Patek Philippe Brings Rare Watches To Grand Exhibition, Singapore 2019 Show

Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition

I have long been a fan of Patek Philippe. I  mean, if you are a watch lover how can you not be?  The thing is, my relationship with the brand goes back decades — to a time when its ateliers were spread out around Geneva, and to visit required multiple stops instead of just one…

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Why Armin Strom’s Revolutionary Minute Repeater Resonance Didn’t Make It To GPHG 2019

world first Armin Strom

Back in July, we here at ATimelyPerspective were one of the first to unveil the world’s first minute repeater with complex built-in resonance. The Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance, the second watch in the brand’s masterpiece line, is one of this year’s most complex and exciting minute repeaters on the market. The world’s first Resonance…

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Horological Society Of New York Takes Education Classes On The Road This Month And Next

Horological Society of New York

Watch lovers take note: if you want to take a master class in watchmaking — with no prior experience — this fall may well be your chance. The ​Horological Society of New York​ ​(HSNY)​, America’s oldest watchmaking guild dating back to1866, is bringing some of it educational classes on the road in September and October.…

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Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition?

Armin Strom, GPHG

      The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…

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Hands On With The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda As Seen At The Swatch Group Time To Move Summit

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique

At the recent Swatch Group ‘Time To Move’ Summit  in Switzerland, we got to go hands on with some of the amazing new timepieces making their way to stores now. Today, we take a closer look at  the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda, inspired by a vintage watch. Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Blancpain was already involved…

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Detroit-Based Shinola Unveils Whimsical And Witty Detrola

Shinola Detrola

Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

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