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Elvis Presley Ebel watch

Once owed by Elvis Presley, this solid gold and diamond-accented Ebel watch is up for sale for a mere $498,000 by M.S. Rau. The watch, which Presley later gifted to his friend and backup singer J.D. Sumner (complete with inscription on the back)  will be on display in New York at the upcoming  New York…

Watch Stops: PRE-BaselWorld 2012 – TAG Mikrogirder Concept Watch

The newest chronographs (watches equipped with a mechanism that makes it possible to measure continuous or discontinuous intervals of time) on the market take fraction-of-a-second timing to new heights – especially in the case of the all new concept watch from TAG Heuer – the Mikrogirder.  All new, the Mikrogirder 2000 Concept watch offers split…

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A timely Event- Don’t Miss this incredible Audemars Piguet Exhibition

The year-long celebration of one of the most iconic timepieces in the word of Haute Horlogerie – the Royal Oak – takes place for just four days only in New York City this month. (After which it will tour   Milan, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai). This is a must-see event — with 100…

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Weekend Sojourn: Spy Tools — 007 Brings the Best Back in Skyfall

In the soon-to-be-released James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the famed Agent 007 brings his true loves to light again. While the women of the movie, we know, will be spectacular, the stars are the spy tools – the Aston Martin DB5 (which novelist Ian Fleming included in Bond books as far back as Goldfinger and Thunderball),…

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Video: Guy Semon Explains The Evolution of TAG Heuer Chronograph Technology

By Jonathan Bues, IW Magazine On Wednesday,  the editors of International Watch [for whom the founder of Atimelyperspective writes], met with Guy Semon, Vice President of Sciences and Technology at TAG Heuer, who was in New York to show the press his firm’s new Microgirder 2000 chronograph, unveiled in Geneva last month. Semon, a former…

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Trend Report: DRAGONS – It’s the Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and it begins today. Many luxury watch brands have presented several pieces depicting the great mythical creature over the last few weeks. WORLDTEMPUS – Carlos Torres The first dragon appeared in China some forty-seven centuries ago, during the reign of Huang Ti (also…

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A Moment in Time: Steven Grotell, Orchestrator, Designer of a New Artistic Watch Brand

We can never know it all. At the recent party for my book launch, Jewels of Time, I had the good fortune of meeting Steven Grotell – watch designer extraordinaire. Steven Grotell, a veteran designer in the watch industry, has shelved  his “designing for others”  work as he embraces his own concept of time in…

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Past, Present, Future: Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak 40th Anniversary

Past: Forty years ago one luxury watch brand stepped out on limb, so to speak. It was 1972 when Audemars Piguet unveiled its Royal Oak – the first luxury sport watch in the haute horlogerie world — offered in stainless steel. Heretofore a gold and platinum brand—Audemars Piguet recognized a need for a sporty chic…

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Weekend Sojourn: “Tourbillon” cufflinks, the sophisticated fashion statement

Symbolizing a certain subtle refinement in modern man’s dress codes, cufflinks emerged at the dawn of the 17th century. They were an indication of social rank and allowed gentlemen of that era to out-rival one another in their originality. To this day, cufflinks celebrate individuality and personal statement.  TF Est. 1968 is a Swiss brand…

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Under the Hood: Audemars Piguet Offers Superb Craftsmanship

Few people have the privilege of walking the hallowed halls of a fine watchmaking brand. Few get to see the amazing craftsmanship and finishing – the countless hours of minute work and superb innovation – that goes into the making of a top-quality movement. I have been fortunate enough to join many a great brand…

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