – so that this year the event totaled 15 awards. The…

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Introducing Three Clifton Chronographs — Baume & Mercier Pre-SIHH 2014

In January 2014, the Salon de Haute Horlogerie International (SIHH) opens its doors once again. At this by-invitation-only watch exhibition, fewer than 20 top brands will showcase their newest creations. Now, we begin to see a small sneak-peek of what’s to come. This introduction is one of many you can expect to find in the…

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Decorating and Finishing Components for Luxury Watch Movements at Audemars Piguet

Not all watch brands are alike. Some luxury brands employ artisans that spend countless hours toiling on finishing tiny pieces of the movement that most will never see.   In fact, it is not uncommon in the world of haute horlogerie for finishers to spend dozens upon dozens of hours cutting base plates and parts, and…

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