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

 |  December 21st, 2016

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 of “glowing” watches hands and markers. Over the years, the way watches get their glow has changed significantly, but here is a look at how watches get their glow. Essentially, watches that glow in the dark are designed to make nighttime or underwater reading of the time and functions easier. However, the century-plus journey to get to where we are today was not an easy…

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4 Things to Look for when Buying a Dive Watch

 |  August 27th, 2016

Planning your last hurrah of the summer? Maybe a Labor-Day-Weekend Dive trip? If so, you may want to think about having the right watch to accompany you on your dive into the deep blue seas. Today’s watch brands have pulled out all the stops, offering highly technical precision timepieces that easily withstand the elements. Here we bring you four important things to look for in a dive watch. 1) Water resistance Dive watches are not a new category, though they have gained in popularity for wear both in and out of the water. Often watch brands seek outside help from experts in the dive world as they build their professional timepieces. Dive watches have to meet certain diving standards to be considered true dive…

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Inside View: What It’s Really Like to go Aerobatic Flying …. Soaring Across the Skies with the Breitling Jet Team

 |  July 8th, 2016

Recently, I had the incredible honor of flying with the Breitling Jet Team. While i wrote a little about that on HauteTime, i now bring you all the inside details, as well as the upside down details of formation and aerobatic aviation flying. The day started like every other in my life. I awoke, and got ready to go to work. That was all that was the same for me. As I stepped out of the car on the East side of New York – where a seaplane awaited me – I figured my adventure with Breitling and the Breitling Jet Team was going to be an exciting one. I was wrong—it was so much more than exciting. The day…

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10 Great Water Watches for World Oceans Day (slide show)

 |  June 8th, 2016

Today is World Oceans Day and  what better time to celebrate the world’s water watches than today. As such, we have selected a slide show that includes five top watch brans that work hard to protect our oceans (Rolex, Omega, IWC, Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre) and some images of their projects from around the world. We have also included another 5 top water watches that are just too good to pass by this summer. Indulge.

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Breitling Opens New NYC Boutique with Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, John Travolta, Boomer Esiason and Others

 |  May 21st, 2016

  Say it with me, there is no place like home, no place like home, no place like the new home of the Breitling US Flagship store on the corner of 57th and Madison in NYC. On May 19, Breitling held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of its new two-story, 7,000 square-foot location, and it was grand. To kick off events, Breitling called in its star-studded array of brand friends. For the celebration Boomer Esiason, John Travolta, astronaut brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly, as well as members of the Breitling Jet Team were in attendance. John Travolta and Breitling USA President, Thierry Prissert, cut the ribbon and opened the store to guests and VIPs. Inside, the visual styling of…

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