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Happy Birthday Jack Heuer!

Today its Jack Heuer´s anniversary. Jack Heuer, born 19.11.1932, is getting 85 years young. Yes, young! Jack is fit as a fiddle!

For Jack´s anniversary TAG Heuer is releasing a 1932 pieces limited edition of the ‘Autavia’ chronograph Jack created back in 1962.

Join our little birthday party, see lots of pictures and discover the story behind the Heuer ‘Autavia’ …

The making of Aeronith, the world’s lightest aluminium composite material.

Zenith Defy Lab – learn all you need to know about the palace revolution

What you will discover here is tantamount to a palace revolution! 

With its “Defy Lab” Zenith is the brand to present the new revolutionary oscillator – a monolithic regulating organ made out of silicon – of the LVMH Watch Division Research & Development Department.

It is made out of monocrystalline silicon, including details finer than a human hair and it replaces the sprung balance.

The 31 components of a standard Swiss lever escapement, measuring usually 5 mm or more, which require assembly, adjustment, timing, testing and lubrication, are completely replaced by a single element measuring just 0.5 mm thick.

I invite you to learn all you need to know with plenty of EXCLUSIVE pictures and videos and of course with my interviews.

I talked to Guy Sémon the brain and driving force behind the development of the new monolithic regulating organ made out of silicon and I talked to Thomas Mercier, who is a member of Guy´s Research & Development team in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

It is only today the world premiere of the new oscillator. But everything you will discover here I was already able to discover last week. So I was able to put this comprehensive article together for you. Enjoy!