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Zenith El Primero A386 platinum watch

For those who love to immerse themselves in the world of watches – and today, that is a strong number – WatchTime New York exhibition returns this year to Manhattan for a fifth rendition. The show, which takes place October 25-26 at the landmark Gotham Hall, this year boasts a record 37 participating brands.  Open…

Affordable Watches: British Brand, Christopher Ward, Releases All-New Malvern Watches

Christopher Ward C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III

Christopher Ward is a relative newcomer on the watch scene, having launched the brand in  2004. The company is focused on creating accessible Swiss-made watch pieces with a high degree of quality craftsmanship. The British-based  watch brand specializes in quartz and mechanical pieces, with the watches being designed in the UK and assembled in Biel, Switzerland. This year, in honor…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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