This month, Haute Time will feature 24 gift ideas leading up to this year’s winter holidays. Inspired by the watchmaking industry, these gifts will be dedicated to collectors of all things hand-crafted. Join us every morning on Haute Time to discover a new idea for that special someone this winter.
The perfect companions for globetrotting watch collectors, these limited edition globe cufflinks from Tateossian are part of the brand’s 25th anniversary collection. Featuring a tiny swivel globe design and a classic hinge-back closure with signature topaz stones, they capture the beauty of our planet from all angles. Available at Harrods from £295. Here are three timepiece suggestions to match…
The new Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum (from the Latin word for “Globe” and “Earth”) introduces the world time function by giving the wearer a bird’s eye view of Earth, with the North Pole at the center. It tells the hour in all 24 time zones, and keeps the dial legible, making it the perfect companion for men who travel. Here the earth and its blue oceans are presented on a two-dimensional plane inside a 41 mm case; which fits in with the brand’s classical tones. The new Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum is available from $6,300 in stainless steel.
The Greubel Forsey GMT Black is what you would call a complicated timepiece. Powered by the caliber GF05, it features a 24 second tourbillon inclined at a 25 degree angle, GMT function, three-dimensional globe for day/night indication, rotating disc with 24 different time zones at the back – with daylight savings indication – and 72 hour power reserve. The eye-catching globe, which took more than 18 months to develop, is a sight to behold. The watch is hand-finished at the highest level, justifying the incredible price-tag. A limited edition of 22 pieces, the GMT Black is priced at $565,000.
Presented earlier this year during Baselworld 2015, the Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette is in effect one of the smallest mechanical depictions of our universe, a unique homage to the exquisite ballet performed every night by the earth and its moon. All of the elements inside the watch are set in motion, revolving around the dial every 20 minutes via four arms powered by caliber JCAM10, a hand wound movement made exclusively for Jacob & Co. The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette is a limited edition of nine pieces, priced at 1,000,000 Swiss Francs.