Introducing the Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph — Of Hands, Heritage and Halos

Today, at Watches and Wonders in Geneva, Switzerland, TAG Heuer has introduced its new “Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph”.  Over the period from circa 1890 into the 1970s, Heuer produced many different types of split-second mechanical chronographs, but all of them were “pocket chronographs”.  Today’s new Monaco is the first mechanical split-second chronograph that TAG Heuer has made in the form of a wristwatch. 

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Sunray DX — The Corvettes and the Carreras

In 1953, Chevrolet introduced the Corvette, America’s first true sports car. Fourteen years later, the L-88 option package turned the Corvette into a factory-built racecar that would compete in international endurance racing. This is the story of how the Sunray DX racing team and car builder / racer Don Yenko successfully campaigned the L-88 Corvette in the 1967 / 1968 racing seasons.

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Retrospective — The “First Generation” Glassbox Carrera Chronographs (2015 to 2023)

Over the period from March 2015 through January 2023, TAG Heuer offered 10 versions of the “Glassbox” Carrera. The first Glassbox Carrera was a “limited production” model; the next nine were all “limited editions”. We will refer to these 10 models as the “First Generation” Glassbox Carreras.

The defining feature of the Glassbox Carrera is its crystal.

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Watching Nick Saban — The Six Watches He Wore at Alabama

On January 10, 2024, Nick Saban announced his retirement as Head Coach of the University of Alabama football team, after 17 seasons in that position.  Over his first 12 years at Alabama, Saban wore a “swag watch” that he must have received at a bowl game and two Fossil chronographs, so I decided that I was happy to watch his teams,

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Collecting 2023 — Something Old, Something New . . . and a Sixpence in My Shoe

Before the ascendancy of Instagram and Facebook, collectors often published “Year in Review” or “State of the Collection” postings. These were often exhaustive reviews of trends in the market, the development of their own collections, and similar topics. Nowadays, many collectors will simply click a couple of buttons on Instagram to post thumbnails of their most popular postings,

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