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Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

IWC Unveils Peter Lindbergh Photos at ART Basel

Pardon our lateness in posting today, but we were on a plane back from Miami – where ArtBasel is winding down. This globally recognized art show has become the premiere place for watch brands to showcase their newest creations or their artistic involvements — usually with a star-studded cast. We attended with IWC, which launched…

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A Look at What Makes the Arnold & Son TE8 Metiers d’Art II so Special

  By Gordon Henderson Arnold & Son – a brand we love here at ATimelyPerspective and have written about time and again — represents the fusion of British history and Swiss watch manufacturing. The brand is a favorite of many in the horological circle because it offers classic styling with new and fresh technological interpretations.…

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Chopard Raises the bar on Gold Mining with its Fairmined L.U.C Tourbillon

By Isaac Wingold In today’s world, most consumers of luxury goods are aware of the measures one must take when acquiring a precious stone. Due to the popularity of the “Blood Diamond” movement, we’ve learned to avoid purchasing a stone that may fuel conflicts, but what most don’t realize is that the issue goes beyond…

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The 3C’s of Baume & Mercier: Clifton, Capeland, and Classima Watches

In the world of diamonds, the 4C’s are the ultimate standard of quality. At Baume & Mercier, its 3 C’s – Clifton, Capeland, Classima — are the epitome of quality, value and elegance. The brand, which dates back to 1830, offers one of the most comprehensive collections of affordable elegance on the market. We here at…

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Why the new Limited Edition Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT Won the Petite Aiguille Prize at the GPHG

By Isaac Wingold Grand Seiko is one brand that often gets overlooked by collectors, merely for its Japanese origins. While some may hold it to a different standard for this reason, the truth of the matter is that the Japanese produce truly incredible mechanical watches, made to the same extremely high standards of their European colleagues.…

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Don’t Miss the New Salon des Grandes Complications 2014

Starting tomorrow  in Dubai and running until the 27, the first-ever Salon des Grandes Complications takes place in Dubai — and you don’t want to miss it if you’re in the Middle East.  A meeting point for watch collectors, enthusiasts and the fine watchmaking community at large, the event will play host to leading watch…

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Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Breathtakingly Beautiful

By Gordon Henderson Located in the scenic town of Burgdorf, in the northwest part of Bern, Switzerland, Armin Strom (a brand we have written about many times before here) opened his own watchmaking shop in 1967 where he not only sold and restored watches, but also started creating pieces of his own design. The first…

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The Bell & Ross BR-X1Skeleton Chronograph Breaks Boundaries

Bell & Ross has gone upscale and radical. Recently, the brand unveiled its highly technical BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph watch. The limited edition titanium-cased watch (based on the BR1 model) is reinforced with ceramic and rubber elements. In fact, red rubber inserts make gripping the watch chronograph pushers easier, and the titanium case makes the 45mm…

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Blue Beauty: Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback

By Isaac Wingold Since the 1953 introduction of the now legendary Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch, the brand has become somewhat synonymous with the ocean. Now, with its alignment with, and sponsorship of, the World Ocean Summit, Blancpain unveils an all-new, limited edition piece to gain awareness of ocean exploration and preservation efforts. Known as the Ocean…

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Exhibition of Cartier Jewelry, Watches and More Finally Comes to America

Beginning this Sunday, November 16, and running until march 15, 2015, the Denver Art Museum will be the sole worldwide venue for 250 dazzling jewels and watches of Cartier in an exhibition entitled: Brilliant, Cartier in the 20th Century. The exhibition features jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, and depicts Cartier’s…

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