How Astronomy Influences Horology And Timekeeping

Pendant alarm watch circa 1590 in the form of a sundial with compass for setting time. 

  Every year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) exhibition in Geneva, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry creates a special exhibition around time and watches. Here, we take a look at one of our favorites: Horology, A child of Astronomy. In the world of horology, astronomy, the sky, and the stars have…

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Why More Watch Brands Are Opting For Summits Instead Of Watch Shows

Swatch Group Time To Move event.

Recently, LVMH announced that it will hold its first Group watch exhibition in Dubai in January of 2020. The company was fast to add that it was not leaving Baselworld, but rather offering a more timely showcasing of its products.  In my recent article on my PerfectTiming column on Forbes.com, I discussed why it is…

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SIHH 2019: Hands On With The $360,000 Parmigiani Toric Capitole Watch

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole minute repeater watch as seen at SIHH 2019

Just before SIHH 2019, I wrote the following article on the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole watch being unveiled at the show. Now that we have gotten our hands on this near half-million-dollar beauty, we want to present it here on ATimelyPerspective. “Founded 23 years ago in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier is run under…

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SIHH 2019 In Review: From Watches To Exhibition Space, Events And More

Richard Mille SIHH 2019

If you were in attendance at this year’s SIHH, then — as the saying goes — “if you know, you know.” For those who weren’t there, however, we take you behind the scenes for a look at what went on at the 29th annual SIHH and around Geneva from January 13-18, 2019 — the good,…

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Baselworld And SIHH Synchronize Show Dates For April/May 2020

SIHH and Baselworld coordinate dates for 2020

Earlier today,   Salon Internationals de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and Baselworld announced plans to coordinate exhibition dates for the year 2020 through 2024, so that the shows coincide in timing. They also announced a joint date move to late  April through early May instead of January and March when the shows typically take place.…

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Hands On With the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic World Time Watch (Price)

Earlier this year at the SIHH, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled a wonderful new collection inspired by its past: Polaris. The complete Polaris collection, inspired by the Memovox watches, included an interesting array of watches, including a chronograph and the Polaris Memovox alarm dive watch. Now, the brand expands the line with the exciting Jaeger-LeCoultire Polaris Geographic WT…

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