Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Piaget Unveils Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin – and it’s a Beauty

Piaget – famed for its pioneering and leadership position in the work of ultra-thin calibers – has done it again. In just about 10 days at the SIHH in Geneva, the brand will be unveiling to the world the skeletonized Altiplano Ultra Thin, which was several years in the development stages, and requires months to…

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Weekend Sojourn: Warm Winter Getaways – St Maarten on my Mind

Pinel IslandWinter is upon us and those who hate the cold are probably thinking of an island destination. St. Maarten is the perfect spot. This portal to the Caribbean is an interesting mix of cultures and beauty. Approximately half of the island is French owned, while the other half is Dutch, a division that dates…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH 2012 – Parmigiani Unveils Tonda Annual Calendar

Making the 17th movement unveiled by this still very young (but incredibly experienced) watch brand, Parmigiani’s new Tonda Annual calendar is based on the brand’s PF331 automatic movement, but incorporates an additional module to create the PF 339 Annual Calendar, which automatically accounts for the variation in the number of days in each month. Remember—it…

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Time Capsules: News – IWC Dubs 2012 its Year of the Pilot Watch – Unveils New TOP GUN watches

In November, 2007, I was one of a very elite group of international journalists fortunate enough to travel with IWC to California for the experience of a lifetime. There, we visited the TOP GUN flight school, met with pilots, took some courses,  and then had the awesome experience of arrested landing on (and later catapulting…

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Off the Cuff: Skywatch Is Cool, Casual, Comfortable and Functional

For the past month, I’ve been wearing a robust watch from a fairly young Swiss brand: Skywatch. The watches from this brand, characterized by sky-blue strap keepers, are all Swiss-made and offer great sport capabilities and functions, including being water resistant to 100 meters. Collections include a dive chronograph series, as well as a Neon…

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Weekend Sojourn: Happy New Year 2012, and a Retrospective Look at 2011

Happy New Year everyone! 2012 has arrived, and with it, we here at Atimelyperspective wish everyone a wonderful year, filled with success, health, happiness and time – time to do what matters most to you. We do a lot of talking here about time and timepieces, but we don’t often reflect on what we do…

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