Hands-on and in-depth reviews of timepieces.

Time Capsules: News – Winners of the 11th Annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve Announced

Just a few days ago, the 11th Annual Grand Prix d’horlogerie was held in Geneva –this is the watchmaking awards event of the year — a wonderful event chocked with emotion, entertainment and serious tribute.   Winners were in a host of categories – and you get to see here a vast array of timepieces.…

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Around the world: Louis Vuitton Watches and the America’s Cup World Series

Atimelyperspective spent this past weekend with Louis Vuitton in San Diego – for the final races in the America’s Cup World Series. Here the brand unveiled a revolutionary new yachting watch that times the five minutes (instead of the heretofore indicated 15 minutes) before the start of the races. The watch signifies the brand’s position…

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Weekend Sojourn: Commentary — Watchmakers and their Prowess

Everyone who wears a mechanical watch should have the opportunity to walk a watch factory and even try their hand at watchmaking. It is a truly humbling experience. Having been in this industry for more than 26 years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many a hallowed hall of watchmakers. I’ve also, over the years,…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – Baume & Mercier Watches — The new Capeland

Baume & Mercier brings us a sneak peek today at one of the newest watches slated to be unveiled in January at SIHH in Geneva. The Capeland, a watch that epitomizes the brand’s seaside living philosophy of relaxed lifestyle, offers authenticity and strength of character.  Inspired by an historic single push-piece chronograph, circa, 1948, the…

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A Moment in Time: Top Chef Eric Ripert

Recently, in New York City, the renowned high-end Parisian seafood restaurant Le Bernardin, where famed chef Eric Ripert curates an exquisite menu, reopened with much fanfare. Ripert has worked as a chef since he was 17 years old, when he began at a famous restaurant in Paris (La Tour d’Argent).  At the age of 24,…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – Piaget Unveils the Phoenix (and Dragon)

In an exciting new collection that, unfortunately, most likely won’t make its way to the US market, Piaget has created the mythical dragon and phoenix in a stunning series geared for Asia. We had the privilege of viewing these pieces recently in Geneva in Piaget’s workshops and they are definitely collector items! Here’s a quick…

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