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TAG Heuer continues to update its Aquaracer Professional 300 collection with a new blue, yellow and white GMT edition that offers a hyper-clean, highly visible model to this serious dive series.

The new 43mm-steel-cased TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT.

TAG Heuer says its designers opted for the ocean-hued color scheme to “represent the sky, the sun, the water and the crashing waves near the shore.” 

The dial on the new 43mm-steel-cased TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT retains the collection’s signature horizontal lines, here in dark blue, which makes the white luminous hands and markers all the more visible. Yellow comes in to the picture via the rhodium-plated central seconds hand, which has a yellow lacquer tip, and a yellow GMT hand.

TAG Heuer excels with it bezels, and this model’s two-color bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel underscores that sentiment. Set with a 24-hour GMT scale, the markers are engraved into the ceramic and then filled with contrasting colors: black for day time and white for night.

Note the detail where the numerals 18 and 6 seamlessly which cross the point where the blue and white ceramic meet.

In addition to signature fluted, 12-sided Aquaracer bezel and the generous luminosity, the watch’s dive specifications echo those found in earlier Professional 300 models, namely a screwed and protected crown, 300 meters of water resistance, a sapphire crystal, and a double safety clasp.

Like other TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT models, this new edition features a steel back decorated with a repeating hexagon motif and the ‘scaphander’ diving suit, first seen on the 2004 Aquaracer.Inside, TAG Heuer fits its Caliber 7 automatic movement, with a power reserve of fifty hours.

TAG Heuer will offer the new Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT on either a stainless steel metal bracelet or on a deep midnight blue rubber strap to match the dial and bezel. Both feature an ergonomic fine adjustment system. 

Prices: $3,500 (rubber strap) and $3,800 (steel bracelet).

 

TAG Heuer heats up its Carrera collection with the new TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition, a crimson-red-dialed Carrera that echoes the watchmaker’s long-standing role as a watch of choice among professional race car drivers.

The new TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition.

   

Seen infrequently within the full TAG Heuer collection today (with the exception of a few Formula 1 models and this stunning bronze-cased Autavia watch), red has long been a favorite accent color for the watchmaker.

A red tachymeter scale dominated many Carrera models in the 1960s. Similarly, we’ve also seen bright red hands for decades on the Heuer Monaco. More recently, a few of you might recall the 2010 remake of the stunning 1974 Heuer Silverstone.

This newest red-dialed beauty features a brushed sunray dial with nicely snailed chronograph counters that allow light to reflect and refract. 

TAG Heuer has been careful to attend to the Carrera’s signature lugs, pushers, glass-box sapphire crystal and tri-compax layout. Modern touches appear with SuperLuminova coatings on the faceted hands and indexes, a clear sapphire back and the slightly larger 39mm case size.

 

Inside, TAG Heuer places its excellent Calibre Heuer 02, which boasts eighty hours of power reserve and a (red-tinted) column-wheel. Framing the movement is a special engraving that extols the limited nature of this new watch, which TAG Heuer is offering as a limited edition of 600 pieces. Price: $6,750.

TAG Heuer revisits a 1969 original with the new TAG Heuer Monaco Purple Dial Limited Edition, which combines historical Monaco detailing with a new hue that echoes aged blue metallic dials.

The new TAG Heuer Monaco Purple Dial Limited Edition.

The new watch plays on how aging and light has altered many original blue dials found on decades-old collector favorites, including Heuer Monaco references 1113B, the Heuer Chronomatic and the later 1533 Caliber 15.

At the time, Heuer used a metallic blue paint over the dial’s brass plate. As the brass patinated on these original Monaco watches, their dial color frequently changed from metallic blue to a dégradé purple color, which many collectors today find pleasing.

TAG Heuer skips that aging process entirely with this new watch, launching a limited edition Monaco in its original 39mm case size and with a gradient purple dial that darkens at its edges—echoing the vintage Monaco survivors.

On this modernized model, TAG Heuer infuses the dial with rhodium-plated indexes, adds white SuperLuminova to the hands and markers and enhances the two black sub-counters with a bit of smokiness.

TAG Heuer fits the watch with its excellent in-house chronograph movement, Calibre Heuer 02, 
 which boasts a full eighty hours of power reserve and is visible through the sapphire caseback. The movement itself is also decorated with a custom rotor and column wheel that feature engravings with purple details.

