ATimelyPerspective the most authoritative insight into time and watches Thu, 28 May 2020 17:17:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Louis Moinet, Master At Uniqueness, Unveils Memoris Scarab Wings Watch Fri, 29 May 2020 13:27:36 +0000 On its recently revamped website, in the “tomorrow” section,  Swiss independent watch brand Louis Moinet writes: “A meteorite unique in the world has just landed in the Ateliers Louis Moinet, more than 150 years after its discovery. This extraterrestrial material will be the heroine of a one-of-a-kind creation telling a truly extraordinary story.” The thing is, if…]]> 0 Animal Instincts Kick In At Jaquet Droz: Introducing The Petite Heure Minute Tiger Thu, 28 May 2020 12:19:26 +0000 Easily one of the top Swiss watch brands when it comes to artistic talent, Jaquet Droz is long known for its automatons and its hand-painted and hand-crafted dials. This brand regularly brings its dials to life with scenes that either move or are so elegantly carved or painted that they have multiple dimensions. Now, the…]]> 0 Are You Lucky Enough To Own A Tutima Limited Edition Promotion Watch? Wed, 27 May 2020 13:25:13 +0000 Recently, I was going through my watch drawers — reflecting on some of the fun and serious watches I have owned over the years. It’s hard to believe the timepieces in my early collection. Some are worth drooling over and others will raise eyebrows. However, I have three that made me smile: Tutima Limited Edition…]]> 0 Vacheron Constantin Brings Designer Yiqing Yin Into ‘One Of Not Many’ Campaign Tue, 26 May 2020 14:01:21 +0000 Move over men, this one is for the women. However, if you’re interested in what the world’s oldest continually operating watch brand, Vacheron Constantin, is doing these days with its “One of Not Many” campaign, read on.  Today, the brand announced that it has brought its first woman into the fold of its unusual marketing…]]> 0 Memorial Day Remembers Those Fallen In Fight During War Mon, 25 May 2020 14:27:57 +0000 So many people think of Memorial day as picnics, walks on the beach and the start of summer. In reality, it honors those who have died in service. Every Memorial Day, when I go to the cemetery to place flags on my father’s grave (he was a Marine in World War II) and on my…]]> 0 Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady Versus Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning: Rolex, IWC Against Rolex Sat, 23 May 2020 17:30:11 +0000   If you look at the big names coming together this Sunday in Florida for a Coronavirus Relief golf game, you have Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady against Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning.  In other words, Rolex and IWC against Rolex and – well, since Manning isn’t a brand ambassador for a watch company — Manning.…]]> 0 Introducing The Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph: The Perfect Father’s Day Gift Fri, 22 May 2020 15:55:18 +0000 Don’t procrastinate. Father’s Day is not really that far off and German watch brand Tutima has the perfect gift for dad: the all-new M2 Coastline Chronograph with a unique personality. Maybe almost as unique as dad.  There are two versions of the robust Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph being offered with the brand’s chronograph automatic caliber…]]> 0 Introducing the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon Thu, 21 May 2020 14:40:13 +0000 When you are familiar with Swiss luxury watch brand Parmigiani Fleurier, you may think you have seen it all from them. However, you have not. Today the brand unveiled its first tourbillon in the Toric line. Let me start off by saying, there is a superb sophistication  to this piece. “Like everything that Parmigiani Fleurier…]]> 0 Watch Review: Torgoen T42 Delivers In Looks, Performance And Value Wed, 20 May 2020 11:57:37 +0000 Today we take a close-up look at a brand we haven’t covered before on our site: Torgoen. The company, founded 10 years ago, offers aviation-inspired watches that are functional and are a great value proposition. When E. Gluck Corporation bought the brand last year, it examined the collection and its audience of adventure-seeking individuals and…]]> 0 Introducing The Seiko Prospex Street Series Urban Safari Solar Chronograph Calendar Mon, 18 May 2020 17:10:57 +0000 Seiko — the Japanese brand that makes top-notch affordable watches — unveils its newest theme for it beloved Prospex Street Series of watches: Urban Safari. While the Japanese home brand releases four new watches, the USA is picking up the two solar-powered Chronograph Calendar watches. The new series takes its design inspiration from the brand’s…]]> 2 Watch And Jewelry Industry Veteran Bob Sears Siragusa Dies Of COVID-19 Mon, 18 May 2020 13:19:38 +0000 Over the weekend, I learned of the death of Robert Sears Siragusa.. Bob. I was saddened to hear that he had become a victim of COVID-19. I’ve known Bob for more than 30 years — since the mid-1980’s when he founded Aurion International, in fact. I had just joined the watch and jewelry industry, working…]]> 2 Meet The Five New Hermes Arceau L’Heure De La Lune Watches For 2020 Thu, 14 May 2020 13:56:18 +0000 Last year at SIHH, Hermes unveiled its all-new complicated Arceau L’Heure De La Lune watch — a revolutionary new timepiece that was years in the making. Now, the brand expands the collection, adding five impressive new versions, including a few limited editions. The new 36-piece limited edition versions include one with a black Sahara meteorite…]]> 0 A Close Look At the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph Wed, 13 May 2020 14:53:14 +0000  Classically elegant and exceptionally technical, the complex watches from Vacheron Constantin are often coveted masterpieces made in very limited numbers. The newest Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph – unveiled on the digital platform (which was launched when the Watches & Wonders Geneva show would have taken place)— is no exception. The all0new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph houses…]]> 0 What Bremont’s New MBII Configurator Can Do For You Tue, 12 May 2020 11:36:45 +0000   The configurator.  One of the first brands to offer this concept was Armin Strom — and that was several years ago. Initially, some buyers were reluctant to go on line and decide on the options they wanted in their newest watch, but that has begun to change. As such, a few more brands are…]]> 0 Oris x Momotaro: An Interview With Katsu Manabe Mon, 11 May 2020 09:32:21 +0000 Are you a watch lover? A jeans lover? A lover of hand craftsmanship? All of these things come together in the newest Oris x Momotaro special edition watch.  “Every pair of Momotaro Jeans is made from denim weaved on vintage shuttle looms in the company’s factories. Details are sewn by hand to ensure quality and…]]> 0 Ulysse Nardin Sponsors Blue Shark Study Fri, 08 May 2020 17:52:45 +0000 Recently, Ulysse Nardin  announced its support of a program designed to study the ecosystem of blue sharks in the Atlantic ocean. The blue shark is an endangered species and by studying its habits and environment in a non-invasive manner, scientists  hope to acquire knowledge that can help save the species. Ulysse Nardin is sponsoring a study…]]> 0 Baselworld Cancels January 2021 Exhibition: The Story Behind The Breakdown Thu, 07 May 2020 15:23:33 +0000 It’s no secret that Baselworld has been struggling. Let’s face it, the show started witnessing an exhibitor exodus as early as three or four years ago. Now, in light of its struggle with exhibitors and visitors, the organizers of the show, MCH Group, announce that the January 2021 exhibition is canceled. This comes as no surprise.…]]> 0 Super Charge Your Apple Series 5 Watch With A Cyber Watch Case By Gray Thu, 07 May 2020 14:53:51 +0000 Looking to an edgy way to wear your beloved Apple Series 5 smart watch? For anywhere from about $500 to $1200 you can now purchase an outer case for your smart watch that gives it a super-charged dynamic new look. Luxury accessories company GRAY® unveils the Cyber Watch® Case collection for the new Apple Watch…]]> 0 A Close-Up Look At The Corum Admiral 42 Bronze Watches Wed, 06 May 2020 13:08:35 +0000 If you are a lover of sailing and all things maritime, most likely you have already heard of Corum’s Admiral watch. It is legendary in the watch  market  — immediately recognizable thanks to the nautical pennants that act as markers on the dial. Now, the brand unveils two new Admiral watches — with monotone pennants…]]> 0 Why The Newly Introduced Cartier Pasha Collection Will Steal Hearts Tue, 05 May 2020 11:03:27 +0000 It was a cult watch back in the mid 1980s. In fact, when it was first introduced in 1985, the world went wild for the Cartier Pasha. I remember because I had just joined the watch world — as the first female watch journalist in America — and I was blown away by it. It…]]> 0 Video: Armin Strom Explains What Resonance Is and How It Works Mon, 04 May 2020 14:11:26 +0000 Resonance. It’s a word we use in  watchmaking that — for some — is difficult to understand. We have written a lot about independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom — masters at resonance. On multiple occasions we have tried to explain what resonance is and how it is achieved in watchmaking. Now, Armin Strom has…]]> 0 Introducing Vacheron Constantin’s Most Complicated Wristwatch: Les Cabinotiers Tempo Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:40:36 +0000 The name of the watch, and the collection it belongs to, is almost as complex as the timepiece itself. I’m talking about the newly released Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers split-second Chronograph that is part of the brand’s “La Musique du Temps(R)”  Les Cabinotiers collection. Ok, with the introductory formalities out of the way, let me…]]> 2 Three Reasons Why You Need The Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Watch Tue, 28 Apr 2020 10:19:16 +0000 Back in November of 2019, during the Dubai Watch Week, independent brand Armin Strom officially launched its Gravity Equal Force watch.  