Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel

 |  April 11th, 2019

Back in January when the SIHH took place, the Jaeger-LeCoutlre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel watch was top on everybody’s list of best watches from the show. Critics weren’t wrong. They  were, however, early. Showing off this watch at its launch is great, however the complex timepiece is only just starting to make its way to markets around the world, with just a few pieces becoming available this summer and fall. For that reason, we held off on our review. Here,…

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Revisiting MB&F: Meet Medusa, The Clock That Almost Didn’t Make Its Debut

 |  March 7th, 2019

With Baselworld around the corner, we wanted to take a few minutes to revisit some important MB&F products before the exciting new unveilings coming out. Yes, we know about the new watches already, but that is embargoed material so you just have to be patient.  However, at the recent SIHH, MB&F unveiled its 10th collaboration with Swiss clock maker L’Epee 1839. We haven’t yet had the chance to bring it into the limelight here so we hope you will welcome…

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SIHH 2019: Hermes Arceau L’Heure De La Lune Watch

 |  January 31st, 2019

At SIHH this year, Hermes unveils the all-new complicated Arceau L’Heure De La Lune watch — a revolutionary new timepiece that was years in the making. The watch features a specially made module created by Jean-François Mojon, Founder, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Chronode SA. The module is exclusive to Hermes and enables the watch to have rotating hour/minutes and date subdials while the engraved mother-of-pearl moon disks remain in position on the dial. In other words, wherein most moon…

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SIHH 2019: Hands On With The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar Watch

 |  January 30th, 2019

  It was just last year that Baume  & Mercier made huge strides in the watch world with the unveiling of the Baumatic movement and subsequent watches. Now, for SIHH 2019, the brand releases the  Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar  that, for the first time, combines the Baumatic movement with a perpetual calendar module.  The Baumatic self-winding movement is highly reliable thanks to the combination of its silicon hairspring and a high-performance escapement. In addition to five days power reserve, the…

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

 |  January 29th, 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 the auspices of  the Sandoz Foundation, which is a primary investor in the brand.  Since its inception, Parmigiani has been known for creating some of…

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

 |  January 23rd, 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, the bad and the ugly. SIHH 2019 in Review: Right off the bat, I have to say that this was one of the most successful…

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Storage Wars: SIHH 2019 Maybe (Not) The Most Disappointing Storage Units Ever

 |  January 21st, 2019

Could we be ending an era of creativity? If this year’s offering of USB keys—where brands store their most important information and images to disseminate to the press – is an example, the answer is yes. Since 2012, we have been taking a close look at the USB keys give out at Baselworld and SIHH.  Storage Wars is one of our most popular posts, and every time I visit a brand, as they hand me their USB key, they wonder…

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