Archive for: July, 2015

Chopard Accelerates Classic Racing Collection

Chopard Accelerates Classic Racing Collection

In the sports watch arena, Chopard has earned its racing stripes, both through its authentic involvement in the auto world and in the creation of purpose-built manufacture movements. The brand is a particular fan of classic cars. In fact it seems classic cars are to Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele what timepieces are to watch enthusiasts. Chopard sponsors and participates in a global circuit of glamorous rallies: the Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile race from Brescia to Rome; the Historic Grand Prix de Monaco, an adjunct to the Grand Prix involving vintage racing cars; the Ennstal-Classic, a jaunt through the Austrian Alps; READ MORE

Clive Owen Helps Jaeger-LeCoultre Inaugurate Maison d’Antoine at Swiss Manufacture

Clive Owen Helps Jaeger-LeCoultre Inaugurate Maison d’Antoine at Swiss Manufacture

This week luxury watchmakers Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated their 180th anniversary in style with the help of Clive Owen. The Academy Award-nominated actor joined Jaeger-LeCoultre in Switzerland, where the manufacture opened Maison d’Antoine, a space dedicated to encounters and to sharing watch knowledge. Clive Owen was one of the first to step inside the Maison d’Antoine, where he visited with Jérôme Lambert, the CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The Maison d’Antoine was named for Antoine LeCoultre, the founder of the Swiss brand who in 1833 created his first workshop inside his family’s farmhouse. The space, located on the top floor of the brand’s Vallée de Joux headquarters, was designed to host friends of READ MORE

Italian Watchmaker Giuliano Mazzuoli At Doré South Beach

Italian Watchmaker Giuliano Mazzuoli At Doré South Beach

Italian watchmaker Giuliano Mazzuoli, Haute Living and Lincoln Road’s Vault got together for an intimate gathering with Mazzuoli himself at Doré South Beach in the Ritz Carlton. Drinks and delicious canapés from the restaurant were served as VIPs checked out the latest collection of Manometro watches and got a chance to speak to Mazzuoli with the help of a translator. In addition to the Tuscan watchmaker who flew in for the event, Yakir Shoshan, owner of Vault who carries the storied brand, attorney and Haute Time contributor Daniel Novela and Haute Living’s Kamal Hotchandani all attended the intimate event. READ MORE

Hermès Pocket Watch Spotlights Craftsmanship

Hermès Pocket Watch Spotlights Craftsmanship

Something all the elite watch brands have in common is that they produce not just new collections, prestigious complications and in-house calibers, but also watches that reflect the range of metiers d’art. Hermès, fresh out of the gate with two new calibers, has long demonstrated its mastery of gemsetting, enameling and marquetry. Next month at Baselworld, it will introduce the Arceau Pocket Volutes, with a cover that combines a rare engraving/marquetry technique called ramolayage – after a scrolling (volutes) pattern is engraved in a fusion of white and rose gold, the scrolls are then ornamented, like a sculpture, with a READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: Panerai Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Panerai Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day selected by Carmelo Anthony is the Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica by Panerai. The 59 mm hand-wound mechanical skeleton Pocket Watch features a Panerai P.2005/S Calibre movement with a 6 Day power reserve. The case is constructed of black ceramic complete with a 2 mm thick sapphire crystal and a see-through case back showing the detail in this beautiful timepiece. The Panerai Tourbillon GMT Ceramica Pocket watch is fitted with a personalized Panerai watch chain also in black ceramic, and is water resistant to 30 meters. READ MORE

Jake Abel Spotted Wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition à Tourbillon 43

Jake Abel Spotted Wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition à Tourbillon 43

This week we spotted actor Jake Abel wearing the Master Grande Tradition à Tourbillon 43 watch at the Jaeger-LeCoultre sponsored premiere of the new sci-fi film The Host. We have a hunch that costar Diane Kruger, who is the face of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s feminine collection, might have influenced this stylish choice. Abel and Kruger were joined at the New York premiere by fellow cast members Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons. Photos courtesy Jaeger-LeCoultre. READ MORE

Throwback Thursday: Audemars Piguet 1972 Royal Oak A-Series

Throwback Thursday: Audemars Piguet 1972 Royal Oak A-Series

Today is Throwback Thursday – a look back at some of the most iconic and influential timepieces that have hit the watch market in years past. Haute Time aims to invoke some fond watch memories for our readers and at the same time recognize the brands who have revolutionized watchmaking. The 1972 Royal Oak A-series is today’s Throwback Thursday pick. This timepiece is what started the Audemars Piguet momentum of creating impressive, mechanical sport watches. Introduced at The Basel Fair in 1972, the Royal Oak A-Series broke all the rules as far as the watch trends in 1972, which were following READ MORE

Ulysse Nardin Unveil Classico Serpent With Enamel Champlevé

Ulysse Nardin Unveil Classico Serpent With Enamel Champlevé

Luxury watchmakers Ulysse Nardin are demonstrating their mastery of the enamel champlevé with the newly unveiled Classico Serpent timepiece. This limited-edition watch exhibits a centuries-old technique which few craftsmen today posses, in our age of modern technology. Last year, Ulysse Nardin announced their purchase of Donzé Cadrans, a manufacture specializing in enamel for luxury watch dials. Now that partnership has come to fruition with the Classico Serpent, a timepiece bearing a jewel-toned enamel snake, the animal which represents 2013 on the Chinese zodiac calendar. According to Chinese mythology, the snake symbolizes incredible beings, including deities. This agile creature is depicted rising from a bed READ MORE

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