TAG Heuer Celebrates Jack Heuer’s Birthday with a Special Edition


Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of TAG Heuer’s founder, celebrates his eighty-eighth birthday this year. In honor of this symbolic eighty eighth year, which embodies luck with its double infinity loop, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is releasing a limited edition of the recently relaunched TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition was inspired by Jack’s favourite watch, the legendary Carrera-1158CHN Vintage Chronograph.

Jack Heuer’s favourite collection is the Carrera which was first launched in 1963. It is also the first timepiece that he created entirely, choosing and registering its name as well as designing its aesthetics down to the smallest details. The Carrera was awatch made for professional racing drivers that featured a highly legible, minimalist dial that has helped forge its legendary status. The name of the collection is inspired by the treacherous Carrera-Panamericana race and means „road“, „race“ or even „journey“ in Spanish.
Among all the TAG Heuer Carrera models, there is one that is particularly dear to Jack Heuer’s heart: the all-gold Heuer Carrera 1158CHN dating back to the 1970s. This iconic vintage watch has inspired the TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition. Made of rose gold, this anniversary piece marks the comeback of this precious metal to the TAG Heuer collections.

Framed by a 42 mm rose gold case, the TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition features a silver opaline dial with a duo of applied stylised infinity loops in the center of the dial, symbolising Jack’s birthday. True to the aesthetics of the original 1158CHN Heuer model, only the two sunray brushed chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock appear in contrasting black as a nod to vintage racing timepieces. As for the counter at 6 o’clock, which did not exist in the original version, it elegantly blends in tone on tone with the dial. The silhouette of the redesigned date display and the hands, whose size has been perfectly adjusted to that of the hour-markers, are two subtle details which add the finishing touch to the balanced aesthetics of this timepiece.

This chronograph is powered by the Calibre Heuer02 movement. It guarantees maximum precision and accuracy and provides an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.

The black alligator leather strap bears Jack Heuer’s signature in gold lettering.
This special edition is limited to 188 pieces; a chronograph with charisma and style which is hard to beat in terms of elegance and finesse.

Nomos Glashütte Celebrates 175 Years of Watchmaking History

This year, German watch manufacturer Nomos Glashütte is celebrating „175 Years of Watchmaking Glashütte“ and with that its own history. This celebration is certainly done in style and with haute horlogerie packaged in stainless steel in form of Lambda watches in enamel white, black, and blue limited edition.
The name Lambda comes from the world of mathematics where it stands for „intrinsic values“ – which are values that remain constant. In this anniversary edition, Nomos skillfully combines a new stainless steel case, a new size and new dials in enamel. The official name name of the series is „Lambda 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte“. All models in this special edition celebrate the stunningly simple beauty of Nomos Glashütte watches.

The polished stainless steel case makes the Lambda extremely suitable for everyday wear. The case frames the dial with a slender bezel, while the transition from the side to the back is a radiodrome; that is, a curve with a shrinking radius. The lugs reflect the curved from the case as well. The latter presents itself with a diameter of 40.5 millimetres and is water-resistant up to 3 bar.
The enamel gloss of the dials offers an unusual optical depth; an effect enhanced by the curve of the dial and the sapphire crystal glass. Nomos Glashütte has equipped the Lambda with a complication – a power reserve indicator. It is a very prominent feature, as it sweeps an arc across the dial and tracks 84 hours, or three-an-a-half days, accurate to the hour. The four needle-thin hands give this watch model a graceful elegance – with finds featues reminiscent of a kinetic sculpture.

All three Lambda 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte models are powered by the DUW 1001 calibre. This flat automatic movement with twin mainspring barrels is lavishly finished; the fine sunburst polishing on the three-quarter plate is not only eye-catchingly beautiful but also visible through the sapphire crystal case back.

All three versions of the Lambda 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte are limited to 175 pieces per colour. The watches are completed by a leather strap.

