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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,…

Own a Piece of History and Precision: The Arnold & Son TB Victory

By Ryan Walsh Designed after the HMS Victory, a first-rate war ship of the Royal Navy launched in 1765, this Arnold & Son TB Victory watch is built to withstand the test of time, with great precision in a beautiful package. On the right side of the dial, there is a hand-chiseled 22-karat gold appliqué…

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Listening to Time with Breguet’s Musicale (VIDEO)

When touring the Breguet workshops in Switzerland recently, we got the opportunity to listen (and video record) the brand’s highly acclaimed classical “La Musicale” timepiece. The watch plays an aria either on demand or at the desired time, like a melodic reminder. It houses a patented musical mechanism that consists of a disk carrying music…

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Introducing the IWC Le Petit Prince Pilot Watches – A Not-so-Unlikely Pair

It may seem an unlikely collaboration at first glance – IWC and the Fondation Antoine de Saint Exupery. But on closer examination – it was a relationship destined to happen.  Antoine DE Saint Exupery – author of famed existentialist book, “The Little Prince”, as well as other books, trained as a pilot and flew mail…

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White Hot: Introducing Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon

Crafted in titanium and white ceramic because white ceramic is said to be nine times harder than stainless steel, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon (slated to be shown to the world at the January 2014 SIHH) features a sculpted titanium case middle, white ceramic bezel, inner dial flange of anodized aluminum…

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Introducing the Ulysse Nardin USA Exclusive Schooner Watch

A few days ago in New York City, Ulysse Nardin opened its third USA boutique in a wonderful location at the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park West. With CEO Patrik Hoffmann in from Switzerland, and brand ambassadors Baseball legend Randy Johnson and pianist Lola Astanova there to celebrate, the brand also unveiled its USA-exclusive Schooner watch.…

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Holiday 2013 Videos: Watch Brands Celebrate Giving

With the Holiday season upon us, a host of watch brands have begun releasing new videos that celebrate the concept of time. Cartier, for instance, presents the fourth Winter Tale film that celebrates the magic of the holiday season.  Directed by Bibo Bergeron, the video presents a magical walk through 1920’s Paris with an adorable…

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Rare Exhibition of Renowned Thomas Tompion 17th Century Clocks, Watches Opens for Limited Time at National Watch & Clock Museum

Lover of fine antique clocks and watches – take note. A once-in-a-lifetime exhibit is opening at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA, USA – one you won’t want to miss. Beginning today and running through January 9, 2014, an exhibition called “Majestic Time” features the largest collection ever assembled of clocks, watches…

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Watch Lovers Welcome at the First-Ever Watch Panel Discussion at the Extraordinary Conference in NYC

On December 5-7 in New York City, the Initiatives in Art and Culture will host its 15th conference – this year entitled Extraordinary:  Icons, Iconoclasm, and Innovation. Throughout the cultural conference, icons, innovators and extraordinary individuals and brands will give presentations on today’s arts, fashions, cultures and – for the first time ever—watches. On December…

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Behind the Scenes in the Villeret Custom Watch Division of Montblanc

In the sleepy little Swiss village of Villeret lives a quiet giant. Not big in numbers, but big in abilities. The giant is Montblanc’s Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie. Within the walls of this all-important historic building, the Montblanc Villeret collection of exclusive timepieces is all handmade as though in yesteryear. We wrote…

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Exclusive Interview with Carmen Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin

The granddaughter of legendary filmmaker Charlie Chaplin and the great-granddaughter of author Eugene O’Neill, British actress and filmmaker Carmen Chaplin believes that living in the moment is important to living life to its fullest. A friend of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand, Chaplin shares some thoughts on time and life with Atimelyperspective. “When I was younger, I…

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