NEWS
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…

Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 2017

Those who have been following ATimelyPerspective know that we enjoy taking a break from the seriousness of timepieces once in a while and focusing on things that are — well — a little fun. Each year after the shows, we present the most creative or best USB sticks. On these grand devices, the watch brands…

Read More →

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wayde Van Niekerk, a Richard Mille Ambassador, Talks About Time

Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde van Niekerk (photo: R. Naas)

I had the good fortune recently to meet with  South African Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk,  a Richard Mille brand ambassador, and world record-setting medalist at the   2016 Rio Olympics. He took the title  in the 400 meter races. He did wearing a Richard Mille watch. We spent some time together in Chantilly France to…

Read More →

Hands On with the New Montblanc Bronze 1858 Chronometer Tachymeter Watch at SIHH 2017

Montblanc 1858 in bronze (photo: R. Naas, ATimelyPerspective)

  If you are a lover of unusual watch materials, you may want  to take a closer look at the newest vintage-inspired 1858 bronze watches from Montblanc. While not a high-tech material, bronze is rarely used in watchmaking, but when it is – it is highly coveted.  The material ages differently in each and every…

Read More →

SIHH 2017: Piaget Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Altiplano Collection (prices)

Piaget 43mm Altiplano Automatic 60th Anniversary collection.

When the Piaget Aliplano wristwatch was first introduced at Baselworld in 1957, its defining characteristic was its thinness: it was driven by the hand-wound Caliber 9P, which was only 2 mm thick. A few years later, in 1960, the much-heralded self-winding 12P was introduced at just 2.3mm thick. Since then, the Altiplano has embraced a…

Read More →

SIHH 2017: Roger Dubuis Unveils Near $400,000 Excalibur Quatuor MicroMelt® and Spider Skeleton Automatic

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Blue Cobalt MicroMelt(R) watch at SIHH 2017.

Roger Dubuis ha a very interesting line up this year at SIHH. While last year was dubbed the year of the woman for this audacious brand, this year there are a host of new additions  to its much coveted Excalibur line, including the World Premier Excalibur Quatuor MicroMelt® and the  Exaclibur Spider Skelton Automatic: please…

Read More →

SIHH 2017: Montblanc Unveils TimeWalker 1/1000th Chronograph and Rally Timer (prices)

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

For 2017, Montblanc (now 111 years old) turns much of its focus to the TimeWalker Collection and Minerva, the movement and watch manufacturer based in Villeret, Switzerland. Dating to 1858, Minerva was acquired by Richemont in 2006, and since then its expertise has become the backbone of many of Montblanc’s high-end, more complicated timepieces. Now,…

Read More →

SIHH 2017: A Look at the Incredible Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time (price)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time watch unveiled at SIHH 2017

That noise you just heard was the thud of my jaw hitting the floor after seeing the new Jaeger-LeCoultre  Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time. For SIHH 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre is introducing a horological first:  a flying tourbillon inside of a universal timer. The latest from the manufacturer is a true horological work of art and you need to…

Read More →

Greubel Forsey Unveils $1.4 Million Grand Sonnerie at SIHH 2017

Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie in titanium retails for about $1.4 million; unveiled at SIHH 2017.

            Another over-the-top $! Million + watch has been released at SIHH 2017: Greubel Forsey’s approximately  $1.4 million Grand Sonnerie. The incredible chiming timepiece – the brand’s first Grande Sonnerie — was 11 years in the research and development stages and has two patents pending. What’s Inside the Case The…

Read More →

SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Unveils Most Complicated Wristwatch: $1M Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600, one-of-a-kind $1million watch.

The century-old battle of the complications continues, as Vacheron Constantin unveils its most complicated wristwatch to date: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch, which was five years in the making, boasts 23 functions and complexities, and offers   civil, solar and sidereal time indications – each via its own separate gear train. Based…

Read More →

We’re Off to See the Wizards, the Wonderful Wizards of SIHH 2017 — and a Peek Inside

Cartier windows during last year's SIHH.

Ok, so today we officially close the office, put the team on high alert to focus on social media and head off to Geneva for the 2017 SIHH — the 27th edition of the by-invitation-only exhibition, and a show we have attended since it first opened. This year marks a number of firsts for this luxury…

Read More →