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.
Few watches are as well proportioned as the Langematick Perpetual from A. Lange & Söhne. With a diameter of 38.5 mm it is rather modest in size. Combined with a height of 10.2 mm it sits extremely comfortable on the wrist, yet still packs a punch because of its expressive design. The watch features a perpetual calendar with large date, moon phase and 24-hour indicator. All this information is presented in a very balanced and legible way, which is definitely an important part of the charm of this A. Lange & Söhne. READ MORE
Hublot has enjoyed many fruitful collaborations with Lapo Elkann. Known for his dashing style and dynamic creativity, Elkann is able to combine in his visions high-quality craftsmanship with forward focussed design. This falls on very fruitful soil at Hublot, where innovation in design, material and technology are the cornerstones of their DNA. The latest watch is the first in a trilogy entitled “Sky, Earth, Sea.” READ MORE
Marketing plays an important role in the world of watches. While often genuine, there is sometimes a bit of an overkill, making it that some models are presented with much more pedigree than they actually have. As to many watch enthusiasts historic credibility plays an important factor in their purchase decisions is it not so strange that this happens. In ‘Pure Pedigree’ we zoom in to the true history of some of the worlds most iconic watches, starting with Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms. READ MORE
After part I, it is time for the second and last instalment of Haute Time’s favourite watches from the 2019 edition of Baselworld. Despite that there were fewer brands exhibiting, there were still plenty of interesting watches, like the following four READ MORE
Can a classic be contemporary? Maybe not in the strict sense of the word, but with its reference 3797 Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon, is Breguet most certainly making a case that this is indeed possible. It utilizes traditional craftsmanship yet brings it together in such a way that this classic watch has a contemporary edge. READ MORE
The Freak is in many ways what Ulysse Nardin is all about: It is innovative in terms of design as well as technical execution. When the original version of the Freak was introduced in 2001, it was the very first watch in commercial production that used parts made from silicon. Because it is fitted with a flying carousel, those elements were also clearly visible. In the little under two decades that the Freak is now part of the Ulysse Nardin collection, the watch has evolved in many ways, with as latest addition the Freak X. READ MORE