Special Edition for the German Reunification from Sinn

Germany has just celebrated the 30th anniversary of German reunification on 3 Octorber 2020. And of course, German watchmaker Sinn is acknowledging this event with the release of a special edition, the U1 DE.
For Sinn, this historical date has also it’s own significance. For the watchmaker, it’s synonymous with the story of two companies which continue to actively embrace the merging of East and West to this Day. What is meant is the partnership between Sinn Spezialuhren and Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte, which was established in 1999.

To mark this special occasion, Sinn has designed the watch in Germany’s national colours. The colours black, red and gold, which have always been a symbol of German reunification are anchored in the constitution as the colours of the flag, go all the way back to the Wars of Liberation in 1813 and 1815. The black, red and gold flag appeared in its present-day form at the Hambach Festival of 1832 for the first time. The Reunification was celebrated with the raising of the German flag in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin. So there are more than enough reasons to immortalize the colors in this special edition.

Sinn equipped the U1 DE with a black housing made of German Submarine Steel. It comes in a diameter of 44 mm and with its screw-fastened case back and the screw-down crown (the latter is placed at 4 instead of 3 o’clock in order to prevent it from squeezing into the back of the hand) the watch provides a water-resistance of 100 bar. In addition, the case is also low pressure resistant.
The dial offers hours, minutes and seconds and the seconds hand comes in a very glossy gold. At 3 o’clock, you’ll find a small date window. To ensure the best readability under bad lighting conditions, Sinn has equipped all indexes and hands with luminous paint.

The Sinn U1 DE is powered by the calibre SW 200-1. This automatic movement operates at a fequency of 28.800 vph and guarantees high precision and a very reliable performance.

This special edition is also a limited edition of only 300 pieces. The watches can be fitted with either a leather, silicone or stainless steel bracelet, depending on the customer’s preference.

For the Anniversary: „Homage to F. A. Lange Special Edition

This year, A. Lange & Söhne presented three extraordinary models of the 1815 watch family with the epithet „Homage to F. A. Lange“. The three limited editions with cases made of honey gold as well as special movement decorations and dials are dedicated to Ferdinand A. Lange and the foundation of the manufactory 175 years ago.
IN 2020, A. Lange & Söhne is celebrating not only its 175th anniversary, but also the 30th anniversary of a courageous new beginning. Inspired by long-standing tradition, the watchmakers of A. Lange & Söhne today strive to advance precision watchmaking with innovative ideas and excellent craftsmanship. Their driving motivation of never standing still is also reflected in the new anniversary edition „Homage to F. A. Lange“.

The 1815 watch family, which bears the birth year of the founder in its name, is inspired by tradition and therefore primarily stands for the classic side of A. Lange & Söhne. The family’s design transports the spirit of the pocket watches of yesteryear to the mechanical wristwatches of today. Central to this are values such as distinguised restraint and the demand for precision.
The unifying element of the three new limited editions is the case material honey gold. Additionally, all three models are characterised by special movement decorations and a special dial.

The 1815 watch family, which bears the year of the founder’s birth in its name, is strongly inspired by the Trdition and thus stands above all for the classic side of A. Lange & Söhne. Their design transfers the spirit of the pocket watches of yesteryear to the mechanical wristwatches of today. Central to this are values such as forward-looking restraint and the pursuit of precision.
The unifying element of the three limited edition watches is the honey gold case material. Furthermore, all models are characterised by special movement decorations.

1815 Thin Honeygold „Homage to F. A. Lange“

With a diameter of only 38 millimetres, this timelessly elegant two-hand wtch is a mere 6.3 millimetres high. With Arabic numerals and a railway-track minute scale, the intricately hand-made enamel dial emphasises the design inspired by Lange pocket watches. This wristwatch is limited to 175 pieces.
The 1815 Thin Honeygold is powered by the in-house calibre L093.1. This hand-wound movement offers a power reserve of 72 hours.