We covered the timepiece then, and even brought you a cool video explaining this pretty complex timepiece. Now, as many Swiss watch brands — Armin Strom included — have temporarily closed workshops due to COVID-19, we…]]> 0 Louis Moinet Set To Launch Immersive ‘Discovery Days’ Event Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:36:22 +0000   Swiss independent watch brand Louis Moinet is one of the more creative brands on the market. This is the company that brought us the first-ever oil derrick watch with moving automated derrick. It is the brand that brings us dinosaur fossils as dials, as well as other antique and space-age dial materials. Inventor of…]]> 0 Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date And Calendar Watches Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:00:22 +0000 It was almost 30 years ago in 1992 that Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled its Master Control watches and they were an immediate hit. I remember because I was covering this industry (as the first female watch journalist in America) at the time. The line was marked by its aura of technical mastery and sophisticated style. Now, via…]]> 0 Introducing The New A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus — The First-Ever Lange With Rubber Strap Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:00:21 +0000 Tomorrow would have been the official opening of Watches & Wonders Geneva (previously SIHH) had it not been for COVID-19. So, instead, we are witnessing the digital launch of many of the newest 2020 watches. This makes it very difficult to be 100 percent on target with reviews, as we have not gotten to see…]]> 0 Introducing The DeBethune DB28XP Ultra Thin Watch That Celebrates 10th Anniversary of DB28 Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:02:30 +0000 When it made its debut 10 years ago, the DB28 watch from independent Swiss brand De Bethune turned heads. Lots of them. The revolutionary design had people talking. Now, the brand celebrates the 10th anniversary of that iconic watch and unveils three new pieces. Perhaps top among them is the DB28XP that most closely recalls…]]> 0 FHH Launches Digital Platform For Watches & Wonders Geneva: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 21:05:04 +0000 Earlier this week on my column on, I posted that, beginning April 25 — the day that would have been the opening day of  Watches & Wonders Geneva 2020 — the Federation de la Haute Horlogerie (the organizers of the show)  will go live with a digital platform for the brands to showcase their watches,…]]> 0 Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection Highlights Surfing Vibes Wed, 22 Apr 2020 11:02:38 +0000 Surfer-inspired Superocean Heritage ’57 If you know fashion, you know capsule collections are a great way to introduce small runs of fun product without taking a big risk. Not too many watch brands create capsule collections, though, except for Fendi, which is great at it. More and more, though, it is becoming a trend in…]]> 0 Ulysse Nardin Unveils Freak X Magma and Ice Watches, Teams with Carsten Peter, Award-Winning Photographer Tue, 21 Apr 2020 09:25:05 +0000 He’s an award-winning photographer, a filmmaker, adventurer and a biologist who specializes in going to the extremes. Carsten Peter is known for his journeys around the world, scuba diving in a glacier on Mont Blanc, caving in Borneo and crossing the desert on a camel – all the while snapping pictures of nature around him.…]]> 0 5 Things You Need To Know Before Selling Your Watch Mon, 20 Apr 2020 08:01:24 +0000 We are in the age of buying and selling. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense to hang on to old watches that we don’t wear any longer, other times selling is a way to open the door to buy something new. Sometimes, like in these difficult economic conditions, it’s a way to earn some extra cash.…]]> 0 Baselworld Blues: Did Fair Mismanagement Cause Its Demise? Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:29:00 +0000   Well it’s been a hell of a week for Baselworld. Not only did Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Chanel and Tudor — the main anchor brands of the annual fair — exit the show, but also, as of today, the last key “main hall” brands owned by the LVMH Group — TAG Heuer, Hublot and…]]> 0 Hands On With The New Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:24:19 +0000 A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune of joining Montblanc in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the brand introduced a host of new products. Among them: the Geosphere world time watch.  It was one of the most beautiful affordable watches I had seen in a while, and with a highly practical function. Since…]]> 0 Bugatti And Jacob & Co. Release $280,000 Bugatti Chiron 16-Cylinder Tourbillon Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:41:03 +0000 Gear heads, this watch is for you. It has a host of mechanical bells and whistles that will have your head spinning, including 16 cylinders with actual moving pistons designed to emulate the engine of the Bugatti Chiron. Recently, I broke the news about this watch on my Perfect Timing column on, but now…]]> 0 Vintage Watch Review: Andre Le Marquand Audace Watch Mon, 13 Apr 2020 15:08:23 +0000   Earlier today on Instagram, I posted a video (which you can see below) about one of my vintage watches:  the Audace from Andre Le Marquand, circa late 1980’s – 1990. I had joined the watch industry around 1985 – becoming the first female watch journalist in America. My first Baselworld shows were like being…]]> 0 Free Diver Tolga Taskin Sets World Record Wearing Tutima M2 Pioneer Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:35:31 +0000   It’s one thing to dive, it’s another thing to free dive – without any additional air to breathe. Add to that the idea of freediving in a lake as icy cold and its surface is frozen over. No thank you. However, Apnea diver Tolga Taskin looks forward to minutes like this. Recently, he dove…]]> 0 Dark Days Get Brighter With Corum Admiral 42 Automatic Full Black With Color Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:34:40 +0000 Anyone familiar with Corum, the brand whose logo is a key, is familiar with the legendary Admiral collection of watches. In fact, many a sailor and lover of all things nautical also is well aware of the 12-sided case with nautical pennants on the dial to mark the time. It was in 1963 that the…]]> 0 Meet The H. Moser & Cie. Vantablack Endeavour Tourbillon and Venturer Vantablack Watches Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:12:36 +0000   This article by Roberta Naas first appeared on her Perfect Timing column on “A think-outside-of-the-box brand, H. Moser & Cie. has, in the past, created fun April Fools Day social media posts that draw a lot of attention. Now, the independent Swiss watch brand unveils an all-new Vantablack(R) watches based on last year’s…]]> 0 Meet The TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT Dive, Sport Watch Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:31:48 +0000 As the concept of affordable timing takes on new meaning during the recession, most watch lovers look to timepieces that retail for less than $5,000. Many also want highly functional sport watches that can accompany them on their adventures. TAG Heuer has the answer with its great new  Aquaracer GMT.  Crafted in stainless steel with…]]> 0 Just What Many Of Us Need Right Now: A Liquor Store Watch By Timex, Todd Snyder Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:00:39 +0000 Times are tough all around us, and many are indulging in a few more alcoholic beverages than usual. Now, men’s lifestyle brand Todd Snyder and l Timex have another solutions: the exclusive Liquor Store watch. Mixed with part classic and part iconic, the watch pays homage to Todd Snyder’s second New York City location, Todd…]]> 0 Czapek Unveils New Aurora Watches And ‘We Collect Rare People’ Campaign Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:31:02 +0000 Czapek Unveils ‘We Collect Rare People’ Campaign Czapek & Cie is moving forward with its new marketing campaign and is also unveiling some great new Aurora watches including the Blue Aurora and the Quai de Bergues Aurora.  The campaign is pretty smart, with a tagline that reads, “We Collect Rare People.” According to brand executives,…]]> 0 Introducing the Breitling Top Time Watch Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:36:59 +0000 Breitling has been busy exploring its archives and developing a host of new models based on vintage pieces. Now, the brand revisits the 1960’s Top Time watch. The decidedly modern yet retro chronograph is one that people most likely won’t be on the fence about thanks to its unusual graphic dial inspired by the era.…]]> 0 Introducing: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon Watch Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:09:12 +0000 It may cost a pretty penny at $196,000 on a gold bracelet, but then it has all the attributes to warrant it. What does? The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon Watch. If you love gemstones, or even rainbows, you will really enjoy the beauty of this piece — inside and out. Recently, I…]]> 0 Would You Buy A $120,000 Bulldog From MB&F? Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:14:22 +0000 I am an avid dog lover. I have been since I was just a couple of years old and my mother brought my sisters and I to visit a friend of hers who had a big dog that we loved. What we didn’t know then was that the dog had a litter of puppies. We…]]> 0 Video: Space-Age Hamilton PSR Revival Watch Brings Digital Era Back Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:20:47 +0000 For people who need a little break from the world news, we have something really “back to the future” for you. Hamilton has revived its famed and beloved original Pulsar digital watch from 50 years ago and introduces the space-age Hamilton PSR — its sort of like the Jetsons meet Star Wars. Back in 1970,…]]> 0 TAG Heuer’s Frederic Arnault Unveils Connected Watch Next Generation Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:41:31 +0000 With all of the social distancing necessary today, staying connected in other ways is ever more important. To do that, TAG Heuer has just launched its third-generation  Connected watch. The brand was one of the first traditional watch companies to jump on the smart watch concept five years ago, so this third evolution is naturally…]]> 0 Hublot, Rolex Close Manufacturing Facilities Due To COVID-19, Who’s Next? Tue, 17 Mar 2020 23:25:25 +0000 As countries are taking often-desperate measures to contain the spread and flatten the curve, a host of watch brands are stepping up their efforts as well.  Monday, we brought you the news that LVMH is switching its perfume factories over to start creating hand sanitizer for France’s hospitals and that USA distilleries are also creating…]]> 0 Video: Corum Unveils ‘Risk Is The Reward’ Campaign As Brand Repositions Tue, 17 Mar 2020 12:56:19 +0000 Late last year, I was invited by Corum to visit the Manufacture and take part in an unprecedented program. The brand was repositioning itself, establishing new marketing campaigns and ads, and planning some great new launches — all destined for this year to coincide with its 65th anniversary. The new campaign, Risk is the Reward,…]]> 0 LVMH Group, Local USA Distilleries Switch Production To Hand Sanitizer Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:13:03 +0000 LVMH Group, owners of Bulgari,  Louis Vuitton, TAG Heuer, Hublot, Zenith, Tiffany & Co. and a host of other luxury brands, has suspended production of its perfumes and high-end scents, in order to create hand sanitizer for the French hospitals. In America, small distilleries have started using their alcohol and other ingredients in order to…]]> 0 Introducing Montblanc Star Legacy Watches For 2020 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:23:02 +0000 Regularly focusing on elegance and refinement in all of its timepieces, Montblanc deftly blends sartorial details with technical maturity in its newest Star Legacy watches.  Inspired by Minerva pocket watches from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the new watches feature onion-shaped crowns, beautifully hued dials with vintage colorations and elegant matching Sfumato straps…]]> 0 Introducing The TAG Heuer $1,800 Connected Watch Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:10:56 +0000 Today in New York City, TAG Heuer unveils its newest generation of Connected watch — offering elegance and high-tech experiences all wrapped up in a neat $1,800 package.  