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.
How can you upgrade a watch that is already a horological masterpiece? Set them with diamonds! This by itself is a form of art, as nothing is so complicated as setting a three dimensional, functional, object like a watch with diamonds. It often takes weeks, if not months, to make them, not only the movement but also to complete the diamond setting. The result is spectacular! Meet the world’s most exclusive and expensive diamond set watches! READ MORE
Just a few weeks ago, the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire won the chronograph category of the 2017 GPHG, securing a double win for Parmigiani as the Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde brought home the prize for best travel time watch. For us an excellent excuse to have a closer look at the watch with which Parmigiani celebrated their 20th anniversary. READ MORE
There are a lot of very tempting things about this exquisite Patek Philippe, but first and foremost that it is such a very understated watch! With its distinct tonneau case and subtle Roman numerals, it shows that it is a fine watch, yet disguises how technically refined it is! READ MORE
The perpetual calendar is one of those coveted complications by watch connoisseurs. It is the technical complexity of having a watch that always displays the correct date, and can even deal with leap years, that brings quite some appeal to the table. Not every watch brand can make this complication, and when they do, more often than not they can be found in very classic styled watches. Not Hublot, who made the perpetual calendar part of their legendary Big Bang collection! READ MORE
Franck Muller is best known for its complicated watches, often fitted with tonneau-shaped cases. So what happens when the brand opts for the most common case shape in the world of watches and fits it with manual wind movement? Then you get the Franck Muller Round Skeleton! READ MORE
Some brands have been focussed on a single complication for a very long time. This goes for sure for Heuer, who has nurtured the chronograph as the focal point of most of its endeavors. That they excelled at this can not only their current collection testify for, but also their vintage models such as this single button chronograph from 1930. READ MORE