Haute Time Highlights: Five Numbers That Explain Glashütte Original and More


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Five Numbers That Explain Glashütte Original
On the road, once more, through winding roads, atop and around powered hills, I find myself traveling once again towards the cradle of the watch making industry. But this weekend, my journey took me far away from Switzerland, towards the small city of Glashütte on the Eastern border of Germany. Over the next couple of months, I shall be visiting the various manufactures that power this town of 5,000 inhabitants, and find out how one man’s vision saved it. First up, I look at the five figures that define Glashütte Original.

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Hands on with The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400SR Two Tone Watch
Audemars Piguet made itself heard at SIHH 2015 with the introduction of the Royal Oak Concept RD#1 – a minute repeater that redefines the minute repeater category. But under all the noise made by its new chiming technology, a more discreet Royal Oak whispered in an even more revolutionary design.

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Hands On The Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic/PAM00615
Similar to Rolex, Panerai has a rabid following of fans self-described as Panerisiti. They have a deep, emotional connection to the brand, which traces its roots to 1860 when Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaker’s shop in 1860 in Florence. Panerai is steeped in history and what the brand does so well is dip into the well of that history to produce modern, technically advanced watches that connect people to the rich story, such as the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech we saw at SIHH 2015. But you can’t discuss the Luminor watches without first understanding how they evolved. So let’s take a moment to remember.

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