While the global unveiling happens tonight, we are able to bring you a sneak peek at it this morning. Stay tuned, though, because we will be back…]]> 0 Grand Seiko Celebrates 60th Anniversary With New Special-Edition Watches Wed, 11 Mar 2020 08:00:44 +0000 In honor of its 60th anniversary, Grand Seiko is unveiling four limited-edition watches that reinterpret the brand’s signature blue on the dial and its technically superb precision movements inside. It was in the late 1950’s that a group of Seiko’s best watchmakers banded together to try to create an even higher level of precision and…]]> 0 James Bond Movie Launch Postponed, But 007, AKA Daniel Craig, Wears Omega Bond Watch Anyway Mon, 09 Mar 2020 17:00:17 +0000 This past weekend, Daniel Craig, also known (for the time being) as James Bond, Secret Agent 007, hosted Saturday Night Live, wearing his Omega Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42mm 007 Edition watch. Craig is an Omega brand ambassador, and Omega has long been a watch partner of the 007 films. The Diver 300 M…]]> 0 Casio G-Shock Joins Forces with Mischief Streetwear Brand Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:37:18 +0000 Japanese watch brand G-Shock, created by Casio, is getting down with streetwear — forming a new partnership with Seoul street fashion brand, MISCHIEF, as the two launch a limited-edition watch as the result of a special collaboration. The watch is a woman’s piece inspired by popular 90s street styles, and features an all-transparent case and…]]> 0 Will Canceled Watch Shows Lead To Death Of Shows? New Product Release Dates? And Who Cares? Wed, 04 Mar 2020 09:42:13 +0000 Last week when Watches & Wonders Geneva (formerly SIHH) canceled its 2020 show, the watch world gasped. Naturally, the show organizers were doing the responsible thing and taking into account the potential risks of travel with the spread of COVID-19. A couple of days later Baselworld canceled (technically, it announced to “postpone”) its show until…]]> 0 The Demise — And Possible Resurgence — Of RJ Watches Mon, 02 Mar 2020 10:13:15 +0000 Last week, the Board of Directors of  RJ Watches SA — previously Romain Jerome — announced the company’s bankruptcy application in Switzerland. The word came as a shock — not just to the watch-loving community, but also to the brand’s more than 30 employees. After all, since Marco Tedeschi took over as CEO just a…]]> 0 Baselworld 2020 Postpones to January 2021 Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:59:37 +0000 Just days after Watches & Wonders Geneva announces its decision to cancel the show for 2002, Baselworld also announces its cancelation — calling it a postponement. The new show dates are already scheduled for January 2021 — a time that could conflict with the recently developed LVMH summit.  The decision by show management came just…]]> 0 Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Explained: Video Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:29:14 +0000 The most recent release from Armin Strom — the Gravity Equal Force — is an amazing timepiece. In all of its potential iterations, it is the sum of about 10 years of work by the young independent brand.  It is the culmination of amazing work in the field of constant and equal force, as well…]]> 0 Video: Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon Explained Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:38:23 +0000 A relatively young brand by watchmaking standards, Kerbedanz is an independent Swiss brand that creates some of the most alluring and artistic watches on the luxury market. Additionally, its pieces are all created in very limited numbers. Such is the case with the Maximus Tourbillon, the world’s largest tourbillon, which is created in a limited…]]> 0 Watches And Wonders Geneva (Formerly SIHH) Cancels 2020 Show: What This Means For The Watch World Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:38:06 +0000 I like to sleep in. I typically don’t go to bed before 1 am, and generally wake up around 7:00 or 7:30. This morning, though, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning to a barrage of texts  — all from various people telling me the news:  Watches & Wonders Geneva (previously known as Salon…]]> 0 Hands On With The Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:39:18 +0000 By Steve Huyton Previously the founder of a late 1990’s brand known as TechnoMarine, Franck Dubarry, has always had a penchant to create more unusual timepieces. When he founded TehnoMarine in 1997, he made a name for the fashion-forward brand by adorning rubber strapped dive watches with diamonds. Having long since left that brand behind…]]> 0 Introducing The MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Without Diamonds Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:00:55 +0000 Around this time last year, my good friends over at MB&F unveiled their first women’s watch: LM FlyingT. While I loved the watch, I was very vocal about the fact that I wished they had done a non-diamond version for those of us women who love mechanics over bling. Max Busser, whom I have known…]]> 0 How Tutima Ties In With Its Academy of Aviation Safety To Build A Better Watch Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:08:22 +0000 Hailing from the German Saxony region originally, Tutima has a long and storied past when it comes to building aviation watches. These instruments were a specialty of the brand back in the mid 20th century, not long after the company’s founding in 1927. From a young age, the brand focused on creating chronographs that were…]]> 0 Video: Thierry Collot Of Zenith Explains The El Primero Chronomaster 2 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:21:22 +0000 Recently, we had some time to catch up with Zenith USA head, Thierry Collot, who took the time to explain the brand’s recently released El Primero Chronomaster 2 (available with either a blue or black bezel). The watch demonstrates the brand’s incredible accuracy in timekeeping and is an evolution of its El Primero mechanical caliber…]]> 0 Introducing the Longines HydroConquest Green Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:06:30 +0000 Last week in New York City, Longines unveiled some of its newest watches for the year, and green took center stage in the form of the new khaki-green colored HydroConqust Automatic watch. The diver’s timepiece  — water resistant to 300 meters — features a bold green dial, matching green polished ceramic bezel and green textured…]]> 0 IWC Unveils ‘Laureus Sport For Good’ Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:07:14 +0000 Following in its “Laureus Sport for Good” partnership,  IWC Schaffhausen releases the all-new “Laureus Sport for Good” Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition. The newest timepiece is created in a limited edition of just 500 pieces and features an engraving on the case back of the winning design from the brand’s annual drawing competition. The winning design…]]> 0 Introducing The Vacheron Constantin Egerie Collection Of Women’s Watches Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:02:25 +0000 Boldly moving forward in the world of women’s watches, Vacheron Constantin today unveils an all-new collection of women’s watches: Egerie.  The round watches — with diamond-bedecked bezels — are powered by in-house-made mechanical self-winding movements and offer design inspiration borrowed from the luxurious world haute couture. Each watch — and there are five different models…]]> 0 Video: Corum Teases ‘Risk Is The Reward’ Campaign, American Journalist Roberta Naas Weighs In Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:40:42 +0000 As Swiss watch brand Corum ramps up its product assortment and its messaging, the company is about to launch a new marketing campaign: Risk is the Reward. The campaign underscores the daringness in design that has defined Corum since its inception in 1955.  To help tease the campaign, Corum asked particular journalists and personalities from around…]]> 0 Claude Meylan Unveils Mechanical Dream Tortue Lady For Valentine’s Day Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:00:28 +0000   Sometimes it’s about the mechanics. Sometimes it’s about the shape. Sometimes, it’s a nice neat package all wrapped up into a dramatic presence on the wrist that has you drooling. That is exactly what the Claude Meylan  Tortue Lady watch is all about — and it is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Even…]]> 0 Vacheron Constantin Announces Plans For Flagship New York City Boutique Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:54:33 +0000 While the venerable brand Vacheron Constantin — the world’s oldest continually operating Swiss watch brand (founded in 1755) —  has a nice boutique on Madison Avenue in New York, it announces that it has plans to move. Beginning this year and hoping to open in Spring of 2021, Vacheron Constantin will upon a multi-level flagship store on bustling…]]> 0 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift For Him Or Her Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:06:50 +0000 Forget the candy and the over-priced dinner — maybe even the flowers. This year if you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift for the woman in your life — look no further than your wrist. Make her a nice candle-light dinner at home and slip a gorgeous and iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch on her…]]> 0 Hands On/Video: Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition 18K Gold Watch Benefitting Coral Restoration Foundation Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:55:55 +0000 This past weekend at the Ocean Reef Club’s All Charities Weekend,  a special numbered-edition of the all-new Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition 18-karat gold watch was included in the event’s auctions in an effort to benefit the Coral Restoration Foundation’s efforts to restore the Carysfort coral reef. (The #2 watch will be auctioned at another…]]> 0 Why Corum Could Exist With Only The Golden Bridge Watch Line, But Why Would It Want To? Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:22:08 +0000 Ever look at a brand and see so much diversity in creation that you feel as though the brand needs every collection to continue its successful path? I have. I was thinking just the other day about how Corum – a relatively young brand in the watchmaking world having just been founded in the 20th century…]]> 0 Inside the $225,000 Oscars Swag Bag — Why The Rich Celebs Get Richer Fri, 07 Feb 2020 10:47:06 +0000 Not only do the Oscar nominees get paid enormous sums for their acting abilities, but  also they get about a quarter-of-a-million dollars worth of swag in the week leading up to the Oscars. This Sunday night at the Dolby Theater, nominees, presenters and others come together to honor Hollwood’s finest. As has been tradition, if…]]> 0 Tennis Legend Novak Djokovic, Seiko Brand Ambassador, Wins 8th Austrailian Open Wed, 05 Feb 2020 14:59:20 +0000 This past Sunday, tennis legend Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the eighth time — bringing his total Grand Slam wins to an incredible 17.   