Tutorials and educational guides and information about watches and how they work, or about what you need to know about a watch.

Video: Greubel Forsey Double $695,000 Balancier Sapphire Watch

Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Sapphire watch

This year at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH 2018, Greubel Forsey unveiled its Double Balancier Sapphire watch. Not the first sapphire-encased watch released by the brand, the new timepiece offers an incomparable view inside the watch, which houses Greubel Forsey’s sixth “fundamental invention.”  Now, the brand has created a video of the Double…

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Introducing the $200,000 A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon With Enamel Dial And Two Patents in Mechanism

A. Lange *& Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Enamel watch is powered by the L102.1 caliber with two patented mechanisms that include zero-reset and stop-seconds.

If you are a regular reader of ATimelyPerspective, you know that I have tremendous respect and affinity for German watch brand A. Lange  & Sohne. This brand experienced its re-birth around the time I was just starting in the watch industry, so I have witnessed its tremendous growth and success. Each year, the brand surprises…

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Louis Moinet, Inventor of the Chronograph, Gets His Own Street, Unveils Ultravox Hour Strike Watch

Louis Moinet Ultravox Hour Striker designed by Eric Coudray and team.

It isn’t every day that a watch brand can boast that it has a street named after it, or its founder. However, on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Louis Moinet, the inventor of the chronograph, this Swiss independent brand has garnered its own street, named after the founder of the brand in Bourges, Switzeralnd. An unveiling…

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Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman”…

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Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI LE Watch Up For Pre-Order

Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch.

Beginning this month, Porsche Design’s newest  Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch — designed to celebrate motorsports — is available for pre-order on line. Each Official numbered timepiece  commemorates the sixth Porsche Rennsport Reunion. The Reunion is a mecca of sorts for  Porsche aficionados, and takes place in September. The new Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport…

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The Changing World of Luxury Retailing And Second-Hand Watches, And Why I Joined The TrueFacet.com Team

Not too long ago, I signed on as Executive Editor of The Loupe, the watch blog for TrueFacet.com (in addition to continuing with certain of my other roles). TrueFacet.com is an online marketplace for second-hand and vintage watches and jewelry, as well as operating a boutique division that offers new watches and jewelry for sale.…

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