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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 2011: SIHH Cartier Gets Control of Gravity with the Astroregulateur

An incredibly original movement that was five years in the making and has four patents pending, the 9800 MC Calibre, housed in the Rotonde de Cartier Astroregulateur watch, was unveiled today in Geneva and is Cartier’s answer to the effects of gravity on the mechanical movement. Heretofore, the only movement that could compensate for the…

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Weekend Sojourn: Concocting the Perfect Cocktail

Want to test the skills of your favorite bartender? Ask him (or her) to make you a Manhattan. If he ducks behind the bar to consult a bartender’s guide, leave while you still can. Or better yet, learn how to make this classic cocktail yourself! Don’t do an eye roll. In case you didn’t know,…

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Watch Stops 2011: Saturday Show-Season Kick Off

  Today we introduce a new section to Atimelyperspective.com: Watch Stops 2011. This section will bring you all the show coverage – news, products, celebs and other information that comes to light this year. Today, we start our journey to Geneva, where this week we will cover the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), which opens its…

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Around the World: Breitling’s World First Boutique Takes Flight

In the posh New York City 57th Street area – just off of Fifth Avenue – Breitling officially opened its first world flagship Boutique last night – amidst great fanfare. On hand  were John Travolta, Wayne Gretzky and Boomer Esaiason, among others. The Boutique, at 5 East 57th Street, is an elongated, 4,500-square-foot, three-story store…

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Time Capsules: News – PRE- SIHH Van Cleef & Arpels Version of Hot Air Ballooning

This is one watch that is destined for global distinction. Part of the Poetic Complications® series by Van Cleef & Arpels, this Five weeks in a balloon watch is inspired by the Jules Verne novel, Les Voyages Extraordinaires.  The dial is created with the old-world technique of champlevé enamel and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It depicts…

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Time Capsules: PRE- SIHH New Product – Girard-Perregaux Recalls its Roots

Recalling the classical elegance of decades gone by, Girard-Perregaux unveils the  1966 Small Seconds timepiece, inspired by the brand’s 19th century large pocket watches. Offered in 18-karat pink or white gold, the 40mm watch houses a new GP automatic movement that was developed based on the brand’s caliber 3300. It offers a power reserve of…

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Time Capsules: Pre-SIHH 2011 News – IWC Focuses on Portofino

Each year IWC focuses heavily on one of its main collections – introducing a powerful wealth of important new pieces in that family. For 2011, it is the Mediterranean-influenced Portofino that receives an infusion of creativity and innovation. This family has been an important part of the IWC line for more than 25 years, since…

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Time Capsules: Product – Jaquet Droz SW Chrono

Conceived based on the Grande Second SW – a watch with an extra-large second indication – the new SW Chrono has finally made its way to stores around the world. The bold beauty, introduced in 2010, is a powerful timepiece with decidedly masculine appeal and contemporary materials. It features a dial, crown and pushpieces accented…

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Weekend Sojourn: Exploring the Galapagos Islands

One of the world’s most beautiful and precious places, the Galapagos Islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These islands – where Charles Darwin formed his revolutionary theory of evolution  – are an extraordinary ecosystem of life unlike any other in the world. Here, the most incredible array of birds, animals and plants co-exist in a…

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