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.
There is no denying, blue is currently one of the hottest colors in watchmaking. Not as a fleeting trend, but as one of the new standard colors, next to silver and black. But there are watches with blue and blue watches. Chronoswiss shows that it is genuinely committed to this color with the Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear ReSec, which takes being blue to a whole other level. READ MORE
In the world of watches does Christophe Claret holds a special status. As a master watchmaker, he developed not only many complicated pieces for other brands such as the Ulysse Nardin San Marco minute repeater watch, but also innovates with the brand that bears his own name. This innovation is not only mechanically driven but also aesthetically. The Maestro is a perfect example of this, especially in this gem-stone set version. READ MORE
A full moon has captivated humankind since the beginning of time. It is an event that is surrounded by myth and folklore. Even in the watch world, is the moon phase one of the oldest, and highly regarded complications, which is best enjoyed on a night like today, when it is a full moon. READ MORE
Evolution or revolution? Where most brands pick one or the other as their strategy, Grand Seiko doesn’t like to be held back by such a choice, and simply applies both. While the Spring Drive movement that powers the new GMT was most certainly the latter, the watch itself is more of an evolution, as a welcome addition to a style that we were already familiar with from Grand Seiko’s sport collection. READ MORE
There are progressive brands, and then there is Ulysse Nardin. While it is, in essence, a classic manufacture, it uses the Swiss watchmaking tradition as a foundation to innovate and push the envelope. This has resulted not only in many progressive watches, with equally innovative movements, but also in introducing new materials in the world of watchmaking. Haute Time sat down with Stéphane von Gunten, Ulysse Nardin’s Research and Innovation Director, to discuss the latest developments. READ MORE
When it comes to dial colors, decades were ruled by black and silver as the most popular choices. They still rule supreme, but now need to give a bit of space to other colors as well. Blue has become a staple in more recent years, but grey and brown tones are getting more popular as well. Green might seem like a more extreme color, but also this one seems to be here to stay. While it will probably never dethrone black and silver, these four watches are bound to make anybody who sees you wear them, green with envy! READ MORE