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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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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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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Baselworld 2019 Hands On: TAG Heuer Autavia Watch

 |  March 26th, 2019

At Baselworld last week, TAG Heuer had a number of important introductions. One of them was among my favorites: the re-issue of one of its finest watches: Autavia Chronograph Chronometer.  I wrote about the watch for the Baselworld Daily Newspaper, but here we take a closer look at it and add some hands-on photos. It was in the mid 1930’s that the Autavia dashboard timer made its debut from Heuer, which continued to create the timer from 1933 to 1957.  “Inspired…

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Baselworld 2019: Patek Philippe Unveils New White Gold Chronograph Ref. 5172G

 |  March 25th, 2019

One of the first watches released by Patek Philippe at the show this year is the new white-gold-cased version of the Chronograph Ref. 5172G. This new version features a striking blue dial. It is an evolution of the first chronograph with a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe, Ref. 5170, that appeared in 2010.  Now, Patek Philippe has redesigned this beloved model — offering up a fully polished white-gold case with round guilloche’ pushers. The watch dial is created…

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Baselworld 2019: Hublot And Tattoo Artist Maxime Buchi Unveil Big Bang Sang Bleu II

 |  March 22nd, 2019

With Baselworld officially starting tomorrow, Hublot reveals the Big Bang Sang Bleu II  created in collaboration with famed tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi, founder of Sang Bleu. This marks the second venture between the two, but this version not only offers Buchi’s design on the dial , but also features the creative concept in angular glory over onto the case and crystal for incredible three–dimensional appeal. With “The Art of Fusion” as its tag line, Hublot regularly blends different worlds with…

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