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Four "In-House" Chronographs For Around $5K

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The Speedmaster Moonwatch has a hand wound chronograph movement originally derived from a Lemania base. While it lacks automatic winding or Omega’s famous Co-Axial escapement it’s 42 mm case is one of the most iconic, plus it’s rugged, good-looking, and you might enjoy actually winding it. $5,150 Tudor took a unique approach to creating the Black Bay Chronograph; it’s actually based on a Breitling caliber B01 with some basic Tudor changes packaged in a Black Bay case. For the money, there is not much better out there. $4,725 This is a modern TAG Heuer re-issue of a Heuer Autavia with a premium chronograph a column-wheel and vertical clutch chronograph configuration. Looks great with a leather strap and is also available with a beads-of-rice bracelet for $150 extra or the limited edition with a panda dial (pictured top) for $750

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Introducing the Autavia Jack Heuer Limited Edition

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Following up the Autavia re-issue that TAG Heuer launched earlier this year, to celebrate Jack Heuer’s 85th birthday which is this month, TAG Heuer, with the help of Heuer himself, has created a limited edition Autavia. “Jack Heuer created the original model back in 1962 and was present at the TAG Heuer manufacture’s workshops to share his expertise and make his “mark” on the model, which dives deep into the story of an icon,” according to TAG Heuer. The watch will be produced in a limited, numbered edition of 1932 pieces which signifies Heuer’s birth year. Number 1/1932 of the limited edition will be included in the November 11th Geneva Phillips auction “Heuer Parade.” While the original model from the 1960s was 39 mm the modern version is 42 mm. It features a 12-hour graduated bezel and is powered by

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Introducing TAG Heuer's newest brand ambassador

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Yesterday, ahead of the 2017 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, which takes place tonight at Soldier Field in Chicago, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer announced, Tim Howard, goalkeeper for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and the Colorado Rapids, as a brand ambassador. Kilian Muller, President of TAG Heuer North America, says, “We are thrilled to have Tim Howard as a representative of TAG Heuer. It requires a special fearlessness to be a goalkeeper in professional soccer and Tim is one of the most daring. He performs his best when under pressure and in doing so embodies the #Don’tCrackUnderPressure spirit of TAG Heuer.” Howard adds, “I’m proud to be a brand ambassador for TAG Heuer, one of the most iconic luxury sports brands in the world. We share the same dedication to precision and commitment to excellence under pressure, which makes

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TAG Heuer Unveils Exclusive Watch for Kingsman Movie

Last week, in London, during a preview of footage from the upcoming spy movie “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” a special edition of the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 was unveiled by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Group Watch Division, alongside Kingsman: The Golden Circle Director, Writer and Producer Matthew Vaughn and Toby Bateman, Managing Director of MR PORTER. According to TAG Heuer, “The TAG Heuer Connected watch was personally chosen by Matthew to be the timepiece of choice for his Kingsman agents.” Matthew Vaughn said, “For Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we needed a connected watch for our agents. We looked at the different options available, but none of them were elegant enough for a Kingsman. Then I saw an interview on Bloomberg TV with Jean-Claude Biver about his connected watch, and it became immediately

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TAG Heuer Autavia Hands-On

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You have probably already read about the new Autavia, which is part of TAG Heuer Heritage collection. Following the 2016 introduction of the Monza, and the Carrera Calibre 18 the previous year, the Autavia is the timepiece that carries the coveted “Heuer” throwback logo for 2017. Compared to the original 1966 Heuer Autavia Ref. 2446 Mark 3 Rindt that this modern re-edition Autavia is very closely based on, the case has grown from 39 mm to 42 mm, and it is thicker as well, which many vintage collectors may not like, however, those looking for a modern version of the Autavia, and that don’t get too hung up on a few millimeters, this is a great choice. Instead of a Valjoux 72, the watch is powered by TAG Heuer’s latest manufacture chronograph, boasting a column wheel and vertical clutch for

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Baselworld 2017: TAG Heuer Autavia

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About this time last year TAG Heuer announced the winner from their “Autavia Cup” where 50,000 web users voted for their favorite of the 16 first generation 1960s Autavias. The winner was the Autavia Ref. 2446 Mark 3, designed in 1966. It was named the “Rindt”, in honor of the celebrated Formula 1 champion Jochen Rindt, who was often seen wearing the watch. The name Autavia comes is a contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. The original watch was created in 1962. At 42 mm in diameter, this is not a literal re-edition of the 39 mm 1960s Autavia that it is based on. However, the dial practically looks like it came right from the vintage piece. And while the bezel is a little thicker on the new version, it too is very close to the original. Inside, is an entirely

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Hands-On with the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

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Today, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer launched its second generation of Connected watch, with its partners Intel and Google, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco (as well as in Switzerland). The version two TAG Heuer smartwatch referred to as the Connected Modular 45, comes with a plethora of new functionality, as well as multiple customization options, two mechanical module options, and other additional enhancements over the original. Visually speaking, the watch case has been streamlined ever so slightly with sleeker lugs, as well as a reduction in case diameter down to 45 mm (from 46 mm). The result is a watch the is, even more, wearable. Look at the cover image, for example, and you can see how well it wears on a female wrist. In addition, the case is now truly water-resistant with a rating a 50

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Pre-Baselworld: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43 mm

TAG Heuer debuted the Heuer-01 Carrera Skeleton Chronograph in a 45 mm diameter case in 2015, followed by a tourbillon model at Baselworld 2016, and most recently a matte black ceramic model. Today, they a slightly smaller 43 mm diameter version of the Heuer-01 Skeleton Chronograph – to be launched at Baselworld 2017 – in intense black, deep navy blue, and cognac brown, with either a matching rubber/alligator strap or steel bracelet. Like the 45 mm version, the watch features a skeleton dial, in-house automatic chronograph movement, and a price tag under $5000.

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Limited editions from TAG Heuer, Omega, Laurent Ferrier

Celebrating the 1-year countdown to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Omega unveiled two special countdown clocks globally in Seoul and New York along with a new limited edition commemorative Seamaster Planet Ocean timepiece! The Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition is limited to 2018 pieces and features a blue and red colorway, the same colors of the Korean flag, and a special engraving of the Olympic Winter Games logo on the sapphire crystal case back. Also, worth noting, the watch is certified Master Chronometer by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. TAG Heuer is the official timekeeper of Manchester United soccer, and as a result of the partnership the La Chaux-de-Fonds- based watchmaker has created a pair of chronographs in black and red, and bearing the Premier League club’s logo on their dials and backs. The Carrera Heuer-01

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Calibre 11 forum poster discovered seven vintage Heuers left behind by his grandfather who was a watchmaker

On Friday, a poster on the dedicated TAG Heuer forum, Calibre 11, with the username “Olof,” posted seven Heuer watches he found, and that he describes as “just tucked away in the basement and forgotten about.” His grandfather was a watchmaker and watch store owner, and he thinks these were leftover from his store. The total list is as follows: Heuer Solunar, Autavia 1163V, Autavia 15630, Carrera 1553N, Monaco 1533G, American Express, and Verona 361.213N. It appears he is interested in keeping them but you never know. Read the full post over at Calibre 11.

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