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A Close-Up Look at the Panerai PAM700 LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech — Possibly the Most High-Tech Panerai Yet

The case of the Panerai Lab-ID watch is made of Carbotech.

We here at ATimelyPerspective have long respected and been friends with Panerai Central — experts on all-things Panerai. Therefore, with the introduction of the brand’s newest LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch, it only made sense to go to the experts for a close-up look at what really sets this watch apart. It wasn’t too long ago that Panerai introduced its first  Carbotech…

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SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Unveils Most Complicated Wristwatch: $1M Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600, one-of-a-kind $1million watch.

The century-old battle of the complications continues, as Vacheron Constantin unveils its most complicated wristwatch to date: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch, which was five years in the making, boasts 23 functions and complexities, and offers   civil, solar and sidereal time indications – each via its own separate gear train. Based…

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Five Fantastic Meteorite Dial Watches on the Wrist

Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time watch

Last month on Haute Time we introduced seven great watches with meteorite dials. Here we bring you a look at that article and at another five fantastic meteorite dial watches ….     Easily one of the most exciting ways to bring the stars and sky to the wrist is via a watch with a meteorite dial.…

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Luminescent Watches: How Watches Like Rolex, Tudor Get Their Glow

Panerai

Today in history, in 1898, to be precise, husband-and-wife scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. It was a discovery that would change lives forever, as the substance made its way into all walks life ranging from medical to watchmaking. Radium was the true start of the luminescent watch and the leader (albeit a killer one) of the pack…

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Louis Moinet Named by Guinness World Records ™ for ‘First Chronograph’

Louis Moinet invented the chronograph in 1816.

  In a super exciting move, and following six months of thorough investigation of the brand and its claim as the inventor of the chronograph, Louis Moinet has been named the holder of the title of “First Chronograph” by the famed Guinness World Records organization that has been naming world records and firsts since 1955.…

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Retail Jewelers: Get a Blog, Get the Millennials (Survey Results)

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Recently, we discussed how the changing landscape in the watch industry may actually pave a new course for watch brands. You  can read about that here.  Interestingly enough, that article sparked a host of emails and conversations about the state of retail, as well.  Indeed, an unprecedented number of retail watch stores have, over the…

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