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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Westime Raise Record Funds For After-School All-Stars

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Westime Raise Record Funds For After-School All-Stars

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Westime teamed up once again for the sixth annual fundraiser for the actor’s charity, After-School All-Stars. READ MORE

Haute Time Sits Down With Richard Mille While He Is In New York City

Haute Time Sits Down With Richard Mille While He Is In New York City

On Thursday April 26, Haute Time Curator, Seth Semilof, had the opportunity to interview watch legend Richard Mille who was in New York City, for the announcement of the New Ambassador of Richard Mille, or as he calls it, “New Friend,” actress  Natalia Portman. Richard Mille is famous for having the top athletes as his other “Friends,” including tennis sensation Rafal Nadal, recent U.S. Open winner and golf star Bubba Watson and Pablo Mac Donough, currently the top polo player in the world. When it comes to Hollywood, Natalia Portman fits the same prestigious criteria as the current Sports Friends READ MORE

Audemars Piguet Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebration With Gala, 4-Day Exhibit

Audemars Piguet Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebration With Gala, 4-Day Exhibit

Last night commenced the 40th anniversary celebration of Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepiece Royal Oak. To pay homage to the world’s first ever luxury sports timepiece, the Swiss Manufacturer curated a special exhibition. This showcase kicked off with an exclusive black tie soiree last night and is now open to the public for four days only; through Mar. 24th at the Park Avenue Armory. The significance of the Royal Oak and its influence on Haute Horlogerie is vast; Audemars Piguet defied the norms of fine watchmaking in 1972 with the avant-garde Royal Oak, the first luxury sports watch. The watches on READ MORE

Basel World Update: Meeting With Martin Frei, Owner of Urwerk

Basel World Update: Meeting With Martin Frei, Owner of Urwerk

My next meeting after Zenith was with the creator of Urwerk watch, Martin Frei. He builds watches that are next level and range from $95 to 110K Swiss Francs, along with a special tourbillon pocket piece that is over $350k Swiss Francs. Only eight of these were made and all are sold out. The UR-1001 is a piece that is one of a kind. In fact, Uwerk doesn’t even call their model UR-1001 a pocket watch, they prefer the term “Zeit Device Über Complication.” Martin Frei’s passion for watches is amazing. Urwerk has been an advertiser of our magazine through READ MORE

5 Questions With John Simonian, President of Richard Mille Americas

5 Questions With John Simonian, President of Richard Mille Americas

1.  Tell us some of the most exciting developments at Richard Mille today? You can always count on Richard Mille to do something completely unexpected, and this year he’s doing a lot!  The most talked-about timepiece at the SIHH watch fair in January was the RM 056 Tourbillon Split Seconds Competition Chronograph, otherwise known as “The Sapphire Watch.”  The entire case is carved from three blocks of sapphire crystal!  And, it has a very complicated movement inside.  Only five of these watches will ever be made, and we had customers for all of them by the second day of the READ MORE

SIHH Day 3: Royal Oaks and Roses, Update From Carol Besler

SIHH Day 3: Royal Oaks and Roses, Update From Carol Besler

  The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of the world’s top three most iconic watches (the other two being the Rolex Sub and the Omega Speedy), known for its octagonal bezel, tapisserie dial and complex steel bracelet. This year the brand celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak by introducing several commemorative versions – collectors’ items of the future. Among the introductions is the Extra-thin Royal Oak, the Extra-thin RO Tourbillon, the RO Open-worked, the RO Chronograph, a self-winding RO, a special ladies RO and, most spectacular of all, the amazing Open-worked RO Tourbillon. The only problem with READ MORE

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