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.
Last year after Baselworld I wrote an article about the many beautiful blue dials that caught my eye. This trend continues to live on, as also at this years SIHH, there where blue dials galore, including some very special one! READ MORE
Annual calendars are still enjoying increased popularity. As their calendar only need adjustment once a year, they come very close to the complexity of the perpetual calendar, yet require much less of an investment to obtain. For Laurent Ferrier, this was enough reason to dedicate his fifth unique caliber to this complication. During the design process, which was done completely in-house, two things were paramount: the user-friendliness of the watch, as well as obtaining a visual balance of the dial. READ MORE
It is not uncommon to remake something decades after it was first launched….at least, in the car world. Aston Martin did it not too long ago with the DB4GT, and Jaguar just announced that it will make another 25 D-Types, which they stopped producing in 1956. In the watch world, this is a bit more uncommon, yet Vacheron Constantin did something similar with this chronograph in 1990, at the request of a client. READ MORE
With so much attention going to the breathtaking IWC “Tribute to Pallweber,” some other watches of the Jubilee collection did not get the attention that they would normally warrant. Such was for sure the case of the most complicated, and technically imposing watch of IWC’s anniversary collection, the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”. READ MORE
It is a battle of titans, as Bulgari and Piaget compete with each other to create the world’s thinnest mechanical watches. In this battle, Piaget can bow down on a much longer history as it started its legacy in 1957 with the 2mm thick manual wind caliber 9P, followed in 1960 with the 2.3mm slender automatic caliber 12P. Over the course of the decades, it has mainly used these thin, and small, calibers to offer its designers almost unrestricted freedom, which has resulted in turn in some of the most breathtaking dress watches in the world. READ MORE