Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

Some of the wealthiest Swiss watch families and individuals are worth billions.

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring…

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Blancpain Cocktail Watch owned by Marilyn Monroe Up for Auction

The diamond cocktail ring by Blancpain (with movement stamped Blancpain and Rayville Watch Co.) should fetch more than $100,000.

Lovers of Marilyn Monroe may now be able to own a piece of the famed star’s property — with items such as the sequined  “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress  to a tiny diamond-adorned  Blancpain cocktail watch — up for sale this week by  Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The  once-in-a-lifetime Marilyn Monroe auction includes pieces…

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10 Great Water Watches for World Oceans Day (slide show)

Today is World Oceans Day and  what better time to celebrate the world’s water watches than today. As such, we have selected a slide show that includes five top watch brans that work hard to protect our oceans (Rolex, Omega, IWC, Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre) and some images of their projects from around the world. We…

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Blancpain and Laurent Bellesta Launch Gombessa III Expedition to Antarctica

BY Samantha Walsh Recently, Blancpain and photographer Laurent Bellesta began the third Gombessa expedition — this time in Antarctica — and in association with film director Luc Jaquet and his Wild-Touch Expeditions.  This pioneering exploratory, diving, and photographic mission is part of a wider project initiated by Academy Award winning director Luc Jacquet to explore the…

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

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: …

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3 Top Women’s Moon Phase Watches

The moon has been a symbol of romance and eternity for countless generations, which may be why so many watch brands are putting effort into the development of specialty watches that depict the phases of the moon in ever more creative renderings. Moon-phase timepieces operate via a small disk within the mechanics of the watch.…

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