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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,…

Hands On With The World’s Most Complex Chronograph: A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split Watch

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split chronograph.

German brand A. Lange & Sohne continues to be an innovator in the haute horlogerie community. This year, the brand once again tops its own records, setting a new benchmark standard in chronographs with its remarkable Triple Split mechanical watch. The world’s first split-seconds chronograph that enables the wearer to track comparative time measurement in…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018 (Piaget, Cartier, Louis Moinet, ArtyA)

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon watches made with marquetry gemstone dials (malachite, lapis lazuli).

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind…

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Actor Robert Downey Jr., AKA Ironman, Dons Devon Tread F1 Watch in Avengers: Infinity War Movie

Devon Tread F1 watch worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the Avengers: Infinity War movie.

A box office hit on its opening weekend, Avengers: Infinity War continues to attract loves of the super heroes. In addition to the celebrities that are shining on the big screen in the Marvel Studios film that witnesses Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and all of the other Avengers uniting to fight one of the most powerful…

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Behind The Scenes Of The 144th Kentucky Derby With Longines

Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, wins the 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest in history, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

This past weekend I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by Longines to the famed Kentucky Derby. In the middle of America – Louisville, Kentucky, to be exact – I would get to sport grand fascinators and hats, drink mint juleps (the official cocktail of the Derby) made with Woodford Reserve bourbon (one of…

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Hands On With The Mesmerizing Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon Watch (Video)

Corum Bubble 27mm Central Tourbillon (Swoosh) watch.

There were some really interesting new tourbillons watches introduced at Baselworld this year, but one of the outstanding watches comes in the form of a  beloved Corum Bubble: the Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon (aka, Bubble 47 Swoosh). The Bubble, for those who may not know, is an iconic watch with half-a-sphere raised sapphire crystal that…

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Introducing — And Hands On With — The Incredible New Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital $470,000 Watch

The three-dimensional aspect of the Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital watch is beautifully visible via the sapphire crystals.

Once again the independent Swiss watch brand Bovet 1822 brings us one of the most spectacular watches of the year in the all-new Recital 22 Grand Recital watch. Several years in the making the nearly half-a-million-dollar watch holds five patents. An exemplary masterpiece of innovation and craftsmanship, the watch displays the sun, moon and Earth…

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Zeroing In On Watch Brand Trends, Challenges And Even Smart Watches

Roberta Naas (photo: Roger Ruegger)

Not too long ago, Fifty One East Magazine conducted an interview with ATimelyPerspective founder and editor, Roberta Naas, about the state of the watch industry. That  interview was published a few months ago. Today, we are happy to be able to bring those questions and answers about the industry to the forefront on ATimelyPerspective. This…

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Bulgari, Official Jeweler of Tribeca Film Festival, Unveils Two Films About Independent Women

Bulgari released a film called "The Litas" about women belonging to this motorcycle club, for Tribeca Film Festival.

Yesterday, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) came to a close.  The highly successful event had a new feature this year. Bulgari was named the Official Jeweler of TFF — a role that did not exist before. Additionally, the brand created and released two movies during TFF that honor the independent spirit of women and that…

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Bulova Unveils “A History Of Firsts” Coffee Table Book By 10 Acclaimed Authors, Including Nile Rodgers

"Bulova: A History of Firsts" published by Assouline, edited by Aaron Sigmond and written by 10 contributing authors.

Let’s get something out of the way right up front. I am not new to authoring chapters or entire books. In fact, I have written six books on the history of timekeeping and on timepieces. Additionally, I have contributed chapters to several Group-Authored books, including one celebrating the history of Glashütte Original. Now, however, I…

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Behind The Scenes: Independent Watch Brand Armin Strom’s Watchmaking Facilities (Video)

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Earlier this week, we spoke to our good friends and colleagues over at TheWatchesTV, who gave us permission to use a few of their wonderful videos here on our site.  While we won’t do this often, we can’t help but get excited about a walk through a Manufacture captured on video. Recently, when MAD visited…

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