Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 2017

Those who have been following ATimelyPerspective know that we enjoy taking a break from the seriousness of timepieces once in a while and focusing on things that are — well — a little fun. Each year after the shows, we present the most creative or best USB sticks. On these grand devices, the watch brands…

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wayde Van Niekerk, a Richard Mille Ambassador, Talks About Time

Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde van Niekerk (photo: R. Naas)

I had the good fortune recently to meet with  South African Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk,  a Richard Mille brand ambassador, and world record-setting medalist at the   2016 Rio Olympics. He took the title  in the 400 meter races. He did wearing a Richard Mille watch. We spent some time together in Chantilly France to…

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Hands On with the New Montblanc Bronze 1858 Chronometer Tachymeter Watch at SIHH 2017

Montblanc 1858 in bronze (photo: R. Naas, ATimelyPerspective)

  If you are a lover of unusual watch materials, you may want  to take a closer look at the newest vintage-inspired 1858 bronze watches from Montblanc. While not a high-tech material, bronze is rarely used in watchmaking, but when it is – it is highly coveted.  The material ages differently in each and every…

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SIHH 2017: Piaget Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Altiplano Collection (prices)

Piaget 43mm Altiplano Automatic 60th Anniversary collection.

When the Piaget Aliplano wristwatch was first introduced at Baselworld in 1957, its defining characteristic was its thinness: it was driven by the hand-wound Caliber 9P, which was only 2 mm thick. A few years later, in 1960, the much-heralded self-winding 12P was introduced at just 2.3mm thick. Since then, the Altiplano has embraced a…

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SIHH 2017: Roger Dubuis Unveils Near $400,000 Excalibur Quatuor MicroMelt® and Spider Skeleton Automatic

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Blue Cobalt MicroMelt(R) watch at SIHH 2017.

Roger Dubuis ha a very interesting line up this year at SIHH. While last year was dubbed the year of the woman for this audacious brand, this year there are a host of new additions  to its much coveted Excalibur line, including the World Premier Excalibur Quatuor MicroMelt® and the  Exaclibur Spider Skelton Automatic: please…

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SIHH 2017: Montblanc Unveils TimeWalker 1/1000th Chronograph and Rally Timer (prices)

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

For 2017, Montblanc (now 111 years old) turns much of its focus to the TimeWalker Collection and Minerva, the movement and watch manufacturer based in Villeret, Switzerland. Dating to 1858, Minerva was acquired by Richemont in 2006, and since then its expertise has become the backbone of many of Montblanc’s high-end, more complicated timepieces. Now,…

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