A Seiko brand ambassador for the past six years, with his own eponymous Seiko Astron GPS Solar line of watches, Djokovic is proud of his heritage. As such,…]]> 0 Hands On: Muse Swiss Art Watches Tue, 04 Feb 2020 15:29:10 +0000 By Steve Huyton Muse Swiss Art Watches isn’t just a generic watch brand that creates mediocre time instruments. Their watches are more of an artistic statement powered by a mechanical heart. Essentially, the overall concept of Muse Swiss Art Watches is functional time instruments that also have a decorative appearance. Within the Muse Swiss Art…]]> 0 Horological Society Of New York Unveils Vintage Watch And Clock Exhibit Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:37:15 +0000 Always trying to mix things up a bit, and attract new watch aficionados to the horological pastime, the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) has added a new concept to its offices: an on-loan exhibit with more than 45 items illustrating horology’s rich history. From clocks to portable pocket sundials, tools and other instruments to…]]> 0 First Impressions Of The New Omega Constellation Collection For Men Thu, 30 Jan 2020 11:54:57 +0000 New for 2020 from Swiss watch brand Omega is the fifth generation of Constellation watches for men.  The series includes 26 new models, all sized at 39 mm. Each watch is crafted in either 18K yellow gold, or in 18K Sedna™ gold, stainless steel, or a combination of gold and stainless steel. Additionally, each watch holds…]]> 0 Introducing The $167,000 MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Yellow Gold Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:00:24 +0000   It was five years ago in 2015 that independent watch brand MB&F introduced the Legacy Machine Perpetual  — reinventing the perpetual calendar system and wowing watch collectors globally. In fact, it won the GPHG Best Calendar award in 2016. Since then, the watch has been created in 18-karat 5N rose gold, platinum, 18-karat white…]]> 0 Ernst Benz Watch And ’74 Bronco Sell For $650,000 At Barrett-Jackson Auction Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:38:45 +0000 Swiss watch brand Ernst Benz has been involved in the world of auto sports and aviation for some time now. Now, the brand was inspired by another effort to support: The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation. Founded by professional race car driver Ryan Blaney, who drives for Team Penske, The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation supports the Alzheimer’s…]]> 0 Meet The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition Watch Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:32:26 +0000 It’s a big year for TAG Heuer as the Swiss watch brand celebrates 160 years. While there will be a host of events and new products to commemorate this big birthday, one of the first is the unveiling of the new Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited edition watch based on an iconic design from the…]]> 0 Top 10 Chinese Zodiac Year Of The Rat Watches Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:33:33 +0000 For us here in America, the thought of a rat is mostly affiliated with big cities, garbage dumps and all things ugly. We conjour sayings like “you dirty rat” or movies like Ben with rats trained to kill.  However, in other cultures, the rat is a revered animal. In China, for instance, the rat is…]]> 0 Video: Hands On With The Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Watch Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:01:53 +0000 British brand Bremont continues to make British watchmaking history …. and general watchmaking history, as well. This brand regularly unveils chronometer watches of new and different magnitudes, creating pieces for military around the world, pieces sold only to those who have ejected from a Martin-Baker ejection seat, and more. The brand is also well known…]]> 0 Bulova Unveils Special Edition GRAMMY Watch For First-Time GRAMMY Winners Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:44:32 +0000 On Sunday January 26th, the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® will take place. There to celebrate its partnership with the Recording Academy® is Bulova, complete with a new Special Edition GRAMMY(R)  watch it is presenting to each first-tie Grammy Award winner. The Special Edition GRAMMY® watch features a stainless steel case with stainless steel fret-style inserts.…]]> 0 Bear Grylls Teams With Luminox For The Ultimate Adventure Watch Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:35:51 +0000 For those who love a true adventure story, there is Bear Grylls. He’s the guy you can watch on television as the treks through jungles with sheer determination to find his way to sunshine and safety. Using basic tools such as a watch and a machete, Grylls has built a cult-like following of fans eager…]]> 0 Intriguing Reading: The Cartiers Untold Story Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:32:07 +0000 Released late last year, the new book entitled The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire— written by Francesca Cartier Brickell — outlines the story of the family behind Cartier and it is an interesting read. For those who enjoy multi-generational stories, a a look at hotel social history of the…]]> 0 Seiko Unveils Novak Djokovic 2020 Limited Edition Astron GPS Solar Watch Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:13:53 +0000 For the past five years, Japanese brand Seiko has partnered with tennis legend Novak Djokovic, even creating an eponymous timepiece in his honor. Now, for the new decade, Seiko unveils an all-new 2020 limited edition watch. The Novak Djokovic Limited Edition Astron GPS Solar watch honors the tennis star and is incredible records (including 16…]]> 0 TW Steel Unveils ACE402 Dive Watch, Now In Pre-Order Only Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:12:57 +0000 Dutch brand TW Steel — with Swiss-made watch — unveils its newest Ace402 divers watch — available on pre-order now for a limited time. The new watch is a limited edition piece — just 1000 of each — created in several renditions and powered by a Swiss chronograph movement. The 44mm dive watch is chocked…]]> 0 Chopard Continues In 2020 With Sustainability Efforts, Especially With Alpine Eagle Collection Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:08:28 +0000 It’s a known fact that Swiss watch and jewelry brand Chopard has been a leader in the field of sustainability, especially when it comes to fair-mined and ethical gold, and now even more. With the brand’s recent unveiling of the all-new Alpine Eagle collection of watches (a line that that recalls the much-loved 1980 St.…]]> 0 Oris Unveils Lake Baikal Limited Edition Watch, To Support Research Of The World’s Fresh Water Lake Supplies Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:47:27 +0000 Swiss watch brand Oris has been making headlines around the world over recent years for its continued support of our Earth and conservation efforts. Just this week the brand announced the release of the beautiful Lake Baikal Limited Edition watch that will help toward conserving water and supporting a project based at Siberia’s largest freshwater…]]> 0 Pantone Color Of The New Year: Classic Blue And 12 Top Watches From 2019 That Exemplify It Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:29:47 +0000 Pantone made its announcement last month that the color of 2020 would be Classic Blue. Well, 2020 is here and we’re pretty sure this year’s color is going to please most watch lovers.  After all, classic blue has been a hot color amongst collectors and watch aficionados for years. In fact, throughout the past year…]]> 0 Love Is In The Air: Introducing The Breguet Classique 9065 Tahitian Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:44:49 +0000 Move over men, this one is for the women, and it’s a lot more than just a pretty face. From the legendary watch brand, Breguet, comes a mysteriously beautiful and brilliantly sophisticated new Classique watch:  the Breguet Classique 9065. One of the most alluring things about this watch is that is features a lustrous Tahitian…]]> 0 Why Your Watch Needs To Be Serviced Fri, 03 Jan 2020 17:21:34 +0000 Just like your car needs regular maintenance, so, too, does your fine mechanical watch. Let’s face it, it is comprised of hundreds of tiny mechanical parts, as well as lubricants that if they get old, dry, or sticky can affect the way your watch works. How often a watch should be serviced is the real…]]> 0 Timothy John’s Fight Against Parkinson’s, And Montegrappa’s Tulip For Team Fox Pen Wed, 01 Jan 2020 07:22:30 +0000 It’s a new year. Today, January 1, 2020, we break from the first two decades of the 21st century and start anew — a third decade. We are making history. Never before has there been a January 1, 2020, and never again will there be. To start the new year off right, I thought it…]]> 0 ATimelyPerspective’s Top Five Posts Of 2019 Tue, 31 Dec 2019 11:23:35 +0000 It’s been a very fast year. In fact, I really can’t believe that at the stroke of midnight tonight, it will be 2020. It’s been a very interesting year with a lot of personal and professional developments and let-downs. But I’m sure that’s the case for everyone.  It can’t all be a bed of roses,…]]> 0 Hands On With The Half-Million-Dollar Greubel Forsey GMT Sport Thu, 26 Dec 2019 21:24:36 +0000   When I got my first hands-on look at the new Greubel Forsey GMT Sport watch during the recent Dubai Watch Week in November, my jaw dropped. It was everything I would expect from this king of independent watch brands — and more. Created in a limited edition of just 11 pieces, this bold sport…]]> 0 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: An Ode To The Watch World And The Holidays Tue, 24 Dec 2019 19:00:25 +0000 T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring; No Machines whirled The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads;…]]> 0 Last Minute Gift Ideas For Watch Lovers: Membership To Horological Society of New York Mon, 23 Dec 2019 11:26:21 +0000 If you haven’t gotten your holiday ducks in a row, so to speak, by now, you are really late. Still searching for ideas for the watch lover in your life. Here’s a no-brainer for him or for her.  