Chopard Unveils L. U. C XP Urushi “Year Of The Pig” Chinese New Year Watch

 |  December 12th, 2018

This article by Roberta Naas first appeared on her Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Every year around this time, a handful of watch brands  begin unvieling watches that celebrate the Chinese New Year. Each year, these brands created scintillating watch designs and dials based on the Chinese astrological calendar that pay tribute to the animal of the year. As of February 5, 2019, it will be the Year of the Pig, and Chopard is the first watch brand to unveil…

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Winning Watches of the GPHG 2017

 |  November 9th, 2017

For readers who follow ATimelyPerspective, you know that we have been covering all the categories and nominated watches that were being judged in the 2017 GPHG Awards. Last night we attended the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve Awards Ceremony in Geneva, and today we bring you a look at the winning watches from the 72 competing timepieces.  2017 PRIZE LIST: “Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Chrono Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo…

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Interview: Racing Legend Jacky Ickx Reflects on Driving, Timing and Chopard

 |  August 9th, 2017

Being a car lover, I was thrilled when the opportunity arose not too long ago to interview the legendary Jacky Ickx. The 72-year-old racer is  one of the finest drivers of all time. In addition to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, he also achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in Formula One. He was also a motorcycle racer, an endurance racer and a rally driver.  Today, he is a Chopard brand ambassador, as well —…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

 |  July 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these are all unique watches being donated by the brands for this event only. To heighten the attention, a  world tour of these watches begins in September…

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A Close Up Look at Only Watch 2017 Watches, Part 1 (Slide show)

 |  July 11th, 2017

This November, the seventh annual OnlyWatch auction will take place in Geneva on the 11th of the month. The event is one that pulls the finest watch brands in the world together for charity, as each participating brand (or company) donates a single one-off watch that goes up for charity auction. OnlyWatch is organized by Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and the auction is led by Christie’s auction house. This year for the first time, in addition to individual…

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Madison Avenue Watch Week Takes Place Next Week in NYC

 |  May 5th, 2017

  The seventh annual Madison Avenue Watch Week takes place next week in New York City. From May 8-13, a variety of events and demonstrations will be held by watch and jewelry retailers along a particular stretch of Madison Ave, New York. In many instances, top watch brands will be showing new timepieces not yet seen in the United States. Among the participating brands: A. Lange & Söhne, Asprey, Chopard, David Yurman, De Beers, F.P. Journe, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, and…

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

 |  March 3rd, 2017

  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 you a look at a dozen of the wealthiest Swiss watch  families (or individuals) today and how I know them. Recently our friends and colleagues…

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