Weekend Sojourn: Spy Tools — 007 Brings the Best Back in Skyfall

In the soon-to-be-released James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the famed Agent 007 brings his true loves to light again. While the women of the movie, we know, will be spectacular, the stars are the spy tools – the Aston Martin DB5 (which novelist Ian Fleming included in Bond books as far back as Goldfinger and Thunderball),…

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Video: Guy Semon Explains The Evolution of TAG Heuer Chronograph Technology

By Jonathan Bues, IW Magazine On Wednesday,  the editors of International Watch [for whom the founder of Atimelyperspective writes], met with Guy Semon, Vice President of Sciences and Technology at TAG Heuer, who was in New York to show the press his firm’s new Microgirder 2000 chronograph, unveiled in Geneva last month. Semon, a former…

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Trend Report: DRAGONS – It’s the Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and it begins today. Many luxury watch brands have presented several pieces depicting the great mythical creature over the last few weeks. WORLDTEMPUS – Carlos Torres The first dragon appeared in China some forty-seven centuries ago, during the reign of Huang Ti (also…

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Past, Present, Future: Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak 40th Anniversary

Past: Forty years ago one luxury watch brand stepped out on limb, so to speak. It was 1972 when Audemars Piguet unveiled its Royal Oak – the first luxury sport watch in the haute horlogerie world — offered in stainless steel. Heretofore a gold and platinum brand—Audemars Piguet recognized a need for a sporty chic…

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Under the Hood: Audemars Piguet Offers Superb Craftsmanship

Few people have the privilege of walking the hallowed halls of a fine watchmaking brand. Few get to see the amazing craftsmanship and finishing – the countless hours of minute work and superb innovation – that goes into the making of a top-quality movement. I have been fortunate enough to join many a great brand…

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