One of the strangest side effects of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic on the luxury watch industry is the rise of what might be called “phantom limited editions.” With so many events postponed or canceled, 2020 brought with it a wide crop of limited-edition models commemorating things that never actually occurred, and perhaps the highest-profile example of this is the series of designs Omega released for the (currently postponed) 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. This “phantom limited edition” concept is beginning to drive massive collector interest, as searches for Omega Olympic models were up over 200 percent in 2020 on the popular online watch trading platform Chrono24. With this swelling consumer interest, and with major international events like the Olympics still very much in doubt for the foreseeable future, Omega is doubling down on the phenomenon in preparation for the upcoming Winter Olympics, currently scheduled for early 2022 in Beijing. The new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ..
Pareidolic Russian boutique brand Konstantin Chaykin is no stranger to creating unique holiday-themed riffs on its playful Wristmon design concept. This face-inspired design has been transformed into a clown, a jack o’ lantern, Dracula, and even the villainous Mouse King from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” over the years, and for its latest limited edition release the brand has decided to dive headfirst into the holiday spirit. The new Konstantin Chaykin Santa 2021 Special Edition is one of the brand’s most intricate reimaginings of its core design to date, bringing Santa Claus to life through the dial with a handful of subtle and intricate touches.
The Konstantin Chaykin Santa 2021 Special Edition begins with the brand’s unique dual crown case design in stainless steel. Sized at 42mm, the overall case form is simple but offbeat enough to be instantly recognizable. Beyond the twin pillbox crowns at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, the other major visual hallmark here is the complex brushed be..
The beauty of a Grand Seiko can always be found in its subtleties. The brand invests a tremendous amount of time and effort into the smallest detail. This not only gives their watches a timeless appearance but also makes them a pure joy to have on the wrist. The wearing comfort is superb, and every day you can enjoy the refined details that make owning a Grand Seiko so special. This is also the case with the two new special editions which the brand just launched for the US market. READ MORE
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The new Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition has been released as a limited edition of only 15 units, and only available in the U.S. market. READ MORE
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A goal was scored by Haute Time as we welcomed the timekeeping legend, and CEO of MLG Group, Rick de la Croix, and English former footballer Rio Ferdinand for a chat about the “Beautiful Game” and quarantine days. READ MORE
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Haute Time held a special webinar this afternoon with Ulysse Nardin President of Americas François-Xavier Hotier, and retired Navy SEAL Senior Chief and Managing Director of non-profit One More Wave, Kyle Buckett. They engaged in a conversation about the value of time under current conditions and the relationship that has developed between the luxury brand and the non-profit organization that serves veterans. READ MORE
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HomeWatch ReleasesLimited Edition Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Red Special Watch ReleasesSeikoLimited Edition Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Red Special The first watch to commemorate a guitar by Gerard Nijenbrinks April 09, 2020 MIN READLimited Edition Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Red SpecialSeiko has introduced a limited edition of its new 5 Sports model. Brian May’s guitar, the Red Special, inspires the dial echoing the design of the guitar, which Brian and his father built in the early 1960s.
Seiko 5 Sports Brian MayThroughout his career, rock legend Brian May has relied upon his “Red Special” guitar to create the sound that helped make Queen one of the world’s most celebrated rock bands. And although the model name of Seiko’s Limited Edition watch seems to be “Sports 5 x Brian May”, the watch itself is inspired by his guitar. The dial has the same red and black color scheme as the “Red Special” and features a delicate wood-like pattern like the body of the guitar. I think it’s pretty safe to s..
Watch manufactures, like watches, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Their levels of integrity, capability, and quality not only help distinguish one from the other but also add a directly correlated price to the equation, too. I accompanied Patrick B. from L.A. — who got to participate after drawn as the winner of the main prize on our event in late 2019 — on this special trip to Carl F. Bucherer‘s hometown of Lucerne, as well as to its in-house manufacture. Now, with the images and this report, I hope to take you right along with us, behind the scenes of this truly dedicated luxury watchmaker.
On a personal note, if I may say, what made this manufacture visit especially fun for me was that Patrick proved himself to be such an outstanding watch-lover, one of the countless among you who truly deserved luck to be on his side and have his name drawn from a ball on that event. Through his eyes and his feedback, as he experienced his very first visit to a Swiss high-end watch manufac..
Hublot cut the ribbon of its first U.S. mountain-resort boutique in Aspen, Colorado. The Swiss luxury watchmaker celebrated the grand opening by launching the Spirit of Big Bang Special Edition Rockies collection with a cocktail reception and dinner with Olympic Gold Medalist, and world champion, Bode Miller.
Jean-Francois Sberro, Bode Miller With the unequaled landscape of Aspen as the setting, VIP guests and members of the media witnessed as Jean-Francois Sberro, President of Hublot North America, officially opened the doors of the boutique that features the latest models from the famed brand. In a visual performance for the unveiling of the Spirit of Big Bang Rockies (of which there are only 25 pieces), the hazy white glass of the location’s main vitrines faded away to present the world to the new timepiece. The Spirit of Big Bang Rockies keeps true to the brand’s Art of Fusion philosophy with a new take (see below for details on the new watch).
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony a..
HomeNewsZenith Defy 21 Land Rover Special Edition Watch NewsZenithZenith Defy 21 Land Rover Special Edition Watch The new Land Rover/Zenith collaboration is a sleek and sophisticated affair by FratelloJanuary 13, 2020 MIN READZenith Defy 21 Land Rover Special Edition WatchWith three special edition releases under their collective belt already, Zenith and Land Rover explore a new direction, dressing the Defy 21 model in an ultra-contemporary color scheme.
It was way back in 2016 that Zenith first announced its partnership with Land Rover. The model that celebrated this collaboration was called the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Special Edition. It was quickly followed by the brands’ second effort (the Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar), which was little more than a color update to the first. The third watch produced by these two powerhouses, however, was something rather special. The Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover special edition watch made excellent use of the Defy..