Up-to-the-minute news and announcements about watch brands and the watch industry.

Around the World: A. Lange & Sohne Opens First USA Boutique and Shows off the new Zeitwerk

Recently, Atimelyperspective traveled around the world with A. Lange & Söhne to check out its most recent and upcoming boutique openings (we will have a lot more coverage of that trip coming up soon). From Paris, to Dubai to Palm Beach, Fl, the trip proved to be incredibly fruitful and informative. The culmination was in…

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Watch Education: Understanding Watch Crystals

This week, we continue with our educational insight into timepieces: this time, with a look at the watch crystal — the clear cover that goes over the dial and protects it. Generally there are three types of crystals used in watchmaking: sapphire crystals; mineral crystals; Plexiglas (often called plastic) or hesalite (acrylic) crystals.  Depending on…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — It’s a Numbers Game

The ancient Mayan calendar says 12-12-12 – Today— signals the end of time as we know it and the beginning of an evolution for Earth and its inhabitants. (Some say this “end” will actually occur on 12-21-12.) A few watch brands – who track time so elegantly – interpret that to mean the start of…

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Time Capsules – News: Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. – What a Match

For more than a century two great brands, Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co., have been working together. Now, to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the US Patek Philippe Boutique inside Tiffany & Co, New York City, the two jointly unveil special limited-edition timepieces. The new watches are double signed, with both the Patek Philippe…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH 2013 – A. Lange & Sohne Unveils Grand Lange 1 Lumen

 A. Lange & Sohne understands the importance of ease of reading, and magnificently incorporates it into the all new limited Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” with a semi-transparent dial that exposes the ingenious mechanism of the first luminescent outsize date display.  Long known for its superbly bold date display, A. Lange & Sohne kept the complex…

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Time Capsules: News — Girard-Perregaux Unveils Limited Edition FOReverglades Hawk Watch

In Miami this week at the Art Basel event, Girard-Perregaux makes a timely statement. The to watch brand has partnered with  FOReverglades, an environmentally minded public art exhibition by International Artists William Sweetlove and the artist collective, Cracking Art Group.  At the same time, Girard-Perregaux unveiled a new, limited-edition Hawk watch that it hopes will…

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