Pre-SIHH 2014: Introducing the Revolutionary Piaget Altiplano 900P

Three years in the development stages, the all new Altiplano 900P from Piaget was worth the wait. The watch breaks records, sets records and holds a patent all at the same time. It is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch – built so that the movement actually merges seamlessly with the case in a revolutionary concept…

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5 Top Watchmaking Complications

Watch brands often refer to timepieces as having simple or complex complications. Generally every function of a watch that is in addition to its timekeeping role is an added complexity.  Essentially a complex watch offers added information and data. The more extra functions, information and data packed into a timepiece, the more complicated it is. …

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Antiquorum Only Watch 2013 Sneak Peek

It’s official: Antiquorum —which every other year sponsors the Only Watch auction — has a super hot lineup of one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off on September 28 at the Only Watch 2013 charity event in Monaco.  This year 33 watch brands have donated to the cause, wherein all proceeds from the auction will benefit…

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Piaget Unveils the Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater at SIHH 2013

Piaget – the master of ultra-thin calibers – now releases the automatic Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater. Although it’s thin (setting another double record for the brand thanks to its slender 4.8mm caliber and 9.4mm case), it packs powerful sound. Made entirely in-house in Piaget‘s two Manufactures, the new 1290P caliber represents the fourth major…

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Watch Education: Understanding the use of Rubies in Movements

  We have gotten a lot of questions from readers about rubies used inside watch movements, so we thought it was high-time to address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies created especially for watch movements…

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Watch Education: Understanding the Difference between Automatic and Hand-Wind Watches

Recently, we here at ATimelyPerspective received an email from one of our newer readers – someone really interested in learning about watches from the ground up. It got us to thinking; maybe not everyone really knows timepieces to the same degree. This week, we will continue our sessions on watch history and watch education –…

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