1815 Rattrapante Honeygold „Homage to F. A. Lange“

This is the first watch from A. Lange & Söhne which places the classic complications of timekeepking – chronograph and rattrapante – in the spotlight in their pure forms. Additionally, for this watch (which is limited to 100 pieces) the honey gold case was used for the first time in combination with a black dial made from solid silver.
The 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold is powered by the new hand-wound calibre L101.2, which operates at a frequency of 3 Hz and offers excellent precision.

Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold „Homage to F. A. Lange“

Only 50 pieces of the most complex timepiece of the new anniversary edition will be made. Two of its five complications – tourbillon and fusée-and-chain transmission – have the single purpose of further increasing the accuracy of the watch. Orchestrating the perfect interaction between chronograph, rattrapante and perpetual calendar is a major watchmaking challenge. The dial is made of black-rhodiumed honey gold with raised numerals and scales that stand out from the dark background as a ground relief.
The calibre L133.1 features not only elaborate finishes but also an outstanding complexity. It consists of 684 individual parts.

These limited watches from the special anniversary edition „Homage to F. A. Lange“ will undoubtedly quicken the pulse of every collector.

Omega Goes Platinum-Gold for the New James Bond Watch

Cutting-edge style and innovation have always been essential parts of the James Bond story. In keepting with that legacy, Omega has now delivered a brand new Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition, offering plenty of high-tech details for 007 fans to enjoy.
Omega has been equipping James Bond with its Seamaster timepiece since GoldenEye in 1995. This special new release is a proud celebration of that partnership, and provides a new addition to the 007 collection.

For an exceptional look, Omega has chosen platinum-gold for the 42-mm-case. The black ceramic bezel ring features a platinum diving scale in positive relief. It frames the black enamel dial, which has been given a spiralling gun barrel design in white gold. Fans will recognize this iconic design immediately.
As part of the Omega James Bond collection that was launched last year, the new Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition also includes a hidden number 50 within the Super-LumiNova of the 10 o’clock index – a reference to the 50th anniversary of teh James Bond film „On Her Majesty’s Secret Service“. Elsewhere on the dial, you can find a 007 logo at 7 o’clock on the white enamel minute track as well as the Bond family coat-of-arms at 12 o’clock.

Turning the watch over reveals a second Bond family coat-of-arms – a much larger one – on the sapphire crystal case back. Its captivating final effect is completed with hand-engraved finishing in the finest detail.
Through the glass, you can spy the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807 – certified at the highest standards of precixion, chronometric performance, and magnetic resistance.
This Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond wears its Numbered Editon number engraved in a platinum-gold plate on the side of the case.

Platinum gold is also used for the polished-brushed buckle of the watch’s black leather strap. Additionally, Omega also offers a black rubber strap.

Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition

Oris’s latest high-performance limited edition diver’s watch is made in support of Coral Restoration Foundation, an organisation bringing Change for the Better to the world’s oceans. And they need it, because below the surface, a global ecological disaster is unfolding.
Over the last 30 years, scientists calculate, we have lost about 50 percent of the world’s coral reefs to coral bleaching and man-made causes. And without direct action, coral reefs could become extinct inside 80 years which would be catastrophic because they provide essential ecosystem services.
Oris supports a number of non-profits, working to secure the future of the oceans. Earlier this year, the manufacturer released the first Oris Carysfort Reef Limted Edition, a 50-piece limited edition in gold and now it’s time for the second piece in stainless steel. This year that is. Overall, this Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is the third watch Oris has produced in support of Coral Restoration Foundation.

This watch is based on the famous Oris Aquis and of course, it’s a diver’s watch. It comes in a stainless steel case which measures 43.5 mm in diameter which is on the larger side, especially for Oris. But we’re not complaining, because it gives the dial room to breathe and prevents an overcrowded, hard to read look. The case is water-resistant up to 30 bar and is equipped with a bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel. Its black and blue colors are symbolizing day and night because thanks to the engraved 24-hour scale, the bezel can show another time zone – a third one that is.

