Archive for: July, 2015

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

Richard Mille Awards RM 028 to the Winner of ‘Les Voiles de Saint Barth’

RM 028 Christophe Jouany

In Saint Barth, 70 of the Caribbean’s most beautiful yachts and their crews set their bearings for the port of Gustavia in Saint Barth for this sporting and festive event, among one of the most anticipated in the region. Following light and technically challenging winds on Tuesday and Wednesday, the last two days of the race were livened up by a warm twenty-five knot wind with strong gusts which even saw one yacht losing its mast. In its five years, the race had never known such extreme sailing conditions which offered an extraordinary spectacle. The American, Alex Schaerer on the Mills 69 Caol Ila R carried READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: Harry Winston Project Z8

Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Harry Winston Project Z8

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is The Project Z8 by Harry Winston, the newest Project Z timepiece just revealed at Baselworld. In 2004, Harry Winston created a watch that representing the quest for innovation, featuring Zalium, a material designed by Ronald Winston, son of Harry Winston. As a chemical engineer, and an MIT researcher of rocket propellants and an expert in zirconium alloys, Ronald Winston identified one zirconium alloy that would be perfect for an indestructible watch, he named that alloy Zalium, and The Project Z collection was born. Powered by a mechanical automatic-winding Dual Time Manufactured Swiss READ MORE

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