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.
Few places in the world can rival with jewelry shopping in the Big Apple. New York City not only houses the boutiques from some of the most esteemed names in Haute Joaillerie from the continent but is also home to America’s own major league of jewelers. Their popularity has made it that they even have been included in pop-culture, such as in Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” or the iconic movie “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.” When you find yourself shopping for jewelry in New York City, make sure to include the following places: READ MORE
It seems somewhat of a contradiction, as such an esteemed and respected name in diamond trading, to have watches in your collection that are not set with precious stones. In fact, it illustrates how far Graff has come, as their watches are now generally accepted as masterpieces, even without diamonds. READ MORE
Among other complications, the power reserve indicator always seems to be a bit dull. You do not have the continuous motion of a tourbillon, the playfulness of a chronograph, or the imposing look of a big date. However, many watch connoisseurs have a secret, or not so secret, crush on this complication. Where there was a time when a 48-hour power reserve was the most of it, now even the most common watches sport five days or more, and some might only take winding once a month. That gives the power reserve indicator a whole new level of excitement, especially since many brands now also display it in a far more creative way! READ MORE
Some brands have been focussed on a single complication for a very long time. This goes for sure for Heuer, who has nurtured the chronograph as the focal point of most of its endeavors. That they excelled at this can not only their current collection testify for, but also their vintage models such as this single button chronograph from 1930. READ MORE
How can you upgrade a watch that is already a horological masterpiece? Set them with diamonds! This by itself is a form of art, as nothing is so complicated as setting a three dimensional, functional, object like a watch with diamonds. It often takes weeks, if not months, to make them, not only the movement but also to complete the diamond setting. The result is spectacular! Meet the world’s most exclusive and expensive diamond set watches! READ MORE
Some colors are far more popular in the world of watches then others. Black is always a favorite, not only for straps and dials but also for watch cases, blue is very popular this year, but what about white? We are not talking here only about the color of the dial, which remains popular, but also the cases. Then white all of a sudden becomes a rarity, although some examples do exist! READ MORE