The dial is deep blue and shows the very typical, easy to read Aquis design with big hands and indices, all generously coated in Super-LumiNova for easy readability no matter the lighting conditions. The Carysfort Reef Limited Edition shows hours, minutes and seconds, all via central hands. The fourth central hand is reserved for the GMT-function. The 6 o’clock position is home to a small date window. The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

Inside the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition works the Oris calibre 798. This automatic movement is based on the Sellita SW330-1, works at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of op to 42 hours. It is hidden behind a beautifully engraved case back.

You probably already figured that the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is a limited edition. There will be 2.000 watches available.

Mido Baroncelli Mechanical Limited Edition

Mido presents its slimmest mechanical watch to date: The exclusive, elegant and very slim Baroncelli Mechanical Limited Edition. This watch is a streamlined, etheral interpretation that, thanks to its radiant appearance, perfectly reflects the brand’s classic watch heritage.
Mido created the Baroncelli collection back in 1976, celebrating the timeless beauty of the Rennes Opera House. This building has always stood out both for its rich programme of performances and for the harmony of its neoclassical construction. Mido took inspiration from its rounded architecture as well as the statues of the Muses of Antiquity placed on top of the façade.

Perfectly representing Mido and its history, which has been marked by numerous creations with timeless designs, the Baroncelli Mechanical Limited Edition is dedicated to fine watchmaking enthusiasts. For the dial, a deep black lacquer was chosen and diamond-cut hands and indexes with rose gold PVD-treatment stand out against the glossy background. At 6 o’clock, a small second is positioned and the Mido Mechanical signature and the „Limited Edition“ inscription at 3’clock highlight the rarity of each watch in this series.

The Baroncelli Mechanical Limited Edition is powered by a very slim mechanical movement. It is approximately 2.5 mm thick, making this watch the slimmest mechanical calibre to be offered by Mido. The movement is based on the ETA 7002; it operates at a frequency of 21,600 Hz and offers a power reserve of at least 42 hours. In keeping with tradition, Geneva stripes adorn the components visible throught the sapphire crystal case back which is engraved with the individual serial number of each model.
All this is housed in a polished case featuring rose gold PVD-coating, less than 7 mm high in total. The case is also water-resistant up to 3 atm.

The Baroncelli Mechanical Limited Edition consists of only 2020 watches. Mido paires every one of them with a black semi-matt crocodile-look lether strap and a folding clasp.

Soonow Instant Rainbow: The Most Colorful of Skulls

When the past meets the future, something beautiful happens. It’s called the present. In these unique times, we are constantly being challenged to explore new ways of perceiving the now. And the HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow tells this intensely contemporary, fluid story in a captivating, colorful way. Time’s intrinsic flow presents itself as a broad spectrum of possibility. ‚Now‘ potentially lasts forever, as it continually becomes what was ’soon‘ just a moment ago. Stopping and preserving time are as illusory as prolonging a rainbow. All we can do is enjoy the beauty of both as they appear to us.

This multi-colored timepiece, integrating the HYT fluidic module, shows time and light performing their intrinsic magic. Its design is rooted in the truth that both are in constant motion. Its message is that both should always be appreciated and never restrained. Yellow and blue, two of the three primary colors, trace the paths of elapsed and future time respectively. The other colors of the rainbow spread across and around the dial with refined gradual shading. Light dances with 668 sapphires, amethysts and tsavorites in 14 color variations, In combination with the violet anodized titanium dial, covoered with 313 yellow gold pins, this heightenes the overall radiance of the mesmerizing, three-dimensional whole.

The look of the skeleton on the dial of the Soonow Instant Rainbow has a hypnotic quality. Its right eye shows the power reserve progressing smoothly through the entire color spectrum, as does the seconds indicator in the other socket. Different monochrome Super-LumiNova outlines, around the openings for the eyes, nose and mouth, draw the gaze. And the skull offers a grin full of solid gold teeth.