The  Horological Society of New York (HSNY), America’s oldest watchmaking guild founded in 1866, offers the gift…]]> 0 Hands On With The New Steel Tutima Patria Dual Time Watch Fri, 20 Dec 2019 09:55:33 +0000 German watch brand Tutima has made a lot of strides this year in terms of new product development and extensions of its beloved collections. Recently, during Dubai Watch Week, we got a sneak peek at  this new Patria Dual Time watch in steel — and it is a beauty. Not only does it  look clean…]]> 0 Hands On: Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Watches Thu, 19 Dec 2019 16:31:39 +0000 Back in late October at the WatchTime New York show, Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer showcased two new watches that are officially entering stores now. We got to go hands on with the two versions of the  Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual watches and broke the news about them here — complete with…]]> 0 Hands On With Armin Strom’s Gravity Equal Force System 78 Watch Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:46:05 +0000   Recently, we broke the news here of independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom releasing an all-new watch that will represent the opening price point for the brand at $15,600 and that is a pretty intriguing work of art and technology. The new Gravity Equal Force watch is the start of an all-new collection for…]]> 0 Introducing The Atmos Transparente Clock -Just In Time For The Holidays Tue, 17 Dec 2019 16:10:29 +0000 There may not be any better timepiece to reflect the words “totally transparent” than the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Transparente. The stunning clock with crystal clear cabinet made of anti-reflective glass, is a beautiful statement in open air and mechanics. The Art Deco style clock that runs on air features minimalistic hour markers and hands. We…]]> 0 Corum Turns To Damascus Steel For New Heritage Lab 01 Watches Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:16:23 +0000 Swiss watch brand Corum has been very busy this year — unveiling a host of new creations that continue to showcase the brand’s innovative thinking. The newest Corum Heritage Lab 01 watches — created in limited editions of 99 pieces each — is a perfect example. For these tonneau-shaped timepieces, with two renditions in Damascus…]]> 0 Five Things Dubai Watch Week 2019 Brought To The Table … Successfully Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:24:37 +0000 It happened in late November, just before we here in America celebrate Thanksgiving. Which is why this report is a bit late. What am I talking about? Dubai Watch Week. While I have already written several articles about Dubai Watch Week (DWW) already for some of the other publications I write for (including a story…]]> 0 Introducing the Chopard Year Of The Rat Watch In Honor Of The Chinese New Year Thu, 12 Dec 2019 11:33:42 +0000 As we end our year and look forward to the new year, so, too does the Chinese market. Beginning on January 25, 2020, the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rat — starts, and runs until February 12, 2021. According to Chinese culture, the rat is known for its intelligence and shrewdness. Now,…]]> 0 Hands On: Hublot Classic Fusion Eden Rock St. Barths Special-Edition Watches Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:21:41 +0000 A lot of watch brands look at their best-selling timepieces when planning extensions to lines. This makes sense because if it sold great before, a new version should also sell like hotcakes. Sometimes, though, it isn’t just about focusing on new editions, but also on lifestyles. This is an area that Swiss watch brand Hublot…]]> 0 Oris Unveils James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition Watch Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:30:38 +0000 Made in honor of the contemporary Australian jazz musician James Morrison, and his ongoing contribution to the development of the next generation of jazz musicians, Oris unveils yet another winner in its Jazz collection: the James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch. The timepiece supports his eponymous music academy in Australia. The 38mm watch…]]> 0 Hands On: MB&F Legacy Machine Thunderdome With Three World Firsts Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:30:28 +0000 A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to go hands on with a totally embargoed MB&F watch: the Legacy Machine Thunderdome. It was hard to keep my excitement about this watch in check, but now, I am finally able to bring a hands-on review of this watch to the forefront.  Let me start by saying…]]> 0 Introducing The Vacheron Constantin La Musique Du Temps Cabinotiers Watches Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:06:05 +0000 Yesterday in Singapore, Vacheron Constantin unveiled a host of complicated Cabinotiers watches  — all under the theme of La Musique Du Temps.  In total there are six new music of time watches  — each extraordinary and alluring for a variety of reasons. As is the tradition at Vacheron Constantin, the Les Cabinoitiers timepieces are all…]]> 0 Riskers On Kickstarter: The Watch Design for Bravery Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:21:03 +0000 Earlier this year at Baselworld, I had the good fortune of spending some time in the “Incubator” hall – a place where a host of young brands showcased their watches and even their concepts.  Several articles stemmed from my meetings there, as I was intrigued by a host of brands. One of them is Riskers,…]]> 0 American Race Car Driver Hanna Zellers Joins Corum Ambassador Team Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:56:18 +0000 Swiss watch brand Corum doesn’t really have brand ambassadors on its roster. Instead, the brand talks about having “friends” — and now female race car driver Hanna Zellers joins the family. American born, Zellers has been enjoying the sport of racing since the tender age of six when her father took her go kart racing.…]]> 0 What Goes Into The Making Of A One-Off New-Brand Watch: The Birth Of Paolo Mathai Kaleidoscopic Watch Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:45:41 +0000 By Steve Huyton I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I first became interested in horology, but it was definitely at an early age. Later in life after several creative endeavors, I started collecting timepieces — mostly Swiss mechanical. In comparison to some enthusiasts, my collection was fairly modest in size and price level. However,…]]> 0 Introducing The Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Watch, System 78 Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:16:59 +0000 Independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom has been regularly bending the rules of traditional watchmaking — thinking outside of the proverbial box and introducing ever more precise and exciting timepieces. From its Dual Time Resonance watches to the Skeleton Carbon  and the most recent Minute Repeater Resonance, this brand is on fire. Now Armin Strom…]]> 0 Hands On With HYT H5, With Complete Technical Explanation By Gregory Dourde, CEO Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:26:36 +0000 HYT — the brand originally known as Hydromechanical Horologists  — has turned a new corner in time. By going back to the drawing board and re-thinking its movements and technology, the brand has created an all-new movement that enables the watchmaker to set the fluid time precisely, and that combines fluids and mechanics in an…]]> 0 Zenith Unveils El Primero A386 Chronographs Designed by Phillips In Association With Bacs & Russo Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:06:35 +0000 Yesterday we brought you the news of the $250,000 Zenith El Primero watch sold at auction during the past weekend’s Geneva Auction X by Phillips.  That one of a kind watch that was designed with Phillips In Association with Bacs & Russo, was not the only timepiece collaboration. Two other Zenith El Primero A386 chronograph…]]> 0 Zenith El Primero One-Off Watch Sells For $250,000 At Auction Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:17:28 +0000 Just a few weeks ago, we broke the news here about Zenith’s collaboration with Phillips in Association with Bacs  & Russo for a one-of-a-kind platinum Zenith El Primero watch. The one-off watch is to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary of the legendary movement  — and it went up for auction this past weekend at the…]]> 0 Hands On With The Stunning Green Flieger Watch From Tutima Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:29:53 +0000 German watch brand Tutima has a rich history in creating pilot and aviation watches. Now, the brand brings its expertise to a more affordable collection of sporty Flieger watches. Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Several versions of the new Tutima Flieger watches are being offered, including one with a bold green gradient…]]> 0 What It’s Really Like To Attend Grand Prix D’Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:12:11 +0000 This year marked the second time that I attended the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG. Some call this the Academy Awards of the watch industry. I am not so sure because it is not all encompassing. Many top brands don’t participate and don’t send their watches in for judging.  This leaves some gaping holes.…]]> 0 $31 Million Patek Philippe Becomes World’s Most Expensive Watch At Only Watch 2019 Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:44:13 +0000 This is how I lost my dream watch to charity: This past weekend’s Only Watch charity auction witnessed intense bidding for what was bound to be the top lot: Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime. The watch, which has everything anyone could ever want in a timepiece — and then some — went under wicked back-and-forth bidding…]]> 1 Oris Interview with Aaron Boone, Manager of the New York Yankees Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:40:28 +0000 With November here, Oris stands behind men’s health. Some tout it as the month to grow a mustache, others say its just time to open up. Either way, the Movember campaign is all about raising awareness of men’s health issues  — especially the ones sometimes swept under the rugs, including prostate cancer and suicide. Oris…]]> 0 Close Up: TAG Heuer’s Fifth Anniversary Monaco Watch, Monaco 2009-2019 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:11:43 +0000 This year marks the  epic 50th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Monaco watch. The beloved square-shaped timepiece was born in 1969– the brainchild of Jack Heuer.  It was the first automatic-winding chronograph movement and captured the attention of Steve McQueen, who wore it in the movie LeMans.  It  fast became an iconic legend in time.…]]> 0 Video, Hands On: Grand Seiko Godzilla Watch Wed, 06 Nov 2019 14:10:45 +0000 Godzilla…. a legend in movies and Japanese lore .. is on the loose again. With the recently released Godzilla: King of Monsters movie, you had to bet that a top Japanese watch brand would take on the giant. Grand Seiko was the perfect company to do so — since both Grand Seiko and Godzilla made…]]> 0 Hands On With The Corum Admiral AC-One 45 Openwork Watches Automatic and Tourbillon Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:00:14 +0000 Witty and on-point, Corum touts its newest collection with the phrase:  “The admiral is getting undressed.” In fact, the admiral has gotten undressed- and the results are pretty stellar. The new Admiral AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic collection, complete with a tourbillon version,  is all about uncovering the mechanics and showing them to the world. The…]]> 0 Video Clip: $350,000 Armin Strom Resonance Minute Repeater Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:49:47 +0000 Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…]]> 0 Video: The New Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-Compax Explained Fri, 01 Nov 2019 12:30:28 +0000 Last weekend at WatchTime New York 2019, we got to catch up with Ron Stoll, head of the brand in America, to discuss the newest  Heritage Bi-Compax Annual that we went hands-on with a few months ago. You can read the entire story of the watch and its technical specifications here  — and you can…]]> 0 Close Up: Ulysse Nardin Teams With Devialet, Creates Hourstriker Phantom Watch Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:30:36 +0000 Recently, Ulysse Nardin unveiled its newest repeating watch and it’s pretty impressive, especially considering how the sound is amplified.  