Does Your Watch have Knights with Swords Standing at Attention? Introducing the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II

Legend has it that there was no one more noble than the knights who sat at the round table with King Arthur in Camelot. Having vowed to protect the weak and humble the proud, this symbolic round table contained no head to ensure all those present sat there as equals. As defenders, noblemen, and courageously…

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Porsche Design Unveils Chronotimer Series 1 — Inspired by the ’70’s and ’80’s

If you’ve been around the watch industry for a while, like I have, you are very familiar with the story of Porsche Design timepieces. Founded back in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the brand was one of the first ever to build (in cooperation with IWC) watches of titanium and to create black watches. Avant-garde…

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Affordable Watches – Luminox’s F-35 Lightning II Is A Stealthy Watch In More Ways Than One

American success stories can be few and far between in the watch industry. However, among a rare breed, 25 year old brand Luminox has certainly made a name for itself.  Having established a brand which holds low-light and nighttime legibility to be paramount, Luminox has been committed to creating high-performance sports watches for the likes…

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Will Your Watch Last 400 Years? Close-Up with the All-New Bovet 1822 Amadeo Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar

Earlier this year, in January during the SIHH in Geneva, Bovet 1822 unveiled some pretty spectacular watches. It is difficult to say this but, that’s nothing new. This independently owned  brand is known for creating some of the most beautiful masterpieces in art and craftsmanship on today’s market. Even for a veteran watch journalist with…

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Experiencing the Indy 500 with TAG Heuer, Patrick Dempsey and Marco and Mario Andretti

It’s as American as it gets. It’s not baseball or apple pie, but it is the heartland of America: the Indy 500. It’s a funny thing but this weekend, ATimelyPerspective had been invited on a number of trips, including the Monaco Grand Prix (also with TAG Hewer). The Indy 500 was the one I knew…

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Mastering Silicium: Going Into the Workshops with Patek Philippe (It Wasn’t Easy)

Just the other day, I had the unique experience of spending an entire day at a workshop with Patek Philippe in New York. There, we experienced a very thorough presentation of the brand’s pioneering research in silicium, and the material’s evolution as a balance wheel and as a hair spring.  It is astonishing to see that…

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