The HYT Soonow Instant Rainbow is a very limited edition with only 8 pieces available.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered

The new Grande Seconde Off-Centered by Jaquet Droz is daring to create contrast, is playing with light and transforming materials. Its new theme of gold and black jade bringts together the principal codes of the Maison in a wonderful timepiece that breaks with conventions ever so elegantly.

While the design of the Grande Seconde, created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz almost three centuries ago, is ever recognizable, it is a trademark of the Maison. And in the Grande Seconde Off-Centered it is as characteristic as ever – even if it brings a resolute difference into the collection: the time is off-center. The alignment of the hours and minutes with the independent large seconds is respected but along a slightly slanted axis, from 1 o’clock to 7 o’clock.

For the dial, Jaquet Droz focuses on one of its most impressive skills: the masterful use of minerals. Mineral dials offer unique motifs time and again. The stones, sometimes dating back several millions of years, are perfectly set in scene and reveal themselves in all their magnificent singularity.
Black jade is one such treasure. Almost exclusively of Australian origin, it comes from two principal sites in the south and east of the continent. It is an extremely hard stone, thanks to the presence of metal in its composition, and requires lengthy polishing to reveal the tiny silver sinclusions that are its hidden secret. Almost imperceptible to the naked eye, they enrich black jade with a unique reflection that does not only look stunning, but allows the knowledgeable eye to distinguish it from onyx.

The barely 1 mm thick mineral sheet of the dial is paired with a 43 mm red gold case featuring warm, coppery highlights. The two time display circles and their hands are also in red gold, creating a fascinating contrast with the black background.
Inside the 3 atm water-resistant case works the Jaquet Droz 2663A.P. This in-house automatic movement works at a frequency of 4 Hz and provide a power-reserve of up to 68 hours.

The new Grande Seconde Off-Centered is a limited edition of 88 pieces. It is completed by a black alligator leather strap.

Urwerk Ur-100 Gold Edition

This new creation is the fourt episode in the UR-100 intergalactic saga, recounting the adventures of an atypical time instrument written, produced, and directed by the horological studio Urwerk. Approaching light speed, the UR-100 pushes the boundaries of technology, design, indications and functionality. Like other Urwerk models, this latest UR-100 clearly shows that science fiction has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Baumgartner and Frei. Why else would this newest model be named after the popular Star Wars droid C-3PO.

First and foremost, the UR-100 is slim – extra-flat for a satellite-geared watch – with angular contours; it’s an elongated octagon with three notched sides. The form uses subtle asymmetry, taking clues from Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. The UR-100 is cutfrom a solid block of yellow gold, its surface satin-finished to the same pale shine as the Star Wars droid. It measures 41 x 49.7 x 14 mm and is pressure tested to 3 bar.
Topping the case is a sapphire crystal bubble reminiscent of the shape of the first Urwerk models, the dome housing the control center of this intergalactic visitor.

The UR-100’s astrophysics govern the Urwerk universe with rotating satellites displaying the hours and minutes. Isochronal revolutions create a miniature cosmic ballet, the hour satellites also displaying minutes as they traverse 120 degrees across the bright green scale. A bold red arrowhead marks the confluence of hours and minutes, offering a unique, highly legible, and intuitive time display.
At last, but certainly not least, are the discreet spacetime indications on each side of the top of the dome’s periphery. After each of the three red minute arrowheads pass the numeral 60 they disappear and then reappear again on two separate kilometer scales. The first display at 9 o’clock marks the 555 km traveled along the equator during 20 minutes of the earth’s rotation, the second display at 3 o’clock indicates the distance – 35,740 kilometres – traveled by the earth as it orbits the around the sun over 20 minutes.

The UR-100 is powered by the calibre UR 12.01. The automatic winding system is equipped with the legendary „Windfänger“. This planetary gear limits the speed of rotation of the rotor, minimizing both excessive winding and wear and maximizing reliability and lifespan.
This automatic movement operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of at least 48 hours.

The UR-100 C-3PO is a special edition limited to 25 pieces.