Archive for: April, 2014

Audemars Piguet Launches New Royal Oak Offshore 42mm Collection In London

Audemars Piguet CEO Francois-Henry Bennahmias, and Tinie Tempah compare watches.

Francois Henry Bennahmias, CEO of the family-owned Swiss watch manufacture Audemars Piguet hosted a celebratory evening last week to mark the launch of the new Royal Oak Offshore 42mm timepieces collection with a party at Victoria House, Bloomsbury. Guests were treated to an evening of entertainment and an array of special digital features. Brand friend Tinie Tempah perfomed an exclusive and intimate set for Audemars Piguet guests including some of his top hits; Earthquake, Written in the Stars, Drinking FromThe Bottle and Pass Out. VIP attendees also included; Oswald Boetang, Julian McDonald,  Natalie Pinkham, and Reggie Yates. The new collection, available in stainless steel or READ MORE

Close Up: IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

Close Up: IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

A flagship of the Ingenieur Collection, the Constant-Force Tourbillon watch was finally delivered to IWC Schaffhausen’s Moscow boutique, where Haute Time Russia recently had the chance to get an exclusive look at this watch. Despite the fact that it costs more than 10 million rubles (US$290,000), the brand’s loyal costumers have already been fitted with this model, or at least they’re making plans to get their hands on it! The Constant-Force Tourbillon’s features IWC’s patented constant-force mechanism integrated into a tourbillon, a mechanism which was first used in the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia three years earlier (the model received the title READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: Christophe Claret DualTow

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Christophe Claret DualTow

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is The DualTow by Christophe Claret. From The Extreme Watches Collection, comes this revolutionary design which has gained its inspiration from the fluidity of an excavator’s caterpillar tread, featuring rubber belts powered by cylinders with a design element inspired by the spoked wheel rims of a vintage Bugatti T35. Powered by a CC20A hand-wound movement with 60 hours power reserve, the DualTow features twin parallel barrels and tourbillon. Functions of this timepiece include hour and minute displays on the belts, a single pusher planetary-gear chronograph, a mechanical striking mechanism which sounds at the start and finish READ MORE

Close Up: Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater

Close Up: Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater

In the 18th century, the Jaquet-Droz family were pioneers in the art of luxury decoration. Nearly three hundred years later, the manufacture’s watchmakers remains at the forefront, creating some of the industry’s most beautiful timepieces. Those talents were on full display at Baselworld 2014, from Jaquet Droz’s mastery of enameling to the brand’s signature automatons. Indeed, two of the most stunning watches debuted by Jaquet Droz at Basel feature automatons. The Bird Repeater Openwork (Reference J031034203) and the Bird Repeater Fully Engraved (Reference J031033202) feature an authentic automaton, with a cam system that boasts eight different animation mechanisms. A pair READ MORE

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