ATimelyPerspective the most authoritative insight into time and watches Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:45:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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…]]> 1 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,…]]> 1 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 HYT Unveils $75,000 Soonow Watches Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:36:55 +0000 For those who love HYT — the watch brand with fluid to indicate time — you will either love or hate the all-new Soonow collection. Playing off of the skull concept (not new to HYT), the news series features a uniquely bold design that showcases a three-dimensional look beneath the dial. Essentially, each titanium is…]]> 0 Introducing The New $165,000 MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:00:54 +0000 It was in 2017 that MB&F unveiled its first HM 7 Aquapod (jellyfish) watch in Titanium Blue that wowed the world . Later variations included Red Gold and Titanium Green variants. Now, the brand unveils this limited edition (25 pieces) horological machine: HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red and it is boldly beautiful.  Blue and green certainly make…]]> 0 In Stores Now: Hermès Galop d’Hermès Watch Collection Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:59:24 +0000 (This article by Roberta Naas first appeared in her Perfect Timing column on Hermès has long been known for its artistic style and its equestrian roots. The brand began as a maker of saddles and equestrian leathers before expanding into other luxury leather goods and accessories. As such, the unveiling of its Galop d’Hermès…]]> 0 Breitling Unveils Premier Norton Edition Watch In Cooperation With Norton Motorcycles Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:50:04 +0000 Earlier this week in New York, Breitling celebrated the arrival of the all-new Breitling Premier Norton Edition watch at an exclusive event in New York. Also present were Breitling’s “Cinema Squad” member Adam Driver, Norton Motorcycles CEO Stuart Garner, and Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert.They even brought in — for the first time in the U.S.A.…]]> 0 Zenith Unveils El Primero Revival A384 Watch To Celebrate First Automatic Chronograph Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:55:00 +0000 (This article by Roberta Naas first appeared in her Perfect Timing column on Just about a week ago in New York City, Zenith Watch Company celebrated the 50th anniversary of the famed El Primero chronograph caliber, and globally launched the El Primero Revival A384 watch. The new timepiece is an homage to the first El…]]> 0 How To Celebrate National Watch Day Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:14:44 +0000 OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…]]> 0 Timex Unveils Teslar Swiss Made “Feel Good” Watches Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:46:01 +0000 This article by Roberta Naas first appeared in her Perfect Timing column on In today’s world where magnetic fields surround us in our every day life — from cell phones and covers, to microwaves and even the upcoming 5G — the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 30% of the population (in first-world countries)…]]> 0 Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates Nature With New Women’s Rendez-Vous Watches Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:06:53 +0000 Move over men, this one is for the women. Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils three exquisite new Rendez-Vous Sonatina watches that celebrate nature in all its beauty. Just eight pieces of each of the three versions will be made because of the intense craftsmanship that goes into each piece.  Each watch is an expression of floral beauty, with…]]> 0 IWC Supports Cousteau Divers In New Ocean Temperatures Study Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:51:35 +0000 This past Saturday, just in time for World Oceans Day, IWC Schaffhausen announced its support of a new environmental project to study the effects fo climate change via measuring the ocean’s temperatures. The study is  spearheaded by IWC’s diving partner, Cousteau Divers. The plans is to measure the ocean temps using precision sensors and then…]]> 0 Porsche Design Unveils 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition Watch Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:41:31 +0000 Some things just go together: pants with pockets, peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, fish and chips, needle and thread, a hug and a kiss, Captain America and Iron Man … you get the idea. For horology the universal pairing is the chronograph watch and racing. In accordance with that union, and in celebration…]]> 0 Madison Avenue Watch Week This Week In New York Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:33:11 +0000   Check out a dozen of your favorite watch brands this week during the 9th Annual Madison Avenue Watch Week.  