I wrote an in-depth article about the new Hourstriker Phantom Watch on Now, I bring that article to our readers. “In the world of watchmaking, there is a category of haute horology timepieces that are…]]> 0 Hamilton Teams With Schott NYC, Unveils Khaki Pilot Watch Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:00:08 +0000 Few know today that Hamilton watch company was founded in America — back in 1892 in Lancaster, PA. Because the brand is owned today by Swiss luxury conglomerate, Swatch Group, it is a Swiss brand and Swiss made. However, the company long remembers and indulges in its American roots. That is why the brand teamed…]]> 0 Video: Rolf Studer, CEO of Oris, Explains Big Crown ProPilot X Caliber 115 Watch Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:06:19 +0000 Back in June during the Couture Time show, Oris brought me behind a black curtain in its exhibition space and showed me a top-secret virtual reality movie of its soon-to-be-released watch: the Big Crown ProPilot X Caliber 115 watch. It was a blend of a James Bond-like secret mission to go behind the curtains and…]]> 0 A. Lange & Sohne Unveils Odysseus – First New Watch Collection In A Decade Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:59:26 +0000 German watch brand A. Lange  & Sohne unveils its first all-new watch collection in 10 years (since the Zeitwerk came out in 2009). The Odysseus is packed with a host of firsts for the brand. To begin with, this sixth collection is the brand’s first steel watch in regular production. It is also the brand’s…]]> 0 Close Up: Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 in Steel Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:20:12 +0000 Marking a first for Vacheron Constantin (well almost), the brand recently unveiled its  Histories Cornes de Vache 1955 watch in stainless steel. It is the first time the brand has created this historical incarnation in steel (with the exception of a limited edition piece it created for Hodinkee).  Retailing for $39,800, the watch is a…]]> 0 Hands On: Corum Golden Bridge 43 Art Deco, In Stores Now Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:26:57 +0000 This past summer, we here at ATimeyPerspective were the first to break the news of an all-new Corum Golden Bridge watch that the company quietly released. Thanks to a unique formation of a vertical baguette movement, two suspension points and skinny cables, the watch is truly incredible. Now that it is out in stores, we…]]> 0 A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Lady Gaga In Vegas With Tudor Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:17:31 +0000 Just a few days after her fall off the stage in Vegas, Lady Gaga thus far seems to be doing okay. I remember when I saw her perform earlier this year, I was impressed that she brings people up from the audience during her show and interacts with them. Earlier in the year, I had…]]> 0 What SIHH Gains From Huge Show Changes, Name Change to Watches & Wonders Geneva Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:11:52 +0000 Billing its announcement of a new show name and new format as the largest move the former SIHH (Salon International de la Hate Horlogerie)  has made in its history, show organizers FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie) may be spot on.  Now calling the exhibit Watches & Wonders Geneva, and giving it a two-prong approach…]]> 0 Elvis Presley’s Gold Ebel Watch Up For Sale: $498,000 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:08:19 +0000 Once owed by Elvis Presley, this solid gold and diamond-accented Ebel watch is up for sale for a mere $498,000 by M.S. Rau. The watch, which Presley later gifted to his friend and backup singer J.D. Sumner (complete with inscription on the back)  will be on display in New York at the upcoming  New York…]]> 0 See Watches Never Before Seen In The United States At WatchTime NY 2019 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:00:45 +0000 For those who love to immerse themselves in the world of watches – and today, that is a strong number – WatchTime New York exhibition returns this year to Manhattan for a fifth rendition. The show, which takes place October 25-26 at the landmark Gotham Hall, this year boasts a record 37 participating brands.  Open…]]> 0 Oris Launches Movember Watch, Partners With Yankees Manager Aaron Boone Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:57:07 +0000 Oris is a brand we write about often here for several reasons. To begin with, the watches are very well made in terms of both technical and aesthetic design. It also offers phenomenal quality to value ratios. Additionally, this Swiss brand — founded in 1904 — is independently owned (and operated by some very nice…]]> 0 Greubel Forsey Unveils Landmark Watch: Hand Made 1 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:00:21 +0000 For the first time in more than a century and a half, a new timepiece will be on the market the is totally hand made, with 95 percent of its components carved by hand and using only hand-operated tools. The Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1 almost puts today mechanical watchmaking (with CNC machines and many parts…]]> 0 Sylvester Stallone Wears Carl F. Bucherer In Rambo ‘Last Blood’ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:43:01 +0000 This one was a surprise even for Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer. Sylvester Stallone donned the brand’s Patravi Scubatec and wore it for the final installment of the Rambo franchise.  The watch he wore in Last Blood is a variation of the recently released Patravi Scubatec Black Manta Ray Special Edition dive watch and…]]> 0 The Unnamed Society Works With L’Epee To Unveil Revolver Clock: The Bang Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:11:18 +0000 Founded earlier this year, The Unnamed Society is a group of inventors and designers who have come together to create new and highly exclusive items. With a tag line of  “Creating the impossible that cannot be imagined,”  The Unnamed Society is all about finding unique ways to capture the essence of something in an artistic format.…]]> 0 Behind The Scenes: Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019, And The Six Exclusive Watches Unveiled There Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:03:53 +0000 You still have almost a week left to experience Patek Philippe like never before. If you find yourself in Singapore any time between now and October 13, run, don’t walk, to the Marina Bay Sands Theater in the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel (the one with the three towers and the boat-shaped roof with reflection pool…]]> 0 Czapek & Cie And Wealth Solutions Unveil Mazurek Patriotic Polish Watch Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:42:57 +0000 We’ve written about Poland-based Wealth Solutions and Swiss Czapek & CIe here before, but now these two companies join forces to create a patriotic Polish watch named for a song from centuries ago, when Poland (and Czapek himself) was fighting for independence. This new Mazurek watch is part of series that was launched in 2017…]]> 0 Meet The $900,000 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:18:45 +0000 Somehow, the luxury Swiss watch brand from Le Sentier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, never ceases to amaze us. With exceptional watches for women, to the iconic Reverso and Memovox lines, the new Polaris collections and more, this brand just doesn’t stop. With an exceptional fully integrated Manufacture, the brand regularly unveils new timepieces that have the collectors clamoring.…]]> 0 Does Color Count In A Watch? Nomos Thinks So, Unveils Tetra Plum Thu, 03 Oct 2019 10:45:56 +0000 When it comes to timepieces, some brands like to play it safe. Maybe a gray dial or even rich blue. Sometimes a burgundy or green dial will do. But purple? Nomos Glashutte is not afraid to take a risk. The brand unveils its plum Tetra today — a deft blend of color and shape that…]]> 0 Zenith Watches Teams With Phillips For Platinum El Primero To Be Auctioned In November Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:24:30 +0000 Both Zenith and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo joined together to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Zenith’s El Primero chronograph. The result: a  one-off watch designed by the Phillips that will be auctioned in Geneva at the Watch Auction X on November 9-10, 2019. Proceeds from the sale of the  platinum cased chronograph…]]> 0 MB&F Releases Horological Machine No. 9 ‘Flow’ Red Gold Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:46:03 +0000   Horological Machine N°9, also lovingly known as  ‘Flow’, is a uniquely shaped timepiece inspired by the dynamic allure of mid-20th-century aerodynamic and automotive designs. The first HM9 Flow watches were unveiled to the world in two 33-piece titanium editions (Air and Road) just about one year ago. You can read full details here. Now, the…]]> 0 Bremont Project Possible, A Climbing Feat To Break World Records, Nears Final Stages Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:28:05 +0000 British watch brand Bremont, a brand that is changing the concept of British watchmaking today, has been the quiet sponsor of an incredible attempt to climb the 14 highest mountains on Earth all within just seven months. Heretofore, the record for climbing these   8,000-meter-plus mountains in the Himalayas is 7 years, 11 months and…]]> 0 Mido Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Ocean Star At Word Finals, Red Bull Cliff Diving Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:44:43 +0000 Recently, at the  World Finals of the Red Bull Cliff Diving series in Bilbao, Spain, Mido unveiled its newest  vintage-inspired Ocean Star Tribute collection  to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the brand’s superior water-resistant, high-performanc watch.  Mido, the Official Performance Partner of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, selected the event for the unveiling,…]]> 0 Patek Philippe Brings Rare Watches To Grand Exhibition, Singapore 2019 Show Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:52:21 +0000 I have long been a fan of Patek Philippe. I  mean, if you are a watch lover how can you not be?  The thing is, my relationship with the brand goes back decades — to a time when its ateliers were spread out around Geneva, and to visit required multiple stops instead of just one…]]> 0 What’s The Story Behind The New Tutima Sky Watches? Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:00:45 +0000 Did anyone notice that German watch brand Tutima,  built on an aviation timepiece history (and moving into more complex watches once it re-established its own Manufacture in the Saxony region), has aptly named its newest timepiece “Sky?” I noticed, not just because of the correlation to its pilot’s watch roots, but also because the highly…]]> 0 Movado Unveils Movado Connect 2.0 Smart Watch With A Host of Features Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:54:32 +0000 We don’t often write about the smart watch market because, well, beyond Apple sometimes there isn’t a lot new to talk about. However, Movado’s newest Connect 2.0 next generation timepieces definitely a worthy contender. The watch  features cutting-edge design and incorporates the latest Wear OS by Google™ technology. Created for men and women in 40mm and…]]> 0 Why Armin Strom’s Revolutionary Minute Repeater Resonance Didn’t Make It To GPHG 2019 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:46:42 +0000 Back in July, we here at ATimelyPerspective were one of the first to unveil the world’s first minute repeater with complex built-in resonance. The Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance, the second watch in the brand’s masterpiece line, is one of this year’s most complex and exciting minute repeaters on the market. The world’s first Resonance…]]> 0 I’m Not Old, I’m Vintage: Confessions Of A 1940’s Bulova WristWatch, And Me Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:30:33 +0000 A few days ago, I was cleaning out my jewelry box, rearranging and re-examining some of my favorite – as well as my forgotten- jewels and timepieces. When I opened a drawer I hadn’t opened in a while, I found a tiny little rose-gold watch. It was nestled way in the back of the drawer…]]> 0 Watch Review: Detrola By Shinola, A Week On The Wrist Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:22:24 +0000     Attributes of the Detrola Pine Knob model Recently, I borrowed one of the new Detrola by Shinola watches to take it for a weeklong test drive. The recently launched line by Detroit-based Shinola is an affordably priced collection of fun, fashion-ward watches that are supposed to be young, energetic and allow you to make…]]> 0 Introducing the Ball Fireman ‘Ducks Unlimited’ And Mossy Oak Tool Watches Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:08:39 +0000 Outdoorsmen and women, this watch is for you.  As far as sports and tool watches are concerned, areas of the market that are well covered are segments dealing with auto racing (tachymeters and chronographs) and any and all types of underwater endeavors. However, the adventurous outdoorsman has had little in the way of horological representation…]]> 0 Men: Looking For The Perfect Top-Quality Bag? Monarchy London To The Rescue Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:34:07 +0000   If you have been looking for the perfect man bag, satchel, doctor bag, backpack that is hiqh quality and rich looking, then you are going to want to tune in to an important online shipping experience coming on Tuesday, September 24. On that day, Monarchy London, a luxe leather brand, brings an exclusive online…]]> 0 Introducing A World’s First: The Urwerk UR-100 SpaceTime Watch Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:00:22 +0000   Astronomers, scientists, and studiers of time – this is the watch for you. It is also the stuff watch collectors’ dreams are made of: a three-dimensional work of art, horology and science in an incredibly limited edition from one of the strongest small independent brands on the market. I mean, does it get any…]]> 0 Horological Society Of New York Takes Education Classes On The Road This Month And Next Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:53:39 +0000 Watch lovers take note: if you want to take a master class in watchmaking — with no prior experience — this fall may well be your chance. The ​Horological Society of New York​ ​(HSNY)​, America’s oldest watchmaking guild dating back to1866, is bringing some of it educational classes on the road in September and October.…]]> 0 A Close-Up Look At The New Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Watch For USA Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:58:29 +0000 Throughout the past few days, watch lovers may have been witnessing a host of postings on line about the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date watch, which also doubles as a diver watch thanks to its high water resistance and rotating bezel. We held off covering this piece until we could get a good close-up look at…]]> 0 TAG Heuer Is Going Green With Aquaracer Watches Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:55:08 +0000 Green is the in color these days for a host of watch brands. Some say they are inspired by the blue/green seas. Others say they’re motivated by the khaki tones of military and yet others say they’re inspired by the great outdoors.  In reality, green-dial watches cry out for the right person to wear them.…]]> 0 Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase 25th Anniversary Watch Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:59:31 +0000 Earlier this year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) show in Geneva,  A. Lange & Sohne unveiled its first watch in a series of new timepieces to be revealed this year. The new watches have certain commonalities in design and all were born to celebrate the 25th Anniversary  of the rebirth of…]]> 0 Meet The $39,800 Steel Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:16:49 +0000 Are looking for a great Vacheron Constantin watch that won’t break the bank? Well, if you are a serious watch collector, today might be your day.  For the first time (since a special limited edition done with Hodinkee), Vacheron Constantin unveils the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955, Ref. 6087, in stainless steel. The enticing watch…]]> 0 Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition? Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:50:19 +0000       The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…]]> 0 Labor Day Celebrates American Workers Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:24:19 +0000 Labor Day — being celebrated on Monday September 2 — is a true American holiday. It is a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The holiday has roots dating…]]> 0 A Meeting Of The Minds: Montblanc And Novak Djokovic Team Up Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:29:32 +0000 With so many tennis celebs in town for the U.S Open Tennis Championships that began today, it was inevitable that I would meet and interview at least one if not more. Last week, I was invited to a special event between Montblanc and Novak Djokovic. For those in the know about tennis stars and watch…]]> 0 Corum Unveils Updated Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:07:25 +0000 For the past nearly 60 years, Corum has been synonymous with the seas thanks to its Admirals Cup watches — a pillar of the brand since its unveiling back in 1960. The early watches, and its subsequent renditions, were renowned for the nautical pennants on the dial that acted as the markers. In the past…]]> 0 Sea Time Book Making Waves With Watch Collectors Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:47:56 +0000   Sea Time: Watches Inspired by Sailing, Yachting, and Diving  was written by two of my favorite colleagues: Aaron Sigmond and Mark Bernardo, andis published by Rizzoli New York.  it is a comprehensive look at the world of water-inspried watches. The book launched in May, but book signings and unveilings continue as the watch industry…]]> 0 Hands On With The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda As Seen At The Swatch Group Time To Move Summit Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:08:04 +0000 At the recent Swatch Group ‘Time To Move’ Summit  in Switzerland, we got to go hands on with some of the amazing new timepieces making their way to stores now. Today, we take a closer look at  the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda, inspired by a vintage watch. Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Blancpain was already involved…]]> 0 Detroit-Based Shinola Unveils Whimsical And Witty Detrola Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:22:06 +0000 Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…]]> 2 Celebs Amanda Seyfried, Nicholas Hoult Join Jaeger-LeCoultre At Venice Film Festival Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:10:39 +0000 Jaeger-LeCoultre has had a long and strong relationship with the world of cinema and filmmaking, and this year the brand celebrates its 15th anniversary of its partnership with the Venice International Film Festival.  This year, the 76th annual festival begins next week on August 28th and runs until September 7, 2019. Joining Jaeger-LeCoultre — the…]]> 0 Rolex Watches Given Away During Monterey Classic Car Week Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:43:44 +0000 From August 15 until this past Sunday, the Monterey Classic Car Week took place in the scenic Pacific coastal town of Monterey. The week consists of a host of events, including racing of vintage cars at the Rolex Monterey Motor Sports Reunion, the Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance presented by Rolex, the famed Pebble Beach…]]> 0 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance: Bentley Wins Best Of Show; Breitling Displays Bentley Centenary Watch Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:10:49 +0000 It was an interesting few days on the California coast, where some of the most magnificent cars in the world were seen driving the Pacific highway and lining the famed 18th hole at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance (with Rolex holding an important role there as the Official Timepiece). This year was a…]]> 1 Car And Watch Enthusiasts Unite With Monterey Classic Car Week And Rolex Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:01:44 +0000 It’s definitelya busy week for car lovers and for  Rolex this week and weekend as we embrace Monterey Classic Car Week.  Held in the Pacific coastal town of Monterey,California, the week consists of a host of events that draw automobile enthusiasts from around the world — most of which are either sponsored or  timed by…]]> 0 What To Expect From The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair In September Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:00:50 +0000 If you ever needed a reason to travel to Hong Kong, this is it. Especially if you are a watch and clock lover. