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Mondaine sustainable Essence watch

With so many luxury watch brands jumping on the sustainable band wagon, sometimes you have to take a closer look at brands that jumped in early. In fact, several affordable fashion watch brands were working on sustainable collections several years ago, including Swiss brand Mondaine – the Swiss Railway brand. It was several years ago…

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ Arts Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460 RT: Hands On Review

Three dial versions of the Vacheron Constantin Copernicus are being offered, including this hand-painted, enamel model.

At SIHH 2017, Vacheron Constantin had so many complicated and special timepieces to show this year that is was like being a kid in a candy store. One timepiece that particularly enthralls us is the Metiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460 RT — a  tribute to great astronomical discoveries, inspired by Nicolas Copernicus. The watch is…

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Richard Mille Unveils RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set Women’s Watch: SIHH 2017

Richard Mille RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set women's watch as seen at SIHH 2017.

Independent watch brand, Richard Mille, had a lot of news and great product at this year’s SIHH — including another great new look of women. Working with high-tech materials yet again, Mille unveils two new watches made of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®) carbon — this time set with diamonds. A master at high-tech materials, Mille shows his…

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Lady Gaga Teams with Tiffany & Co. for Today’s Super Bowl LI with HardWear Commercial

LLady Gaga behind the scenes of the Legendary Style shoot. Photo Credit: Hanna Besirevic

Ok Super Bowl fans- get ready, in addition to some hopefully top-notch football plays, this year’s Super Bowl LI ushers in a first for Tiffany & Co.: The brand will air its first-ever Super Bowl commercial– starring Lady Gaga. Since Lady Gaga is performing at half-time as well (for free, we might add), the Tiffany…

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Cartier Trait d’Eclat High Jeweled Watch: Review of Art and Elegance Unleashed

The stunning Cartier Trait Eclat is a blend of haute joaillerie of the finest tradition with a classically modern twist.

There are no words to say what a picture can do by a glance, and as we set about to review the Cartier Trait d’Eclat high jeweled watch – we are even more convinced of this.  This year, Cartier again entrances us with top demonstrations of its amazing haute joaillerie craftsmanship. One of the finest…

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Why the Groundhog Cares About Time, Weather and Groundhog Day

Why we celebrate Groundhog Day has roots dating back more than a century.

Today is Groundhog Day — when the furry creature emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not spring is in the air. If the groundhog can’t see his shadow — typically because the sun is blocked by clouds — spring will come soon. But, if it is sunny and the furry little critter sees…

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Up Close with the Bovet Virtuoso VIII 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Big Date

Bovet Virtuoso VIII

This year marks a big one for Bovet 1822. Celebrating its roots, that date back 195 years, Bovet 1822  unveils the Virtuoso VIII — a Big Date 10-Day Flying Tourbillon that deftly blends fine watchmaking heritage with  a contemporary spirit and holding three patents. While this company was started in 1822 by the Bovet brothers,…

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A Close-Up Look at the Panerai PAM700 LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech — Possibly the Most High-Tech Panerai Yet

The case of the Panerai Lab-ID watch is made of Carbotech.

We here at ATimelyPerspective have long respected and been friends with Panerai Central — experts on all-things Panerai. Therefore, with the introduction of the brand’s newest LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch, it only made sense to go to the experts for a close-up look at what really sets this watch apart. It wasn’t too long ago that Panerai introduced its first  Carbotech…

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Affordable Watches: British Brand, Christopher Ward, Releases All-New Malvern Watches

Christopher Ward C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III

Christopher Ward is a relative newcomer on the watch scene, having launched the brand in  2004. The company is focused on creating accessible Swiss-made watch pieces with a high degree of quality craftsmanship. The British-based  watch brand specializes in quartz and mechanical pieces, with the watches being designed in the UK and assembled in Biel, Switzerland. This year, in honor…

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Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 2017

Those who have been following ATimelyPerspective know that we enjoy taking a break from the seriousness of timepieces once in a while and focusing on things that are — well — a little fun. Each year after the shows, we present the most creative or best USB sticks. On these grand devices, the watch brands…

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wayde Van Niekerk, a Richard Mille Ambassador, Talks About Time

Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde van Niekerk (photo: R. Naas)

I had the good fortune recently to meet with  South African Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk,  a Richard Mille brand ambassador, and world record-setting medalist at the   2016 Rio Olympics. He took the title  in the 400 meter races. He did wearing a Richard Mille watch. We spent some time together in Chantilly France to…

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