All the Presidents’ Watches: From Donald J. Trump to LBJ and JFK — What They Wore

 |  February 20th, 2017

Every year on the celebrated “President’s Day” in America, we take a look at which presidents wore which watches. The thing is, with the exception of the newest president, President Donald J. Trump, that story hasn’t changed much. So, below, we give you a comprehensive look at some watches previous presidents wore, offer up a quiz about the presidents and their watches and direct you to more reading. For now, though, we thought it would be interesting to talk about the watches President Donald J. Trump wears. Despite his constant waving of arms and his stern crossing of arms — watches never really seem to poke their faces out from beneath the stiff shirt cuffs.  Rest assured, Trump is a…

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Five Fantastic Meteorite Dial Watches on the Wrist

 |  January 9th, 2017

Last month on Haute Time we introduced seven great watches with meteorite dials. Here we bring you a look at that article and at another five fantastic meteorite dial watches ….     Easily one of the most exciting ways to bring the stars and sky to the wrist is via a watch with a meteorite dial. However, that is no easy feat. Meteorites are hard to come by, and once secured, they are difficult to work into the form of  a watch dial. However, this is part of the allure of owning a rare meteorite for the wrist. Currently, approximately  a dozen brands that turn to meteorite for certain timepieces, make no mistake: this is a rare material. The fact that…

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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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Meet this Year’s Rolex Explorer 39mm with Rolex Caliber 3132

 |  September 26th, 2016

The Explorer’s place in history is firmly entrenched. Once Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summited Everest in 1953 while wearing the original Rolex Explorer on his wrist, the piece would forever be known as a watch that could handle the world’s most extreme of environments.   Rolex’s updated model of the iconic Explorer, unveiled at Baselworld and in stores now, stands up to its legacy with top-quality craftsmanship, a powerful precision movement and Rolex certification. The latest Explorer has been given an entirely luminescent display – where the hour and minute hands, the hour indices and the famous 3, 6, 9 numerals glow an incandescent blue in the dark. Called Chromalight, the feature offers increased legibility in any scenario. Around…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Water Watches for Sailing, Diving and Swimming

 |  August 24th, 2016

Summer isn’t over yet! There is still plenty of time for diving, swimming, yacht racing and more. As such,  we bring you five things you may want to know about a variety of water watches before donning them for your dive, sail, or other activity. Q: Why do true dive watches have bezels that turn in only one direction? A: The uni-directional bezel found on top-notch dive watches is there as a safety feature. The one-way bezels turn counterclockwise only so that if the watch is accidentally banged in a dive, the bezel will not move clockwise, which would mean that elapsed dive time indicated on the watch would be less than the actual elapsed time  — which could cause…

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