Archive for: July, 2015

Haute Timepieces: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec PowerReserve Watch

Haute Timepieces: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec PowerReserve Watch

You can read this article title in two ways, that the Patravi EvoTec PowerReserve is a watch for the modern man, or that it is a modern timepiece, for men. The double meaning is intended because the piece is both. While Carl F. Bucherer produces sober and lasting contemporary designs, the mechanics and brand theory of its watches is anything but “standard fare.” Those who spend some time with a Carl F. Bucherer timepiece tend to agree that the appeal of the watch is clear. Most of all of Carl F. Bucherer watches have something mechanically unique about them. Often READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Corum 30th Anniversary Golden Bridge Watch

Haute Timepieces: Corum 30th Anniversary Golden Bridge Watch

Fun fact about Corum’s in-house made CO113 movement as used in the new Golden Bridge watch: Swiss watchmaking schools like to use it to teach students about movements because you can see it operating at all angles. The concept also makes the movement particularly impressive to watch in operation. Typically in round or square shapes, Corum is now celebrating 30 years of making the needle equivalent of a mechanical movement. Corum takes its masterpiece movement and houses it in a solid case made of precious metal and sapphire crystal windows, situated not only on the front and rear of the READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT Lady

Haute Timepieces: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT Lady

You know what I have never seen? A calculator decorated and studded with diamonds. Or how about a solid gold hammer? We typically aren’t used to tools getting such lavish treatments. The idea almost seems preposterous, but when it comes to watches the opulent mentality reigns – and we love them for it. This is especially true when it comes to tools like the diving watch. Its increasing popularity over formal timepieces stems from its durability and enhanced legibility. You might call the diver watch the most successful genre of timepiece to date. These types of timepieces are so popular, READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Ulysse Nardin El Toro Watch

Haute Timepieces: Ulysse Nardin El Toro Watch

No one said that luxury watches had to be conservative in their design, yet there is a fine line between something that is avant-garde versus a piece that comes off as trying too hard. Often luxury timepieces that try too hard to break the mold, also break their appeal. It is just quite difficult to introduce cutting-edge design ideas in an industry steeped in so much tradition. For many brands, modern implies futuristic—a road that can easily lead to design irrelevance in just a few years. However, Ulysse Nardin has embraced an approach to stand out from the status quo READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph Watch

Haute Timepieces: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph Watch

When looking at this new 1815 Chronograph watch, I almost hear the whistle and steam pouring out of a large locomotive as it screeches to a halt in a train station from a forgotten era. There was a time when travel was reserved as a gentleman’s pursuit, and so was the act of wearing a timepiece, whether on the wrist, or in the pocket. Much like today, the act of wearing or carrying a timepiece was as much about personal style as it was about portraying a particular image. A. Lange & Söhne has always tried to capture this imagery READ MORE

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