NEWS

Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

Weekend Sojourn: SEAH® Astrological Watches Let you be you

When Rachel Levy conceived of the SEAH® (an ancient word for time) watches 7 years ago, she did so in the blackout wake of a hurricane that hit her home in Florida. She was looking for a way for people to reconnect with themselves and the universe after so much disconnect. When she first set…

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Around the World: Tourneau Watches Unveiled at New Store

In New York the new Tourneau Concept Store opened recently, and with it comes the unveiling of the new Tourneau Watches – bold signature timepieces under the TNY Collection name – slated to make their official debut in September.  TNY –for Tourneau New York – will be available at Tourneau stores nationwide and are designed…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Hamilton Watch Company – the Ventura, Elvis and legends

Hamilton Watch Company has had a long and fruitful relationship with Hollywood over the years, since it starred in its first film in 1951 with the Oscar-nominated movie “The Frogmen”.  Actors playing naval diving heroes wore the same model Hamilton watches as American soldiers had worn during the WWII. Since then the brand’s distinctive watches…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Watch Industry Loses a legend, Gerald Genta Dies

Today, Charles Gerald Genta, legendary Swiss watchmaker and designer, passed away at the age of 80.  Not only did Genta design one of the most amazing collections of complicated timepieces under his own name (which was subsequently purchased by the Bulgari Group), but also he is the visionary responsible for the design and creation of…

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Time Capsules: Product – IWC Watches – Double Delight with the Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium

IWC Schaffhausen is a brand rich with wonderful and unique history that just keeps getting better. It seems everything this company does turns to gold. Year after year, the IWC watches unveiled not only recall the past collections with superb craftsmanship and eye to detail, but also do so with visionary glances to the future.…

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Time Capsules: News — Vacheron Constantin Recalls its American Heritage

James Ward Packard watchIn a move designed to coincide with the opening of its first USA boutique (in NYC) and to recall its rich history here in the USA (which ATimelyperspective wrote about just recently), Vacheron Constantin has launched an interactive website:  http://americanheritage.vacheron-constantin.com The venerable brand – the world’s oldest watch manufacture in continuous operation…

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Time Capsules: Some of the Best Watch Brands Have Secrets – Harry Winston Rosebud

The best watch brands in the world are adept at innovation, craftsmanship and technical perfection. Some even go way over the top when it comes to combining haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie. Such is the case with the legendary house of Harry Winston. This brand’s newest, perhaps most versatile watch, is the alluring Rosebud –…

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Weekend Sojourn: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – Coming This Week!

I’ll be there with Rolex – maybe you should, too… more than 550 extraordinary cars will amass on August 19 through 21 to confront the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey.  The 2.238 mile road course with 11turns and 300-foot elevation changes is demanding and exhilarating, even for spectators. Plus, these are legendary cars…

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