Tag Heuer Aquaracer x Bamford Watch Department

TAG Heuer and Bamford Watch Department have joined forces yet again to create a special, limited edition timepiece. In 2018, they joined forces to create a special version of the Monaco timepiece.

Based on the Aquaracer, this limited edition tool watch has been crafted with titanium and features bold orange details. It is a exciting expression of the two brands pursuing their approach to design.

Limited to 1,500 pieces, the 43mm case is ultra lightweight with both Tag Heuer and Bamford Watch Department stamped at both the 12 and 6 o’clock markers. The limited-edition number is marked on the grade 2 titanium screw-down case back. The case is sand-blasted Titanium to give it a textured feel and look on a titanium folding clasp band. The black face has hints of playful orange highlights seen around the outside of the dial as well as on the hands.

It has a 38 hour power reserve powered by Tag Heuer’s Calibre 5 Automatic movement and has a water resistance of 300m. It costs £3,250 and is available now.

TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition

TAG Heuer has been celebrating its 160th anniversary with some absolute gems – first it released the 160 Years Silver Dial Limited Edition at the start of 2020 and now the second release is this TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition. Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, it is going to be a highly sought after timepiece.

The scope behind this watch was to combine the design and DNA of two iconic TAG Heuer watches – the White Heuer Montreal launched in 1972 and the Carrera in 1963. For this anniversary model, the team borrowed the original, balanced red, yellow and blue palettes of the White Heuer Montreal which is emblematic of the 1970s where watch designers were able to use coloured luminescent materials.

The story of the Carrera is something that intrigues and inspires – Jack Heuer, the CEO at the time got wind of the Carrera Panamericana, a road race that is considered one of the most treacherous in the world and has been compared to the likes of the Targa Florio and the Mille Miglia. The word Carrera in Spanish means road, race, career or course was the perfect name for a new timepieces.

The matte white dial of the Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition merges the best elements of the two historic watches – hosting three blue ‘azurage’ counters. The chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock stands out with three yellow Super-LumiNova curved lines which are also found on the central minute and hour hands whilst the central chronograph features a stunning, bold red lacquer.

The dial is hosted in a 39mm polished steel case protected by a domed ‘glass box’ sapphire crystal and is fitted with TAG Heuer’s Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement. It carries a power reserve of 80 hours, which is an increase of 30 hours compared to Calibre Heuer 01 and it is considerably thinner too, at 6.95mm, meaning it sits beautifully on the wrist. The calibre carries a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and is fitted with a column wheel to provide more accurate and precise functionality.

The watch is paired with a blue alligator leather strap and is packaged in a special box that highlights the heritage of this prominent timepiece. It will be made available exclusively at TAG Heuer boutiques and online for £5,550.

TAG Heuer Connected 2020: The smartwatch for the discerning gentleman

Watches, much like cars, often push people into two camps; those that obsess over their every minute detail, learning the history and understanding how each intricate part functions to those that simply use it as a tool, telling the time of the day, timing a sports activity or in the case of a car, getting from point A to B.

But with the influx of technology into our everyday lives, it was only a matter of time before it encroached to the wrist. Apple delivered its magnificent Apple Watch in 2015 which as Apple only knows how, showed the world that a smart watch is exactly what we need. Another company showing it knows how to create smartwatches was TAG Heuer, releasing its first generation Connected watch to the world at the end of 2015.

Since then, it has been working behind the scenes to bring classic styling of the classical watch world to the rapid connected world we live in now. The TAG Heuer Connected 2020 is just that. A watch that won’t look out of place in the boardroom or the gym.

Offered in a 45mm stainless steel or titanium case with ceramic bezel, with the option of a black rubber strap or steel with a folding buckle, the Connected watch is a combination of the refinement and elegance of a chronograph-inspired timepiece. Much like a modern Porsche 911, the team at TAG Heuer has incorporated modern visuals and connectivity from WearOS by Google in a classically styled silhouette.

Taking inspiration from the brand’s timekeeping heritage, watchmaking expertise and timeless designs, the dials include a three-hand skeletonised dial, a digitalised Carrera Heuer 01, a liquid crystal-like display, a unique algorithm-based neural network animation named Orbital, and a tribute to the hexagonal nanotube structure of the brand’s carbon composite hairspring, but realistically, it’s the three hand skeleton that will get the most wear.

On the screen, customers can choose between five always-on mechanical- or digital-inspired TAG Heuer watch faces, and can further customise each to match their unique style and needs. 

Offering the daily connected services from Google, the TAG Heuer Connected also enhances sports activities when connected to the new TAG Heuer Sports app, which provides detailed tracking for golf, running, cycling, walking, fitness and other sessions, thanks to the watch’s built-in GPS and heart-rate monitor, among other sensors.

The main worry that comes with smartwatches is always related to battery life, the Connected watch is fitted with a 430mAh battery said to last all day with a one hour workout session. To further extend the battery life of the watch, the screen alternates between active and ambient mode, but it always indicates time. If the watch does run out during the day, that isn’t an issue as it can be fully charged in 1.5 hours.

The TAG Heuer Connected watch is available now from TAG Heuer for £1,650 to £1,950 depending on your choice of case material and strap and is fitted with a magnetic battery charger and a bespoke travel pouch.

Stealth F1!

The title of the post may be a little misleading…. but i know you guys will have a look.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Stealth is an all black watch….. when i mean all black i don’t mean the mean looking Rugby team but everything from the dial to the hands are black. The only touch of colour is a slither of red on the tip of the chronograph hand.

It’s a 42mm size which is normal for most TAGs. The case is all black titanium with a carbide coating.

This watch is for someone who respects the TAG brand but doesn’t want to stand out, or even ill go as far as saying this is the watch for casual occasions such as going to the beach or watching the F1 on the yacht in Monaco.

 

There is no price just yet but don’t expect it to be affordable for the masses.