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Swatch Surfs the Big Waves with New Swatch by Coco Ho

  Competitive surfing was the highlight at Trestles Beach in Southern California, where the Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles was held, September 9 through 12. Swatch has been a sponsor of women’s pro surfing, and competitive surfer Coco Ho, a Swatch brand ambassador since 2010, was on hand to formally introduce the watch she designed, Swatch…

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Inside the Manufacture: A Close-UP Look at Bulgari Watchmaking

Earlier this year, we had the unique opportunity to go where few have ever gone before: inside the Bulgari Manufacture.  I wrote about that experience in IW Magazine, and now, we bring some of that insight to our faithful readers at ATimelyPerspective. This Italian-born Bulgari (founded in Rome in 1884) has been bringing exceptional watches to the forefront…

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Fast Focus: Hermes Brings Artistic Dials to the Forefront with ‘Nature at Full Gallop’ Watches

Every year, Hermès  unveils a few unique timepieces that demonstrate the brand’s commitment to top craftsmanship, watchmaking arts and technical prowess and style, of course.  This year was no exception. Inspired by wildlife drawings from the French artist, Robert Dallet, the brand unveiled several nature-inspired watches with exquisite hand-painted and engraved dials. Dallet is best known…

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Tennis Star Stan Wawrinka (wearing his ‘Pinka’) Audemars Piguet Watch Wins the US Open

Earlier today we brought you the news of how the final set in the US Open Tennis championships would line up — with Swiss Stan Wawrinka coming up against Serbian Novak Djokovic, the clear favorite to many pundits. However, I had to be impartial. Wawrinka wears an Audemars Piguet watch during play  and this year…

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US Open Tennis Championships Today: Stan Wawrinka vs. Novak Djokovic (or: Audemars Piguet vs. Seiko)

This afternoon,  the finals of the  US Open Tennis Championships promises to be a hot ticket. Today,  Stan Wawrinka battles Novak Djokovic for the title.  On his wrist, Stan the Man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore with specially made dark-pink strap (to match his outfit). Djokovoic, meanwhile, does not wear a watch during play.…

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Fast Focus: A Look at One of the Most Affordable Perpetual Calendars — from Frederique Constant

    Frederique Constant, recently purchased by Citizen, has been a family-owned, independent watch brand for decades. In fact, I remember when the brand first launched, and I have been proud to say the founders — Peter and Aletta Stas — have always been committed to offering superb quality and incredible prices. The new Perpetual…

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On the Wrist Review: IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery

Can you see that? The smile on my face? Ear to ear baby! Such is the excitement I felt after having spent a little over a week of quality time  with the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition ‘Antoine De Saint Exupery’ watch on my wrist. The pictures do not quite capture the intricacies of this…

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Interview: Miami Marlins Right Fielder, Giancarlo Stanton, and TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador

Recently, I joined TAG Heuer on a trip to Miami for a host of events. Not only did I get to join the brand in its celebration of 100 Years of Innovation (with its involvement in auto racing and with the anniversary of the Carrera), but also I got to take in a Miami Marlins…

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Introducing the $150,000 Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Chrono Perpetual Calendar

In its unyielding quest for performance and precision, Vacheron Constantin regularly unveils new movements and new timepieces with coveted functions. Today, the brand releases the all-new Traditionnelle Chrono Perpetual Calendar watch, with new in-house-made 1142 QP caliber. The watch holds the Hallmark of Geneva certification. Retailing for $150,000, the 43mm platinum watch deftly blends the…

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Paris Biennale 2016 Unveils Master of Time Exhibition

Planning on being in Paris for the artistic and cultural event of the season: Biennale des Antiquaries 2016? If so you are in for a real treat. This year, for the first time ever, the show — which runs from September 10 to the 18 — is working in tandem with the Fondation de la…

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