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Zenith El Primero A386 platinum watch

Just a few weeks ago, we broke the news here about Zenith’s collaboration with Phillips in Association with Bacs  & Russo for a one-of-a-kind platinum Zenith El Primero watch. The one-off watch is to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary of the legendary movement  — and it went up for auction this past weekend at the…

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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Video: Power Reserve

In mechanical watchmaking, power reserve of a watch is all about how much autonomy the watch has before it must be wound. In this extraordinary video, courtesy of www.AWJOnlineTV.com,  watchmaker Michele Parmigiani of Parmigiani Fleurier, explains how the power reserve works, and how the cylinder is placed inside the watch movement to perfect the traditional…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Flea Market Find, No Rags To Riches

Few weeks ago we told you about a wonderful key-wound watch that a friend of ours found at a flea market with all the markings of a genuine brand. We were busy investigating the timepiece and so could only disclose some of the outside photos. Here, you see more of the photos. Looks pretty good,…

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Time Capsules: News – Christies New York Auction to Bring Big Names

Patek Henry Graves 1913 watchA custom-engraved Patek Philippe pocket-watch from the collection of American business titan Henry Graves Jr., or a superb collection of watches from award-winning “Without A Trace” actor Anthony LaPaglia are among the exciting watches coming up at the Christies December 14 sale of Important Watches in New York. The upcoming auction…

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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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