Archive for: July, 2015

The Richemont Group Boasts Impressive Q4

The Richemont Group Boasts Impressive Q4

The Richemont Group, owner of brands such as Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Van Cleef & Arples, and Vacheron Constantin declared their financial results for Q4 on the same day they opened Salon International De La Haute Horolgie (SIHH) show in Geneva. There was a sturdy growth in sales across the board, with America up 24% over last year with constant exchange rates, while Japanese sales increased by 10%. In its assessment of trading, Richemont summarized that sales growth in Europe, which includes the Middle East and Russia, gained from purchases made by tourists while the American region illustrated a growing demand for READ MORE

Audemars Piguet Brand Ambassador Novak Djokovic Wins Third Grand Slam

Audemars Piguet Brand Ambassador Novak Djokovic Wins Third Grand Slam

Audemars Piguet brand ambassador Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open against Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam singles final ever.  Lasting an epic five sets and six hours, the match which was held in front of 15,000 spectators, ended with Djokovic achieving his fifth Grand Slam tournament win and third in a row. With this win he has moved into the number one position overall and now turns his focus to Roland Garros where, as the title-holder of Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open, Djokovic could become the first tennis player to win four Grand Slams on four different surfaces in a row. Like Haute Time? Join our Facebook page or READ MORE

Audemars Piguet Ambassador Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits SIHH

Audemars Piguet  Ambassador Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits SIHH

Actor and former governor of California  Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by Audemars Piguet booth at SIHH on January 19th. Alongside CEO Philippe Merk, the Audemars Piguet brand ambassador got a personal viewing of the 2012 collection. Proudly displaying one of his favorite models, the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger the Legacy, he was awed by the open worked extra-thin Royal Oak tourbillon, a limited edition of 40 pieces chiefly created for the 40th year anniversary of the collection. He then spoke to Octavio Garcia, Audemars Piguet Creative Director and congratulated him on the design of the collections. Mr. Schwarzenegger finished his visit with a READ MORE

Event Recap: The Grand Opening of Breguet Bal Harbour

Event Recap: The Grand Opening of Breguet Bal Harbour

With several extra-special events taking place in Miami last night, Breguet’s Bal Harbour store opening was among the most exclusive. The opening included a demonstration by Mr. Stephane Aubert, the brand’s master engraver. On display at the boutique for an exclusive preview were four historic pocket watches from the 18th and 19th centuries, previously on loan to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The timepieces will be on display through February 29th. After the celebratory evening at Breguet’s new U.S. outpost, select members from the Breguet family, brand VIPs, Haute Living and other fortunate attendees joined Michael Nelson, READ MORE

Greg Simonian, President of Westime in LA, gives his 2012 Must Buy Watches

Greg Simonian, President of Westime in LA, gives his 2012 Must Buy Watches

People often ask me how to buy a watch. I represent the fourth generation of my family in the watch business, and I quite literally grew up among the display cases of Westime with frequent visits to the workshops of Switzerland’s master watchmakers. Since watches are my past, my passion and my livelihood, I understand why I’m a good candidate for this seemingly simple question. Before I offer an answer, my questioners take their own guesses. Should they analyze auction results to gauge the future value of a luxury watch? Would they be wise to buy from a manufacturer who READ MORE

Cartier and Patek Philippe Top The List Of Jewelry And Watch Brands

Cartier and Patek Philippe Top The List Of Jewelry And Watch Brands

The World Luxury Association announced the world’s leading luxury brands with Cartier positioned first in the jewelry group and Patek Philippe leading the luxury watch category. Watch brands also making the list included Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Piguet, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Rolex, Breguet, IWC and Franck Muller. Like Haute Time? Join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @hautetime. READ MORE

The Time Has Come: Breguet Store To Open In Bal Harbour

The Time Has Come: Breguet Store To Open In Bal Harbour

“Breguet evokes a genuine fascination through its capacity for innovation. The philosophy is entirely in tune with my vision of fine watchmaking: its ability to push the boundaries of horological construction, blending aesthetics with mechanical constraints, makes it a full-fledged art in its own right.” –Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Montres Breguet SA   What makes Breguet an iconic brand, according to Michael Nelson, the Brand President in North America, is the “incredible design and unmatched craftsmanship” in each piece. Breguet recently opened the doors to its 4th US boutique in Bal Harbour, making this the 3rd store READ MORE

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