Hamilton Watches Fights to Save the World in Independence Day: Resurgence Movie

 |  June 24th, 2016

  Last night in New York City, Hamilton Watches  had a private screening of Independence Day: Resurgence. Yes, it has been 20 years since the first Independence Day movie, and now the next chapter emerges — with Hamilton in the forefront. With the concept being “20 Years Later and they are coming back,”  the new film, directed by Roland Emmerich (who also directed the first movie), is rich with special effects, handsome fighters and four even-more-handsome Hamilton timepieces. Hamilton Watches has a long and storied past with cinema so its appearance in the newest fight to save Earth is no surprise. Hamilton Khaki X-Wind on Jake Morrison in Independence Day Resurgence_PR… The Sci-Fi movie, Independence Day: Resurgence, is expected to…

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Interview: It’s Clear. Stephen Forsey Talks about Full Transparency and the Double Tourbillon 30-Degrees Technique Sapphire

 |  June 23rd, 2016

By Michael Thompson Last week, we brought you the news of the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique Sapphire here.  Now we bring you an exclusive interview with Stephen Forsey about exactly how that watch — in its totally transparent format — came to fruition. From the very start, Greubel Forsey designed its Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique to amaze the wearer with an almost unimpeded view of its awe-inspiring double tourbillon in action. Its open architecture invited the viewer inside to enjoy watching as gears mesh on a multi-level platform of polished precious metal, frosted finishes and contrasting colors. You may also recall that the time displayed on this early Greubel Forsey design is known for its extreme accuracy. This…

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New 2016 MB&F Art Pieces Range from Luminous HMX Black Badger to LM1 Silberstein

 |  June 21st, 2016

It’s been a busy year of new introductions in the “art” family of MB&F.  Two important collaborations have been made and pieces will be seen in stores soon. The first adventure is one between MB&F and “illuminating” partner, James Thompson, founder of Black Badger Advanced Composites in the form of the HMX Black Badger. The second is with famed designer, Alain Silberstein in the form of the Legacy Machine Number1 Silberstein. For those who know Max Busser and friends, art machines have been an important part of the brand’s repertoire — and are referred to as the Performance Art Collection.  The new HMX Black Badger “glow in the dark” watches are created in titanium and steel limited-editions and feature either luminous Radar Green, Phantom Blue or…

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Introducing Greubel Forsey’s Transparent $1.1 Millon Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire Watch

 |  June 16th, 2016

We are just going to jump right into this. Yesterday, Greubel Forsey – a brand we have written about often, here  — unveiled a $1.1 million U.S-exclusive watch: the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire. Yes, sapphire — making the timepiecea almost totally tranparent and offering an nobstructed view of the movement parts and their interaction. Additionally, the brand — known for its unconventional watchmaking approaches — has machined the entire case, case sides and horns from a single sapphire crystal. To clarify, the  396-part movement inside this Sapphire version is not new. It is the same beloved patented Double Tourbillon 30-Degree caliber we know and love.  As a reminder, the hand-wound movement houses one tourbillon cage inside the other — –each rotating at different speeds (the outer one rotates…

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Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts Atelier (Dial Painting, Gem Setting, Technology)

 |  June 13th, 2016

It isn’t every day one gets to visit one of the top-tier Manufactures — but I have been lucky enough to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre twice in one year.  The brand, tucked away in the village of Le Sentier, Switzerland, has a rich history of watchmaking and innovative pioneering that sets it apart from most others and flags it as a benchmark leader. In our article on HauteTime, we bring you a close-up look at the Manufacture, check it out here. Meanwhile, we want to bring you a look at some of the those master artisan works. From enameling to gem setting, guilloche work and other arts, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s craftsmen are masters at their art.  Recently, the brand brought all of these facets of watchmaking…

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