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

 |  June 8th, 2016

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 have also included another 5 top water watches that are just too good to pass by this summer. Indulge.

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Blancpain and Laurent Bellesta Launch Gombessa III Expedition to Antarctica

 |  December 23rd, 2015

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 impact of global warming in this polar region. Ten years after the release of March of the Penguins, Director Jacquet returns to the Antarctic with…

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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 Top Women’s Moon Phase Watches

 |  September 5th, 2013

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. The disk, often painted enamel or even lapis lazuli for added allure, rotates slowly, showing the waxing and waning moon cycles in a visually arresting…

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Antiquorum Only Watch 2013 Sneak Peek

 |  July 30th, 2013

It’s official: Antiquorum —which every other year sponsors the Only Watch auction — has a super hot lineup of one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off on September 28 at the Only Watch 2013 charity event in Monaco.  This year 33 watch brands have donated to the cause, wherein all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help finance research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Participating brands in this important auction: Backes & Strauss, Bell &…

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5 Top Complicated Watches from BaselWorld 2013

 |  May 16th, 2013

Throughout the past month or so, we have brought you so many wonderful new unveilings both pre-, during- and post- BaselWorld 2013. So many were exclusives – especially in the category of great Complications. You’ve seen here first several pieces from Arnold & Son, Ulysse Nardin, HYT and others. Now we bring you a quick glance at five more top complications from BaselWorld 2013. Enjoy.

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Blancpain and 3-Star Michelin Chef, Humm, at Eleven Madison Park

 |  March 3rd, 2013

Many of the world’s top watch brands align themselves with top chefs. The relationship seems natural – fine dining, fine watches. Blancpain and three-Michelin-star chef Daniel Humm see it as more of a similarity of arts. “Creating great meals is an art,” said Humm at a private dinner with Blancpain at Eleven Madison Park. Humm is also the chef for New York’s Nomad – but Eleven Madison Park is a New York icon and Humm has brought it a long…

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