Welcome to Haute Time Timepiece Madness! Our Haute Time curators have carefully selected the hautest timepieces shown at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and Basel World 2012. In our haute spin on March Madness, 32 of the most luxurious and technologically advanced timepieces from the finest watchmakers will compete against one another–with two timepieces going head to head each week, for readers to vote for their preference within each faceoff.
The competition will be fierce and each week will deliver faceoffs between the most coveted timepieces in the world. The watches with the most votes, at the end of the week, will be deemed hauter than their challengers and advance to the next round. The single timepiece remaining at the end of the tournament will be crowned with the distinction of being our ever-discerning readers’ favorite new timepiece. That’s haute.
The results of Round 1 are in. In some of the biggest battles, the Audemars Piguet Extra Thin Royal Oak took down the Louis Vuitton Tambour Tourbillon and the Panerai Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT was barely beat by out the MB&F HM4.
Congrats To The Watches Advancing To The Sweet Sixteen Round
A. LANGE & SÖHNE DATOGRAPH AUF/AB
AUDEMARS PIGUET EXTRA THIN ROYAL OAK LIMITED EDITION
BLANCPAIN 6653Q, DATE, RETROGRADE SECONDS
BREGUET 7727 10HZ
CHRISTOPHE CLARET X-TREM-1
DE BETHUNE DB28ST
GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL COSMOPOLITE
THE GREUBEL FORSEY GMT
HARRY WINSTON OPUS 12
IWC SIDERALE SCAFUSIA
MAITRES DU TEMPS CHAPTER THREE REVEAL
MONTBLANC-TIMEWRITER II CHRONOGRAPHE BI-FREQUENCE 1000
PIAGET ALTIPLANO SKELETON AUTOMATIC WATCH
Voting for Round 2 will begin Thursday at midnight.