From today until June 15 (Saturday), one can view some of the finest timepieces in the world at a dozen different brand boutiques along New York’s famed Madison Avenue. Open to the public, this year’s…]]> 0 On World Oceans Day, Meet The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:56:16 +0000 For those who have followed our site for some time, you know that we are big fans of Oris. The brand is consistently able to deliver pieces that are affordable, attractive and offer a compelling narrative drawn from the history of the manufacturer or from the environment we live in. The newest Oris Divers Sixty-Five…]]> 0 Seven Sensational Timepieces From CoutureTime 2019 Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:44:18 +0000 The CoutureTime show in Vegas recently showcased some great new watches for men and women. From sport watches to dress watches and over-the-top diamond pieces, we bring a selection of 10 top watches that you’ll want to keep your eye on this year.]]> 0 Graham Unveils Chronofighter D-Day and Overlord Watches To Honor 75th Anniversary Of D-Day Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:22:54 +0000 Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Known as Operation Overlord, D-Day witnessed the storming of Allied troops on the banks of Normandy at 6:30 in the morning, and was a key turning point for the allied forces in World War II around. Now, to honor that day and the fallen heroes who gave their…]]> 0 Carl F. Bucherer Has Starring Role in John Wick: Chapter 3 with Keanu Reeves Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:03:41 +0000 Making its debut last month, and still circulating in theaters, John Wick: Chapter 3 — starring Halle Berry and Keanu Reeves — also stars Carl F. Bucherer timepieces. The brand had been featured in the first two episodes and in the newest film, its watches grace the wrists of both Berry andReeves.   Reeves wears…]]> 0 Tockr Unveils Bronze D-Day C-47 Watch, Honors Veteran By Naming Series After Him Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:11:58 +0000 With Memorial Day behind us — a special day that we honor those who fought for our country and lost their lives doing so  — the 75th  D-Day is around the corner. On June 6 we pay homage to the day where our troops stormed Normandy – a  big turning point for the allies in…]]> 0 TAG Heuer Turns to Actress Cara Delevingne To Launch New Carrera Lady Watches Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:53:19 +0000 Move over men, this one is for the women. TAG Heuer pulls out all the stops when it comes to the Carrera Lady collection– unveiling a host of new models, including colorful pieces — and turning to brand ambassador Cara Delevingne for the release. The newly designed 36mm collection boasts bold hues such as plum…]]> 0 Five Fantastic Women’s Watches Unveiled At CoutureTime 2019 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:50:42 +0000 This year is definitely one for the women. So move over men, because it’s time to showcase some hot trends for the ladies. From color to diamond sizzle, these five fantastic watches were making waves at CoutureTime 2019.]]> 0 Why The Corum Admiral’s Cup Watch Is So Legendary Fri, 31 May 2019 11:18:15 +0000 It’s immediately identifiable from across a crowded room. The Corum Admirals Cup Collection of watches — which today totals more than 70 models — has become an icon in the watchmaking and watch collecting world. What started in 1960 as a yacht-inspired timepiece quickly won hearts around the world. The original watch struck a chord…]]> 0 MTM/Special Ops Watch Company Reveals Its Top-Secret Bracelet Construction For 3-Ger Watch Thu, 30 May 2019 09:02:21 +0000 Los Angeles-based MTM/Special Ops Watch Company — creator of tactical watches for the military and law enforcement — reveals the secret behind the construction of its revolutionary watch bracelet that equips the brand’s Sherman 3-Ger tactical watch. The patented bracelet was inspired by the thick treads of the nearly indestructible Sherman Tanks of World War…]]> 0 Richard Mille Brand Ambassador Simon Pagenaud Wins Indy 500 Wed, 29 May 2019 09:02:49 +0000 This past weekend, the 103rd Indy 500 was the hot topic. Several watch brands sponsor races, or have race car drivers on their roster of brand ambassadors. Such is the case with Richard Mille, who came out on top when French driver Simon Pagenaud — also a Richard Mille brand ambassador — won the Indianapolis 500.