Browsing All posts tagged under »haute horlogerie«

Gamble with Time: Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack Watch

May 4, 2011


When I first wrote about Christophe Claret, it was about the ground breaking DualTow. Now, three namesake watches later, the lust continues with his latest timepiece. The luxuriously priced (six figures) 21 Blackjack Watch. While this Christophe Claret may strike loyal readers as a departure from my usual stance on “classic elegance”, I’ve included the […]

Louis Vuitton Minute Repeater In Action

April 18, 2011


The jury is still out on the matter of fashion houses invading the haute horlogerie space. For many, brands like Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton are all about couture, sunglasses and bespoke luxuries. When a fashion brand like Louis Vuitton comes out with a high complication like a minute repeater, it’s potentially game changing. Most […]

Ooh La Monegasque: Roger Dubuis Goes Casino Royale

March 15, 2011


The Watch for Players With Roger Dubuis under the Richemont flag, this Swiss horlogerie maison is coming out of the gates strong under the keen eye of CEO Georges Kern. Kern oversees IWC and and Baume & Mercier and has seen great success in revitalising watches from the Schaffhausen and judging from what I’ve seen […]

Turn a New Leaf: Maurice Lacroix Roue Carrée Seconde

February 23, 2011


The thing about luxury watches or designer timepieces is that regardless of how esteemed or branded they are, sooner or later, one masterpiece starts looking “unique and special” as all the other masterpieces (oh look round face, oh look cotes de geneve)- I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m just saying that it gets repetitive. Then, […]

Watch Porn: Inside AP’s Millenary Minute Repeater

January 31, 2011


In this age of Power Ranger SMS tones and La Roux Bulletproof ringtones, I tend to equate the minute repeater with a welcome audible distraction. A throwback to the “dark” ages, this the oldest of horological complications is not only a modern classic in my opinion but a necessary testament to the relevance of horological […]

Men’s Luxury Watch: IWC Portofino Hand Wound Eight Days

January 11, 2011


Mediterranean lifestyle sculpted for your wrist The Portofino Hand Wound Eight Days is the flagship of the luxury watch collection. Powered by an all new IWC manufacture movement, the 37.8mm 59210 calibre is a reminder of the days of classically dressed men and their pocket watches; updated for modern times, the movement with its large bridges […]

Men’s Luxury Watch: Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic

January 10, 2011


If thin is in, Piaget has gone absolutely anorexic (in a good way) for SIHH 2011. Setting new haute horlogerie records, Piaget’s latest luxury watch for men, the Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic sets new records as the world’s thinnest tourbillon. Weighing in at 10.44 mm, thin self-winding tourbillons like Piaget’s Emperador Coussin are extremely complicated because the oscillating weight […]

That’s No Richard Mille. It’s a Christophe Claret DualTow

October 25, 2010


It’s a writer’s hazard. There are occasions where you come across an item so inspiring and the words simply flow. Other times, a product so astounding, you’re simply at a loss for words. The DualTow by Christophe Claret falls in the latter. An exceptional timepiece to mark 20 years of watchmaking Based in Le Locle, […]

New Limited Edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Chronograph

October 22, 2010


Audemars Piguet certainly know how to party. They celebrated their 135 anniversary two weeks ago at “Choice!” restaurant on the third floor of Toyko’s prestigious Ark Mori building. With 500 VIPs, celebrities and media in attendance, they commemorated the date with the launch of the  New Limited Edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Chronograph. Historic […]

Interview with founder of Chronoswiss: Gerd R Lang

October 21, 2010


When it comes to CEO biodata, it’s a common practice to list their various academic accomplishments right off within the first paragraph. You won’t find it on Mr Lang’s fact sheet, truth is, he’d be rather candid in telling you that he wasn’t very good at it and that his teachers encouraged his father to […]