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Oris James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch

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…

Introducing the Limited Edition IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph “Tribeca Film Festival 2014

With the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival upon us, IWC announces its impressive role for the second year in a row as the Official Festival-Time Partner. The brand has even created a limited edition watch in honor of its partnership with this grand NY event.  The IWC Pilot Watch Spitfire Chronograph “Tribeca Film Festival 2014” –…

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Marc A. Hayek Takes a Moment in Time to Discuss Breguet’s High-Tech yet Traditional Watchmaking at BaselWorld 2014 (Video)

At BaselWorld 2014 Breguet introduced, among other models, the final  rendition of the Classique Tourbillon extra-plat automatique (5377). Our close colleagues at International Watch talked with Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz,  during the fair about how the ultra-thin platinum watch’s unusual peripheral rotor, silicon components and long, 90-hour…

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Outdoor Gear for Weekend Sojourns: Folding and Fixed-Blade Knife Review

By Ryan Walsh Once in a while it’s nice to see a designer style knife, beautifully decorated to catch your eyes. Though most outdoorsmen won’t gravitate to them as a “functional” knife, they are much like a piece of working art:  they can just as easily hang on a wall, as accompany someone out into…

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Explore the Vallee de Joux with photographer Dan Holdsworth and Audemars Piguet (Video)

Audemars Piguet – well known for its long history and the fact that it is the oldest luxury watch firm still privately owned by the founding family – takes a great interest in the environment – as we mentioned in a post here recently.  Much of the brand’s inspiration for saving the forests and reconstituting…

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Independent, Family Run Companies Offer Mega Advantages: Introducing our Collector’s Corner

When we first created ATimelyPerspective just about three years ago, we knew we wanted to put our 30-plus years of experience in the watch industry to good use (For more about this see our “About” column here.). We wanted to keep the site focused on original content that offers watch education, reviews, and insightful moments…

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Experience the Heart of Watchmaking: The Audemars Piguet Foundation Reforests the World

By Samantha Walsh The heart and soul of watchmaking is not just about building beautiful, technically advanced machines that will last for centuries. It is also about giving back to the world that supports you – for causes that need assistance. Audemars Piguet does exactly that. With the sale of each Audemars Piguet watch, a…

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The Power of the Press: Meet the Rolex Pepsi (original pics, prices)

It happened before the BaselWorld Fair even opened to the public. Just a couple of days before, a few members of the watch press got the first look at the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II watch. A world’s first, this timepiece features a Cerachrom bezel created in blue and red. Suddenly, the timepiece…

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3 World Records Set at BaselWorld 2014 by Bulgari, Graff, TAG Heuer

A few months ago, after SIHH, we brought the three top world records set for timepieces during that Fair. Now, post-Basel, we bring you the three record-setting watches from this year’s BaselWorld 2014.  From ultra thins to ultra shimmer, it was a strong year for world premieres and records. We know you are chomping at…

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We’re Officially Back: BaselWorld 2014, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This was a particularly long trip f or me. It always is. Basel is an eight-day marathon test of endurance of strength and memory. This year, however, I also went a week early to Europe to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Bulgari (we’ll bring you more about that here soon).  So, two and a half…

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