…]]> 0 Hands On With The Tutima Saxon One Chronograph In Bold Racing Red Thu, 23 May 2019 10:26:35 +0000 Just in time for Memorial Day, we bring you a look at a beautiful watch that will put you in the “Red” mood of red/white and blue. German brand Tutima is among our favorite brands here at ATimelyPerspective for a host of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the brand always seems…]]> 0 Go Behind The Scenes: Martin-Baker Ejection Seats And Bremont Wed, 22 May 2019 13:08:09 +0000  It’s a powerful team: British watch brand Bremont and British aviation company, Martin-Baker, responsible for supplying the majority of the western world’s Air forces with fighter ejection seats. The two companies teamed up 10 years ago at the request of Andrew Martin, Vice President of Business development for Martin-Baker and the great-grandson of the founder…]]> 0 Behind The Scenes Of The Swatch Group ‘Time To Move’ Summit Unveiling Newest Luxury Brand Watches Tue, 21 May 2019 09:16:10 +0000 Last week in Switzerland, the Swatch Group hosted its first-ever “Time to Move” event that heralded the brand’s departure from Baselworld (time to move) and its dedication to its own worldwide summit for the press.  The event brought together the finest watch editors, journalists and bloggers from around the world for three days of total…]]> 0 Hamilton Ventura Stars in Men In Black International Mon, 20 May 2019 11:41:55 +0000 If you’re a movie lover, then you have most likely witnessed Hamilton Watch Company’s starring role on the wrists of many a celebrity on the big screen. The brand has been intimately involved in movies for decades, and its biggest break  came in the 1950’s and ‘60’s with roles in Frogmenand Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii (Presley wore the…]]> 0 Orbita Unveils New Watch Winders Perfect For Keeping Your Watch Safely Wound Fri, 17 May 2019 12:19:49 +0000 If you own an automatic watch, that is complex and you hate having to reset it when the power runs out, it’s time to invest in a watch winder, and Orbita — based in North Carolina — has the answer. This company has been making its own watch winders in America since its founding more…]]> 0 Hands On With The Revolutionary Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual Thu, 16 May 2019 08:00:46 +0000 Just last month, I had the opportunity to go hands on with the newest Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual calendar watch that the brand unveiled to the world today.  Not only did I get to see and touch the watch, but also I was the first person (outside of the watchmakers) to put…]]> 0 Christophe Claret Introduces $238,000 Angelico Tourbillon Watch Tue, 14 May 2019 11:53:13 +0000 This year marks the 10th anniversary of independent eponymous brand, Christophe Claret (and the 30th anniversary of the Manufacture). A master at repeaters and chiming watches, and of very particular complications, Claret knew he wanted to create something special for this occasion. The Angelico Tourbillon watch with long detent escapement and cable-fusee transmission system is…]]> 0 Hands On With The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph Record-Setting Watch Mon, 13 May 2019 11:59:19 +0000 Setting another world record this year, Bulgari unveiled the world’s thinnest automatic chronograph during the recent  Baselworld 2019 exhibit. Recent I had a chance to go hands-on with this watch, and I must say it is impressively thin. Bulgari Sets New World Record with Octo Finissimo Chronograph at Baselworld 2019 BULGARI The new Octo Finissimo…]]> 0 Six Sensational Watches For Mother’s Day That Won’t Break The Bank Fri, 10 May 2019 13:59:26 +0000 Mother’s Day is all important… and nothing says “Thanks Mom” or wife for all the things you do like giving the gift of time. That watch doesn’t have to break the bank, either. But it does tell mom that you have taken the time to go out and seek something just right for her —…]]> 0 Meet The Newest A. Lange & Sohne 25th Anniversary Watch: Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Thu, 09 May 2019 12:07:14 +0000 Earlier this year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) show in Geneva, German watch brand A. Lange & Sohne unveiled its first watch in a series of watches this year that is dubbed the 25th Anniversary watches. The newest watch in the series (unveiled today as the third anniversary piece)  is the Lange…]]> 0 Tissot Unveils Heritage 1973 Watch That Recalls A Racing Legacy Wed, 08 May 2019 14:49:03 +0000 Looking  back in its history, Tissot found an inspiring story that it now brings to light in the Heritage 1973 watch. A modern take on a piece created in partnership with Loris Kessel,  Formula 1 driver in the 1970s, the new watch is the result of a collaboration with Loris’s son, Ronnie Kessel. The son now…]]> 0 Lisa Jones Named President Of Patek Philippe USA, Henri Stern Watch Agency