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Breitling | Navitimer Cosmonaute – New Watch 2022

EN EL LANZAMIENTO DEL NUEVO NAVITIMER COSMONAUTE, BREITLING PRESENTA EL “PRIMER RELOJ DE PULSERA SUIZO EN EL ESPACIO” ORIGINAL POR PRIMERA VEZ DESDE SU MISIÓN DE 1962

En el 60 aniversario de su viaje a bordo de la nave espacial Aurora 7, el mítico reloj con esfera de 24 horas está listo para despegar una vez más en una nueva versión que rinde homenaje a la histórica misión.

Para conmemorar la ocasión, Breitling ofreció la primera exhibición pública del Cosmonaute original desde 1962 y reveló la increíble historia del reloj.

Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Edición Limitada_Ref. PB02301A1B1P1_RGB

En la década de 1960, el Navitimer de Breitling era el reloj de aviador indiscutible. Pero la atención del mundo estaba avanzando rápidamente más allá de los viajes aéreos y hacia la exploración espacial, y eso significaba que un tipo diferente de carrera espacial estaba en marcha silenciosamente. Esta vez, entre relojeros que compiten por ser los primeros en las muñecas de los astronautas.

La experiencia de Breitling en relojes de aviación llevó a la marca a la cabeza del grupo. El 24 de mayo de 1962, Breitling reclamó oficialmente el título de “primer reloj de pulsera suizo en el espacio” después de que el astronauta Scott Carpenter orbitara la Tierra tres veces mientras usaba el Navitimer Cosmonaute durante su misión Mercury-Atlas 7. El reloj había sido un pedido personal de Carpenter, una variación del icónico reloj de aviador que había encontrado en sus días de vuelo, pero con un dial de 24 horas para diferenciar el día de la noche en el espacio.

Hoy, en el 60 aniversario de esa misión, Breitling no solo presentó el Navitimer Cosmonaute original de Carpenter, sino que también lanzó un tributo moderno a él. Este lanzamiento especial está limitado a 362 piezas que reconocen tanto las circunnavegaciones de la Tierra de la nave espacial como el año en que la misión hizo historia, marcando un paso crucial en los vuelos espaciales tripulados.

Histórico Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute de 1962 y el nuevo Navitimer Cosmonaute Limited Edition (de izquierda a derecha)_CMYK

Georges Kern, CEO de Breitling, dice: “Cuando presentamos el Navitimer rediseñado a principios de este año, una pregunta en boca de todos era: ‘¿Qué pasa con el Cosmonaute?’ Hoy, estoy encantado de anunciar finalmente dos revelaciones de Cosmonaute: la primera exhibición pública del reloj que Scott Carpenter usó en el espacio, y un reloj de edición limitada del 60 aniversario que rinde homenaje

UN PEDAZO DE HISTORIA ESPACIAL EN UNA VISUALIZACIÓN PÚBLICA POR PRIMERA VEZ

El 24 de mayo de 1962, cinco horas después del lanzamiento, la cápsula espacial Aurora 7 con Carpenter a bordo amerizó a salvo en el Atlántico. La operación de recuperación duró tres horas, y la larga exposición al agua de mar provocó daños irreparables en el Cosmonaute de Carpenter. Breitling reemplazó de inmediato el reloj de Carpenter, pero esa pieza maltratada y corroída de la historia espacial permaneció en los archivos de la familia Breitling, sin restaurar y ampliamente desconocida. Es decir, hasta hoy.

Ahora, exactamente 60 años después de su vuelo histórico, ese gran reloj espacial se exhibió por primera vez para coleccionistas seleccionados, periodistas y entusiastas de los relojes en un evento de temática espacial en Zúrich. Fue una tarde de interacción animada, organizada conjuntamente por Georges Kern y el exastronauta de la NASA Scott Kelly, y contó con una impresionante lista de oradores invitados que incluyeron miembros de la  familia Carpenter, Gregory Breitling y el historiador y coleccionista Fred Mandelbaum. Los panelistas reflexionaron sobre la creación del Cosmonaute, la importancia de la misión de Carpenter y cómo ambos encajan en el contexto más amplio del programa espacial en ese momento.

