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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 –Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Openworked

There’s a reason the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is called the Royal Oak. We can dispense with the history, though. One look at this stunning Royal Oak Openworked (a fancy term for skeleton) watch makes it all breathtakingly clear – it’s simply Royal in its look.  At once both classically elegant and yet boldly contemporary,…

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Time Capsules: News — A Testament in Time: Rolex USA’s Allen Brill Dies

Last night I learned of the passing of one of the more special men in our industry. Allen Brill, President and CEO of Rolex USA, passed away over the weekend after a short battle with lung cancer.  I was quite saddened by the news.  Not just because the watch industry has lost a great leader…

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Trend Report: Pilot’s Watches

Alberto Santos Dumont ©CartierTaking to the skies isn’t as easy as it looks. It took Orville Wright many attempts more than 100 years ago before he got his first biplane to fly over Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903 – but thank goodness he kept on trying.  Since then flying has taken on all new dimensions.…

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Time Capsules: News – From Flea Market to Fortune?

This article comes with no photos — for now. The names have been changed, or withheld, to protect, well, let’s say, the identity of the people and brands involved. But just until we know a little more – or a lot more. Atimelyperspective.com brings you the unraveling story of a flea market find that just…

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Weekend Sojourn: Celebrities and what they Wear

This Thanksgiving week was filled with family visits and mingling with watch aficionados on a more comfortable, easy level, as we all just relaxed and enjoyed good food and wine. One evening in Philadelphia a friend and newly-started watch collector asked me what the celebrities wear – both on and off the big screen.  It…

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Time Capsules: News -Vroom Vroom – Audemars Piguet and Michael Schumacher Make Noise

Michael Schumacher teams up with Audemars Piguet as the brand’s newest icon in the automobile racing arena – a field the company has been part of for years (having sponsored classic car rallies, and having had other auto racing ambassadors).  In a classic car exhibition space in Germany this morning – and via live streaming…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Book Reviews

Looking for a few good reads?  New on the market are a couple of books that just might be pleasers to certain collectors. For those Patek Philippe lovers, collectors and followers, John Reardon’s second book, Patek Philippe in America Reference Guide, Volume 1, presents close to every Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch and pocket watch produced…

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Off the Cuff: Color Me Mine, Technomarine’s Cruise Steel Camouflage

For the past few weeks I have been wearing the Technomarine Cruise Steel Camouflage watch. Since I don’t hunt or fish, and since I very much love color, I elected to wear the royal purple version of the timepiece. However, it does come in army green, desert sand or ocean blue. Naturally the green and…

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Around the World – Boutique Blitz on Madison Ave

Timepiece lovers who favor the intimacy of watch boutiques have no shortage of options in New York; but lately, these upscale designs seem to be undergoing a revival. Need proof? Stroll no further than Madison Avenue starting at 60th Street, and head north to the mid 70’s. The gang’s all here in fashion and jewelry…

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