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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

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…

Behind the Scenes with Emirates Team New Zealand and Omega as they Prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Races (original photos)

Last week, we here at ATimelyPerspective had the distinct pleasure of joining Omega in San Francisco, as the brand unveiled its newest America’s Cup Regatta watch (which we will cover in more detail shortly) made in cooperation with Emirates Team New Zealand. We also spent some time with skipper Dean Barker of ETNZ and the…

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Top Women’s Watches – Bulgari Berries Tourbillon

Berries Tourbillon Retrograde Hour watch Bringing a bit of its jewelry heritage to the watchmaking front, Bulgari this year clearly focuses on women and unveils its Berries Collection of timepieces that includes a stunning Jump Hour watch and the alluring Tourbillon Retrograde Hours watch seen here. The Berries Tourbillon Retrograde Hours watch features a marquetry…

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Weekend Sojourn: The Art of Recology

Each time I pass through the San Francisco airport, I am inspired by the beauty of the terminals — each featuring a different artistic exhibition thanks to the SFO Museum (that was established by the Airport Commission in 1980 to humanize the airport). This past week, I lingered a little longer in the United terminal …

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Watch Education: Understanding Constant Force

Not a new concept in watchmaking at all, the idea of constant force has taken center stage as watchmakers strive for ever greater accuracy and precision.  Essentially, constant force is a means of improving the rate of a watch by making the torque of the spring constant throughout the entire power reserve duration. Generally, in…

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Iconic Watches: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso now in Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Duetto Duo Form

Born out of necessity in the 1930’s, the now iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch was initially created for polo players whose timepieces could not withstand the rigor of the sport. By creating a case that slides out sideways and turns around, so that the watch dial is protected inside the metal caseback, Jaeger-LeCoultre not only demonstrated…

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Watch of the Week: Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Perpetual Calendar- Wow

Taking a closer look at powerful timepieces, our top pick this week is the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Perpetual Calendar by Audemars Piguet.  This bold watch packs a punch in design, functions and feel. This distinctive watch is impressive in all three of its renditions: platinum with a blue dial and strap ($128,500), rose gold…

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Glashutte Original Unveils new German-made Women’s Pavonina Line

A few nights ago, at the famed Waterfall Mansion on New York’s Upper East Side, Glashutte Original paid tribute to women with the launch of its new Pavonina collection of timepieces.  Created just for women by this esteemed German watchmaker, the Pavonina timepieces feature cushion-shaped cases that recall the 1920s. “It is a shame we…

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Nik Wallenda Makes History- Wearing JeanRichard watch

Having met Nik Wallenda in person, I was anxious to watch his historic walk. It was an extremely tense walk. I had watched Nik cross Niagara Falls but that was before I knew him — and — to be honest — liked him as a genuine person. This walk — knowing Nik and anticipating his…

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Exclusive Interview with Nik Wallenda — Soon to Walk Across the Grand Canyon on a Wire

  To those who follow his amazing feats, he is known as The King of the High Wire, but to his three kids, Nik Wallenda is just Dad. In fact, this seventh generation of the legendary Great Flying Wallendas insists he is not the daredevil people make him out to be. “I am just a regular man…

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