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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,…

Video: Sir Nick Faldo Tells All in Audemars Piguet Defining Moments

I remember back in the late 1980’s visiting the Audemars Piguet offices in New York and seeing huge posters up of Nick Faldo. Turns out he was the brand’s first ever brand ambassador. In the video below, Sir Nick Faldo discusses “Defining Moments” of his career in the sixth video of the Defining Moments series…

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A Closer Look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Grand Complication

By Gordon Henderson There is no denying that Jaeger-LeCoultre is a master of high complications. This brand has unveiled record-breaking watches time and again. Earlier this year, the brand unveiled — as part of its Haute Joaillerie line — the  Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication. A blend of craftsmanship, elegance and innovation, the watch  features…

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Bremont Watches’ Alt1-C Goes Stainless

By Gordon Henderson Bremont is adding a new option under the Alt1-C line up, the Alt1-C/PW, which is a specially hardened, polished stainless steel chronograph and a follow up to 2013’s success Alt1-C Rose Gold edition.  The stainless steel edition also draws inspiration from the stainless steel Bremont Victory released in 2012. For those unfamiliar with…

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Going Light: F.P. Journe Watches — Up Close with the Titanium Octa Sport and Centigraphe Sport

By Gordon Henderson Heft. Weight. Nice. These are some of the words sometimes used to approximate value of a new-found item of interest. It’s as if the weight of the object is directly related to its assumed value. Typically that mindset holds true in horology, especially when dealing with watches that are encased in gold,…

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Hamilton and Hollywood: Watches Go Interstellar

Hamilton Watch brand has long been known for its leading role in Hollywood – with more than 60 years on the screen. It started with the 1951 O Oscar-nominated movie, The Frogmen, wherein the brand equipped the naval divers in the movies with Hamilton watches – much as it had during World War II. Since…

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Ritmo Mundo Watches Joins Forces with LA Galaxy

By Ryan Walsh For the first time in Ritmo Mundo’s history, the brand is partnering with a sports team. Likewise, the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team will have its first watch sponsor. This partnership will begin with the 2014- 2015 MLS season. This year, Ritmo Mundo’s garnered international attention thanks to its stepped-up involvement with…

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Watches Gone Wild — Introducing the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate

He’s done it again. Max Busser of MB&F (Max Busser and Friends) is back with a maddening blast of space age, high-tech, sci-fi blending that presents itself in the HM No. 6 – just unveiled to the world today in Switzerland. Fondly called the HM6 Space Pirate, this new creation is designed to survive the…

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Nik Wallenda, King of the High Wire, Dances with Death Crossing the Chicago River

The first thing Nik Wallenda said when I asked him what his major concern was about walking a high-wire tightrope across the Chicago River was: “ The weather. It is the Windy City after all.” Well, yesterday, Nik Wallenda, known as the king of the high wire, dazzled the world (it was filmed live on…

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And the Winner is… GPHG 2014 Results are In, Breguet takes Top Prize

Yesterday, the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève 2014 (GPHG) was held in Geneva. The largest watch competition, GPHG saw 72 top watches compete in 12 different categories for winning placements. Many of these watches we have written about on ATimelyPerspective this year. Here, we bring you the results. 2014 PRIZE LIST  with Select Photos Below: …

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