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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,…

Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH 2012 – Parmigiani Unveils Tonda Annual Calendar

Making the 17th movement unveiled by this still very young (but incredibly experienced) watch brand, Parmigiani’s new Tonda Annual calendar is based on the brand’s PF331 automatic movement, but incorporates an additional module to create the PF 339 Annual Calendar, which automatically accounts for the variation in the number of days in each month. Remember—it…

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Time Capsules: News – IWC Dubs 2012 its Year of the Pilot Watch – Unveils New TOP GUN watches

In November, 2007, I was one of a very elite group of international journalists fortunate enough to travel with IWC to California for the experience of a lifetime. There, we visited the TOP GUN flight school, met with pilots, took some courses,  and then had the awesome experience of arrested landing on (and later catapulting…

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Off the Cuff: Skywatch Is Cool, Casual, Comfortable and Functional

For the past month, I’ve been wearing a robust watch from a fairly young Swiss brand: Skywatch. The watches from this brand, characterized by sky-blue strap keepers, are all Swiss-made and offer great sport capabilities and functions, including being water resistant to 100 meters. Collections include a dive chronograph series, as well as a Neon…

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Weekend Sojourn: Happy New Year 2012, and a Retrospective Look at 2011

Happy New Year everyone! 2012 has arrived, and with it, we here at Atimelyperspective wish everyone a wonderful year, filled with success, health, happiness and time – time to do what matters most to you. We do a lot of talking here about time and timepieces, but we don’t often reflect on what we do…

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Time Capsules: Product – Tissot Celebrates 100 years of the Jungfraubahn Railways in

One of the most famous railways in Switzerland, the Jungfraubahn, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year – in August 2012. This is the highest elevation railway and brings tourists to the top of Jungfrau, one of the most famed mountains in Switzerland. To celebrate, the Swiss Tourism board is offering all sorts of incentives to…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH — Richard Mille Unveils New In-House CRMA1 Caliber

Just in time for SIHH in Geneva, Richard Mille announces his all new CRMA1 caliber – available in titanium, red or white gold case. The new movement is a skeletonized automatic with hours, minutes and adjustable rotor geometry. The base plate and bridges are made of titanium with Titalyt treatment to offer stronger rigidity. Bridges…

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Breaking News: Hublot unveils new Magic Gold alloy to make gold timepieces scratch resistant!!

We’ve seen scratch resistant ceramic in the watch industry, but now Hublot brings luxury gold to a new level – just as it brought rubber  to all-new heights in the early 1980’s when it was the first watch brand to unveil a rubber-strapped luxury timepiece. Now, the brand has developed – in collaboration with  EFPL…

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Time Capsules: Product- Chopard teams with Walt Disney

These 30mm and 36mm Happy Mickey watches are crafted in stainless steel with mother-of-pearl dials and diamonds and gemstones spinning freely. The Happy Mickey collection has arrived! Yes — lovers of Chopard’s Happy Diamonds watches and jewelry now have the infamous mouse to celebrate in “happy” style, as Chopard joins forces with Walt Disney to…

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A Timely Event: Breguet Celebrates 200th Anniversary of First Wristwatch in Geneva

In January, 2012, in Geneva, Breguet opens an exhibition entitled “1810-1812, Breguet makes the first wristwatch, fit for a Queen.” The exhibition pays homage to the Queen of Naples and celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first wristwatch on record –made over a two-year period culminating in 1812. The watch was ordered in 1810 by…

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