Five for the Dive – A History of Heuer’s Deep Dive Watches

With TAG Heuer today introducing its new Aquaracer “Superdiver” model (Reference WBP5A8A), waterproof to 1000 meters, it is interesting to look back through some of the brand’s previous deep dive watches and chronographs.  Prior to introducing this new Aquaracer, Heuer had produced only two watches with 1000 meter depth ratings, with these two watches being introduced in 1982 and 1984. 

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Watch Spotting – John Glenn, the Mercury Era

Sixty years ago today, on February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, completing three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes during his Mercury-Atlas 6 flight.  Of course, timing is critical for astronauts (and also for more ordinary pilots), so the community of watch collectors has shown great interest in the watches worn by astronauts.

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Introducing Three New TAG Heuer Autavias — Two Flyback Chronographs and a GMT Watch

TAG Heuer did something interesting over Christmas weekend. Without flooding social media with teases and slick videos, without enlisting the influencers and other usual suspects, and without even issuing a press release, TAG Heuer released three new models of the Autavia for sale in retail channels. And if you might be thinking that TAG Heuer releases these types of watches so often that fanfare is not warranted,

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Auction Watch – First Half 2021 Highlights

Vintage Heuer chronographs were well-represented in auctions staged by the major auction houses during the first six months of 2021.  In this posting, we’ll look at some highlights of these sales to take a measure of the market and to see what might lie ahead for the brand.  Looking at the ebbs and flows of the vintage Heuer market over the past five years,

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TAG Heuer’s Carbon Monaco for Only Watch — Meet the New “Dark Lord”

Held every other year since 2005, the “Only Watch” charity auction is a celebration of the watch industry.  Participating brands create one-off watches that are sold in the auction, with all proceeds going to an organization that conducts scientific and medical research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).  The previous eight auctions have raised over 70 million euro. 

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