Defining the Pilot Watch: Zenith Type 20 Grand Feu

 |  July 30th, 2014

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 for manipulating smaller objects. Pilot watches have become increasingly popular over the years as they represent an opportunity for aviation buffs, vintage watch enthusiasts and…

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Breguet Breaks Records with the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique

 |  July 28th, 2014

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 here.  In fact, Breguet is touted as the author of a number of inventions beyond the tourbillon, including  the first wrist watch in 1810, and…

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Close Up With the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon (video)

 |  July 16th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Girard-Perregaux is a brand with the wind at its sails. The brand’s Constant Force Escapement was unveiled a year ago and took home top honors in the 2013 Grand Prixe d’Horologerie Genève. Since then, the watch world has been asking how Girard-Perregaux will follow up on that year’s success. The answer: the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon. Long known for its stellar work with tourbillons (after all, the Three Bridges Tourbillon is legendary), Girard-Perregaux took the tourbillon to…

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Arnold & Son Watches: Why the DSTB is Revolutionary (slide show)

 |  June 13th, 2014

  Celebrating 250 years of heritage, Arnold & Son continues to demonstrate its technical prowess and top-quality Swiss craftsmanship. The limited edition DSTB (Dial Side True Beat) is a grand example of the brand’s British-inspired history and its haute horology vision.  The DSTB is part of the brand’s Instrument Collection and the newly developed automatic movement showcases the True Beat seconds’ mechanism (lever, wheels and seconds bridges) entirely on the dial side. Making the watch even more alluring is the…

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Arnold & Son Watches and the Patented CTB (Central True Beat) Watch

 |  May 19th, 2014

We’ve written about Arnold & Son time and again here, as this is a brand we truly respect. Here, we reflect on what Arnold & Son has achieved this year with its newest introductions, watches that are just starting to hit the markets this summer. These complexities created with superb craftsmanship celebrate the brand’s 250th anniversary. The world premiere CTB. Part of the brand’s Instrument collection, the CTB (Central True Beat) Chronograph houses a proprietary in-house manufactured movement and represents…

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Would You Wear a Blue/Green Rolex? Introducing the Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Blue Z (video)

 |  April 18th, 2014

This watch is a winner. Now some may say that the blue and green combination is a bit odd, but we think it is a perfect color to take this already easily identifiable, much-loved watch to even new heights.  The new Rolex Oyster Milgauss Blue Z features an amazing green sapphire crystal combined with a bold electric blue dial for dramatic appeal. The blue dial, seen through the green crystal, is powerfully attractive, offering a slightly different hue from every…

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The Power of the Press: Meet the Rolex Pepsi (original pics, prices)

 |  April 9th, 2014

It happened before the BaselWorld Fair even opened to the public. Just a couple of days before, a few members of the watch press got the first look at the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II watch. A world’s first, this timepiece features a Cerachrom bezel created in blue and red. Suddenly, the timepiece had a nickname: Pepsi. The reason for the moniker is evident with just one look at the timepiece. The press-given title also has roots in…

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