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Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition_Ref. PB02301A1B1P1_CMYK

También se exhibió un Cosmonaute que alguna vez fue propiedad del astronauta John Glenn y adquirido en una subasta en 2019 por Gregory Breitling.

EL RELOJ DE 24 HORAS, CONMEMORATIVO Y RENOVADO

El Cosmonaute es un auténtico Navitimer, lo que significa que tiene todas las características del icono de la aviación de Breitling: la regla de cálculo circular para realizar cálculos matemáticos, el
logotipo de “alas” de la Asociación de Pilotos y Propietarios de Aeronaves y el trío de subesferas de cronógrafo. Lo que separa al Cosmonaute del resto de su familia es su capacidad de decir el tiempo de 24 horas. El Calibre B02 de la Manufactura Breitling
fue diseñado específicamente para esta tarea.

A primera vista, el nuevo Cosmonaute es una reproducción fiel del original, hecho atemporal con una esfera completamente negra y una correa de piel de aligátor negra o un brazalete de acero inoxidable de siete filas. Sin embargo, en una inspección más cercana, el reloj de 41 mm de elegantes proporciones está repleto de nuevas características. Uno es su bisel de platino, un toque premium que hace que esta edición sea aún más una pieza de colección.

Otro es su fondo de caja de cristal de zafiro abierto que brinda una ventana al movimiento B02 con sus grabados especiales en el puente para marcar la ocasión: las palabras “Carpenter”, “Aurora 7” y “3 órbitas alrededor de la Tierra”, junto con el nombre de el grupo original de siete astronautas elegidos para los primeros vuelos espaciales tripulados por humanos de la NASA, Mercury 7.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – MAY 24: Matt Carpenter, Nick Carpenter and Kris Stoever during the Breitling launch of the new Navitimer Cosmonaute and the unveiling of the original “first Swiss wristwatch in space” at a space-themed event on May 24, 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Breitling)

Mientras que otras marcas de relojes afirman ser primicias en el espacio, solo Breitling puede llamarse a sí mismo el “primer reloj de pulsera suizo en el espacio”. El único otro reloj suizo que había alcanzado la órbita anteriormente era un cronómetro de bolsillo equipado con una correa. Mientras tanto, el Cosmonaute, un reloj de pulsera usado en el espacio y diseñado de acuerdo con las especificaciones de un astronauta, se mantuvo exactamente con esas especificaciones cuando estuvo disponible para su compra en 1962. El reloj de 24 horas no solo se convirtió en un éxito entre los coleccionistas, sino que se vio con frecuencia en las muñecas de otros astronautas.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – MAY 24: The Breitling launch of the new Navitimer Cosmonaute and the unveiling of the original “first Swiss wristwatch in space” at a space-themed event on May 24, 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Breitling)

El Cosmonaute de hoy nos lleva a los orígenes de los viajes espaciales, cuando la carrera estaba en marcha, había mucho en juego y cada misión era un triunfo del ingenio humano. Este nuevo reloj honra la estética del Cosmonaute original, con sutiles actualizaciones que funcionan casi imperceptiblemente para darle su atractivo moderno y retro. Como tributo final, el fondo de la caja está grabado con la fecha de la misión de Carpenter, “ONE OF 362”, y la frase “First Swiss Wristwatch in Space”.

