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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,…

Three Days in Havana With Ball Watch USA, Timekeepers of the St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta

Ball Fireman Racer St. Petersburg-Habana Special Edition watch with automatic caliber.

As a long-time journalist in the watch and jewelry world, also covering other notable luxury categories, I often get invited on trips to experience events with the brands. Most of the time these relationship-building excursions are an incredible journey to parts not typically traveled. Such is the case with the recent trip I took with…

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‘I Dream of Jeannie’ Home, a Jim Beam Decanter, Commands $30,000+ At Auction

The bottle that served as the first prop - home to Jeannie-- in NBC's "I Dream of Jeannie" show -- sells for more than $30,000.

This past weekend, the  original  genie bottle prop that was used on the set of the well-known I Dream of Jeannie TV show (NBC, 1965-1970), and that served as the mold for all future Jeannie bottles on the series, went up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. The bottle belonged to Gene Nelson, who worked on the development of…

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Fast Focus: Meet the New Shinola Jackie Robinson Watch

The Shinola Jackie Robinson watch is made in a limited edition and sold in a set.

Just recently, Shinola unveiled its fifth watch in the brand’s Great Americans series: a limited edition Jackie Robinson timepiece. Here we  bring you a quick look at the Shinola Jackie Robinson watch. This watch is part of series the brand creates of limited-edition watches that honors individuals who have made a mark on American history. Jackie Robinson was the first…

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Valentin Piaget, Who Led the Piaget Ultra-Thin Watch Development and Advanced Women’s Watches, Dies

The creation of the ultra-slim movements by Piaget enabled Valentin Piaget to develop a range of slim watches.

Valentin Piaget, the grandson of Piaget founder Georges-Edouard Piaget, has passed away at the age of 94. This third-generation visionary in the watch world is the man responsible for pursuing the making of ultra-thin movements — an arena Piaget pioneered in the 1950’s and in which it has held a leadership role ever since. Brothers…

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3 Reasons to Love the Omega 1957 Vintage-Inspired Watches: Speedmaster, Railmaster, Seamaster

The new Omega 1957 Speedmaster is a near-consistent replica of the original.

  It’s no secret that vintage watches are all the rage. It is no surprise, either. During difficult geo-politicalt times, people and companies often take a retrospective look at their pasts.  This year, Omega does exactly that. It looks back to the year 1957, when Elvis became King, the Russians launched Sputnik 2 and the Frisbee…

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Geoffrey Roth Watch Engineering Collection is Not for Everyone — That’s Why You Want (at least) One

Newly finished watch by Geoffrey Roth Engineering Collection, with hand engraving by Todd Daniel. Made in Arizona.

We here at A Timely Perspective are lovers of all things horological… be they well established manufactures that predate electricity to brand new independent houses. In short, if the creativity and vision are there, well, you have our attention. One such creative, albeit a relatively young brand,  based out of Arizona has begun gathering attention…

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Montblanc Partners with Goodwood Festival of Speed With Timewalker Watches

Montblanc, with its TimeWalker watches, has become the Official Timing Partner of Goodwood Festival of Speed.

In an exciting, and fitting, move, Montblanc — with its new TimeWalker collection — speeds into action as the Official Timing Partner of the Goodwood “Festival Of Speed.”  Easily one of England’s top sporting events, the Festival of Speed takes place annually at  Goodwood, the seat of the  Dukes of Richmond for more than 300 years…

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Luxury Goods Designer Felio Siby Unveils Watches with Tomas Berdych, Felipe Nasr, Sahara Force India

Tomas Berdych with Ester Satorova. He is wearing his Felio Siby watch.

Luxury design house Felio Siby is entering the haute horology market with a trio of limited-edition time pieces that each feature a corresponding powerhouse lifestyle brand ambassador: top ranked tennis player Tomas Berdych, Brazilian Formula One race car driver Felipe Nasr and UK based Sahara Force India F1 racing team. Filio Siby was launched in 2013 in…

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Armin Strom Offers ‘Configurate/Share/Win’ Contest for Personalized Watch, and the Pros/Cons of the Armin Strom Watch Configurator

Armin Strom Watch Configurator lets you build your own watch.

Armin Strom, whose revolutionary Mirrored Force Resonance watch recently won the prestigious International Red Dot Award, is taking the world by storm with its newest concept in buying a watch: the Watch Configurator. We wrote about the Watch Configurator here, before, but now we have had a chance to try it out first hand. Even better,…

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Hublot Partnership with Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation Celebrates the Big Cats Earth Day and Always

Hublot offers three watches in its first collection to benefit the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation.

Today is Earth Day, a great time to celebrate the bounties of our planet, and to consider conserving and preserving them. That is exactly what Hublot is doing with its Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation association. The Foundation is responsible for preserving multiple big cat species, in order to transmit a message of care and respect to all…

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