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.
As a brand, having an icon in your collection can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. While icons will generate interest and revenues, there will always be a point in which you need to move into the future, preferably with your icon, but changing it is still a very sensitive task. This was also a challenge that Chronoswiss faced with their Regulator. READ MORE
Collaborations; the watch world is full of them, but to be honest, they not always work out. More often than not it is simply putting famous names together and thinking that because of this the sales of the model will soar. But to reach true synergy both the artist as well as the brand needs to give it a lot more to take it to the next level. The following three watches are excellent examples where neither one rested on the laurels of their previous successes, but simply went to work, and worked hard, to create something truly spectacular. READ MORE
When people hear the name Graff, many minds wander immediately towards the most stunning diamonds ever seen. While this is rightly so the brand also has a collection of highly technical watches, in which no gemstone can be found. Well, except one, as the Graff logo is represented by an emerald. READ MORE
Price is something we rarely discuss at Haute Time and for a good reason: the watches we feature have transcended from being merely a functional device to become an object of art. Yes, they tell time, and sometimes a few things more, but the way that they were designed and created is fare more an artistic process than anything else. However, to obtain such a piece of art money needs to change hands and becomes a natural limitation for the number of people who want to get one. The following watches are far beyond the horizon for most collectors, but unfortunately, that doesn’t make them any less desirable! READ MORE
Apparently, they make for the perfect combination, as especially in the high-end part of the watch world it is hard to find a ladies watch that is not adorned with diamonds. This clear connection makes it especially in the Western part of the world very difficult for brands to sell watches set with diamonds to men, even when placed on a more masculine watch. For women diamonds are almost a must yet the way the brands incorporate them into their designs greatly differs. READ MORE
For a watch connoisseur, few things hold as much pleasure as a well-executed watch. A watch in which all details have been taken into consideration, not only as a single part but also as a part of the whole. Where every detail has been carefully crafted and finished, and put together with patience and care. When all this happens it results in a watch like the Girard Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon Skeleton with Three Bridges. READ MORE