Incomparable Watchmaking: Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Hybris Artistica (slide show)

Every once in a while, we are wowed in the watch industry by technology, creative invention and the spirit of the arts. Thankfully, this happens more often than not lately thanks to the innovative and free spirited thinking prevalent in today’s watch world. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of experiencing first-hand one such demonstration…

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Some People Just Don’t Understand Watch-Collecting Addicts

By David Dadian, watch collector, NJ “So, what is your favorite watch?” My friend asks knowing I have many. He sees the IWC catalog in my office and just shakes his head. “Why would anyone wear a watch that costs as much or more than a car?”  As he flips through a watch magazine, he…

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Watch Collectors Voice Opinions, Wish Lists and More

You may recall that just about a week ago, we announced here  that we would be launching a new section: Watch Collectors’ Corner. Rather than have one single perspective from an in-house resident watch lover, we opt for breadth.  Beginning this month – in fact starting today – we begin our monthly Collectors’ Corner, wherein…

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Independent, Family Run Companies Offer Mega Advantages: Introducing our Collector’s Corner

When we first created ATimelyPerspective just about three years ago, we knew we wanted to put our 30-plus years of experience in the watch industry to good use (For more about this see our “About” column here.). We wanted to keep the site focused on original content that offers watch education, reviews, and insightful moments…

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We’re Officially Back: BaselWorld 2014, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This was a particularly long trip f or me. It always is. Basel is an eight-day marathon test of endurance of strength and memory. This year, however, I also went a week early to Europe to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Bulgari (we’ll bring you more about that here soon).  So, two and a half…

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Collectors Hooked on Swatch Watches

Just about four months ago, I was fortunate enough to travel to Paris and Switzerland with Breguet. (You can read about that trip here, here and here.)   One particular night during that trip, I met a gentleman wearing tomato-soup-red pants and sporting a Swatch watch on his wrist. We got to talking and – turns…

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