Hands-on – TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 02 “Grand Prix de Monaco Historique” Edition

Racing along the tight curves of the Formula 1 city circuit, historic cars compete in the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a reference in the motoring world and one of the most important historic car racing events. TAG Heuer, maker of iconic racing chronographs, including the Monaco, was already the Official Watch of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Monaco Top Cars Collection. The brand has now been appointed Official Sponsor and Timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique… Some partnerships just seem like natural fits. AUTO…

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Introducing – The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, Now in Sedna Gold

When referring to the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, one of the most enduring dive watches on the market and a pioneer of the genre launched in 1953, we should actually mention two different watches. The first is the large and robust version, with its distinctive sapphire bezel. The second is a sleeker model, with an instrumental look, the Bathyscaphe, which back in the late 1950s was a diver’s watch in a size suited to everyday wear. Today, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe gets a luxurious touch with a case made of…

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Introducing – Favre Leuba Sky Chief Date 43mm, Now with Green and White Dials

Next to the bold and technical Raider Harpoon, Bivouac 9000 or Bathy 120 Memodepth, the Favre Leuba Sky Chief Date is the brand’s most classic offering. Nonetheless, the model retains an asserted personality. In particular, its round case stands out with its signature “bridge” shaping the profile of the case and its faceted bezel. After launching a 40mm version in 2019, Favre Leuba now introduces three new models of the 43mm version fitted with new dials and bezel combinations. The two new dial colours added to the collection are a…

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Buying Guide – 5 Cool Bronze Watches for Patina Lovers

Bronze, one of the first alloys concocted by man, has been used to centuries. This durable metal is known for a wide range of uses including for crafting watches that stand out with their vintage appeal and golden-brown hue. However, all that glitters is not gold! Strong and tough, it is often used to craft tool watches. However, you need to be aware that bronze oxidizes… but only on its outer layer that protects the metal from further corrosion. As such, it slowly develops a patina that makes each watch…

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The Petrolhead Corner – Busted! Caught Cheating at Racing – Part 2

As we’ve seen last week, cheating is a part of life, part of racing. Human nature taking over and not resisting the urge to get an unfair advantage over other competitors. When stakes are high, things like greed or pride creep up on us. I’m sure we’ve all had the sensation of doing something that goes against rules once or twice in our lives. The important thing is, what do you do with that sensation? Do you give in, or do you stand firm and obey the rules? Here are…

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Face-to-Face – Rolex Submariner 116610LN vs Omega Seamaster Diver 300m

In the world of diver’s watches, there are two major ones, two that are well known to you and even to many people who are absolutely not into watches. Sure, there are quite a few iconic dive watches, impressive dive watches, but in reality, taking sales numbers into account, the two best-known and most recognizable dive watches are the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster. We’re going to have a face-off with the Rolex Submariner 116610LN and the Bond watch, the blue version of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m that…

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Letter From The Editor – Holidays, Geneva Watch Days, Videos and Continued Coverage

To say that these are weird times would be the understatement of the century. But as I announced in March, we would continue our coverage on watches, as we usually do, and refrain from discussing the COVID-19 situation. We’re here for watches and hopefully, we’ve been able to bring you a bit of horological solace in these strange times. And because both Xavier and I travelled much less than usual, we’ve even been able to increase our daily coverage from the world of watches. Here’s what you can expect from…

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Introducing – Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear “Ocean”

Chronoswiss is unanimously recognized as the regulator specialist. Born in 1983, the brand quickly made this historical display its hallmark, with most of its collections based on this display that refers to the old days of watchmaking. Since then, Chronoswiss has been working hard to give this display a modern look, yet remaining true to the origins of the brand. Just in time for summer, there’s a new, bold and colour edition coming, the Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear “Ocean”. The regulator is a unique display that consists in separating…

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Introducing – The MB&F X L’Epée X Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze

First teased as a unique piece for Only Watch 2019, T-Rex was the result of yet another fruitful collaboration between watchmaker MB&F and clockmaker L’Epée. A clock with dinosaur legs… Yes, this was another example of Max Büsser’s wildly imaginative pieces. Today, there’s an even bolder, even wilder version coming, imagined together with watch expert William Massena, with a structure executed in patinated bronze. Rugged and organic, meet the MB&F X L’Epée X Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze.  A suspended movement with a Murano glass display and attached to the bony legs of a Tyrannosaurus…

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Introducing – Norqain Independence 20, With Kenissi Manufacture Movement (Live Pics & Price)

Norqain is a young watch brand, and even though it launched only 2 years ago, it is already well-established and has built a comprehensive collection of sports/adventure watches. Well-executed and nicely designed models are proposed, all powered by mechanical movements (until now supplied by Sellita). Today, the brand moves one step further in its quest for independence, with a new watch suitably named Independence 20, and featuring for the first time a manufacture movement by Kenissi. This new era for Norqain doesn’t come as a surprise, since we already announced…

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