Historical Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute from 1962 and the original Navitimer Cosmonaute/ first Swiss wristwatch in space worn by Scott Carpenter during his Mercury-Atlas 7 mission in 1962 (left to right)_RGB

BREITLING
Fundada en 1884, Breitling es una de las principales relojeras suizas. La empresa innovadora inventó el cronógrafo moderno y fue pionera en el reloj de herramientas de navegación. Hoy en día, todavía está abriendo nuevos caminos como una marca de lujo informal, inclusiva y sostenible con más de 150 tiendas minoristas inspiradas en lofts industriales en todo el mundo. Las colecciones de Breitling se centran en actividades aéreas, terrestres y marítimas, todas capturadas en el inconfundible estilo retro moderno de la marca. La calidad excepcional de cada movimiento de reloj se confirma por su condición de cronómetro certificado por COSC, y la marca sigue siendo una de los pocos relojeros independientes que produce sus propios calibres de fabricación. Combinando la relojería clásica con las últimas innovaciones, Breitling es tanto una empresa con historia como una que está adelantada a su tiempo.

OMEGA – Speedmaster Moonwatch 2022

OMEGA – Speedmaster Moonwatch

SPEEDMASTER MOONWATCH PROFESSIONAL

El Speedmaster Moonwatch sigue siendo un verdadero icono en el mundo de la relojería. El legendario cronógrafo, en su más reciente actualización, ha tomado como inspiración su diseño original, y se le ha otorgado la certificación Master Chronometer que le proporciona aún más fiabilidad y excelencia.

ANIVERSARIO DEL PRIMER ALUNIZAJE

UNA FECHA MEMORABLE

Cuando Buzz Aldrin pisó la superficie lunar en 1969, el Speedmaster Professional se convirtió en el primer reloj que se llevó en la Luna. 53 años después, el astronauta aún puede recordar ese momento histórico, cuando la humanidad se adentró con audacia en una nueva frontera y el legendario cronógrafo OMEGA registró su hora más famosa.

DISEÑO ATEMPORAL

El reloj presenta una caja asimétrica de 42 mm en acero noble y está realizado en el estilo clásico de 4.ª generación que utilizaron los astronautas del Apolo 11 durante el primer alunizaje de la historia. Elija entre el modelo con cristal hesalite y fondo de caja con un Hipocampo grabado en relieve o el modelo con cristal de zafiro en ambas caras.

El Speedmaster de 4.ª generación -referencia ST 105.012- es famoso por ser uno de los relojes que se utilizaron en la Luna.

LA CARA VISIBLE

  • Además de presentar sus tres subesferas de cronógrafo, la esfera achaflanada negra incluye agujas de minutos y segundos de cronógrafo abovedadas, así como una escala de minutos ajustada a la frecuencia del nuevo movimiento.

  • Especialmente para los aficionados al Speedmaster y a los detalles históricos, el famoso punto sobre 90 (DON o “Dot over Ninety”) y un punto diagonal a 70 están incluidos en el aro del bisel de aluminio anodizado.

  • Creado con un nuevo diseño, el cierre del brazalete incorpora un logotipo OMEGA pulido sobre una tapa con acabado satinado. Maravillosamente refinado, con 15 mm de ancho, también incluye dos pulsadores pulidos en una nueva versión oval.

LOS CUATRO TRIPULANTES

Hay cuatro atractivos modelos en acero que forman la colección Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer. Los modelos con cristal hesalite pueden elegirse con pulsera de tela de nailon o con un brazalete de acero noble totalmente cepillado. Los modelos con cristal de zafiro pueden elegirse con pulsera de piel o brazalete de acero noble con eslabones pulidos y cepillados.

ELIJA

CRISTAL HESALITE

CRISTAL DE ZAFIRO

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ROLEX: el Oyster Perpetual Day-Date es el reloj más prestigioso y exclusivo de la colección Oyster Perpetual.

ROLEX: el Oyster Perpetual Day-Date es el reloj más prestigioso y exclusivo de la colección Oyster Perpetual.

En su lanzamiento en 1956, el Day-Date supuso una gran innovación: fue el primer reloj de pulsera con calendario que indicaba, además de la fecha, el día de la semana completo en una ventana en la esfera, una hazaña técnica en el tiempo. El Day-Date solo se ha fabricado con metales preciosos: oro amarillo, blanco o Everose de 18 quilates, o platino 950.

