Living and breathing Haute Horlogerie for more than a decade, Martin Green's everyday life is infused with watches. A love for the history of watches is combined with an eclectic taste, while his studies at the Gemological Institute of America sparked a deeper understanding of diamond set watches. After writing for several international publications he joined Haute Time. Savoring the good life he divides his time between Europe and the US, always on the look out for the next story to write.
Is a tourbillon in a wristwatch truly useful? Ask this question to a group of watch enthusiasts, and most likely you will end up in heated discussions up until the wee hours of the night. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey actually wanted to go a step further and prove that the tourbillon had an added value in a wristwatch. With the first innovation that they introduced after founding the company that bears their name in 2004, the Double Tourbillon 30° they did just that. READ MORE
When it comes to watches, we tend to focus on the movement and its complications. While this is indeed often the reason why we buy a particular watch, a good bracelet, when it is of course fitted with one, can also have a substantial impact on how we enjoy it in day to day life. It should not only firmly yet comfortably secure the watch on our wrist, but it should also match its style. Designing and creating such a bracelet is not an easy task, yet these four brands nailed it. READ MORE
Does power reserve count as a complication? Technically not, but some watches seem to made to argue to difference. They are all about power reserve and afraid to show it. One of those watches is Hublot’s Big Bang MP-11, which offers a power reserve of no less than 14-days and displays this in a theatrical way. READ MORE
With the Type XX is Breguet one of the very few watch brands that have an iconic chronograph in their stable. This watch did not appear out of the blue, as from 1935 on Breguet was already building its first wristwatches with chronographs. Later on, they would evolve into the Type XX, but even those early chronographs had a distinct appeal to them, like this model from 1938 proves. READ MORE
Diamonds on men’s watches; some people love them, others can’t stand them. But even those who are counting themselves among the last category might be tempted to at least, adjust their opinion with the following four watches. They are either quite subtle or go all in, but all bring something very special to the table that makes them in one way or another too tempting to turn down. READ MORE
For centuries the small town of Glashütte has been the epicenter of German watchmaking. While there are indeed plenty of similarities between their approach to watchmaking and that of the Swiss, there are also enough things different. This allowed a certain number of manufactures to find their niche and rise to new levels of greatness when the Berlin Wall came down, and East Germany was joined with West once more. Among them was Glashütte Original, who presents with a Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition a German take on how a skeleton watch should look. READ MORE