Tue, 07 May 2019 21:39:46 +0000 It’s a good news and bad news story at Patek Philippe USA, operated under the auspices of The Henri Stern Watch Agency Inc (HSWA). HSWA has been the exclusive American importer and distributor for the brand since 1946. We’ll get the bad news out of the way:  30-year veteran of HSWA and President for the…]]> 0 Hublot Unveils Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto Watches Tue, 07 May 2019 12:13:43 +0000 Three years into a collaboration with luxury French shoe maker, Berluti,  Hublot unveils its newest watches created as a result of that partnership. In fact, the new Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti watches are the fourth series to be made, and represent a great evolution. In addition to featuring sumptuous leather straps and leather dials,…]]> 0 Introducing The Laurent Ferrier Tourbillon Grand Sport Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25:48 +0000 In a somewhat unexpected move, Laurent Ferrier introduces an alll-new  sporty chic Tourbillon Grand Sport watch to celebrate 40 years since the brand’s founders raced together at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 10 years since the conception of its very first tourbillon. Those who know Laurent Ferrier as a watchmaker today, may not realize…]]> 0 Hands On With The Romain Gauthier White Gold Insight Micro-Rotor Fri, 03 May 2019 08:56:03 +0000 Romain Gauthier is an independent watch brand that we respect immensely. Every single timepiece Romain Gauthier produces is done with strict attention to detail and with the finest master craftsmanship. Such is the case with the newest 18-karat white gold Insight Micro-Rotor watch now out in extremely limited editions with stunning enamel dials and specially…]]> 0 Close Up With The New Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Ray Special Edition Thu, 02 May 2019 14:24:22 +0000 Carl F. Bucherer is an independent watch line that we have covered quite extensively here on A Timely Perspective over the years. One of the main reasons we continue to follow and promote the brand revolves largely around the good the manufacturer has done with sustainability of oceanic life and their focus on the black…]]> 0 Rizzoli Unveils Sea Time: Watches Inspired By Sailing, Yachting And Diving Wed, 01 May 2019 12:28:11 +0000 Part of a trilogy series of books about watches conceived of by Aaron Sigmond, the newest  SEA TIME  book —  will launch on  May 16 in New York, with the  book going on sale May 28 — although advance sale orders are already being taken on both Amazon and SEA TIME is about watches inspired by…]]> 0 Introducing, And Hands-On With, The MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:02:19 +0000 Green is the new blue this year, with so many brands unveiling exceptional green-dial watches. Now, MB&F joins the green move with its newest Legacy Machine Split Escapement (LE SE) Titanium Green watch with stunning green dial. The first Legacy Machine Split Escapement LE SE was introduced in October of 2017 in four versions, including…]]> 0 Ulysse Nardin Renews Partnership With Monaco Yacht Show, Diver Blue Shark Seals The Deal Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:00:44 +0000 For the 11th consecutive year, Ulysse Nardin joins forces with the Monaco Yacht Show, which takes places September 25-28 in Monaco.  This is one of the most significant and important yacht shows in the world, with military fly-overs and hundreds of the finest yachts in the world coming into port. To mark its continued partnership,…]]> 0 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off With Bulgari As Official Jeweler Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:10:33 +0000 Earlier this week, and running until May 6, the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) kicked off in New York City. Celebrating creative emerging talent, as well as established artists in filmmaking, TFF is an important cog in the film festival world. This is exactly why Bulgari takes on the role of  Official Jeweler of TFF…]]> 0 Introducing The Mysterious Corum Admiral Legend 42 Full Black Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:53:30 +0000 In a bold and unprecedented move, Corum unveils a stealth black addition to its coveted Admiral 42 Legend collection. Never before has the brand released this timepiece in an all-black version. The brand has used black titanium (for its Golden Bridge) and blacked ruthenium (on a Coin watch), but doing an all black-on-black is a departure…]]> 0 Find Out Which Watches And Jewelry Celebs Wore To The World Premier Of Avengers: Endgame Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:16:53 +0000 Last night in Hollywood, the world premier of the Avengers: Endgame took place at TCL Chinese Theater, with many stars decked out in watches and jewelry. Among them:  Robert Downey Jr. wore the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique in Black Titanium.   