Archive for: July, 2015

Haute Timepieces: Glashütte Original Senator Diary Watch

Haute Timepieces: Glashütte Original Senator Diary Watch

Swatch Group’s finest offerings for 2010 are arguably from its German made Glashütte Original brand. A new complication in its perpetually fashionable Senator line is an alarm that can be set up to a month in advance. Typically, mechanical alarm watches only allow you to set the time of day for the alarm to ring, with a setting to switch the alarm on or off. The Senator Diary watch provides the ability to schedule a mechanical ring for reminders over greater periods of time. And while “Diary” may be a bit confusing, it is a more elegant title than “luxury READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Hermès Sertie Neige Lady’s Watch

Haute Timepieces: Hermès Sertie Neige Lady’s Watch

Falling snow makes incredible imagery, especially when the cold white powder falls from the sky to blanket the ground. And though this white shroud completely covers our environment, it still allows us to recognize structures via their silhouette. The Hermès Sertie Neige watch, which roughly translates into “snow setting” watch, is very reminiscent of the scene described. The Hermès Cape Cod style case was chosen, and it appears dipped in a sticky bath of precious diamonds, with stones covering the entire case and dial of the watch in a seemingly organic fashion—as though snow had fallen and covered one of READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Harry Winston Opus X

Haute Timepieces: Harry Winston Opus X

For almost 10 years, Harry Winston has been wowing watch lovers with its Opus collection of limited edition watches. The high-end jewelry maker has become quite respected for its timepieces, always pushing the envelope in terms of design as well as mechanics. Wise executives in the Harry Winston timepiece division attract exciting talent from the watch industry to ensure that new developments from the brand always earn attention. For the Opus X, Harry Winston decided to work with talented watchmaker Jean-Francois Mojon. The watch from the 10th Opus collection feels like an anniversary piece, a celebration that the Opus idea READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Hublot King Power Tourbillon Manufacture

Haute Timepieces: Hublot King Power Tourbillon Manufacture

You know a watch brand is particularly proud of a piece when the movement is designed in what the industry calls an “architectural manner.” The idea is that the movement has decorative elements combined with technical ones to show off the abilities of the brand. A mere glance at the interesting and symmetrical dial of the Hublot King Power Tourbillon Manufacture and you realize that the movement designers had more than just mechanical efficiency in mind when making the watch. In fact, this watch celebrates two important milestones for Hublot. First is the 30th anniversary of the brand. At the READ MORE

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