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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…

Don’t Miss The Luxury of Time Exhibition at the MET, NY, Now

The New Year is filled with grand surprises and for watch lovers and historian buffs of time – If you are planning to visit the Big Apple anytime soon — you will love this one.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) has a huge display recently installed that will have you marveling. The Luxury of Time:…

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Ulysse Nardin Unveils Year of the Monkey Classico Watch with Comic Likeness

Ulysse Nardin takes the playful spirit of the monkey to new heights in its rendition of the Year of  the Monkey Classico watch. In this design, the artisans at Ulysse Nardin depict the monkey in what it refers to as “comic strip” style, alert, lively and impish as it emerges from palm fronds. The monkey…

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Chopard Turns to Ancient Arts for “Year of the Monkey” L.U.C XP Urushi Watch

Chopard has been creating timepieces utilizing the ancient art of Urushi for several years now. This year, the brand brings the specialty paining technique to the forefront in its  L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey” watch, with a dial created using Japanese decorative lacquer. The varnish, or lacquer, is made from sap that is harvested…

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Meet the Jaquet Droz “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute Watches

The artisans at Jaquet Droz created two new “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute watches this year– and each is a stunner. Each is based on the legend of the Monkey King (Sun Wukong), widely referred to in Chinese literature,  who, although tasked with the job of protecting the Garden of Celestial Peaches (whose fruit…

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Introducing the Vacheron Constantin “Year of the Monkey” Watch from the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Collection (Prices)

Continuing our coverage of the Year of the Monkey watches, we take a look at the Vacheron Constantin “Metiers d’Art, Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” collection  — this year with the new “Year of the Monkey”  watch.  The brand offers two versions, one with a blue dial and one with a Chinese red dial — each bearing the…

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Meet Harry Winston’s “Year of the Monkey” Premier Watch –Yes, Men, This One is for the Women (Prices)

While we have officially started our New Year, the Chinese New Year does not begin until next month: February 8, to be precise. So, to honor everyone’s new year, every day this week, we will bring you a look at new timepieces that are created to honor the Chinese New Year — where one zoo in…

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5 Reasons Why Rolex Gets It Right – As Usual

With the new year upon us, the Pantone Color Institute has announced its hot colors of 2016.Typically, there is one star color of the year, but this year they have named two hues: Rose Quartz and Serenity (a pale blue hue) as the 2016 Colors of the Year. This means we can expect a lot…

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Happy New Year — Time Ticks By in a Mechanical Dance that Welcomes 2016 — Time to Celebrate

Each year we look back on the highlights of the year that has just gone by (we did that here yesterday), and while reflection is good, looking forward can be better. We made a lot of impressions this past year at ATimelyPerspective, impressions we could not have made and accomplishments we could not have achieved without our readers…

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Reflections in Time: A Look Back on 2015 from A Timely Perspective (Slideshow)

It has been a very interesting year at ATimelyPerspective.com from a variety of perspectives. We have more than doubled our traffic thanks to our enthusiastic readers, and those emails chocked with questions keep flowing in. We responded to a record-setting nearly 300 extremely knowledgeable inquiries this year, several resulting in the purchase of everything from…

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End the Year with Light: Check Out the HYT H4 Metropolis Video

OK — regular readers here at ATimelyPerspective know that we love HYT – the hydromechanics line of watches that display time via fluid. Now, as we wind down 2015, we want to infuse time with a little excitement. Just over a month ago, we brought you the story of the brand’s newest H4 Metropolis — …

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