Jaeger-LeCoultre brand ambassador Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays  Doctor Strange in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to…]]> 0 Armin Strom Unveils Limited Edition Of Five Skeleton Carbon Watches Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:02:32 +0000   Swiss watch brand, Armin Strom, along with its Cyprus-based partner, Cases & Dials, unveils a special edition of five skeleton watches in a carbon case. Each of the Skeleton Pure Carbon watches houses the same movement, but each is accented with a different bold color, including orange, yellow, green, red and blue, for the…]]> 0 Earth Day: Alpina And The National Park Foundation Want People To Go Outside Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:58:31 +0000 Today’s watch brands understand the necessity for getting involved in trying to save our planet. Many brands are working in partnership with  eco-friendly organizations that are trying to save our water, our oceans, our forests and wildlife.  One brand that took a step in a slightly different direction — focusing on a USA partnership —…]]> 0 Earth Day: H. Moser & Cie. Honors Our Planet With The Nature Watch Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:23:21 +0000 Typical of H. Moser & Cie, the independent Swiss brand regularly creates some statement-making timepiece that demonstrates its ability to think outside the box. In the past, we have witnessed the Swiss Alps watch that was a statement about Smart watches, the Swiss  Mad Watch with a case made of Swiss cheese watch that makes…]]> 0 MTM Watch Supports Law Enforcement, Joins LET, C.O.P.S To Unveil Watch That Benefits Officers, Families Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:14:41 +0000 Those who know me, know that my young 24-year-old son quit college several years ago to become a police officer. He moved to Georgia, where officers do not need a four-year college degree. He spent months at the Academy and became an exemplary police officer. Then, just about six months ago, he and his best…]]> 0 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille In Full Swing, RM 60-01 Regatta Watch Sails On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:36:04 +0000 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille is taking place from the 16 to the 20th – ending this Saturday. Already in full swing, the sailing event is an annual thing for independent watch brand Richard Mille. St Barth is a beautiful Caribbean island in the French Antilles known for its regattas, and Richard Mille…]]> 0 MIDO Takes The Ultimate Plunge: Partners With Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:36:07 +0000 Easily viewed as the most prestigious — and spectacular — cliff diving competition in the world, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 began this past week and features Swiss watch brand Mido as the Official Performance Partner.  In both worlds, the need for a balance between precision and aesthetics is key.   Athletes Jonathan…]]> 0 Montblanc Brings New Meaning To Communing With Nature In New Watch Campaign Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:48:15 +0000 It was in November of 2017 the Montblanc brought a select group of journalists to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to discover the brand’s newest directions in timepieces. One of the big messages: a return to nature. The brand was unveiling watches at the SIHH 2018 that would highlight mountain climbing, hiking and more. This year, with…]]> 0 Breitling Leaves Baselworld, Tudor Announces Plans To Build New Space, Baselworld Management Speaks Out Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:23:10 +0000 In a really not-unexpected move, Breitling announced that it will not be returning to Baselworld in 2020. Just a couple of weeks ago, we posted our Baselworld 2019 wrap-up article. There we mentioned that Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, indicated that unless he and the show could work out a way for the brand to…]]> 0 10 Watches That Played Starring Roles in Iconic Movies Over The Decades Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:32:33 +0000 With summer movie flicks on their way to us, I wanted to review some of the great, iconic movies of all time and the watches that we saw in those films. It is a topic I wrote extensively about in other posts, so it is worth taking a look at once again now. Especially since…]]> 0 Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:30:30 +0000 Back in January when the SIHH took place, the Jaeger-LeCoutlre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel watch was top