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.
A Rolex with a moon phase is by any means something special. It is a complication that throughout its history they didn’t make that many of. Reference 6062 is among them most certainly one of the more special, mainly because Rolex integrated quite a few features that were at the time not at all common to find in a single watch. READ MORE
Of all the complications, the tourbillon must be the most mesmerizing. It is therefore not surprising that most brands also make this complication visible from the dial side so that whoever is wearing it, can fully enjoy it. For others, this is not enough, and they like to take the tourbillon to a whole other level; READ MORE
A watch that offers a second time-zone can be indispensable when travelling, but you truly have to take it through its paces to see if changing the timezones can be done with ease. In many cases, this is overlooked by its manufacturers. It either requires a special tool to get through a tiny pusher on the side of the case, or you have to use the crown. While the latter is already more convenient than the first, you still run the risk of changing more settings than you intended to on the watch. Hublot cleverly solved these problems in its Big Bang Unico GMT. READ MORE
Chronoswiss has especially in recent years been a brand that unites the best of both worlds. On one side traditional craftsmanship is still a cornerstone of their DNA, but now they utilize this in a far more progressive way, cleverly playing into the trends of current times. The new Retrograde Fusion is a perfect example of this strategy. READ MORE
There is a significant change visible in the field of ladies watches; they now tend to be more complicated, in either technical execution or design. The majority of these watches shows a refinement that comes from every single detail. Precious gemstones remain to play an important role to make just that right accent, or as one of the main ingredients for these gracious watches. At Baselworld this trend was also clearly visible, with many delightful creations. READ MORE
In 2018 Bulgari smashed all thinness records with the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic. In one sweep it became not only the world’s thinnest tourbillon but also the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon. That’s not all, because perhaps its greatest accomplishment is that it also became the world’s thinnest automatic watch. Up until now, this last record was usually held by watches that featured no additional complications, such as a tourbillon, because they tend to add to the height of a movement. READ MORE