A look at the world’s watch brands, their newest timepieces, brand ambassadors, events and news – by brand.

In Boutiques Now: Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei Designed by Pininfarina

Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei hand-wound watch offers 10 days of power reserve.

Unveiled to the world earlier this year, the Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei 10-Day hand-wound watch marks a significant turning point in the development of the Bovet by Pininfarina collection.  The watch displays the Pininfarina distinctive design codes and also respects the influences set forth in the first Tourbillon Ottanta® in 2010.  The word “light”, with its dual connotations of luminosity and…

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Interview with Richard Mille, Founder of Richard Mille SA

Richard Mille at the Chantilly Concours d' Elegance (photo courtesy

Recently, we had some time to join the Richard Mille brand in Chantilly, France, where we also got some one-on-one time with the founder of the 15-year-old brand and an  extraordinary thinker, Richard Mille. While we did a complete interview on Haute Time, here, we bring some interesting excerpts. Q: When you sign on a brand ambassador,…

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Martin Guitar Partners with RGM Watches for Two-Millionth Guitar (Video)

Martin Guitar and RGM team up for a unique watch-inspired guitar

  To commemorate the making of its two-millionth guitar, Martin Guitar has partnered with America’s watchmaker RGM Watch Co. to create a stunning one-of-a-kind model that will have a custom working RGM timepiece built into the headstock of the guitar. Turns out Roland Murphy of RGM has been interested in partnering with Martin Guitar to…

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Luminescent Watches: How Watches Like Rolex, Tudor Get Their Glow

Panerai

Today in history, in 1898, to be precise, husband-and-wife scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. It was a discovery that would change lives forever, as the substance made its way into all walks life ranging from medical to watchmaking. Radium was the true start of the luminescent watch and the leader (albeit a killer one) of the pack…

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Watch Review: Original Grain, Jim Beam Bourbon Oak Barrel Watches for the Man Who Has Everything — or Not

The Original Grain Jim Beam collaboration calls for just 500 to be made, retailing in the kit at $499.

If  you are a bourbon lover like me, or even a whiskey lover – not to mention that you like to make a statement on your wrist—you will want to take a look at the Original Grain Bourbon Watch made from real American Oak from Jim Beam Bourbon barrels. We spent a month wearing the…

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Interview: Underground Actor Aldis Hodge Shares Thoughts on Slavery, Time and Leaving a Legacy

Aldis Hodge, actor, watch collector, watch maker

What do you get when you cross an ambitious, artistic person with a passion for watches with a congenial actor and a die-hard perfectionist? Aldis Hodge. The 30-year-old actor who plays the leading role of Noah in the WGN America television series Underground (about the Underground Railroad in Georgia), and who has been seen in…

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