EL ‘RELOJ DE LOS PRESIDENTES’
Usado por muchas de las figuras políticas, directores y visionarios del mundo, el Day-Date es reconocible al instante, en particular gracias a su emblemático brazalete President, cuyo nombre evocador, junto con las figuras eminentes que lo han usado, aseguró que el Day-Date se conociera como el “reloj de los presidentes”.

DÍA Y FECHA INSTANTÁNEOS
El calendario de Day-Date muestra el día de la semana completo en una ventana en forma de arco a las 12 en punto, además de la fecha en una ventana separada a las 3 en punto. Esta pantalla se basa en mecanismos de disco; el día y la fecha cambian de forma simultánea e instantánea. La indicación del día de la semana está disponible en 26 idiomas. El Day-Date también está equipado con un mecanismo que permite un ajuste rápido del día y la fecha utilizando la corona de cuerda.

EL DAY-DATE, CRONÓMETRO SUPERLATIVO CERTIFICADO
Como todos los relojes Rolex, el Day-Date está cubierto por la certificación Superlative Chronometer redefinida por Rolex en 2015. Esta designación exclusiva atestigua que cada reloj que sale de los talleres de la marca ha superado con éxito una serie de pruebas realizadas por Rolex en sus propios laboratorios y según sus propios criterios. Estas pruebas de certificación se aplican al reloj completamente ensamblado, después de la caja del movimiento, lo que garantiza un rendimiento superlativo en la muñeca en términos de precisión, reserva de marcha, impermeabilidad y cuerda automática. El estado de cronómetro superlativo está simbolizado por el sello verde que viene con cada reloj Rolex y se combina con una garantía internacional de cinco años.

La precisión de cada movimiento, oficialmente certificado como cronómetro por el Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), es probada por segunda vez por Rolex después de ser encajonado, para garantizar que cumple con criterios que son mucho más estrictos que los de la certificación oficial. La precisión de un cronómetro superlativo de Rolex es del orden de −2/+2 segundos por día: la desviación de velocidad tolerada por la marca para un reloj terminado es significativamente menor que la aceptada por COSC solo para la certificación oficial del movimiento.

La prueba de certificación Superlative Chronometer se lleva a cabo después de la caja utilizando equipos de última generación especialmente desarrollados por Rolex y de acuerdo con una metodología exclusiva que simula las condiciones en las que se usa un reloj y representa más fielmente la experiencia de la vida real. La serie de pruebas totalmente automatizadas también comprueba la impermeabilidad, la capacidad de carga automática y la reserva de marcha del 100 % de los relojes Rolex. Estas pruebas complementan sistemáticamente las pruebas de calificación durante el desarrollo y la producción, para garantizar la confiabilidad, robustez y resistencia de los relojes al magnetismo y los golpes.

EL ESTUCHE OYSTER, SÍMBOLO DE IMPERMEABILIDAD
La caja Oyster del Day-Date, de 36 o 40 mm de diámetro y hermética garantizada hasta una profundidad de 100 metros (330 pies), es un modelo de robustez y elegancia. La caja central está hecha de un bloque sólido de oro de 18 quilates o platino 950. El fondo de la caja, bordeado con un fino estriado, está herméticamente atornillado con una herramienta especial que solo permite el acceso al movimiento a los relojeros certificados por Rolex. La corona de cuerda Twinlock, equipada con un sistema de doble impermeabilidad, se atornilla de forma segura a la caja. El bisel puede ser estriado o engastado con diamantes. La indicación de la fecha a las 3 en punto se amplía con una lente Cyclops en el cristal, que está hecho de zafiro prácticamente resistente a los arañazos y se beneficia de un revestimiento antirreflectante. La caja impermeable Oyster ofrece una protección óptima para el movimiento del Day-Date.

