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 that there is a natural appeal to the combination of a deep blue dial with a pink gold case. This color combination is now also an option for the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date, a classic dress watch with the added functionality of two retrograde complications. READ MORE
Creating an icon is the dream and hope of every brand, yet only a few can turn this into a reality. When A.lange & Söhne was relaunched in 1994, they did so immediately with the Lange 1. It was not only the asymmetrical dial design that accomplished this but also the outsize date. This complication would become a hallmark feature on many A.lange & Söhnes, but it would also be the inspiration for another icon: the Zeitwerk, which the brand launched in 2009. READ MORE
Fifty years ago the Omega Speedmaster became the very first watch to be worn on the moon when Apollo XI landed, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface. This is the stuff of legends, as it was a defining moment in the history of humankind. To celebrate this major achievement Omega created the BA135.022, the first limited edition of the Speedmaster dedicated to achievement in space exploration. It was a precious watch, crafted from yellow gold, with a yellow gold bracelet, and a distinct burgundy bezel, made from anodised aluminium and powered by caliber 861. READ MORE
When you say Villeret, you touch the essence of Blancpain. With its double stepped bezel did it play an important role in the revival of not only Blancpain itself, but that of the Haute Horlogerie as a whole. This is even more so with the Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 6656, as the brand has been known especially since its rebirth in 1983 by Jean-Claude Biver and Jacques Piguet, for its calendar watches. READ MORE
Hublot is a brand of colors. Not only are they not afraid to experiment with different color gemstones, but also the creation of colored ceramic and enamel holds no secrets for them. This is all due to a great technical prowess, which results from a focus on research and development, something that has always been one of the pillars of the brand. READ MORE