An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a…

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Behold: This Knight in Shining Armor Slays More than Dragons: Introducing the Urwerk UR-105 TA Knight

 |  May 15th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson For those familiar with the brand, Urwerk represents an aesthetic that sits on the edge of modern wristwatch design while also pushing the technological advances of horology. They are unapologetically a brand that marches to the beat of its own drummer when it comes to design elements, while at the same time redefining how the passage of time should be displayed on a watch. The UR-105 TA (the TA is a reference to turbine automatic) AKA the…

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And the Winner is… GPHG 2014 Results are In, Breguet takes Top Prize

 |  November 1st, 2014

Yesterday, the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève 2014 (GPHG) was held in Geneva. The largest watch competition, GPHG saw 72 top watches compete in 12 different categories for winning placements. Many of these watches we have written about on ATimelyPerspective this year. Here, we bring you the results. 2014 PRIZE LIST  with Select Photos Below:   “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Breguet, Classique Chronométrie Ladies’ Watch Prize: Blancpain, Women Off-centred Hour Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Christophe Claret, Margot Men’s Watch Prize: Urban…

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3 Hot Watches Seen at TimeCrafters 2014: HYT, Parmigiani, Urwerk Watches

 |  May 20th, 2014

As we mentioned last week, the TimeCrafters 2014 watch exhibition was taking place this past weekend, with top watchmakers bringing their finest new timepieces to the market, along with some watchmakers, engravers, and other artisans demonstrating their craft. Among those at the show: A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Alpina, Bulgari, Chopard, Christophe Claret, DeBethune, Frederique Constant, Hublot, HYT, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani, Richard Mille, TAG Heuer, Urwerk, Zenith. Here we bring you  three hot watches that were highlights at the show.…

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Can Your Watch Slay Dragons? Introducing the Urwerk UR-105M

 |  April 23rd, 2014

“An iron knight ready to conquer time.” That’s the way Urwerk is billing its new UR-105M—officially introduced to the world just a few minutes ago in Geneva.  I was lucky to be among the first to see this watch a couple of months ago before its official launch. It is a piece inspired by the Middle Ages – the era of sword duels, knights in shining armor, lances and legends, and as such claims to embrace the valor of the…

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Introducing the Urwerk UR-EMC Finished Watch with Built-in Intelligence

 |  August 28th, 2013

Recently, we brought you the news about the new EMC movement by Urwerk. You can read the details here, but essentially this 100 percent mechanical movement incorporates its own integrated intelligence. Today, in Geneva, Urwerk officially unveiled the UR-EMC watch that houses this unique movement that was a long journey for its watchmakers and engineers.  For URWERK, a precision timepiece should have a movement that is accurate, reliable and long lasting. Such a movement should meet specific criteria including accuracy in 5…

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Introducing Urwerk’s Mechanical Watch That Lets the Wearer Monitor the Precision

 |  May 29th, 2013

A young brand,  Urwerk has nonetheless made incredible inroads in the world of fine watchmaking mechanics and innovation thanks in great part to the brand’s signature satellite complications. Urwerk’s research and development department embraces an anti-establishment sprit – and as such has developed the concept for a mechanical timepiece with integrated intelligence—called EMC. “The interaction between a mechanical watch and its owner is a theme that has always inspired us,” says Felix Baumgartner, master watchmaker and co-founder of URWERK. “Designing…

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