Browsing All posts tagged under »haute horology«

Luxe for Less: Zenith Elite vs. Orient Bambino

March 3, 2013


The last time I did a rich man watch poor man watch story- it pit the Rolex Submariner vs a Citizen 7 Diver. If it’s not already obvious, I’m not going to be comparing movements and build quality because that would be like comparing apples and oranges. Instead, what I’m trying to establish is this- We […]

Forget the Car: Buy a Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph

September 6, 2011


I’m not often prone to flights of fancy but when it comes to Patek Philippe (especially this Nautilus Chronograph), one can dream. While Patek Philippe doesn’t exactly enjoy the mass market luxury brand recognition of Rolex, Patek is one name that not only continues to accrue in demand but when the time comes- collector value and […]

An Independent Spirit: Dingemans Mechanische Horloges

July 26, 2011


It’s always been a challenge to meld classic elegance with eye catching trendiness. In all honesty, I had already begun to believe that they were on polar opposites of the design spectrum. Enter d.m.h watches. d.m.h is Dingemans Mechanische Horloges This up and coming independent watch house is founded by Fred Dingemans. The namesake watchmaker […]

Watch Porn: Inside Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon

May 29, 2011


The new Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin is entirely in line with the brand’s DNA and sets a new record for the world’s thinnest self-winding tourbillon watch measuring a mere 10.4 mm. But never mind the record, I’m just amazed by how much detail goes into both the watch face and partial skeleton dial […]

Diamonds. A man’s Best Friend too?

May 28, 2011


Watch trends move at a glacial pace when compared with fashion cycles (try buying a $9,000 watch every few months) and one might think that this era of ultra-thin watchmaking is only logical following the heels of the “big watch” craze but really was Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget has been making thin luxury timepieces […]

SIHH 2011: My Picks part 1

January 21, 2011


Top Luxury Men’s Watches from SIHH 2011 1. A. Lange & Sohne: German engineered, distinctive, understated, gorgeous. I would continue to describe this classically elegant yet manly luxury watch in single word superlatives but I shan’t. Needless to say, this timepiece from the German manufacturer is everything one would come to expect from haute horlogerie […]

A Tourbillon Evolved: The Zenith Christophe Colomb

October 19, 2010


The Christophe Colomb luxury timepiece is haute horlogerie defined. Named after the intrepid navigator Christopher Columbus, this high end complication is the answer to an age old problem- precision when time keeping instruments are subject to all manner of positions and constant motion. It’s a major milestone in mechanical watchmaking and a world’s first for […]