on everybody’s list of best watches from the show. Critics weren’t wrong. They  were, however, early. Showing off this watch at its launch is great, however the complex timepiece is only just starting to make its way to…]]> 0 Hands On: Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Calendar Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:43:33 +0000 Swiss independent watch brand Carl F. Bucherer has a lot going on in its product repertoire this year. It was just late last year that the brand unveiled its new Heritage collection — showcasing a masterful Tourbillon Double Peripheral watch with a masterful engraving of Lucerne (the brand’s home town) on the case back. Now,…]]> 0 Hands On: Tutima Patria Admiral Blue Tue, 09 Apr 2019 11:02:12 +0000 I’ve been a fan of the German brand Tutima for years. In fact, even before the brand was able to set up its state-of-the-art Manufacture back in the Saxony region of Germany once the Berlin wall was down.  I actually find that I am a fan of most German watch brands because I like the…]]> 0 Baselworld 2019: A Closer Look At The Hautlence HL Sphere 01 Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:07:22 +0000 Much of the value and pedigree of a watch manufacture is derived from how long the manufacture has been in existence. There has, however, over the last couple of decades, been a bucking of that trend as newer manufactures have entered the market place with fresh takes and technological accomplishments that rival those of any…]]> 0 Behind The Scenes At The Second Annual Movado Group Summit In Davos Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:35:03 +0000 Recently, at the second annual Movado Group Summit in Davos, Switzerland, a host of news, products, ventures and other exciting forays were not only unveiled, but also discussed in detail in a way that was lively, energetic and productive. While this was the second world Movado Group Summit to be held, it was the first…]]> 0 Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys Of Baselworld 2019, And The Fate Of Storage Units Wed, 03 Apr 2019 10:34:10 +0000 Well, it has been a tradition here at ATimelyPerspective that after every show, we take a break from all the product news, all the show reviews and all of the interviews to do something fun and different: showcase the way watch brands offer their vital information to journalists. Year after year, we write about the…]]> 0 I’m Back With The Truth: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Baselworld 2019 Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:37:49 +0000 Last Wednesday I finally returned from my 10-day Swiss junket that included a three-day stop in Davos with Movado (that’s an upcoming story in itself) followed by six days in Baselworld.  Here, I bring you an insider’s view of what Baselworld really went through this year  — the good, the bad and the ugly. And, believe…]]> 0 Baume Watches Partners With French Ski Brand ZAG For Limited Edition Sustainably Made Watch Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:46:53 +0000   Recently, Baume Watches — the watch brand launched by the Richemont Group  last spring that is founded on the principles of sustainability –partnered with French ski brand Zag to create a limited-edition watch that retails for approximately  $1,350. It is the second limited-edition watch by the brand; the first was a series launched with skater…]]> 0 Armin Strom Dual Time Resonance Watch Wins Red Dot Award Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:15:49 +0000 The prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2019 for excellence in product design has been bestowed on Armin Strom watch brand — for the third time. The brand’s Dual Time Resonance watch wind the  international design award in the “Watches” category. We wrote extensively about this watch when it was unveiled late last year, and then again…]]> 0 WatchTime Los Angeles Event Launches In May, Don’t Miss It Wed, 27 Mar 2019 15:13:17 +0000 For the last four years, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world have flocked to WatchTime New York event in Manhattan. Now Los Angeles watch lovers have cause to rejoice, because this year, WatchTime Events are going bi-coastal with the launch of the first-ever WatchTime Los Angeles show. The Los Angeles edition of WatchTime Los…]]> 0 Baselworld 2019 Hands On: TAG Heuer Autavia Watch Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:56:30 +0000 At Baselworld last week, TAG Heuer had a number of important introductions. One of them was among my favorites: the re-issue of one of its finest watches: Autavia Chronograph Chronometer.  