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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Traditions Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite watch.

Somehow, the luxury Swiss watch brand from Le Sentier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, never ceases to amaze us. With exceptional watches for women, to the iconic Reverso and Memovox lines, the new Polaris collections and more, this brand just doesn’t stop. With an exceptional fully integrated Manufacture, the brand regularly unveils new timepieces that have the collectors clamoring.…

Why the Groundhog Cares About Time, Weather and Groundhog Day

Why we celebrate Groundhog Day has roots dating back more than a century.

Today is Groundhog Day — when the furry creature emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not spring is in the air. If the groundhog can’t see his shadow — typically because the sun is blocked by clouds — spring will come soon. But, if it is sunny and the furry little critter sees…

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Up Close with the Bovet Virtuoso VIII 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Big Date

Bovet Virtuoso VIII

This year marks a big one for Bovet 1822. Celebrating its roots, that date back 195 years, Bovet 1822  unveils the Virtuoso VIII — a Big Date 10-Day Flying Tourbillon that deftly blends fine watchmaking heritage with  a contemporary spirit and holding three patents. While this company was started in 1822 by the Bovet brothers,…

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A Close-Up Look at the Panerai PAM700 LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech — Possibly the Most High-Tech Panerai Yet

The case of the Panerai Lab-ID watch is made of Carbotech.

We here at ATimelyPerspective have long respected and been friends with Panerai Central — experts on all-things Panerai. Therefore, with the introduction of the brand’s newest LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch, it only made sense to go to the experts for a close-up look at what really sets this watch apart. It wasn’t too long ago that Panerai introduced its first  Carbotech…

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Affordable Watches: British Brand, Christopher Ward, Releases All-New Malvern Watches

Christopher Ward C3 Malvern Chronograph MK III

Christopher Ward is a relative newcomer on the watch scene, having launched the brand in  2004. The company is focused on creating accessible Swiss-made watch pieces with a high degree of quality craftsmanship. The British-based  watch brand specializes in quartz and mechanical pieces, with the watches being designed in the UK and assembled in Biel, Switzerland. This year, in honor…

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Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 2017

Those who have been following ATimelyPerspective know that we enjoy taking a break from the seriousness of timepieces once in a while and focusing on things that are — well — a little fun. Each year after the shows, we present the most creative or best USB sticks. On these grand devices, the watch brands…

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wayde Van Niekerk, a Richard Mille Ambassador, Talks About Time

Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde van Niekerk (photo: R. Naas)

I had the good fortune recently to meet with  South African Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk,  a Richard Mille brand ambassador, and world record-setting medalist at the   2016 Rio Olympics. He took the title  in the 400 meter races. He did wearing a Richard Mille watch. We spent some time together in Chantilly France to…

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Hands On with the New Montblanc Bronze 1858 Chronometer Tachymeter Watch at SIHH 2017

Montblanc 1858 in bronze (photo: R. Naas, ATimelyPerspective)

  If you are a lover of unusual watch materials, you may want  to take a closer look at the newest vintage-inspired 1858 bronze watches from Montblanc. While not a high-tech material, bronze is rarely used in watchmaking, but when it is – it is highly coveted.  The material ages differently in each and every…

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SIHH 2017: Piaget Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Altiplano Collection (prices)

Piaget 43mm Altiplano Automatic 60th Anniversary collection.

When the Piaget Aliplano wristwatch was first introduced at Baselworld in 1957, its defining characteristic was its thinness: it was driven by the hand-wound Caliber 9P, which was only 2 mm thick. A few years later, in 1960, the much-heralded self-winding 12P was introduced at just 2.3mm thick. Since then, the Altiplano has embraced a…

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SIHH 2017: Roger Dubuis Unveils Near $400,000 Excalibur Quatuor MicroMelt® and Spider Skeleton Automatic

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Blue Cobalt MicroMelt(R) watch at SIHH 2017.

Roger Dubuis ha a very interesting line up this year at SIHH. While last year was dubbed the year of the woman for this audacious brand, this year there are a host of new additions  to its much coveted Excalibur line, including the World Premier Excalibur Quatuor MicroMelt® and the  Exaclibur Spider Skelton Automatic: please…

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SIHH 2017: Montblanc Unveils TimeWalker 1/1000th Chronograph and Rally Timer (prices)

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

For 2017, Montblanc (now 111 years old) turns much of its focus to the TimeWalker Collection and Minerva, the movement and watch manufacturer based in Villeret, Switzerland. Dating to 1858, Minerva was acquired by Richemont in 2006, and since then its expertise has become the backbone of many of Montblanc’s high-end, more complicated timepieces. Now,…

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