CALIBRE PERPETUO 3255
El Day-Date 36 y el Day-Date 40 están equipados con el calibre 3255, un movimiento mecánico automático desarrollado y fabricado íntegramente por Rolex. Una demostración consumada de la tecnología, este movimiento lleva una serie de patentes. Ofrece un rendimiento excepcional en términos de precisión, reserva de marcha, resistencia a los golpes, comodidad y fiabilidad.

El oscilador del calibre 3255 tiene un gran volante de inercia variable regulado con gran precisión mediante tuercas Microstella de oro. Se mantiene firmemente en su lugar mediante un puente transversal de altura ajustable que permite un posicionamiento muy estable para aumentar la resistencia a los golpes. El oscilador también está montado sobre amortiguadores Paraflex de alto rendimiento, diseñados por Rolex y patentados.

El calibre 3255 presenta una versión optimizada de la espiral azul Parachrom, fabricada por Rolex en una aleación paramagnética. Insensible a los campos magnéticos, la espiral Parachrom ofrece una gran estabilidad frente a las variaciones de temperatura. Está equipado con un overcoil Rolex, lo que garantiza su regularidad en cualquier posición.

Este calibre incorpora el escape patentado Chronergy, fabricado en níquel-fósforo, que combina una alta eficiencia energética con una gran fiabilidad y además es insensible a los campos magnéticos.

El calibre 3255 está equipado con un módulo de cuerda automática con un rotor Perpetual, que asegura la cuerda continua del resorte principal aprovechando los movimientos de la muñeca para proporcionar una fuente constante de energía. Gracias a su arquitectura de barrilete ya la eficiencia superior del escape, la reserva de marcha de este movimiento se extiende hasta aproximadamente 70 horas.

El movimiento del Day-Date solo lo verán los relojeros certificados de Rolex, pero está bellamente acabado y decorado de acuerdo con los estrictos estándares de calidad de la marca.

EL BRAZALETE PRESIDENT
Creado especialmente para el Day-Date y presentado en 1956 en el lanzamiento del modelo, el elegante e imponente brazalete President es inherente al prestigio del reloj. Inmediatamente reconocible, este brazalete de oro macizo de 18 quilates o platino 950 con tres eslabones semicirculares proporciona total fiabilidad y comodidad.

El brazalete President está equipado con un Crownclasp oculto, abierto con una corona Rolex con bisagras: el toque estético y funcional final de este brazalete. Incluye inserciones de cerámica en el interior de los eslabones para mejorar su flexibilidad y longevidad. Un sistema de fijación oculto en el brazalete garantiza una continuidad visual perfecta entre el brazalete y la caja.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier
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Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier

Searching for inspiration in the most unexpected places is in Roger Dubuis’ DNA. This includes uniting with world-famous urban culture artists who share its values to break the rules, showcase radical expertise, and obsess daily over the design of the future.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier

Continuing on a journey to create boundary-breaking masterpieces, Roger Dubuis is proud to introduce the third timepiece from its Urban Culture Tribe with the Excalibur Sorayama Monobalancier (MB).

Pioneer in his art, the world-famous Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama has been inspiring his peers for decades. By inventing his super-realist feminine “Sexy Robots”, he broke conventions and shook traditions. His talent has been rewarded by multiple awards and his genius led him to work with the biggest names across high fashion, technology, and music. Knowing he chooses to pursue opportunities that force him to push the boundaries of his art, Roger Dubuis invited him to the Manufacture to take on the creative challenge: to reinterpret the Maison’s astral signature.

Embracing this opportunity to infuse his realistic and expressive signature design, the innovative artist co-created a timepiece that merges one radical world with another. Hyper performing, hyper inspiring, and hyper hypnotic, the result is modern art for the wrist.