I wrote about the watch for the Baselworld Daily Newspaper, but here we take a closer look at it and add some hands-on photos. It was…]]> 0 Baselworld 2019: Patek Philippe Unveils New White Gold Chronograph Ref. 5172G Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:24:50 +0000 One of the first watches released by Patek Philippe at the show this year is the new white-gold-cased version of the Chronograph Ref. 5172G. This new version features a striking blue dial. It is an evolution of the first chronograph with a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe, Ref. 5170, that appeared in 2010.…]]> 0 Baselworld 2019: Hublot And Tattoo Artist Maxime Buchi Unveil Big Bang Sang Bleu II Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:17 +0000 With Baselworld officially starting tomorrow, Hublot reveals the Big Bang Sang Bleu II  created in collaboration with famed tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi, founder of Sang Bleu. This marks the second venture between the two, but this version not only offers Buchi’s design on the dial , but also features the creative concept in angular glory…]]> 0 Zenith Unveils Defy Inventor With Monolithic Silicon Regulator And Made Of Aeronith Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:34:16 +0000   Here at Baselworld 2019, Zenith turns things a bit upside down in the watch world  with the unveiling of its new Zenith Inventor watch. The watch houses the brand’s  patented “Zenith Oscillator” control system oscillator that replaces the traditional sprung balance and eliminates approximately 30 components to offer  single monolithic oscillating device made of…]]> 0 Baselworld 2019: Chopard Unveils New L.U.C Quattro Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:07:02 +0000 Recently, I had the great opportunity to go to Bordeaux, France, with Chopard for the Baselworld preview of some of the finest timepieces it is unveiling this year. While we also went wine tasting and truffle hunting, we had the chance to go hands on with the watches. One of my favorites is the sophisticated…]]> 0 Baselworld 2019 Begins Tomorrow, Find Out What’s In Store And Why I’m Excited About It Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:45:12 +0000 While Baselworld 2019 officially begins on Thursday, if you are a member of the press or an exhibitor, Wednesday is the new Thursday.  While I am heading to Davos for the Movado Group summit before Baselworld begins, I am looking forward to what it has to offer. It’s no secret that the show has been…]]> 0 Why The Bulgari 50th Anniversary Gerald Genta Watch Matters Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:43:21 +0000 Recently, Bulgari unveiled the 50th anniversary Gerald Genta watch, a timepiece it will be showing this week at Baselworld. I held off on writing about this watch for a host of  reasons, but now I am ready to dive into the Gerald Genta 50th Anniversary watch and why it really matters. To begin with, I should preface the…]]> 0 The Truth Behind The Sculptures And Art At The Miami Design District, As Seen During Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:19:47 +0000 Recently, while in Miami for the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 show, I was — naturally — taking pictures of the beautiful architecture that surrounded me at the Miami Design District. That stirred an interest: What are all of these spaces, sculptures, photos all about. So, I spoke to the Miami Design District…]]> 0 Hands On With, And Honest Female Review Of, The MB&F Women’s Legacy Machine FlyingT Watch Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:54:28 +0000 Recently at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva, I got my first chance to go hands on with the newest watch from MB&F: Legacy Machine FlyingT for women.  Before I review this watch, let me offer a little background. To begin with, Maximilian Busser – founder of MB&F – and I have a long history. I…]]> 0 Truffle Hunting And Wine Tasting In Bordeaux With Chopard: Photo Report Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:56:21 +0000 Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Chopard in Bordeaux for a Baselworld Preview of the new watches that will be unveiled in just a couple of weeks. The watches — except for the L.U.C XPS Twist — are still under embargo, so I won’t be breaking any secrets. However, while in Bordeaux –…]]> 0 Revisiting MB&F: Meet Medusa, The Clock That Almost Didn’t Make Its Debut Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:50:20 +0000 With Baselworld around the corner, we wanted to take a few minutes to revisit some important MB&F products before the exciting new unveilings coming out. Yes, we know about the new watches already, but that is embargoed material so you just have to be patient.  