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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…

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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Time Capsules: Product – Bell & Ross Rounds Things Out in Vintage Style

Recently Bell & Ross- a brand known for its big bold square timepieces – unveiled its Vintage collection. Eight different models in 40 and 41 mm round styles.  At first the watches came as a surprise to many – round Bell & Ross? Couldn’t be… what are they thinking? But on closer examination, the thinking…

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Time Capsules: Product – Piaget’s Version of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twenty five years ago when I ventured into luxury watchmaking, I was fortunate enough to connect with the wonderful world of Piaget. I spent a great deal of time interviewing Yves Piaget– dignitary, philanthropist and horticulturist (yes, the man even has his own uniquely cultivated rose)—and traveling with the brand to celebrity polo matches and…

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Weekend Sojourn: Happy Halloween

It was high time I made my own timepiece! See what can be accomplished with a Spooky pumpkin, 20 minutes and a kitchen knife?  Ok, well it may be crude – but here’s the thing – this is just the start of a great tradition here at Atimelyperspective.com.  Beginning next year, we’ll be running a…

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Time Capsules: Product – Hautlence, Round and Round

Pure, unbridled spirit and master watchmaking prowess are the defining terms when it comes to Hautlence. This luxury brand that has captured collectors’ hearts and even souls with its geometrically influenced designs built according to the strictest and most ingenious standards, recently unveiled the round HL(Q) — designed for those who really didn’t care for…

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Time Capsules: Product — Crocodile Everywhere

Franck Muller has pulled out all the stops with its new Croco collection — crating a croco-inspired case and dial that –when paired with a genuine crocodile strap – gives one the true feel of a croco on the wrist! Better you wear it than it wears you!! The first watches in the line were…

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Time Capsules: Product — Breitling for Bentley in British Racing Green

For years now Breitling had been building the Breitling for Bentley line of timepieces. The collection has ranged from tourbillons to custom-created pieces wherein Bentley owners can even match the burled wood in their cars, to technically complex chronographs and even in-dashboard instruments. Now, Breitling (http://www.breitling.com/)  for Bentley turns a bit more British than usual…

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Trend Report: Platinum Watches

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 with perpetual calendar and equation of time that indicates the difference between real solar time and average solar time. It is a 457-part movement with 30 jewels and 14 days of power reserve. www.vacheron-constantin.com.Ok, well it may be difficult to say the rarest metal on earth is a trend…

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A Moment in Time: Renaud & Papi’s Giulio Papi

It was in the quartz rage era – the crisis of the mechanical watch – that the young Giulio Papi announced to his father that he wanted to be a watchmaker. The year was   1980, and Giulio Papi was 15. He apprenticed in a class of one-on-one – and got the education of a lifetime.…

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