1969 was a revolutionary year for watchmaking with the advent of the automatic chronograph with three distinct projects presented almost simultaneously. Fifty years down the line, Zenith has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the El Primero with great fanfare, Seiko commemorates 50 years of automatic chronographs, and TAG Heuer pays tribute to its 50-year […]
Yesterday, we introduced the new standard, modern, classic Monaco watch, now equipped with in-house calibre Heuer 02 replacing the now-discontinued blue-dial Monaco Calibre 12… The end of an era. Is it, really? Well, before permanently turning the page on the Calibre 12, TAG Heuer has a special surprise, with a new limited edition… Meet the […]
The 50th-anniversary celebrations of the iconic Monaco watch and its early automatic chronograph movement aren’t over yet – it’s still 2019 after all. Yet, after a series of super-limited editions, one for each decade, it is time to come back to regular production watches. On the occasion of this commemorative year, TAG makes an important move on its classic blue-dial, 3 o’clock-crown Monaco – the modern one, not the Steve McQueen-inspired model. Say goodbye to the Monaco Calibre 12 and its outsourced movement. Say hello to the new TAG Heuer Monaco Heuer 02, with the brand’s own chronograph movement.
It’s been a busy year for Zenith as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary El Primero high-frequency automatic chronograph movement. Revivals like the A384 and A 386, customised editions for collectors, and now this Chronomaster 2 all form part of the festivities. The Chronomaster 2 Special 50th Anniversary Edition is a limited edition of […]
“DoppelChronograph” (or Double Chronograph in English)… If you know your IWC history, you’ll immediately spot the importance – and coolness – of these words. As you might have seen already, 2019 was the year of Pilot’s Watches at IWC Schaffhausen, but not by changing entirely the collection – the classic models remain untouched – but by […]
This face-to-face article wasn’t something we actually planned to do… But recently, after shooting photos for the review of the Glashütte Senator Chronograph Panorama Date, I put the watch on my desk, right next to another chronograph… A white dial IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3714. And that’s how the idea for this battle of automatic chronographs emerged. Two slightly Germanic-looking watches, with white dials, elegant but not over-dressed designs, from two of the most respected brands. This is not going to be an easy battle!
Based on the vintage reference 6087, a watch launched in 1955, the modern so-called Cornes de Vache is, without doubt, one of the most sought-after Vacheron Constantin Chronographs. Available only in platinum or pink gold until very recently, a new steel version has recently been introduced… but given the limited production and great demand, it […]
#Monaco50 it is! As TAG Heuer has just unveiled the fifth and last watch in the 50-year commemorative collection, the Monaco 2009-2019 model, reviewed here, it is now time for us to finally publish our latest video project: TAG Heuer Monaco 50th Anniversary, From the Origins to The Future! This year, 2019, TAG Heuer is […]
After the four commemorative watches launched so far for the 50th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Monaco, each one celebrating one of these five decades, it is time for the brand to give an end to this story of ultra-limited edition watches. After a funky 1970s green version, a bold, fiery red racing-inspired model for […]
Since the reintroduction in 2015 of the name Czapek, Antoine Norbert de Patek’s ex-partner before he founded Patek Philippe, the freshly recreated brand has focused on high-end watchmaking, of course, but also displays a strong appetite for hand-crafted dials, whether they are made in enamel or guilloché. Using its latest watch as a base, the […]