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IWC Pilot's Timezoner "Le Petit Prince" watch.

Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen wowed the world when it unveiled its patented Timezoner world-time watch a few years ago. Now, for the first time, the brand incorporates this function into the “Le Petit Prince” special editions watches. The new 46mm stainless steel Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Edition “Le Petit Prince” is a stunning blend of…

Around the World: Rolex and the 68th Sydney Hobart Sailing Competition

While today marks the day after Christmas for many of us, for others it is the start of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney, Australia. With a southerly breeze providing the perfect angle for a spinnaker start and run down the harbor, it proved less kind as the yachts exited the Sydney…

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Watch Education: Understanding the use of Rubies in Movements

  We have gotten a lot of questions from readers about rubies used inside watch movements, so we thought it was high-time to address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies created especially for watch movements…

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Louis Moinet Unveils the Red Stromatolite Watch – the Oldest Known Fossil

Louis Moinet is a brand we know and love. The creator of these incredibly advanced timepieces regularly utilizes some of the rarest materials on earth for dials – and this newest watch may top them all. The Red Stromatolite is the worlds’ oldest known fossil – dating back 3.5 billion years. The name is derived…

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Around the World: A. Lange & Sohne Opens First USA Boutique and Shows off the new Zeitwerk

Recently, Atimelyperspective traveled around the world with A. Lange & Söhne to check out its most recent and upcoming boutique openings (we will have a lot more coverage of that trip coming up soon). From Paris, to Dubai to Palm Beach, Fl, the trip proved to be incredibly fruitful and informative. The culmination was in…

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Watch Education: Understanding Watch Crystals

This week, we continue with our educational insight into timepieces: this time, with a look at the watch crystal — the clear cover that goes over the dial and protects it. Generally there are three types of crystals used in watchmaking: sapphire crystals; mineral crystals; Plexiglas (often called plastic) or hesalite (acrylic) crystals.  Depending on…

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Time Capsules: News — Girard-Perregaux Unveils Limited Edition FOReverglades Hawk Watch

In Miami this week at the Art Basel event, Girard-Perregaux makes a timely statement. The to watch brand has partnered with  FOReverglades, an environmentally minded public art exhibition by International Artists William Sweetlove and the artist collective, Cracking Art Group.  At the same time, Girard-Perregaux unveiled a new, limited-edition Hawk watch that it hopes will…

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Watch Education: Understanding the Difference between Automatic and Hand-Wind Watches

Recently, we here at ATimelyPerspective received an email from one of our newer readers – someone really interested in learning about watches from the ground up. It got us to thinking; maybe not everyone really knows timepieces to the same degree. This week, we will continue our sessions on watch history and watch education –…

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A Moment in Time: Francois-Paul Journe Unveils the Chronometre Optimum in NYC

In a private appointment yesterday with master watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe (at the wonderful Madison Avenue FP Journe Boutique), we had the privilege of getting   hands-on to the brand new Chronometre Optimum watch that now joins FP Journe’s complex haute horlogerie collection.  This new piece – a three-hand watch – was several years in the making,…

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Around the World: Dior like only Monsieur Dior Could Know

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Dior on an amazing trip to France to experience not only the superb watchmaking prowess, but also to visit the haute couture salon, the boutiques in Paris and the Mansion in Normandy where Dior grew up. All of these places define the brand’s aesthetic culture, and…

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Around the World: The Making of Zenith Watches

Recently, we had the opportunity to tour the Zenith Swiss Watch Manufacture – a brand long known for its precision watchmaking and visionary thinking. Since 1865, Zenith has been making watches that keep pace with the times. It is the brand behind the famed El Primero movement and a brand closely associated with aviation for…

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