Haute Author

  • NAME Carol Besler
  • BIO Carol Besler has written about watches for 20 years, with stories appearing in International Watch, Journal Haute Horlogerie, Watch Journal, The Robb Report, Worth, Fashion Magazine, The New York Times, Financial Post, Watch & Jewelry Review, Sharp For Men, The Men’s Book and Nuvo.

Articles By Carol Besler

San Francisco

Haute Living Watch of the Week: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960

Today, which is press day at Baselworld, Patek Philippe introduced a new, steel version of its Annual Calendar Chronograph, Ref. 5960, a complication that was originally introduced in 2006 in a platinum case.  Outside the Nautilus and Aquanaut collections, there are few steel Patek Philippe…Read The Full Post

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San Francisco

Haute Living Watch of the Week: Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 and 1966 Blue

This week we feature two watches, both vintage, in one new – or rather old –  color. Girard-Perregaux, one of the elite Swiss heritage brands, appeals to its archives for inspiration from authentic models introduced in key eras. Girard-Perregaux’s two flagship models, 1966 and the vintage…Read The Full Post

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San Francisco

Haute Living Watch of the Week: Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse

The beauty of the mechanical movement is front and center in the PanoMaticInverse. Components of the automatic Caliber 91-02 reversed, with the aim of highlighting the manufacture’s signature fine adjustment system – a duplex swan-neck mechanism – by making it visible on the dial side.…Read The Full Post

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San Francisco

Haute Living Watch of the Week: Glashütte Original PanoMaticInverse

The beauty of the mechanical movement is front and center in the PanoMaticInverse. Components of the automatic Caliber 91-02 reversed, with the aim of highlighting the manufacture’s signature fine adjustment system – a duplex swan-neck mechanism – by making it visible on the dial side.…Read The Full Post

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New York

Haute Living Watch of the Week: Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Special Homage

This special edition features the collection’s unique chronograph display with a stationary “nib”indicator on a moveable chronograph wheels – the conventional chronograph features moving hands. The ceramic dial is heavily imprinted with Super-LumiNova pigments that can only be seen in the dark – including the…Read The Full Post

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New York

Hublot’s Jean-Claude Biver Teams Up With Nets Coach Jason Kidd for Watch Lovers’ Dinner

Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver and Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd hosted a night out at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night, home of the Nets basketball team. The event was a dinner and opportunity to meet Biver, and was held for watch fans, TimeZone members, “Hublotistas”…Read The Full Post

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