However, at the recent SIHH, MB&F unveiled its 10th collaboration…]]> 0 De Bethune USA Exclusive Launched At Watches & Wonders Miami Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:32:47 +0000 DB28 Kind of GoldUSA Limited Edition   Recently at the Watches & Wonders Miami show at the Miami Design District, Swiss independent watch brand De Bethune smartly unveiled a USA exclusive watch, the   “DB28 Kind of Blue.” A spin-off of the brand’s all-blue and much coveted DB28, the new watch features an 18-karat pink gold…]]> 0 Charitable Causes In The Watch World: Richard Mille Donates Proceeds Of $800,000 Watches To Education Above All Foundation Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:55:49 +0000 Richard Mille has teamed with the Education Above All foundation (EAA), a global organization established to promote global social and political development through quality education, and created a new nearly $800,000  diamond encrusted watch. All proceeds of the sales of the watch will  support  Out-of-School Children (OOSC) globally  through EAA’s Educate a Child programme (EAC)…]]> 0 America’s Oldest Watchmaking Guild, Horological Society of New York, Announces Gala and Charity Auction Event Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:35:29 +0000 The Horological Society of New York, America’s first watchmaking guild, founded in1866, announces the 2019 Gala and Charity Auction event. This event is earmarked as one of the best horological evenings and this year, the organization is moving the dinner and auction to a new location at the Manhattan Penthouse with breathtaking views of the…]]> 0 Philippe Charriol, Founder Of Philippe Charriol Brand, Dies In Auto Race Accident Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:53:51 +0000 I was in my twenties when i first met Philippe Charriol. He was energetic, enthusiastic and flamboyant.  I remember he wore his white fur coat regularly and bedecked himself in his own jewels and watches.  He was full of character and life. Sadly, I learned today that Philippe Charriol was killed in a race car…]]> 0 Photo Report: Watches & Wonders Miami 2019, Miami Concours, Yacht Show Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:37:06 +0000 It’s  no secret that I get around. As a veteran journalist in the watch industry, my job is to go where the stories are. I can’t go to everything, but I try to say yes to al least half of the trips i am offered annually, and I always go to the important  shows. Such…]]> 0 Hands On With The Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch Unveiled At Watches & Wonders Miami Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:46:23 +0000 Last week in Miami – at the second annual Watches  & Wonders show — Ulysse Nardin used the Florida backdrop, complete with concurrent Yacht Show and car show — to unveil its newest masterpiece: The Marine Mega Yacht watch that indicates tides, along with a host of other important information for sailors, and that carries a…]]> 0 Bulgari Unveils Updated Icon In Rome: B.zero1 To Honor 20th Anniversary Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:07:59 +0000 This post is about jewelry, not watches — but pay attention men — these are rings you can easily wear. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bulgari B.zero1 collection of jewelry. A line that broke typical jewelry design codes thanks to its spiral, flexible rings and visionary appeal, the B.zero1 has become an icon in the jewelry world. Last week in…]]> 0 Storage Wars: The Best USB Key From Watches & Wonders Miami Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:26:26 +0000 If you read my headline then you will know that at the recent Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 show, there was only one great USB keys. Don’t get me wrong, there were many distributed, but just one stole my heart and stands out now  as one of the best USB keys ever: Sevan Bicakci’s dagger…]]> 0 Pre-Basel 2019: Meet the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF (price) Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:03:56 +0000 As a pre-Baselworld peek, Chopard unveils the L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch — a timepiece  that offers  a bit of a spin to horology.  Classically elegant and s magnificent statement in modern classics, the L.U.C XPS Twist QF features a rich  satin-finished blue dial with seconds sundial at 7 o’clock and crown at 4 o’clock. The…]]> 0 Hands On With The Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel Watch With Meteorite Dial Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:54:02 +0000 A supplier of components to the watch world, the independent watch brand Romain Gauthier regularly creates  timepieces that are works of art and technology. However, he only makes about 60 watches a year.  Now, he unveils the exceptional  Prestige HMS Stainless Steel watch with rare meteorite dial. Just 10 pieces will ever be made —…]]> 0