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Dubai Watch Week

Last week we wrote about the upcoming WatchTime New York show, beginning this Firayd the 22nd of October at Gotham Hall and running throughout the weekend. At this year’s edition, dozens of watch brands are participating in person and a host of panel discussions will take place. In fact, I will be speaking on one…

Around the World: Ulysse Nardin Opens First US Boutique

If you’ve read the recently posted “A Moment in Time with Randy Johnson,” you already know this baseball legend was at the opening of the first Ulysse Nardin Boutique in the USA. We told you about Randy, but not about the true star of the show that night: Ulysse Nardin.  With Rolf Schnyder, owner and…

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A Moment in Time: Baseball’s Randy Johnson

In Boca Raton, Fl, for the opening of the first Ulysse Nardin USA boutique, future hall of famer baseball player–and watch collector—Randy Johnson made an appearance and talked with us about his reflections on time, fast balls and timepieces. During his 22-year baseball career, this 6’10” left-handed Major League baseball pitcher was famed as having…

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Around the World: Jaeger-LeCoultre Invites Visitors to Virtual Museum

As we mentioned here at ATimelyPerpsective just a week ago, the year 2011 marks the 80th anniversary of the celebrated Reverso. With that in mind, the brand has established the concept of sharing Reverso stories, both past, present and future, via an all new Virtual Museum. Visit the museum by clicking here: http://reverso.jaeger-lecoultre.com/en The brand…

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A Moment in Time: Patek Philippe USA’s President, Larry Pettinelli

Can today’s younger generation figure out how to rock their grandfather’s Patek? Patek Philippe holds a record for achieving 15 of the 16 highest prices ever paid for a timepiece at auction, but will tech-infatuated younger consumers who tell time with their smart phones be impressed?  It’s a question Larry Pettinelli, president of Patek Philippe…

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Around the World: Your First Clock Concert

It’s almost lunchtime at the more than 200-year-old home of the American Watch and Clock Museum in Bristol, CT, and those in the know hightail it to the Barnes wing. Inside, stately grandfather clocks stand beside gracefully carved tall-case clocks, while some 200 other clocks peer from shelves and cases around the room. “Some people…

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A Moment in Time: Montblanc’s Jean-Marc Pontroue, Vice President of Strategic Product Development

There was a time that the only thing most people would think of if they closed theur eyes and heard the word “Montblanc” was a writing instrument. Well, some maybe thought of the mountain. But for years the name was synonymous with high-quality writing instruments. Then along came leather goods and a new image came…

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A Moment in Time: IWC, North America’s President Benoit de Clerck

With a dozen years in the watch industry, Benoit deClerck has spent the past seven of them at the North American helm of IWC. Today, IWC is one of the first to take a truly green perspective. Herein, Benoit deClerck reflects on IWC’s position in the environment. RN: How does timing play a role in the…

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Around the World: Beijing

So where are the multitudes of watch collectors of the future really coming from? While the US has a good number of watch collectors and connoisseurs, as does Europe, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, indications are that now China is the new frontier.  This is a burgeoning market with a huge population, staggering wealth…

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Time Capsules: News – Omega Launches Ladymatic

Picture the mid 1950’s – a time of what some called the Easy Life … While there were fears of atomic bombs and the start of segregation in America, it was also a time of growth and movement.  Playboy (photo of original Ladymatic, 1955)magazine was invented in the 1950s, and the Boeing made its first…

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A Moment in Time: Actress Nicole Kidman, Omega Ambassadress

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2004, is the face (and wrist) behind the newly launched Ladymatic line of sophisticated mechanical watches just unveiled in Beijing last week. The world premiere, an event exclusive to just a handful of journalists including myself, featured Kidman walking the runway bedecked with a Lanvin…

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