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair — and the concurrent Salon de TE — will be open from September 3 to 7, 2019 at the…]]> 0 Hands On: Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 10 World Premier Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:35:43 +0000 I have long been a fan of the Histoire de Tourbillon series by Harry Winston. Begun in 2009 to really showcase the tourbillon escapement (a device that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity on the wrist when it is in certain positions), the Histoire de Tourbillon series of watches have…]]> 0 Hands On With Blancpain Air Command As Seen At The 2019 Swatch Group Summit Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:49:06 +0000 At the recent Swatch Group Time to Move summit in Switzerland, we got to go hands on with some of the amazing new timepieces making their way to stores now. While I got to visit the Blancpain Manufacture — more coming on that soon -and see all of the new watches for 2019 first hand,…]]> 0 Hands On: Omega Speedmaster Watches 2019 As Seen At The Swatch Group Summit Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:01:05 +0000 Just a few months ago, I had the distinct privilege of joining the Swatch Group for its first-ever summit for watch journalists. We traveled to Switzerland to visit the six luxury watch brands owned by the Swatch Group. You can read an in-depth look at that Swatch Group Time to Move Summit experience here. One…]]> 0 Swatch Group ‘Time To Move’ Summit: 2019 Watches Coming To Stores Now Sun, 11 Aug 2019 19:50:46 +0000 Just a few months ago in Switzerland, the Swatch Group held its first annual watch summit for journalists. While some bloggers (including one or two who never even attended) have written articles about the event, I have written about the Swatch Group Summit and the timepieces  on  ATmelyPerspective  and in other publications. Now, however, I…]]> 0 What You Need To Know About Shock Resistant Watches Wed, 07 Aug 2019 12:29:24 +0000 As people lead more active lifestyles, shock resistance is an important factor with top watches. As such, certain watch brands are creating timepieces that are ever more resilient and can withstand the shock of being dropped or otherwise being subjected to outside forces. In order for a watch to be shock resistant, the movement, and particularly…]]> 0 Introducing The Mud-Wrestler’s Dream Watch: Casio G-Shock G Mudmaster Mon, 05 Aug 2019 13:39:41 +0000 We’ve all heard about water resistant watches, even magnetic-resistant watches, but mud resistant? Well, apparently, some of us need that mud resistance and the newest line up of Casio G-Shock Mudmaster watches are finally in stores now to deliver mud resistance. Having gone off roading in a lifted truck a couple of times,I can see…]]> 0 Grand Seiko, Spring Drive, Nissan Unveil Collaboration: Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Fri, 02 Aug 2019 18:42:49 +0000 This year, Grand Seiko celebrates 20 years of its famed Spring Drive movement. Additionally Japanese car brand Nissan GT-R celebrate a 50th anniversary. The two Japanese brands come together now to celebrate in style with a Grand Seiko sport collection that pays homage to the Nissan GT-R. Naturally, the new series is equipped with the…]]> 0 Wristwatch Review: Robert & Fils 1630 Leather/Lace La Dentelle Watches For Women Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:57:33 +0000 Women who love lace, leather and  diamonds have a new luxury watch option from a brand with roots dating back nearly 400 years. Recently Robert & Fils 1630, currently headed by 11th-generation watchmaker Gilles Robert, unveiled a new timepiece that deftly blends past and present — with a modern twist. The new 100-percent Swiss-made Lace-leather La…]]> 0 Hands On With The Carl F. Bucherer Retro Manero Flyback Tue, 30 Jul 2019 10:59:19 +0000 We’ve written a lot about Car F. Bucherer and its Manero collection of timepieces. Now, the brand unveils the vintage-inspired Manero Flyback Chronograph in 18-karat rose gold. There is so much to like about this watch that it is difficult to decide where to begin.  Thanks to its wonderful Retro style, this watch offers so many…]]> 0 A Basic Guide To How Mother of Pearl Dials Are Made Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:08:14 +0000 Sowind Mother of pearl dial disks being readied for work. Photo by Many watches today feature mother-of-pearl dials. These shimmering orbs offer a  classic and elegant appeal. However,  mother of pearl is brittle and ultra thin when used as a dial, and breakage can easily occur. Here we take a quick look at how these…]]> 0 How Corum Sneaked Out A New Golden Bridge Watch That Will Blow Your Mind Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:32:19 +0000 Everyone who knows Corum knows that the brand is synonymous with the Golden Bridge … a collection it unveiled decades ago that is inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge and that features a striking vertical architecture movement developed originally by master watchmaker Vincent Calabrese. Most of the newer Golden Bridge watches features bold renditions of…]]> 0 Omega Unveils Seamaster Watches For Countdown to Tokyo 2020 Olympics Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:48:08 +0000 Yesterday marked the one-year countdown to the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 that begin July 24 of next year. Omega, the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, has begun the countdown. To celebrate, the brand unveils two new Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition and  Seamaster Planet Ocean Tokyo 2020 Limited…]]> 0 Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch Brand Is Seeing Red Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:01:25 +0000 Typically, when posting about a women’s watch, I would say “Move over, men. This one is for the women.” However, in this case, I will say “Read On Men; there’s something here for you too.”  In fact, in addition to this incredible red hot new watch unveiled by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the brand has also implemented a…]]> 0 Vacheron Constantin Prototype Watch Climbs Everest On Wrist Of Avalanche Survivor, Cory Richards Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:35:55 +0000 With its “One of Not Many” marketing campaign, Vacheron Constantin has been making some intriguing partnerships — and headlines.  One of its partners, Cory Richards, is a a National Geographic photographer and avid explorer who recently attempted to climb Mt. Everest unassisted, without oxygen and on an all-new route.  Exemplifying the brand’s   “One of…]]> 0 Horological Society of New York Teams With British Watch Institute For Traveling Education Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:22:36 +0000 In a big move, two of the world’s oldest horological organizations are joining forces to teach horology classes in ​London​ later this summer.   The ​Horological Society of New York​ ​(HSNY), founded in 1866, and the ​British Horological Institute​ (BHI), founded in 1858, are making history with their first partnership to advance the art and…]]> 0 Tutima Sails Forward At Kiel Week Water-Sport Event With M2 Pioneer Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:49:46 +0000 Last week, German watch brand was the Official Timekeeper of Kiel Week in Germany. Billed as one of the world’s largest water-sport events, this particular sail week attracts more than 3 million visitors and 40,000 sailors.  In a demonstration of its commitment to adventure and endurance, Tutima had a brand presence on land, at sea…]]> 0 Meet The $156,000 MB&F Legacy Machine 2 In Vivid Blue Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:00:03 +0000 It was six years ago in 2013 that MB&F unveiled its first Legacy Machine No.2, which included a model crafted in 18-karat rose gold. Now, the brand unveils its second rose gold LM2 — this time with a stunning blue dial. The LM2 Red Gold Blue will be the last LM2 to be crafted in…]]> 0 Armin Strom Unveils Masterpiece 2, World’s First Of Its Kind Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:30:43 +0000 Independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom has been making incredible strides in the 300-year journey to perfect resonance. Now, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of the Manufacture in Bern, the brand unveils a world-first timepiece chocked with technology and watchmaking mastery: the Minute Repeater Resonance Masterpiece 2  by Armin Strom. The technically complex watch marks…]]> 1 How Seiko Beat Out Rolex At The Championships, Wimbledon 2019 Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:26:27 +0000 It’s been a tough two weeks in England, where the 133rd edition of Wimbledon and Grand Slam tennis have been taking place. Not only did the world witness about a million dollars worth of watches on the courts and off, but also they witnessed some of the strongest matches ever.  With many top players competing…]]> 0 Rolex Serves Up Wimbledon Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:00:01 +0000 It all started on July 1 and ends on July 14: The Championships, Wimbledon.   There to time it all: Rolex.   In fact, Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of The Championships — the third Grand Slam event of the year — for more than 40 years. It also supports all four Grand Slam…]]> 0 Six ‘Only Watch 2019’ Watches With Big Experiences Built In For The Winning Bidder Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:29:41 +0000 This year, not only are top Swiss watch brands offering one-of-a-kind watches for the Only Watch 2019 auction to benefit charity (held on November 9), but also six of them are offering some pretty unique experiences to go with that winning bid. Meanwhile for the complete list of all 50 participating brands, check out our…]]> 0 The Complete List: 50 Watches Being Auctioned In The ‘Only Watch’ 2019 Event Mon, 08 Jul 2019 07:46:48 +0000 Every two years in the watch industry, something truly special happens: 50 top watch brands create a single timepiece to donate to the Only Watch Auction, with 99 percent of the proceeds going to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Thus far more than 40 million Swiss Francs has been raised in the first seven…]]> 0 Top 5 Military-Inspired Watches: After All, We Fought For Our Independence Thu, 04 Jul 2019 12:00:23 +0000 While most other watch writers in America are busy focusing on red, white and blue watches to help us celebrate American’s Independence this July 4th, I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. While Ulysse Nardin makes an incredible skeletonize watch painted with the American flag, and several other brands have something American-themed to flaunt,…]]> 0 How Astronomy Influences Horology And Timekeeping Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:34:27 +0000   Every year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) exhibition in Geneva, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry creates a special exhibition around time and watches. Here, we take a look at one of our favorites: Horology, A child of Astronomy. In the world of horology, astronomy, the sky, and the stars have…]]> 0 Why More Watch Brands Are Opting For Summits Instead Of Watch Shows Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:24:09 +0000 Recently, LVMH announced that it will hold its first Group watch exhibition in Dubai in January of 2020. The company was fast to add that it was not leaving Baselworld, but rather offering a more timely showcasing of its products.  In my recent article on my PerfectTiming column on, I discussed why it is…]]> 0 Four Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mechanical Watch Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:52:29 +0000  Purchasing a luxury watch can be an exciting time — whether it’s your first watch or your fifth watch. Once home, however, you will need to properly take care of your watch to give it a longer and healthier lifespan. While all watches need regular professional servicing, following these few tips can help you get the most…]]> 0 Understanding What Different Types of ‘Meters’ Mean In Watchmaking Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:14:14 +0000 In the world of watchmaking, the word  “Meters” seems to be somewhat overused — causing a little bit of confusion about what  a chronometer, a telemeter, pulsometer and other types of meter watches really are.    Here, we break it down to elementary descriptions for any novice. Meter: As a free-standing word, meters refers to a…]]> 0