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 […]

LVMH Watches thrives under Jean Marc Lacave’s leadership

October 18, 2010


Any executive within a luxury brand conglomerate will tell you that with the world economy as it is today, the fine goods and exotic materials industry isn’t quite what it used to be. One might imagine that Jean Marc Lacave, President of LVMH Watches, would be losing sleep over this. He isn’t. “I’m looking after […]

Baume and Mercier Classima Executives 2010

September 6, 2010


I’m often told that some of my luxe reviews read too positively. Truth is, if I didn’t believe in the brand values, it’s unlikely that it gets into the editorial line up. That said, for the purpose of maintaining integrity, I do prefer to disclose any ownership (always self-purchased) before a review. And yes, I […]

The Email on a Patek Philippe Watch Dial

August 26, 2010


Dear Editor, I have been an avid reader of Augustman since 2008 and feel that it is the best man mag available in the market.  What attracts me is mainly are the articles on horology and fashion. Your latest issue that features 80 pages on horology was a great treat for me and I enjoy […]