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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…

A Moment in Time: Max Busser of MB&F

One would be hard pressed to find anyone in the watch collector world who doesn’t know Max Busser. Max has made a global name for himself as a creator and gentleman in his years in this industry. He has held key positions and worked wonders in all of them. He spearheaded the Harry Winston Opus…

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Weekend Sojourn: Art in Many Realms from Deb O’Rourke

Art is a very subjective field. There’s no getting around that.  But there is a local Pennsylvania artist whose talent never ceases to amaze me. Deborah O’Rourke works in many mediums. Her oil colors and water colors are extremely inviting. They offer a depth and dimension that few can capture – and a realism that…

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Time Capsules: News – Win a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso in a Treasure Hunt

Everyone always asks me the same questions: If you could have just one watch, what would it be? I can never answer the question. Of course I want many. But one of the watches I have always wanted is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. It is the supreme iconic timepiece with its reversible case, its legendary history…

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Watch Stops 2011: SIHH Panerai Serves the Bronze

You read here at Atimelyperspective.com a few weeks ago all about the Panerai Composite watch. Now the brand moves forward with another cool material rarely used in watchmaking but guaranteed to always be unique: Bronze. This new Luminor Submersible 1950  3 Days Automatic Brozno watch features a case made of CuSn8 bronze. It is an…

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Watch Stops 2011: SIHH – Richard Mille Goes Golfing

For years Richard Mille has been creating very distinctive timepieces with high tech movements and components. Then, suddenly he got involved with ambassadors. Felipe Massa and Rafael Nadal were among his ranks. Now Golfer Bubba Watson (the longest driver on the PGA Tour) joins Richard Mille as an ambassador. In celebration, Mille unveils the RM…

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Watch Stops 2011: Christophe Claret Unveils the Resoundingly Appealing Adagio

Well, for those who know luxury timepieces of the highest caliber, Christophe Claret is a familiar name. This wonderfully humble man has been making some of the most complex and technically advanced timepieces for decades – often under other brands’ names. However, several years ago he unveiled his own brand – with the Christophe Claret…

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Watch Stops: SIHH 2011 – A. Lange & Sohne Makes Beautiful Music

Easily one of the shining stars at this year’s SIHH, and guaranteed to be a much-clamored-for watch by collectors now that it has come into the limelight:  the Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time by A. Lange & Sohne. This stunning mastery is a work of art form and function – technology and beauty come together in…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE – Ladoire Lets Black Widow Out

The very creative young Ladoire brand has made an impression on collectors around the world with its complex mechanical timepieces since its launch two years ago. Now, the brand unveils the newest watch series – the Black Widow — a mysterious and alluring collection inspired by the nickname given to the dangerous Lactrodaectus Mactans spiders…

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