Despite Lack of Crowd Support, Patrick Reed, Hublot Brand Ambassador, Wins The Masters

Patrick Reed at the announcement of his joining the Hublot roster of golfers.

For golf lovers, this past week’s whirlwind at The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, left some people disappointed. As players headed into the finals, Rickie Fowler (a Rolex brand ambassador) was the clear favorite of the crowd. In the final rounds, as it became clear that the 27-year-old Patrick Reed was going to take the win,…

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Baselworld 2018: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Baselworld 2019

Every year we attend Baselworld and report back on the show, the watches, the news, the people, etc. Essentially, we bring you the good, the bad and the ugly of the show. However, this year, we are  stepping back a little. Why? Well, because ATimelyPerspective’s founder, Roberta Naas — who has just completed 34 years…

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Would You Sail Solo Non-Stop Around the World With Just a Chronometer and Barometer?

Istvan Kopar's boat, Puffin, will set sail July 1 as he participates in the solo circumnavigation of the globe with a Wempe chronometer and barometer.

Would you sail solo, non-stop around the globe with absolutely no electronic tools, no GPS, no satellite communication?  I, for one, absolutely would not.  However, the concept is a great adventure for 65-year-old Istvan Kopar, a Hungarian-born American captain who already accomplished solo circumnavigation of the globe 27 years ago. Now, as he readies to…

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Louis Moinet Creates Watches With Billion-Year-Old Meteorites: Fossils; Dhofar, Acasta

Einstein’s theory of relativity states that space and time are connected. As far as horology is concerned, the incorporation of extraterrestrial materials into the manufacturing of time pieces is a match made in heaven. Louis Moinet has tapped into that natural synergy and created the Acasta and Dhofar watches. The manufacture is touting the two…

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Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys From Baselworld 2018, And Why We Love Them

Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys from Baselworld 2018 include this Cassette tape from Graham Watches.

As mentioned when we reviewed the best  and worst USB keys of SIHH 2018 earlier this year, we are in our sixth year of reviewing the storage devices that watch brands use to pass their precious information and images on to journalists and bloggers. This much-loved story has sparked a lot of attention over the…

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Zenith Pop-Up Boutique On Place Vendome In Paris Is Anything But Pop-Up

The Zenith corner store sits right on Place Vendome in Paris, with a view of the famed Column.

Last week, following a very busy Baselworld 2018 show, I joined Zenith watches on a brief trip to Paris, where the brand  opened what it calls a Pop-Up store. That Zenith boutique — strategically located  in Place Vendome — is anything but Pop-Up. Instead, it is a brick-and-mortar corner store right on Place Vendome. With…

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