Haute Time’s Hottest Watches Of 2021 Part I

2021 wasn't how many of us would have expected it to be. As the Covid-19 pandemic continued, it offered many challenges to all of us. Where some businesses lingered because of it, others thrived. Despite very few events, many of the watch brands did well, not in the least because of the fantastic new models they launched. These are among Haute Time's favorites:

By Martin Green

Haute Complication: Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht

Making a complicated watch is one thing, but giving it a unique, novel appearance is something entirely different. It means that you master the mechanical challenges needed to create such a watch and control them to such an extent that you can determine the look and position of the complications on the dial. Ulysse Nardin is a brand that loves to play with these possibilities, and for them, it has become part of their DNA. An excellent example of this is the Marine Mega Yacht, an ocean-going watch that uniquely displays its rich heritage.

Four Watches That Are Making Waves

Standing out in the competitive field of water-loving watches is quite a task these days. Nearly every brand has a watch in its collection that likes to get wet, all competing for the favor of the consumer. Many brands utilize tried and tested designs, often inspired by the icons in this category, but a few brands take a more original approach. The following four watches are most certainly making waves;

Four Summer Favorites From #TimeToMove

After the 2018 edition, the Swatch Group decided to leave Baselworld and launched this year a new format in which they introduced the novelties of Blancpain, Breguet, Omega, Harry Winston, Jaquet Droz and Glashütte Original. Under the name 'Time to Move' a carefully curated selection of the worldwide press, which included Haute Time, was invited to Switzerland to discover the new watches, with the exception of Glashütte Original, in the manufactures in which they where created. In an intimate setting, this allowed us to fully go into the details of each particular watch and discuss them with the people responsible for their creation. Among them where these four watches which we already crowned as our summer favourites;

Blue Dials Of Baselworld 2018

When I started last year with 'Blue Dials of Baselworld' I did not expect it to become a reoccurring topic. Earlier this year at the SIHH, we already saw enough blue dials to warrant a similar article and this year at Baselworld....well, judge for yourself!

Haute Time’s Favorite Baselworld Watches: Part II

After Part I of Haute Time's Favorite Baselworld Watches, there are still a few new watches that we would like to highlight, as they made strong entries to our wishlists, and perhaps those of yours as well.

Watch of the Week: Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

Last year during Baselworld, Breguet surprised us with the Marine Équation Marchante 5887, which combined a tourbillon with an equation of time complication. This year it became clear that this highly complicated watch was just at the forefront of a new generation of Marine watches. For Breguet an important collection, historically, as Abraham-Louis Breguet was appointed chronometer maker of the French Royal Navy in 1815, and commercially, as everybody loves a good sports watch!

Cool And Complicated New Watches From Baselworld

Baselworld is always a place full of surprizes, some large and some small. One of those big surprises is the Blancpain Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde. This watch combines a jumping hour with retrograde minutes and a unique flying tourbillon.

The Exciting Pre-SIHH 2018 Models Of Ulysse Nardin and Hermes

The announcement of the pre-SIHH models always feels like Christmas is coming early! These previews most certainly wet the appetite, and are a sign of great things to come! Among the brands that participate at the SIHH, Cartier, Ulysse Nardin, and Hermès have already given us a taste what to expect this January.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur: Lower The Price, Keep The Quality

The best way to stay relevant and be competitive in a challenging market? Lower the price, keep the quality as Ulysse Nardin did so masterfully with their new Marine Torpilleur.

Haute Time’s Favorite Baselworld Watches: Part II

Continuing where we left off in Part I, these are the last of our ten favorite watches from this year's Baselworld watch fair!

Ulysse Nardin and the Art of a “simple” Tourbillon

Tourbillons are not as rare anymore as they once were, making it all the more difficult for brands to stand out. With the Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu Enamel Ulysse Nardin gives a lesson in how you can attract attention by keeping it "simple".

Four Unusual Diver Watches

When it comes to diver watches, many follow the same design principles. Few take the creative route and create a diver that you can still carry to the depths of the ocean, but looks unlike any other. We take a closer look at four of them that do.