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A Collector Talks About His Omega Seamaster Ploprof

HomeInterviewsA Collector Talks About His Omega Seamaster Ploprof InterviewsOmegaA Collector Talks About His Omega Seamaster Ploprof How he started with a vintage Ploprof and ended up with a modern one by Robert-Jan Broer May 22, 2020 MIN READA Collector Talks About His Omega Seamaster PloprofI have a weak spot for the Seamaster Ploprof, and last year I purchased the steel 1200M version. Although Omega still lists the steel Ploprof on their website, it is out of production since last year. I enjoy the watch a lot and noticed that I am not alone.
On Instagram, I got in touch with a fellow owner of the Seamaster Ploprof 1200M. I can’t remember exactly when I started to follow him, but I was triggered by his Instagram account name “Ploprof_guy”. He doesn’t have a very big account, but his pictures intrigued me. Besides his modern Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M, he also showed old black and white pictures of his father in Lebanon during the war in 1982. I reached out to him and asked him ab..

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Haute Time Talks About The Latest Watches With Watches of Switzerland’s Executive VP David Hurley

Haute Time had the privilege of talking with David Hurley, Executive Vice-President of Watches of Switzerland, as he gives us a candid insight into some of his favorites among the recent introductions; READ MORE
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Watch: A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid Talks About New Releases And Digital Shift In Watch Industry

A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid joined Haute Time in the latest edition of “Talking Time” for a conversation on the importance of time, the digital shift in the watch world, and the brand's latest releases. READ MORE
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Four Novelties From Watches & Wonders We Are Over The Moon About

A moon phase display is among the oldest complications in watches. Despite the fact that their practical use is limited, do they remain very popular. With good reason, as a moon phase is adding some old school appeal to a watch as well as a touch of romance. At the first edition of Watches & Wonders Geneva, this complication was therefor also generously present, and we are especially over the moon of the following four watches READ MORE
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Fratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko and Seiko 2020 releases

HomePodcastFratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko and Seiko 2020 releases PodcastGrand SeikoFratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko and Seiko 2020 releases The anniversary watches discussed by Fratello April 09, 2020 MIN READFratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko and Seiko 2020 releasesYeehaa! The 13th episode of Fratello on Air, talking about some of the 60th anniversary Grand Seiko releases and the 55th Seiko Diver releases.
The main topic of this podcast is a preview on some of Grand Seiko’s and Seiko’s novelties for 2020. It is a BIG year for both companies, due to the 60th anniversary of Grand Seiko and the 55th for the professional diver’s watches by Seiko. Corona or Covid-19 ruined it a little bit, as Grand Seiko was about to host their first Grand Seiko Summit in Japan, but decided to introduce their new watches nevertheless. Mainly digital, but we see that some of the new releases are trav..

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Fratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko 2020 releases

HomePodcastFratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko 2020 releases PodcastGrand SeikoFratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko 2020 releases The anniversary watches discussed by Fratello April 09, 2020 MIN READFratello On Air #13 — Mike and RJ talk about some of the Grand Seiko 2020 releasesYeehaa! The 13th episode of Fratello on Air, talking about some of the 60th anniversary Grand Seiko releases.
The main topic of this podcast is a preview on some of Grand Seiko’s novelties for 2020. It is a BIG year for them, due to the 60th anniversary of Grand Seiko. Corona or Covid-19 ruined it a little bit, as Grand Seiko was about to host their first Grand Seiko Summit in Japan, but decided to introduce their new watches nevertheless. Mainly digital, but we see that some of the new releases are traveling around the world to be introduced to journalists and collectors. Since this week, we have a few of them (see our Instagram feed), but that ..

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Haute Time Talks About Success Factors With Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe

What has been only a short few weeks looks almost like another lifetime, when we were able to sit down with Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, to talk about the success factors of the brand. At the time, increased tensions between Iran and other parties in the region seemed to be the biggest fear, but little did we know that soon the Covid-19 pandemic would rule our daily lives and made the LVMH Watch Week the only fair that has been taken place this year so far. Nevertheless, was it a more than an interesting conversation in which he shared freely his insights in what makes Hublot such a success story. READ MORE
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What Authenticating Modigliani Art Tells Us About The Fate Of Counterfeit Rolex Watches At Market

An introduction to Modigliani: New authentication projects may explode global collecting market by Daniel J. Voelker
Counterfeiting has been the bane of the collecting market for millennia and has, in many ways, served to gin up and extend interest in coveted items like art and luxury watches. While both these respective markets have been dogged by aggressive and continually advancing counterfeiting techniques, new authentication measures and technologies are entering the fold that promise to more effectively separate the real from the pipe dream. These techniques may deliver a boost to both markets, according to two experts who provide a parallel analysis on current counter-counterfeiting activities.
By way of introducing a new piece analyzing the Modigliani market by forensic art historian Daniel J. Voelker (below), we can draw a simile with the luxury watch market, with commentary provided by Anthony Fabiano of Watch Certification Services of America (Watch CSA). Watch CSA is the ..

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Haute Time Talks With Zenith CEO Julien Tornare About (Re)Building Brands

Brands are not only about the watches that they produce but also about the people behind them. From marketing specialists, boutique managers, and watchmakers, to the CEO, all leave their mark on the brand they work for. We had the opportunity to sit down with Julien Tornare, the energetic and down-to-earth CEO of Zenith, for who the watchmaking industry doesn't hold any secrets anymore. With him, we talked about building brands, and what makes Zenith so unique among its peers. READ MORE
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What Grand Seiko Teaches Us About Understated Style

Over the years, Grand Seiko has proven that they can make superb sports watches, which have no problem competing with their Swiss counterparts. An admirable accomplishment that comes forward from their mentality to create something great, and then perfect it some more. This pretty much sums up the way that Grand Seiko has been making watches ever since the birth of the brand in 1960.

Those first watches where rather understated in design, yet at the same time also very refined. By applying constraint, every detail mattered even more, and Grand Seiko gave them all the attention that they deserved. This is also visible in their current collection, which next to quite a few sports watches, also contains models that follow that same philosophy of understated style as their predecessors. A good example of this is reference SBGK006, which is part of Grand Seiko’s Elegance Collection. It features a 39mm case, made of yellow gold, and is powered by a manual wind caliber. It is not only the sh..