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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…

Off the Cuff: Stefan Johansson Watches

For the past three weeks I have been wearing the Stefan Johansson Vaxjo chronograph timepiece with date indication and alluringly colorful dial. This watch went to the America’s Cup World Series races, did a few laps at a local racetrack, and some hiking. It withstood everything with valor, timed the races wonderfully with the 5/10…

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Around the World: Exclusive Info on the FP Journe LineSport Series — Aluminum Movements!

Recently in Geneva, I had the opportunity to visit the amazing FP Journe workshops and to view the watchmaker’s newest creations. A complete deviation from his usual ultra-classic and elegant pieces, the new watches are sport watches.  Yes, sport watches, and they utilize high-tech, innovative materials and ground-breaking technology. The first in the new lineSport series,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Visiting the Swiss Watchmaking mecca of La Chaux-deFonds

Exhibit at the clock museum. Watch lover visiting Switzerland? If so, most likely you’ll want to schedule a visit to the mecca of Swiss watchmaking, La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is a quick stop, but many brands call this district home. The capital city of the 1,000-meter-high district of La Chaux-de-Fonds, is the canton of Neuchâtel– where…

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Time Capsules: News – Winners of the 11th Annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve Announced

Just a few days ago, the 11th Annual Grand Prix d’horlogerie was held in Geneva –this is the watchmaking awards event of the year — a wonderful event chocked with emotion, entertainment and serious tribute.   Winners were in a host of categories – and you get to see here a vast array of timepieces.…

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Around the world: Louis Vuitton Watches and the America’s Cup World Series

Atimelyperspective spent this past weekend with Louis Vuitton in San Diego – for the final races in the America’s Cup World Series. Here the brand unveiled a revolutionary new yachting watch that times the five minutes (instead of the heretofore indicated 15 minutes) before the start of the races. The watch signifies the brand’s position…

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Time Capsules – Style Watch: Raymond Weil Freelancer Dons Holiday Colors

Raymond Weil is a player in the fashion timepiece world –always a step ahead of the trends. Now, the brand releases its much-coveted Freelancer watch in hot colors for the season in a new line extension called Freelancer Crazytime. Four new colors remerge including rich holiday red, eggplant, chartreuse and orange. The Swiss made mechanical…

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Weekend Sojourn: Commentary — Watchmakers and their Prowess

Everyone who wears a mechanical watch should have the opportunity to walk a watch factory and even try their hand at watchmaking. It is a truly humbling experience. Having been in this industry for more than 26 years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many a hallowed hall of watchmakers. I’ve also, over the years,…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – Baume & Mercier Watches — The new Capeland

Baume & Mercier brings us a sneak peek today at one of the newest watches slated to be unveiled in January at SIHH in Geneva. The Capeland, a watch that epitomizes the brand’s seaside living philosophy of relaxed lifestyle, offers authenticity and strength of character.  Inspired by an historic single push-piece chronograph, circa, 1948, the…

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