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

A Timely Event: Girard-Perregaux Celebrates 220 Years with Traveling Exhibition

The famed haute horlogerie manufacture Girard-Perregaux extended an invitation to all ATimelyperspective readers to join the brand as it celebrates its 220th anniversary in November at its New York City Boutique.  This venerable brand, founded in 1791 and about which we at Atimelyperspective have long been very close to over the past quarter of a…

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Time Capsules: News – Bulova Accutron Unveils Sir Richard Branson LE Watch

It isn’t everyday that a rich American-historied brand such as Bulova forms a relationship with a global innovator and entrepreneur such as Sir Richard  Branson, founder of the Virgin Group – but Bulova Accutron has done just that. What’s more, during this week’s New York Fashion week, Branson – the brand’s official ambassador – assisted…

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A Timely Event: Preview of the Exceptional Only Watch Charity Auction in New York Today

This year, on September 23 in Monaco, the well-known Only Watch 2011 Charity Auction will take place. This highly esteemed event, which Atimelyperspective   attended in 2009, has been held every other year since 2005 concurrent with the Monaco Yacht Show. This is the venue where luxury watchmaking and medical research come together, and is held…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Hamilton Watch Company – the Ventura, Elvis and legends

Hamilton Watch Company has had a long and fruitful relationship with Hollywood over the years, since it starred in its first film in 1951 with the Oscar-nominated movie “The Frogmen”.  Actors playing naval diving heroes wore the same model Hamilton watches as American soldiers had worn during the WWII. Since then the brand’s distinctive watches…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Watch Industry Loses a legend, Gerald Genta Dies

Today, Charles Gerald Genta, legendary Swiss watchmaker and designer, passed away at the age of 80.  Not only did Genta design one of the most amazing collections of complicated timepieces under his own name (which was subsequently purchased by the Bulgari Group), but also he is the visionary responsible for the design and creation of…

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Time Capsules: News — Vacheron Constantin Recalls its American Heritage

James Ward Packard watchIn a move designed to coincide with the opening of its first USA boutique (in NYC) and to recall its rich history here in the USA (which ATimelyperspective wrote about just recently), Vacheron Constantin has launched an interactive website:  http://americanheritage.vacheron-constantin.com The venerable brand – the world’s oldest watch manufacture in continuous operation…

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