Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel

 |  April 11th, 2019

Back in January when the SIHH took place, the Jaeger-LeCoutlre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel watch was top on everybody’s list of best watches from the show. Critics weren’t wrong. They  were, however, early. Showing off this watch at its launch is great, however the complex timepiece is only just starting to make its way to markets around the world, with just a few pieces becoming available this summer and fall. For that reason, we held off on our review. Here,…

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Hands On: Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Calendar

 |  April 10th, 2019

Swiss independent watch brand Carl F. Bucherer has a lot going on in its product repertoire this year. It was just late last year that the brand unveiled its new Heritage collection — showcasing a masterful Tourbillon Double Peripheral watch with a masterful engraving of Lucerne (the brand’s home town) on the case back. Now, to further its Heritage series, Carl F. Bucherer releases an all-new limited edition calendar watch, the Heritage Bicompax Annual Calendar. Here, we go hands-on with…

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Hands On: Tutima Patria Admiral Blue

 |  April 9th, 2019

I’ve been a fan of the German brand Tutima for years. In fact, even before the brand was able to set up its state-of-the-art Manufacture back in the Saxony region of Germany once the Berlin wall was down.  I actually find that I am a fan of most German watch brands because I like the clean, functional appeal of the German aesthetic.   Tutima, long known as an amazing pilot’s watch brand, has also made incredible strides in its classically…

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Baselworld 2019: A Closer Look At The Hautlence HL Sphere 01

 |  April 8th, 2019

Much of the value and pedigree of a watch manufacture is derived from how long the manufacture has been in existence. There has, however, over the last couple of decades, been a bucking of that trend as newer manufactures have entered the market place with fresh takes and technological accomplishments that rival those of any of the older houses. One such brand is Hautlence, and over the past 15-plus years the independent Swiss manufacture has  regularly launched pieces that  are…

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Behind The Scenes At The Second Annual Movado Group Summit In Davos

 |  April 5th, 2019

Recently, at the second annual Movado Group Summit in Davos, Switzerland, a host of news, products, ventures and other exciting forays were not only unveiled, but also discussed in detail in a way that was lively, energetic and productive. While this was the second world Movado Group Summit to be held, it was the first one where a handful of press was selected to attend the three-day 2019 event, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them. Here…

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Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys Of Baselworld 2019, And The Fate Of Storage Units

 |  April 3rd, 2019

Well, it has been a tradition here at ATimelyPerspective that after every show, we take a break from all the product news, all the show reviews and all of the interviews to do something fun and different: showcase the way watch brands offer their vital information to journalists. Year after year, we write about the best, the worst and sometimes the really-tried-hard USB keys of each show. I love the way, at the end of meeting, when I ask for…

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I’m Back With The Truth: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Baselworld 2019

 |  April 1st, 2019

Last Wednesday I finally returned from my 10-day Swiss junket that included a three-day stop in Davos with Movado (that’s an upcoming story in itself) followed by six days in Baselworld.  Here, I bring you an insider’s view of what Baselworld really went through this year  — the good, the bad and the ugly. And, believe me, as I have attended Baselworld for 35 years now, I think I’m a good judge. There is no denying that traffic was down significantly,…

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