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.
Next to being ultra-light and very strong is carbon visually a very cool material. It can be processed in a variety of different ways, each with an appearance of its own. In watchmaking, the advantages that this material offers where recognized at a very early stage by quite a few watchmakers. It is utilized primarily in sports watches, as this type of watches makes the most out of the benefits that carbon offers over steel and even titanium. Next to that do they also utilize carbon as an important visual element of the design. That this can result in very tempting watches is proven by the following four watches; READ MORE
Can a watch have an appeal beyond those who play the sport that it was so specifically designed for? In the case of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf, this can be answered with a clear yes. This is quite unusual as the complication that this watch is fitted with is very specific and of little use when not on the green. However, the impact that this complication has on the overall design is what makes this watch so tempting to a much larger group of watch connoisseurs, and proves its worth also off the golf course. READ MORE
A display that tells the current phase of the moon is among one of the earliest complications that were added to a watch. In today’s world, not many people have a particular need to know the exact phase of the moon, but in the past, it played a far more significant role in everyday life. While the importance of this complication has changed over the years, its appeal hasn’t. Even on modern watches, a moon phase indicator is among one of the most popular complications, yet a vintage watch with this feature has an appeal of its own. READ MORE
What looks like a tennis-bracelet with a twist is one of the most exquisite watches in the world. While it’s diamond setting is impressive, it is what is hidden that makes this creation so exceptional. Underneath the diamond-set leaf, there is a small dial telling the time most discreetly. In most cases, such a tiny watch is powered by a quartz movement, but not this Jaeger-LeCoultre. In fact, it houses a mechanical movement that was developed 90 years ago. READ MORE
One thing that Graff excels in is uniting the best of various crafts into a single watch. The MasterGraff China is a perfect example of this, as it is not only technically a tantalizing watch, but also impresses with its diamond setting and intricate dial. READ MORE
Even though other technologies surpass mechanical watchmaking in terms of precision, many brands continue on their quest to further perfect it. On the front of this, we find TAG Heuer. The brand has dedicated itself to utilize cutting edge technology to find new and innovative ways to increase the precision of mechanical movements. One of their developments in this field is the Isograph hairspring, which debuted in the Carrera Nanograph, the brand’s tourbillon chronograph with in-house caliber 02T movement. READ MORE