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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…

Watch Stops 2012: GTE – Cabestan Unveils the Trapezium Watch

At the Geneva Time Exhibition – which opened today – a crowd formed around the Cabestan booth to get a closer look at the Trapezium. Cabestanis used to doing things differently. This brand is the creator of the Winch Tourbillon Vertical Movement and its designer,  engineer and master watchmaker Eric Coudray is renowned for his…

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Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – It’s Show time!

Today, we start our journey to Switzerland — Geneva, actually — where this week we will cover the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), which opens its doors for the third year in a row and showcases approximately 70 exhibitors.  Concurrently, we will bring you the news from the 21st annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie…

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Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Baume & Mercier’s New Hampton Watches

Baume & Mercier is known for its classic timeless elegance. This brand has been making watches with flair to track important moments in time since its inception in the 1800s. Now the brand brings out exciting new timepieces in this collection for both men and women. Hampton is inspired by its namesake – the Hamptons…

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Video – HYT Liquid Technology – a New Technological Era

Just about a month ago, we here at Atimelyperpsective were first to bring you information about the new HYT HI watch movement– the first ever to combine liquid engineering with mechanical devices. You can read about the creators and the brand beginning again here. Now, we bring you a great video and a look at…

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Time Capsules: Product – New Fortis Flieger a World First

Fortis Swiss Watches have a long history of technical innovation and exploration in the world’s frontiers. Now –in the Fortis Limited Edition F-43 — the brand brings forward the first mechanical GMT, alarm and Chronometer with two separate power reserves.  The dual time alarm is fully COSC-certified and displays a wealth of information in a…

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Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Cartier Unleashes new Panther Watch

Cartier has long been synonymous with stunning panther motifs. Now, the brand unleashes its new Promenade d’une Panthere watch – and deftly does what only Cartier can do — create the panther in an ever more dramatic design. The haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie timepiece is like a dream to behold. Housing the caliber 9603…

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Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Piaget Unveils Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin – and it’s a Beauty

Piaget – famed for its pioneering and leadership position in the work of ultra-thin calibers – has done it again. In just about 10 days at the SIHH in Geneva, the brand will be unveiling to the world the skeletonized Altiplano Ultra Thin, which was several years in the development stages, and requires months to…

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Weekend Sojourn: Warm Winter Getaways – St Maarten on my Mind

Pinel IslandWinter is upon us and those who hate the cold are probably thinking of an island destination. St. Maarten is the perfect spot. This portal to the Caribbean is an interesting mix of cultures and beauty. Approximately half of the island is French owned, while the other half is Dutch, a division that dates…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH 2012 – Parmigiani Unveils Tonda Annual Calendar

Making the 17th movement unveiled by this still very young (but incredibly experienced) watch brand, Parmigiani’s new Tonda Annual calendar is based on the brand’s PF331 automatic movement, but incorporates an additional module to create the PF 339 Annual Calendar, which automatically accounts for the variation in the number of days in each month. Remember—it…

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Time Capsules: News – IWC Dubs 2012 its Year of the Pilot Watch – Unveils New TOP GUN watches

In November, 2007, I was one of a very elite group of international journalists fortunate enough to travel with IWC to California for the experience of a lifetime. There, we visited the TOP GUN flight school, met with pilots, took some courses,  and then had the awesome experience of arrested landing on (and later catapulting…

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