Need more purple? TAG Heuer has you covered as the Le Locle watchmaker also lines its black alligator strap with purple on the inside.

TAG Heuer offer its Monaco Purple Dial Limited Edition exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques. Price: $7,150.

 

The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will host an online watch auction July 6 to July 13, with proceeds to assist HSNY as it advances the art and science of horology. Funds raised from the auction will underwrite offering financial aid to watchmaking institutions and scholarships to full-time watchmaking students.

Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction will include interesting and often rare watches from Swiss, German, Japanese and American brands, including a Tiffany-stamped watch, one prototype model and many others. Bidding is encouraged with a ‘No Reserve’ policy in force.

Here are the Lot items from Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction.

Lot 1 Unimatic x Massena LAB, U1-MLBN “Family and Friends”, DLC-plated stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Massena LAB.

Lot 2 Nomos Glashütte, Ludwig Neomatik 39, stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Nomos Glashütte.

Lot 3 Equation of Time x Atom Moore ‘Fat Arrow’ Prototype, stainless steel, circa 2022. Brand New, with limited edition metal print. Atom Moore and Roland Murphy/EOT Watches.

 

Lot 4 Grand Seiko, Reference SBGW277 U.S. Exclusive, stainless steel, circa 2021. Brand New. Donated by Grand Seiko.

Lot 5 Ulysse Nardin, open-face chronograph pocket watch with certificate and presentation box, gunmetal blue steel, circa 1912. Donated by Ulysse Nardin.

Lot 6 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, stainless steel, circa 2022. Brand New. Donated by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Lot 7 Paket Philippe, Reference 715, open-face pocket watch retailed by Tiffany & Co., 18K yellow gold, circa 1967. Donated by Collectability.

Lot 8 TAG Heuer, Hodinkee TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Dato’ Limited Edition, stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Hodinkee. .

Lot 9 Zenith, Collective x Zenith Chronomaster El Primero C.01, stainless steel, circa 2019. Pre Owned. Donated by Collective Horology.

“The watches donated for HSNY’s 2022 auction are amusing, exciting, historical and most of all – meaningful,” said HSNY Executive Director Nicholas Manousos. “The proceeds from the generosity of the donors and bidders will go a long way towards ensuring the success of watchmaking students, and I encourage everyone to bid with that in mind.”

“We are honored and delighted to once again support HSNY’s efforts that continue to advance watchmaking science and culture in the United States,” adds Paul Boutros, Phillips’ Head of Watches, Americas. “One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of each watch, including Phillips’ buyers’ premium, will benefit HSNY’s educational programs, scholarships, and watchmaking school awards.”

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo (at 432 Park Avenue in New York) will be hosting viewings of Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction by appointment only from July 6-13. To schedule an appointment contact watchesny@phillips.com.

 

The new 43 mm TAG Heuer Formula 1 Indy 500 2022 Limited Edition chronograph displays more racetrack-inspired details than we’ve seen on previous TAG Heuer Indy 500 watches.

 

The new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Indy 500 2022 Limited Edition chronograph.

In part that’s because this year TAG Heuer closely collaborated with its resident Indy driver Alexander Rossi, a TAG Heuer ‘friend’ who will be wearing the new watch during the famed Indy 500 race this Sunday, May 29.

Right away you’ll see the Indy 500 logo engraved in gold on the watch’s ceramic bezel framing an inner bezel colored to echo the brick red that gives the racetrack its Brickyard nickname. Look toward the 6 o’clock location however to see the 1/10th second chronograph counter and the dial’s real treat: a depiction of the track’s famed Pagoda control structure.

With an Indy 500 engraving dominating its case back, this Formula 1 Indy 500 2022 Limited Edition chronograph is ready to race. TAG Heuer adds that Rossi’s helmet will also reflect the look and colors of the new watch.

The quartz-powered chronograph is water-resistant to 200-meters and highly shock resistant. Its steel three-row bracelet fits the watch over a racing suit with use of a folding clasp with a double safety system and pilot extension.

TAG Heuer is offering the Formula 1 Indy 500 2022 Limited Edition chronograph as a limited edition of 500, each priced at $2,400.