Archive for: October, 2016

Parmigiani Rocks at SIHH

Parmigiani Rocks at SIHH

Boutique brand Parmigiani Fleurier’s watches may get less hype than some of the giant SIHH brands, but they do not take a back seat in terms of watchmaking innovation and sheer beauty of finish. Take the Toric Quaestor Labyrinthe, a minute repeater with a dial designed as a tribute to the maze-like pattern of Greek mythology. Two innovations enhance the quality of sound in this repeater. The in-house manual winding movement PF357 includes a reinforcement to steady the mechanism: the pawl of the chime is linked to the case, ensuring that the sound reverberates without any interference from the movement’s READ MORE

“A Constant Force” – The F.P. Journe Chronomètre Optimum

“A Constant Force” – The F.P.  Journe Chronomètre Optimum

The F.P. Journe Souverain Collection was born in 1991, when Francois-Paul Journe created the first prototype of The Tourbillon Souverain incorporating the remontoire he developed in 1982, into a wristwatch. In 1999, the first F.P. Journe Tourbillon watch with remontoire was presented to the world and has continued to pave the way for this fantastic collection. Today, the Souverain Collection by F.P. Journe continues to represent a wealth of knowledge and technology in the watch making industry with the newest masterpiece to join the list of timepieces – the Chronomètre Optimum. The Chronmètre Optimum uses the patented constant-force remontoire, which balances the READ MORE

Cartier Flexes its Watchmaking Muscle at SIHH

Cartier Flexes its Watchmaking Muscle at SIHH

Cartier, the brand with all the buzz this year, made a virtuoso display of watchmaking prowess at the 2013 SIHH. The brand introduced no less than 110 new models, including 40 high jewelry pieces, eight models in its Metiers d’art collection and five (five!) new in-house movements. The most important of these is the 1904-CH MC, the brand’s first in-house chronograph caliber. The self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement was presented in eight references in the Calibre de Cartier collection. Powered by two barrels, the movement is fitted with a vertical coupling that allows the traditional jumps of the seconds hand to READ MORE

Breguet Unveil “Pre-Basel” Type XXII Rose Gold Timepiece

Breguet Unveil “Pre-Basel” Type XXII Rose Gold Timepiece

In advance of Baselworld 2013, luxury watchmakers Breguet have given Haute Time an exclusive preview of the original timepiece they will be unveiling. The Type XXII 3880, the first series-made mechanical chronograph with a 10 Hz frequency, will be unveiled in rose gold at the show. The Type XXII model in steel is one of Breguet’s most iconic pieces, so there is already strong anticipation for this year’s original model enriched in 18-carat rose gold. At its heart, this chronograph’s Cal. 589F movement has a silicon escapement and flat balance spring which work at a frequency of 10 Hertz. This means READ MORE

Haute Time talks to Martin Frei of Urwerk; Checks Out Two New De Bethune Watches; Visits with Christophe Claret in Geneva

Haute Time talks to Martin Frei of Urwerk; Checks Out Two New De Bethune Watches; Visits with Christophe Claret in Geneva

While we were in town for SIHH, we had some meetings off-site with brands. One of them is our favorites, Urwerk. We work with them a lot with Westime in LA, and was glad to be able to see Martin while I was in Geneva, and check out his latest watch launches, that he will showcase for Basel World in April. So, I visited Four Seasons, and got to have Martin Frei, give me an inside look at both pieces. The first piece was the UR-210, the Maltese Falcon. This is the new launch from Urwerk, and we love the READ MORE

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day selected by Carmelo Anthony is the Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon by Hublot

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day selected by Carmelo Anthony is the Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon by Hublot

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day selected by Carmelo Anthony is the Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon by Hublot. Released as part of a limited collection, the Skeleton Tourbillon is constructed of 18k polished and satin finished, 18k King Gold. The movement is a MHUB6010.H1.8 manufacture manual winding skeleton tourbillon. The Skeleton tourbillon by Hublot features sapphire crystal with the Hublot logo printed on the inner side and gold hands marking the hours and minutes on the impressive skeletonized dial. Shown on a black rubber and alligator strap with an 18k red gold and black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle, the Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon is a fantastic READ MORE

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