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world first Armin Strom

Independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom has been making incredible strides in the 300-year journey to perfect resonance. Now, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of the Manufacture in Bern, the brand unveils a world-first timepiece chocked with technology and watchmaking mastery: the Minute Repeater Resonance Masterpiece 2  by Armin Strom. The technically complex watch marks…

Video: The Tourbillon and Stephen Forsey

In one of the more amazing videos made by or friends at www.AWJOnlineTV.com, this video brings you up close and personal with the stunning Greubel-Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Degrees. Herein, Stephen Forsey, watchmaker extraordinaire, explains the concept of the tourbillon (invented more than 200 years ago by Abraham Louis Breguet) and its ability to compensate…

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Time Capsules: News—A. Lange & Sohne Releases newest Tourbillon

This beauty is a sneak peek — the Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Merite” — to be released at the upcoming SIHH in January by A. Lange & Sohne – and to make its way to the market later in 2011. The fourth distinct watch to house the fuse-and-chain transmission, along with a tourbillon with…

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Weekend Sojourn: The Fun Theory

Well it’s nothing new.  TheFunTheory.com has been around a while, and I may be behind the times bringing this one forward again, but I couldn’t help myself. The concept at this site is that making something fun will change your habits, and cause you to do it – whether it is something good for yourself…

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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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Time Capsules: News — PRE-SIHH Report

Those in the know in the watch world know that the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is just around the corner. In January, this by-invitation-only exhibition takes place in Geneva and it is the backdrop for the unveiling of the newest timepieces from some of the world’s foremost luxury brands.  All of the Richemont…

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Time Capsules: Product – Hublot Helps You Do 2 Holidays Here!

Just in time for the holidays, Hublot announces its plan to celebrate women for Valentine’s Day with its first Big Bang Tutti Frutti Steel 38mm watch with a mechanical movement in it. Why is this timing so great? For men – it’s perfect: Cut out the color photo of this watch – which you can’t…

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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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Time Capsules: Product — Breitling Releases Transocean

Entirely developed and produced in-house, the newest Breitling Transocean Chronograph Limited special series pays homage to the first days of commercial flight. The original Transocean was first unveiled in 1958. The newest watch is a high-performance COSC-certified chronometer. With the Caliber 01 in it, the watch beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Just 2000 are being built…

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Weekend Sojourn: To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo

Tattoos have been a part of art and life since ancient times. It is believed that the art of tattooing originated in Egypt, developed by the Nubians. However, tattoo art was also important in Asian cultures at the same time. As early as 2000 BC, tattoos and their bearers were not considered social deviates, but…

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