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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

Spotted: Urwerk On Wrist of Robert Downey Jr. in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Robert Downey Jr. plays Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming -- wearing an Urwerk watch.

One of the season’s top movies,  Spider-Man: Homecoming,  has  a star above and beyond  Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) and: Robert Downey Jr.  who plays Tony Stark. Robert Downey Jr. has played Iron Man for about a decade. For his role in the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, he personally requested the Urwerk UR 110 rose gold watch.…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Unique Piece Only Watch '17

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these…

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Introducing Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater Watch, A World’s First, And A Comprehensive Look At Five More Limited-Edition New York 2017 Watches (prices)

Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater chimes time in 24 time zones.

Today, Patek Philippe unveils a host of exciting new watches that celebrate the brand’s “The Art of Watches” Grand Exhibition in New York. The exhibition officially opens — free to the public — tomorrow and runs for 10 days, with one of the most expansive exhibitions of more than 450 current and historic Patek Philippe…

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A Close Up Look at Only Watch 2017 Watches, Part 1 (Slide show)

Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition Only Watch

This November, the seventh annual OnlyWatch auction will take place in Geneva on the 11th of the month. The event is one that pulls the finest watch brands in the world together for charity, as each participating brand (or company) donates a single one-off watch that goes up for charity auction. OnlyWatch is organized by…

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Cartier In Motion: Six Top Cartier Watches From the Still-Open London Exhibit (slide show)

Don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the finest timepieces ever made by Cartier — the Cartier in Motion exhibit that openedat the London Design Museum in late May — curated by Norman Foster — is open until July 28th. The exhibit includes timepieces from the early 20th century to present day and explores the shapes and design evolution of Cartier…

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Chess Anyone? American Watch Brand RGM Unveils ‘Chess in Enamel’ Watch for 25th Anniversary

The Chess in Enamel watch by American brand RGM Watches.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of American watch brand, RGM Watches, and the brand is well-poised to celebrate this milestone. Earlier in the week, we took a look at American watchmaking history, and we said we would be back with more on key brands, so here we are. RGM was started by Roland Murphy,…

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Roberta Naas to Cover Women’s Watches for Monochrome

Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori High Jewelry Secret Bangle watch (photo: Monochrome-Watches.com)

Those who know us here at ATimelyPerspective, know that our founder, Roberta Naas, has been covering watches for almost three-and-a-half decades and has written half a dozen books on the subjects of watches and time. Now, the award-winning writer joins the esteemed team at Monochrome-Watches.com — to cover women’s watches for the well-known watch site.…

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Introducing the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur: Technology and Affordability

The 42mm Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur watch is a COSC-certified chronometer and represents a new opening price for the brand.

Luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin has rich roots in the world of marine watches. With a nautical logo and years of  chronometer experience, the brand regularly turns out masterpiece watches meant for water use. Now, Ulysse Nardin unveils the Marine Torpilleur. A somewhat more sophisticated Marine watch, the Torpilleur has a slimmer silhouette even though it measures…

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Introducing the Corum Bubble and Big Bubble American Flag Watch (prices)

Corum Bubble American Flag 47mm watch is created in limited edition of 87 pieces

The famed Corum Bubble watch was begun as a fun and exclusive line that quickly stole collectors’s hearts. Over the years, the Bubble has emerged in all sorts of wonderful designs, with dials emulating skulls, pirates, art and more. Now, Corum unveils the Bubble American flag watch. Just in time for the fourth of July, America’s independence…

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Watches Made in America: An Overview of American Watch Brand History

RGM Pennsylvania Series PS-801-EE

Tomorrow we celebrate the 4th of July – Independence Day, which honors America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain, and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence — an event that led to the formation of the United States of America. Many industries flourished over the years in the USA, including watchmaking.…

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