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Baselworld 2018: TAG Heuer Bamford Carbon Monaco

TAG Heuer and Bamford Watch Department have worked in collaboration to produce a limited edition Monaco in a solid forged carbon case available exclusively for purchase from TAG Heuer boutiques and online boutiques in available countries. The brand new model officially unveiled at Baselworld features an all-black dial with the chronograph seconds hand, logos, minute/second chapter ring, and chronograph subdials in a light aqua blue color. With a left crown position and square 39 mm case, this is like other Monaco models, although much lighter thanks to the forged carbon case. Distinguished by the Aqua Blue accents, a dial that’s emblazoned with “BAMFORD,” and a caseback engraved with “Monaco Bamford” – you can easily tell this is not your typical Monaco.

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Introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT

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This is the new Carrera Chronograph GMT, built on the existing Heuer 02 chronograph platform – which is made in-house and features a premium column-wheel and vertical clutch configuration. Standing out against the darkened background of the skeletonized dial, the new lacquered red, arrow-tipped GMT hand prominently indicates an additional time zone in the 24-hour format, while the regular hands tell the time in the standard 12-hour format. Along with the red hand, the GMT function utilizes a black and blue rotating ceramic bezel with a 24-hour scale to help keep track of day and night in a second time zone. The GMT is a practical feature that adds a lot of benefit to a watch without cluttering up the dial or sapping a lot of the power reserve. Underneath the dial is one of TAG Heuer’s most impressive movements

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TAG Heuer's new Link Chronograph

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Dating back to 1987 the TAG Heuer Link is distinguished by its steel bracelet with S-shaped links. The first of the new collection of Link watches were launched in 2016, and now the Link Chronograph, which will be available next month, is the latest. Presented in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 41 mm the Link Chronograph comes with either a black or blue sunray dial. The dial features 3 snailed counters, luminescent applied indices, and baton-shaped hands with lume for the hours and minutes, and a white lacquered central chronograph seconds hand. Naturally, the bracelet is a key element, and so each link is rounded on the top, bottom, and sides for an exceptionally smooth feel on the wrist. The watch is driven by an outsourced movement (caliber 17), which is automatic, beats at 4Hz and drives

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REVIEW: TAG Heuer Autavia Jack Heuer Limited Edition

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Overview Heuer, the company that preceded TAG Heuer, manufactured their first dash counter for racing cars and aircraft in 1933, calling it “Autavia” which is a contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. By 1962, the CEO, Jack Heuer, decided to start making Autavia wristwatches, which like the dash counters were designed for racing. They became so popular they remained in the collection until 1986. Naturally, those Autavias wristwatches and dash clocks, which have achieved vintage status, are all highly collectible now. Fast forward to Baselworld 2017, and TAG Heuer launched a close re-interpretation of the 1966 Heuer Autavia Ref. 2446 Mark 3 Rindt, which was named after famous F1 driver Jochen Rindt. That model comes with a reverse Panda dial (black dial with white counters) and a slightly larger 42 mm case, as opposed to the 39 mm case of the

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TAG Heuer Museum in Motion

Starting earlier this month in Miami, TAG Heuer began the first leg of their “Museum in Motion” tour which will travel to 8 cities with important historical timepieces from the company’s museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and some on loan from collectors’ personal collections. “Key timepieces include an original 1965 Carrera, made specifically for drivers and sports enthusiasts alike and the 1970 Calibre 12 Carrera featuring a bead-of-rice steel bracelet. Other notable pieces include the 1968, 1970 and 1974 Autavia models, the 1968 Camaro, the 1970 and 1975 Monaco, the 1977 Manhattan and the 1974 Calculator, among many more. Special editions include a 1979 Kentucky, which features a horseshoe-shaped case designed as a tribute to the Kentucky Derby, a 1972 Montreal, which was named as a tribute to the Formula 1 Montreal circuit, and a 1968 ‘Easy Rider’ also known

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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 60-minute graduated bezel (which also has 0-12

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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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