Interviews with celebrities, watch brand ambassadors and watch brand executives.

Around the World: Franck Muller Unveils 5-Second Tourbillon Thunderbolt, AKA Rapide, in Monaco

Last week at the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie (WPHH) 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Franck Muller unveiled a host of exciting new products. Among them: the Tourbillon Rapide, Calibre FM 2025T – with the world’s fastest tourbillon escapement. Also referred to as the Thunderbolt Tourbillon, the mechanical, manual-wind watch features a tourbillon…

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Around the World: Rado Celebrates Release of HyperChrome

Last week, Rado paid tribute to its cool new HyperChrome Monobloc cased watch – on a sail in New York’s Harbor, taking privileged guests pretty up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and offering some breathtaking New York City views that almost rivaled the look of watches. High-tech ceramic is what Rado is…

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Around the World: Breguet Unveils Anniversary Reine de Naples in Italy

A few days ago, Atimelyperspective.com was invited by Breguet to attend the very exclusive unveiling of the anniversary Reine de Naples watch and jewelry suite. The occasion marks the 10th anniversary of the brand’s creation of the Reine de Naples line, and the 200th anniversary of the first wristwatch ever made. It was in 1810…

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A Moment in Time: Master Watchmaker Roger Dubuis

As a young boy living in a quiet village in Switzerland, Roger Dubuis was tasked with helping the local cobbler ring the church bells on Sunday morning. Little did anyone know that this important chore would change his life forever. Every week, he would walk to the church tower and climb hundreds upon hundreds of…

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Around the World: Zenith Celebrates New Pilot Watches

Historical watchJust a couple of weeks ago in Paris, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Zenith at the world famous Muse’e des Arts et Me’tiers in Paris to celebrate the Pilot collection by Zenith. This brand, founded in 1865, accompanied Louis Ble’riot on his flight over the English Channel in 1909 – making him…

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Around the World: Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac Crafts Watches of Distinction

In the wonderful city of Zurich, a very talented watchmaker with a creative sense of design sits in his atelier hand-crafting just a couple of hundred timepieces a year. His name: Daniel Dreifuss. It was just about 15 years ago that this one-time banker turned watchmaker and started his own brand – Maurice de Mauriac.…

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