Lisa Jones Named President Of Patek Philippe USA, Henri Stern Watch Agency

 |  May 7th, 2019

It’s a good news and bad news story at Patek Philippe USA, operated under the auspices of The Henri Stern Watch Agency Inc (HSWA). HSWA has been the exclusive American importer and distributor for the brand since 1946. We’ll get the bad news out of the way:  30-year veteran of HSWA and President for the past decade,Larry Pettinelli has left the company to “embark on a new phase of his career.”  He has led the brand with a passion and…

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Hublot Unveils Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto Watches

 |  May 7th, 2019

Three years into a collaboration with luxury French shoe maker, Berluti,  Hublot unveils its newest watches created as a result of that partnership. In fact, the new Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti watches are the fourth series to be made, and represent a great evolution. In addition to featuring sumptuous leather straps and leather dials, these new watches feature the famed  Berluti Scritto script writing on the cases. The very first Berluti/Hublot line was launched in 2016.   The engraved cases are…

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Introducing The Laurent Ferrier Tourbillon Grand Sport

 |  May 6th, 2019

In a somewhat unexpected move, Laurent Ferrier introduces an alll-new  sporty chic Tourbillon Grand Sport watch to celebrate 40 years since the brand’s founders raced together at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 10 years since the conception of its very first tourbillon. Those who know Laurent Ferrier as a watchmaker today, may not realize that in the 1970’s he was much more well known on the racing circuits. In fact, he competed in the  24 Hours of Le Mans…

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Hands On With The Romain Gauthier White Gold Insight Micro-Rotor

 |  May 3rd, 2019

Romain Gauthier is an independent watch brand that we respect immensely. Every single timepiece Romain Gauthier produces is done with strict attention to detail and with the finest master craftsmanship. Such is the case with the newest 18-karat white gold Insight Micro-Rotor watch now out in extremely limited editions with stunning enamel dials and specially finished movement with hard-frosted gilded manipulate and bridges.  The new limited editions, each retailing for 79,000 Swiss francs, are being made in limited numbers of 10…

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Close Up With The New Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Ray Special Edition

 |  May 2nd, 2019

Carl F. Bucherer is an independent watch line that we have covered quite extensively here on A Timely Perspective over the years. One of the main reasons we continue to follow and promote the brand revolves largely around the good the manufacturer has done with sustainability of oceanic life and their focus on the black manta ray. In 2017,  Carl F. Bucherer partnered with Manta Trust, a UK organization focused on gathering information on the habitat in Maldives of the…

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Rizzoli Unveils Sea Time: Watches Inspired By Sailing, Yachting And Diving

 |  May 1st, 2019

Part of a trilogy series of books about watches conceived of by Aaron Sigmond, the newest  SEA TIME  book —  will launch on  May 16 in New York, with the  book going on sale May 28 — although advance sale orders are already being taken on both Amazon and  barnesandnoble.com. SEA TIME is about watches inspired by sailing, yachting and diving and features breathtaking images in and under the water.  Written by two of my friends and colleagues — Aaron Sigmond and Mark…

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Introducing, And Hands-On With, The MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green

 |  April 30th, 2019

Green is the new blue this year, with so many brands unveiling exceptional green-dial watches. Now, MB&F joins the green move with its newest Legacy Machine Split Escapement (LE SE) Titanium Green watch with stunning green dial. The first Legacy Machine Split Escapement LE SE was introduced in October of 2017 in four versions, including a copper dial model and a blue dial model with star-dust-like “frosted” dials.  The new white gold LM SE green dial is beautifully worked in…

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