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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,…

Time Capsules: Product – TAG Heuer Mikrograph 1/100th Cuts through Time

Since its inception just over 150 years ago, TAG Heuer has been involved in Olympic timing, automobile racing and more.  As such, the brand continually remains on the cutting-edge when it comes to developing timepieces that can time to fractions of a second. Pushing the envelope of traditional watchmaking, the patented Carrera Mikrograph 1/100th Second…

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Time Capsules: Product – Claret Turns Time into a Game

Everyone who knows haute horlogerie knows Christophe Claret and the magic he works with movements. His newest timepiece, however, crosses a grand line – it moves from haute horology into the world of haute Fun! Indeed, in the new Christophe Claret 21 Black Jack, Claret deftly combines his specialty of chiming time, complicated movement making…

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Time Capsules: Product — Hautlence HL2.0 Revealed

Just about six weeks ago, on January 8,  Atimelyperspective ran A moment in time with Hautlence founder Guillame Tetu, wherein we disclosed information on the then soon-to-be available HL2.0. Well, the innovative watch is here – opened up in all its glory for those who love Hautlence like I do – to take a closer…

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Time Capsules: Product — Armin Strom Boldly Races In

Armin Strom, the Swiss brand that is taking the world by storm with its innovative approach to watch design using Earth’s elements as a backdrop, has focused strongly on the world of automobile racing. The brand is the official timer of the Marussia Virgin Racing F1 team, and is now unveiling the Armin Racing Chronograph.…

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Watch Stops 2011: Arnold & Son, Bovet Exhibit in Qatar

Bovet DragonAt the 8th annual Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition in Qatar this past week, men’s complicated watches – especially tourbillons – stole the limelight. These were followed by limited edition pieces and high-tech, high-mech complexities from some of the independents such as Hautlence, Ladoire and Richard Mille. Naturally, being the Middle East market, watches…

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Watch Stops: Doha – Ladoire Shows off Mr. Grey and Mr. Ice Black Widows

On February 7, we brought you the Black Widow Mr. Green watch from Ladoire, explaining the exciting new automatic caliber of this watch with its 39 jewels, shaped mainplate and W-shaped GMT bridge structure.  Well, at the Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition, we got to try on all the new versions of the Black Widow,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Jewelry Exhibition in Qatar

At the 8th annual Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition this past week in Qatar, the jewelry was a true sight to behold. What was seen there was nothing like what we see in most parts of the world. Diamonds, pearls, gemstones – yes—but about 20 times the size of what we are used to seeing.…

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Time Capsules: News – Plan a Watch Trip to NY in MAY for TimeCrafters

Last week we told you about the Wall Street Journal sponsoring Watch Week in April. Well if you couldn’t schedule that visit, plan a trip in May, when the New York Times hosts its own event. May 13-15 is New York’s TimeCrafters Exhibition at The Times Center. At TimeCrafters, more than 18 luxury watchmakers will…

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Time Capsules: Cuervo y Sobrinos Unveils Historiador Retrograde

Swiss heart, Cuban soul — Cuervo y Sobrinos knows classic mechanical watches and harnesses its passion for craftsmanship in this Historiador Retrograde, inspired by the cosmopolitan sensibility of Havana in the 1940s, where the brand then resided. This is a watch I would want. The elegant 40mm steel case with its Clous de Paris dial…

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Watch Stops 2011: SIHH – Piaget Sings Pretty with its Happy Bird

In typical Piaget style, whimsy and haute Joaillerie marry with perfection in the newest Limelight series – a Garden Party, complete with outdoor nature elements. The newest Limelight Dancing Light watch is a magnificent delight — set with 165 diamonds in what is lovingly referred to as the Happy Bird motif. The black dial of…

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