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Dubai Watch Week

It happened in late November, just before we here in America celebrate Thanksgiving. Which is why this report is a bit late. What am I talking about? Dubai Watch Week. While I have already written several articles about Dubai Watch Week (DWW) already for some of the other publications I write for (including a story…

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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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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