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Breaking News: Richemont Group Launches New Watch Brand Called Baume

The new Baume brand is considered genderless and utilizes only sustainable, recycled and up-cycled materials.

Yes, you heard right. The luxury Richemont Group has just launched a new watch brand — an affordable one at that. Yes, you also heard right, the new brand is called Baume — mostly because it was conceived of and begun under the auspices of its “mother” brand Baume & Mercier. Additionally, the new brand…

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Hands On With The World’s Most Complex Chronograph: A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split Watch

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split chronograph.

German brand A. Lange & Sohne continues to be an innovator in the haute horlogerie community. This year, the brand once again tops its own records, setting a new benchmark standard in chronographs with its remarkable Triple Split mechanical watch. The world’s first split-seconds chronograph that enables the wearer to track comparative time measurement in…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018 (Piaget, Cartier, Louis Moinet, ArtyA)

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon watches made with marquetry gemstone dials (malachite, lapis lazuli).

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind…

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Behind The Scenes Of The 144th Kentucky Derby With Longines

Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, wins the 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest in history, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

This past weekend I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by Longines to the famed Kentucky Derby. In the middle of America – Louisville, Kentucky, to be exact – I would get to sport grand fascinators and hats, drink mint juleps (the official cocktail of the Derby) made with Woodford Reserve bourbon (one of…

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Introducing — And Hands On With — The Incredible New Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital $470,000 Watch

The three-dimensional aspect of the Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital watch is beautifully visible via the sapphire crystals.

Once again the independent Swiss watch brand Bovet 1822 brings us one of the most spectacular watches of the year in the all-new Recital 22 Grand Recital watch. Several years in the making the nearly half-a-million-dollar watch holds five patents. An exemplary masterpiece of innovation and craftsmanship, the watch displays the sun, moon and Earth…

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Zeroing In On Watch Brand Trends, Challenges And Even Smart Watches

Roberta Naas (photo: Roger Ruegger)

Not too long ago, Fifty One East Magazine conducted an interview with ATimelyPerspective founder and editor, Roberta Naas, about the state of the watch industry. That  interview was published a few months ago. Today, we are happy to be able to bring those questions and answers about the industry to the forefront on ATimelyPerspective. This…

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