Time Capsules – News: Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. – What a Match

For more than a century two great brands, Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co., have been working together. Now, to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the US Patek Philippe Boutique inside Tiffany & Co, New York City, the two jointly unveil special limited-edition timepieces. The new watches are double signed, with both the Patek Philippe…

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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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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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Video: Audemars Piguet Celebrates Royal Oak

As this year comes to a close, we want to recall the 40th anniversary celebration of one of the most iconic 20th century watches: the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. We here at Atimelyperspective have brought you a lot of behine-the-scene coverage of this brand and its newest watches that celebrate the birth of the luxury…

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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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Weekend Sojourn: Hurricane Sandy Lingers, Watch Brands Reach Out

Exactly three weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy ravished the tri-state area. In New Jersey today, families who own beach houses at the Jersey Shore are allowed to visit their town, assess the damage, do what they have to do and leave in a few hours’ time. I know families who have lost entire homes at the…

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