Swatch Surfs the Big Waves with New Swatch by Coco Ho

  Competitive surfing was the highlight at Trestles Beach in Southern California, where the Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles was held, September 9 through 12. Swatch has been a sponsor of women’s pro surfing, and competitive surfer Coco Ho, a Swatch brand ambassador since 2010, was on hand to formally introduce the watch she designed, Swatch…

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Inside the Manufacture: A Close-UP Look at Bulgari Watchmaking

Earlier this year, we had the unique opportunity to go where few have ever gone before: inside the Bulgari Manufacture.  I wrote about that experience in IW Magazine, and now, we bring some of that insight to our faithful readers at ATimelyPerspective. This Italian-born Bulgari (founded in Rome in 1884) has been bringing exceptional watches to the forefront…

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Fast Focus: Hermes Brings Artistic Dials to the Forefront with ‘Nature at Full Gallop’ Watches

Every year, Hermès  unveils a few unique timepieces that demonstrate the brand’s commitment to top craftsmanship, watchmaking arts and technical prowess and style, of course.  This year was no exception. Inspired by wildlife drawings from the French artist, Robert Dallet, the brand unveiled several nature-inspired watches with exquisite hand-painted and engraved dials. Dallet is best known…

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Tennis Star Stan Wawrinka (wearing his ‘Pinka’) Audemars Piguet Watch Wins the US Open

Earlier today we brought you the news of how the final set in the US Open Tennis championships would line up — with Swiss Stan Wawrinka coming up against Serbian Novak Djokovic, the clear favorite to many pundits. However, I had to be impartial. Wawrinka wears an Audemars Piguet watch during play  and this year…

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US Open Tennis Championships Today: Stan Wawrinka vs. Novak Djokovic (or: Audemars Piguet vs. Seiko)

This afternoon,  the finals of the  US Open Tennis Championships promises to be a hot ticket. Today,  Stan Wawrinka battles Novak Djokovic for the title.  On his wrist, Stan the Man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore with specially made dark-pink strap (to match his outfit). Djokovoic, meanwhile, does not wear a watch during play.…

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Fast Focus: A Look at One of the Most Affordable Perpetual Calendars — from Frederique Constant

    Frederique Constant, recently purchased by Citizen, has been a family-owned, independent watch brand for decades. In fact, I remember when the brand first launched, and I have been proud to say the founders — Peter and Aletta Stas — have always been committed to offering superb quality and incredible prices. The new Perpetual…

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