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Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT watch

By Steve Huyton Previously the founder of a late 1990’s brand known as TechnoMarine, Franck Dubarry, has always had a penchant to create more unusual timepieces. When he founded TehnoMarine in 1997, he made a name for the fashion-forward brand by adorning rubber strapped dive watches with diamonds. Having long since left that brand behind…

Introducing — And Hands On With — The Incredible New Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital $470,000 Watch

The three-dimensional aspect of the Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital watch is beautifully visible via the sapphire crystals.

Once again the independent Swiss watch brand Bovet 1822 brings us one of the most spectacular watches of the year in the all-new Recital 22 Grand Recital watch. Several years in the making the nearly half-a-million-dollar watch holds five patents. An exemplary masterpiece of innovation and craftsmanship, the watch displays the sun, moon and Earth…

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Zeroing In On Watch Brand Trends, Challenges And Even Smart Watches

Roberta Naas (photo: Roger Ruegger)

Not too long ago, Fifty One East Magazine conducted an interview with ATimelyPerspective founder and editor, Roberta Naas, about the state of the watch industry. That  interview was published a few months ago. Today, we are happy to be able to bring those questions and answers about the industry to the forefront on ATimelyPerspective. This…

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Bulgari, Official Jeweler of Tribeca Film Festival, Unveils Two Films About Independent Women

Bulgari released a film called "The Litas" about women belonging to this motorcycle club, for Tribeca Film Festival.

Yesterday, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) came to a close.  The highly successful event had a new feature this year. Bulgari was named the Official Jeweler of TFF — a role that did not exist before. Additionally, the brand created and released two movies during TFF that honor the independent spirit of women and that…

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Bulova Unveils “A History Of Firsts” Coffee Table Book By 10 Acclaimed Authors, Including Nile Rodgers

"Bulova: A History of Firsts" published by Assouline, edited by Aaron Sigmond and written by 10 contributing authors.

Let’s get something out of the way right up front. I am not new to authoring chapters or entire books. In fact, I have written six books on the history of timekeeping and on timepieces. Additionally, I have contributed chapters to several Group-Authored books, including one celebrating the history of Glashütte Original. Now, however, I…

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Behind The Scenes: Independent Watch Brand Armin Strom’s Watchmaking Facilities (Video)

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Earlier this week, we spoke to our good friends and colleagues over at TheWatchesTV, who gave us permission to use a few of their wonderful videos here on our site.  While we won’t do this often, we can’t help but get excited about a walk through a Manufacture captured on video. Recently, when MAD visited…

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Does Anyone Have A Score Card For The Revolving Doors Of The Swiss Watch Industry?

Richemont headquarters, SWitzerland.

Well, I  am not going to sugar coat this. The Richemont Group is making some more changes in the ranks, and one or two of them are quite interesting.  Alain Zimmermann, long-time CEO of Baume & Mercier will be stepping aside in June as he heads into a newly created Richemont Corporate position as head…

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Introducing An American Special: The A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Annual Calendar U.S. Boutique Edition (Price)

A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Annual Calendar US Boutique Exclusive

Easily one of the best-selling timepieces for German watch brand A. Lange  & Sohne is the incredibly beautiful Saxonia Annual Calendar watch.  Since it was first introduced to the world eight years ago in 2010, this model has been a benchmark in the realm of calendar watches thanks predominantly to its oversized date feature. Now,…

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Introducing The New $108,000 MB&F HM7 Aquapod Green/Titanium Watch, Inspired By JellyFish (Price)

Inspired by jelly fish, the newest MB&F HM7 Aquapod is crafted in titanium with Green bezel.

Today, we are happy to introduce MB&F fans to the newest HM7 Aquapod watch — clad in green and looking mean. Indeed,  after the two launch editions last year– one in 18-karat 5N rose gold with a black bezel and the beloved titanium version with a blue bezel — MB&F now unveils a second titanium…

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Carl F. Bucherer Unveils Baselworld 2018 New Watches, Including Manero Double Peripheral Tourbillon: Video

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Double Peripheral Tourbillon as seen at Baselworld 2018

Following the Baselworld 2018 exhibition, there is so much to cover — we literally saw nearly 100 brands and several thousand watches, that it takes a little time to get close-up with each brand. While we are putting together our hands-on reviews, though, we tap into the great video done by our friends at TheWatchesTV.…

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Greubel Forsey and Franco Cologni Awarded by FHH Cultural Council

Greubel Forsey's Stephen Forsey accepts the Homage au Talent award given by the FHH.

On April 18 at Cite du Temps in Geneva, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s Cultural Council announced the winners of this year’s awards that honor exceptional personalities and professionals who have left a significant stamp on the watch world vial creative, artistic and technical mastery.  During the 6th annual “Hommage au Talent” award ceremony,…

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