Announcing the #Chronomatic50 Celebration – 03.03.2019

On March 3, 1969, at press conferences held simultaneously at the Intercontinental hotel in Geneva and the Pan Am Building in New York City, Breitling and Heuer announced their development of the world’s first automatic chronograph.  Breitling and Heuer had teamed with Hamilton-Buren and Dubois Depraz, with these two partners being responsible for the technical development of the new Chronomatic (Caliber 11) movement. 

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Introducing the Carrera Heuer 02 by Fragment Design / Hiroshi Fujiwara (LE)

In a companion posting for Hodinkee, we have discussed the Carrera Heuer 02 by Fragment Design / Hiroshi Fujiwara, in the context of other re-editions of the Heuer Carrera.  In this posting, I will cover the basics of the Fragment Carrera and also provide some impressions of my first few days wearing the watch.

The Elevator Version

In the Carrera by Fragment Design,

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Registry of Black PVD Monacos

There has been considerable controversy and debate about the question of (a) whether Heuer actually produced Black PVD Monacos or (b) whether Heuer might have commenced the project of producing these watches, but abandoned the project after encountering difficulties, leaving some of these watches produced by Heuer (as pre-production prototypes) and others to be assembled from the parts that Heuer had ordered for the project.

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Welcome to OnTheDash 2018

OnTheDash has been online since February 2003. We refreshed the graphics in 2009, but the site has been running on the same software for the past 15 years.

Today, we are introducing an entirely new OnTheDash. The visual design is new, but more importantly, the software that runs the site is entirely new.

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Found: The First Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer (pre-Heuer)

In this guest posting, David Pearce tells us about his discovery of what seems to be the first model of Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer chronograph, from the days before Heuer was making these watches for Abercrombie & Fitch. 

The Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer chronographs, with their distinctive ‘tide-indicator’ sub-dials, are already well known among collectors of vintage watches.

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