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Zenith El Primero A386 platinum watch

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…

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Liberty DNA! Introducing Romain Jerome’s Black Edition Liberty DNA

By Ryan Walsh New Yorkers and the rest of he world are all too familiar with Lady Liberty. The great statue celebrated its 125th birthday in 2012, and Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome celebrated, too, by creating the Liberty-DNA timepiece made to resemble iconic features of Lady Liberty. Today, the brand issues an all black…

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Yes, It Really Does Take Years to Hand-Make a Watch: Following Philippe Dufour and “The Timepiece, Birth of a Watch” Project , with Greubel Forsey

By Isaac Wingold Over the past ten years or so, we’ve seen a surge in the popularity of newer haute horology brands on the market, producing various interesting complicated pieces. With watchmakers at brands such as Urwerk, F.P. Journe, and MB&F creating such complicated masterpieces, we often forget the fact every watchmaker has to learn…

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Acquiring Time: Was it a Mistake for Chai Schnyder to sell Ulysse Nardin to Kering?

The formal announcement came in the morning a couple of days ago: international brand development company, Kering, has acquired the innovative luxury watch brand, Ulysse Nardin. But if you were part of the watch industry and had paid keen attention over the past six months to a year, the writing was on the wall. All…

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Defining the Pilot Watch: Zenith Type 20 Grand Feu

By Gordon Henderson In the world of horology and watch sizes, there is big and then there is the pilot watch. Typically pilot watches are built with a large face — meant to be easily legible at a glance while flying — and a large crown, meant to be accessible while wearing pilot gloves unfit…

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Breguet Breaks Records with the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique

By Gordon Henderson Breguet is a juggernaut when it comes to innovations in the advancement of horology. Founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775, it is one of the oldest watch making brands in the world. ATimelyPerspective had the great pleasure of touring the brand’s Manufacture and its renowned tourbillon room. You can read about that…

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To Peru and Back: A Review of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph 2

By Alex Lam If you were to hit the trails in Peru – which I did — what watch would you take with you? Perhaps this is a somewhat inane question, but it was one that I contemplated before my trip to hike the Inca Trail. The wristwatch, first and foremost, was developed as a…

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Moon Accuracy for 122 Years … Introducing the White Gold L.U.C Lunar Big Date from Chopard

By Gordon Henderson Originally launched in 2009, the Chopard L.U.C Lunar Big Date watch housed the L.U.C 96.20-L, with a moon phase accuracy of 122 years! Coming from a mechanical piece, made in-house by Chopard, this is a big deal because if the watch never stops running, you won’t have to adjust the moonphase in…

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5 Watch Brands Involved in Space Exploration: Breitling, Fortis, Bell & Ross, TAG Heuer, Zenith

This past Friday, in anticipation of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (July 20, 1969) and subsequent first steps on the moon (July 21, 1969) , we brought you the entire story here – complete with the introduction of the new Omega Apollo 11 Limited Edition 45th Anniversary watch. In addition to…

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Omega Unveils Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 LE watch to honor the 45th Anniversary of Man’s First Step on the Moon – Which I recall Perfectly …

I may be giving away too much information here, but, why not? I remember watching the televised landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module in 1969, and the next day’s adventurous steps as two astronauts descended the ladder of the module and stepped foot on the moon’s surface. I was a kid, on vacation with…

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Close Up With the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon (video)

By Gordon Henderson Girard-Perregaux is a brand with the wind at its sails. The brand’s Constant Force Escapement was unveiled a year ago and took home top honors in the 2013 Grand Prixe d’Horologerie Genève. Since then, the watch world has been asking how Girard-Perregaux will follow up on that year’s success. The answer: the…

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