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Omega Speedmaster

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Watch

I am known amongst my circle of friends as ‚Äúthe watch guy‚ÄĚ. Unsurprisingly, I am frequently asked for suggestions or opinions on certain pieces. In the process of helping them out, I began to realise that I have been following a set of subconscious principles for myself when it comes to the purchase of any watch; one that I had never put into words before. Over the past few months, I have tried to collect these thoughts and flesh them out. This article is my attempt at coalescing these principles into something that is helpful, or at the very least coherent.

Below, you can see some of my personal watches.

The original 'Heuer Carrera' was sold at auction in May 2016, for a breaking price of 225’000 CHF. Peterson’s Heuer is now owned by the TAG Heuer museum

TAG Heuer – Unique reedition of the famous Heuer Carrera Ronnie Peterson

TAG Heuer presents a replica inspired by the glorious ‘Carrera’ gold 18 carat, owned by Ronnie Peterson.

The first reedition is a unique piece in 18 carat¬†gold, identical to the one worn by the Swedish pilot.¬†TAG Heuer is proud to present a unique reedition of the famous so called¬†‘Carrera Ronnie Peterson’.

This replica is offered on behalf of TAG Heuer and the proceedings of the sale will go to the Ronnie Peterson foundation, honoring his legacy and supporting talents in motor sport. 

The reedition will be sold at Bonhams auction ‘Les Grandes Marques √†¬†Monaco’¬†Friday,¬†May¬†11th in Monaco.


Behind The Scenes – TAG Heuer

We just updated the watch database with TAG Heuer’s current collection of about 460 references.

We know TAG Heuer for their sporty collections around motor sports and aquatics. This sporty appeal and the attractive price range make the watches a popular choice for the younger generation.

TAG Heuer also combines the art of watchmaking with the Smartwatches of the Connected collection. Although the watches still stand pretty much side by side, it will be interesting to see how these separate segments develop and possibly start to intersect more and more in the future.

And finally,¬†if you are tired of round watches, look no further. TAG Heuers Monaco watches offer a classic – some say iconic –¬† square look.

TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf 2018 Special Edition

Cool! TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf 2018 Special Edition

TAG Heuer & Gulf Oil International signed a partnership!

The global partnership with Gulf Oil International will lead to the development of new activities and new watch-editions.  

The first one ist the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf which was presented on the occasion of the signing of the global partnership.

With the immediately recognisable famous blue and orange stripes, Gulf has been a well-known player in the automotive industry for over 115 years. It was the first company to drill for oil below the sea, and in 1913, became the first in the world to open a petrol station.

TAG Heuer and Gulf have crossed paths already several times, but the most notable was in 1971, in the film “Le Mans”, when Steve McQueen wore a Heuer Monaco on his wrist while driving a Porsche 917 that featured the Gulf logo…

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture LIMITED EDITION 888 PIECES

Frederique Constant goes Hybrid with its Hybrid Manufacture Watch

It is the first time that a manufacturer of Swiss mechanical calibres combines an in-house developed and manufactured automatic calibre with an also in-house developed, in-house produced and in-house assembled electronic part that enables the smart functions of the so called Hybrid Manufacture watch. 

Frederique Constant just launched its Hybrid Manufacture watch and will show it to a greater public the first time during Baselworld 2018 in March.

Whilst being a regular mechanical, automatic wristwatch the Hybrid Manufacture watch offers Activity Tracking, Sleep Monitoring, Analytics of the mechanical calibre, a Worldtimer and a Dynamic Coach.

The Hybrid Manufacture watch will be sold for only 3250 & 3350 Euro (including 20 % VAT)!

I now invite you to discover the watch …

Glash√ľtte Original Senator Cosmopolite in stainless steel

The Glash√ľtte Original Senator Cosmopolite will now be available in stainless steel

Finally! Congratulation to Glash√ľtte Original to release this ultimate tool watch for travelers in a stainless steel case.¬†

Yes, this is a tool watch and not a dress watch, so stainless steel is the ultimate case material for this watch.

If you ever thought buying this ultimate ticking travel companion, now the watch is in a price range where it always should have been.

The official price is was confirmed to me today.

Please read my article and you will discover an amazing watch now being positioned for a stunning price!  

Omega Seamaster Olympic Collection Limited Edition

Omega Seamaster Olympic Collection Limited Edition

The Seamaster watches are available in the five colours of the famous Rings of the Olympic Games and limited to 2032 pieces each.

Omega stopwatches from the Montreal and Innsbruck Olympic Games in 1976 served as inspiration for the pretty unusual, but very cool design as I personally think. 

The Seamster is sold for 5000 Euro including 20 % VAT

A. Lange & Söhne 'Triple Split'

SIHH 2018: The A. Lange & Söhne Novelties

A. Lange & S√∂hne this year focuses on¬†some fine line extensions and a technical sensation. The ‘Triple Split’ is the first mechanical split-seconds chronograph in the world that allows multi-hour comparative time measurements.¬†

Discover the¬†A. Lange & S√∂hne¬†‘Triple Split’, ‘Saxonia Moon Phase’, ‘1815 Chronograph’ in pink gold, ‘Saxonia Thin’ in copper blue, ‘Saxonia Outsize Date’ and ‘Little Lange 1’ …

Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Polaris Automatic'

SIHH 2018: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection

The ‘Polaris’ dates to 1968. Already in 2008 Jaeger-LeCoultre presented a limited edition of 768 ‘Polaris’ watches to honor the ticking icon. The watch was called ‘M√©movox Tribute to Polaris’.

Ten years later Jaeger-LeCoultre now presents an entire collection called ‘Polaris’…

Discover a selection of pictures of the new watches I was able to make in early December last year at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Headquarter in Le Sentier…¬†

During the next days there is much more to come …

That’s just a teaser!