Archive for: July, 2015

Haute Watch of the Week: Vacheron Constantin Les Univers Infinis

This trilogy of enameled watches is the second installment of the Les Univers Infinis series, part of the Metiers d’Art collection. Les Univers Infinis is a tribute to Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, an early 20th century artist who was fascinated with the technique known as tessellation: repeated graphic patterns. Escher was a gifted graphic artist, known for his mathematically inspired woodcuts and lithographs. His fascination with tessellation is represented on the dials of the Univers Infinis trio of watches, which are filled with perfectly interlocking repetitive motifs, thereby creating a world of optical illusion and perspective. They are created READ MORE

Haute Time Ladies Watch of the Week: Cartier Tortue

Haute Time Ladies Watch of the Week:  Cartier Tortue

Haute Time’s Ladies Watch of the Week: Cartier Tortue The Haute Time Ladies Watch of the Week is The Tortue by Cartier. This classic timepiece originally created in 1912 has been reborn and is one of the timepieces Cartier will present at SIHH 2014. The Tortue is the perfect representation of the Cartier heritage with its creative shape and thin profile, which attributes to the look and feel of this timeless design. The Tortue is powered by a Cartier Manufacture mechanical, manual winding movement. The dial features roman numerals, elegant sword-shaped hands and guilloche detailing. This reborn timepiece will be available in READ MORE

Throwback Thursday: Omega Speedmaster in Space

Throwback Thursday: Omega Speedmaster in Space

The Omega Speedmaster’s status as the first watch in space was not the result of any multi-million-dollar product placement deal. It was purely the choice of Astronaut Wally Schirra, who walked into a retail store in Houston shortly before the mission and picked out an Omega to wear in space. The 39.70mm watch had a brushed stainless steel case and was powered by the self-winding caliber 1861. The bezel had a black aluminum ring with a tachymeter scale. The mission, called the Mercury Atlas 8, was the fifth U.S. manned space mission, and took place in October 1962. Schirra orbited READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: Richard Mille RM 52-01 Tourbillon Skull Nano-Ceramic

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Richard Mille RM 52-01 Tourbillon Skull Nano-Ceramic

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is The RM 52-01 Tourbillon Skull Nano-Ceramic by Richard Mille. This special timepiece is part of the skull collection first introduced by the brand in 2012 and certainly continues to express the dedication to watchmaking innovation and design along with the thrill of creating something unique and amazing by Richard Mille. The RM 52-01 Tourbillon Skull Nano-Ceramic features a Caliber RM052 manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes, housed in titanium DLC 42.7 mm x 50.0 mm case. The perfect combination of materials are used to construct this watch, each of which READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: Graham Silverstone Skeleton RS

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Graham Silverstone Skeleton RS

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is The Silverstone Skeleton RS. The newest addition to the Silverstone Collection, the new Skeleton RS features a Calibre G1790 automatic movement, this new Skeleton by Graham is a wonderful example o f watchmaking technology which keeps up with the style of today.With splashes of details reminiscent of auto racing, this a sporty and yet technical piece. The case is 46 mm and constructed in steel and features a black ceramic bezel with tachymeter. The ring is colored aluminum which adds a splash of color to the design and brings together the detail on READ MORE

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