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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 2011: Franc Vila Reveals new Supersonico

Soaring onto the scenes, this newest bold beauty comes from Franc Vila: the FVa35 Supersonico 5-Minute Repeater. The titanium and 18-karat red gold watch features movement bridges made of aeronautical high-tech materials such as lightnium and aluminium all visible through the case crystal. Created in a limited edition of 88 pieces, the watch offers minute…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Preview – DeWitt Loves the City

If you love architecture and grand skylines, as well as fine watchmaking, of course, then this timepiece is for you – at the right price. The DeWitt patented Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W. Horizons with Automatic Sequential Winding device, driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor and featuring the dead-beat seconds connected directly to the tourbillon cage. The…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Louis Vuitton Gets Oriented

Aptly named the Tambour Orientation, this new 44mm Tambour X large steel watch from Louis Vuitton is one bold, cool timepiece. If you’re sailing by the night skies or hiking in the woods, this is the watch you want to have with you. Its brown and black engraved dial features counters at 12:00 and 6:00.…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011- Ulysse Nardin Dives In to the Black Sea

For decades, Ulysse Nardin has been known as one of the foremost brands offering marine chronometers. Its Maxi Marine series brings divers the best of watchmaking prowess and functional precision. Now the brand releases its bold yet alluring new Maxi Marine Diver collection, the Black Sea. The 42-hour power reserve diving watch houses a self-winding…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Impending Arrival

BaselWorld is around the corner. The long-anticipated, easily most important watch exhibition in the world, has arrived once again. This week, in Basel, Switzerland, the world converges. Beginning tomorrow, throngs of watch and jewelry brands, international press, retailers and collectors will begin their preparations and  plans to migrate to Basel. On Wednesday, press day begins…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — A Retrospective on BaselWorld

One of the original Ikepod monocased mechanicals.As BaselWorld 2011 approaches — the fair is due to open next week, and slated to open its doors to thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors — we all eagerly anticipate the newest product that will make its way onto the scene. Yes, there will be complications,…

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Time Capsules: News – Longines Races in as Official Timekeeper of Kentucky Derby® Home Track

Swiss watch brand, Longines – long known for its sports timing – has partnered with Churchill Downs Incorporated to become the Official Timekeeper on this most prestigious horseracing event. The Kentucky Derby has been run without interruption since 1875, and is America’s oldest and continuously held sports event.  This year’s Kentucky Derby takes place May…

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Video – Christophe Claret Clarifies the 21 Black Jack on video

On February 24, a timelyperpsectiive wrote about the famed Christophe Claret and his amazing new 21 Black Jack watch here – due to make its debut next week in BaselWorld 2011. The $170,000+ watch lets its wearer play three casino games: black jack – with striking mechanism; roulette; dice. Now, we bring you a video…

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Around the World: Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Bespoke Reverso for US Market Exclusively

If you love vintage fine timepieces, and have a craving for all things luxury and custom designed, this one is definitely for you. You may recall that we wrote several times over in the past few months about the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Tribute to 1931 timepieces – released in honor of the watch’s 80th…

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