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.
There are many ways to say ‘I love you!’ but giving a watch to your loved one is a way that lasts. Particularly for men, it is often one of the few items of jewellery that they wear, so it is a daily reminder of that someone special. But which one to choose? Especially in the last few years ceramic has turned from a trend into a staple in the watch industry. The material was pioneered in the watch industry by Rado and IWC, but now also an intricate part of the DNA of brands like Hublot and Zenith. It is light, scratch resistant and heats up to the same temperature as the skin quite fast. But while the choice for the material might be obvious, the specific model might still be a quest of its own in which these four suggestions might help. READ MORE
Sometimes it seems almost mandatory; diamonds on a ladies watch. As if the use of these precious stones marks the difference for which sex a timepiece is created. While they can certainly add something, a watch without diamonds can be just as feminine, as these four watches prove! READ MORE
Ever since its introduction is the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon a great success! It is perhaps the Swiss watch that offers the most bang for your buck. With the collection starting at $17.000,- you are getting an automatic chronograph, with a flying tourbillon, powered by a manufacture movement which is also Chronometer certified. As TAG Heuer took no shortcuts in terms of quality or finish, it can’t come as a surprise that this watch ranks as one of the bestselling tourbillon watch ever. READ MORE
Class pur sang, that is, and always has been the Piaget Altiplano. A refined case, which is so distinctly understated that connoisseurs immediately know that they are looking at something special, houses a movement that comes from a royal lineage of ultra-slim movements. READ MORE
That the tourbillon remains one of the most popular, high-end complications was once again confirmed this edition of SIHH. Many brands expanded their line-up with one, sometimes as a completely new model, or as a new variety of existing watches. Its popularity can still easily be explained, as the ‘dance’ that the tourbillon performs in its efforts to fight the effects of gravity remains mesmerising. For brands, this still serves as an inspiration to take this complication to the next level, technically, visually, or both! READ MORE
When a couple of years ago the first bronze cased watches entered the mainstream watch scene, it seemed to be a trend. However, over the years these type of watches have proved their staying power, as a charismatic alternative to steel. Initially, bronze cases where mainly applied to dive watches as their non-corrosive qualities offer an added advantage there. However, this edition of the SIHH we saw that the trend of using this material into other categories of watches also continues. READ MORE