HYPNOTIC ART FOR THE WRIST

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Roger Dubuis made the decision to recraft and reshape its own work of art – the Excalibur Monobalancier – earlier this year. Clean cut lines on both case and movement create a heightened sense of depth, while the signature star now levitates freely above the barrel. An evolution that not only raises the timepiece to an even higher standard, but also makes it an exciting and versatile canvas for Sorayama to express himself.

Reinterpreting the Excalibur MB with hyper expressivity and sophistication, the artist chose to be provocative by breaking the Maison’s design codes. Curvy lines and a full shine finish blur the sharp design and contrasted finishes Roger Dubuis usually signs its masterpieces with. Sorayama borrowed further cues from his own iconic creations by echoing his 3D sculptures within the polished titanium finish. This striking aesthetics required the Maison’s hyper-skilled watchmakers to develop unusual processes to replicate the desired shiny effect. A first for the Maison and highly challenging task especially when it came to polish fully the titanium case and bracelet. Determined to bring even more play with light to the timepiece, Sorayama also reimagined Roger Dubuis’ micro-rotor to create a hypnotising moiré optical illusion triggered by the natural fluid movements of the wearer’s wrist. This captivating and endless rippling effect – another first for both the artist and Maison – required months of in-house prototyping seeking for the right combination of materials, decorations and finishes. The final execution associates an extremely precise and optimal distance between each line of the stamped décor, with a traditional three-hour long guilloché technique on specific parts of the micro-rotor and an innovative assembly process placing a stamped sapphire dial above the reimagined micro-rotor.

As described by Sorayama, the result is the optimal harmony of two artists coming together: “The Excalibur Sorayama MB is a perfect blend of two worlds, with Roger Dubuis’ and my signature both recognisable at first sight. I’m thrilled we were able to bring such a hyper expressive timepiece to life. By pushing our limits, we’ve created a distinctive moiré and a singular masterpiece.”

HYPER MECHANICS MADE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

As artistically inspiring as technically impressive, the Excalibur Sorayama MB houses an automatic calibre recently enhanced with a series of mechanical and aesthetic improvements.

Motivated by a desire for hyper performance, Roger Dubuis’ engineers increased the power reserve of the RD720SQ to 72 hours. They also optimised the micro-rotor to minimise vibrations and doubled the balance wheel inertia to improve stability and make it less sensitive to shocks. Better efficiency and energy transmission was further increased through the use of a new lube and by optimising the shape of the escapement wheel, pairing it with adjustable pallet-stones, and constructing both elements from diamond-coated silicon.

Such high standards of horological mastery and craftsmanship are rewarded with the Poinçon de Genève; one of the most exclusive stamps of certification in watchmaking today.

The hyper sophisticated masterpiece is also the first Roger Dubuis titanium grade 5 bracelet to feature its Quick Release System for ease and versatility. Housed in a 42 mm case crafted from titanium grade 5 as well, this exclusive artwork is limited to just 28 pieces and at first available in Japan only.

Together with its friends, the Maison shows what happens when rules are rejected and creativity is unleashed. In bringing a visionary artist together with incredible watchmakers, Roger Dubuis proves once again it is unquestionably the most exciting way to experience Hyper Horology™.

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Starring Ryan Gosling, a TAG Heuer brand ambassador who is the face of the iconic TAG Heuer Carrera

Starring Ryan Gosling, a TAG Heuer brand ambassador who is the face of the iconic TAG Heuer Carrera

The Swiss luxury watch brand has announced a partnership with Netflix for their new film from Joe & Anthony Russo, The Gray Man. Starring Ryan Gosling, a TAG Heuer brand ambassador who is the face of the iconic TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands, the international spy thriller will see him on the run as assassin Sierra Six, a character who encapsulates the TAG Heuer motto: “Don’t crack under pressure”.


La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – July 13th, 2022: The Gray Man sees TAG Heuer brand ambassador Ryan Gosling take on his biggest role yet, directed by the duo behind Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. When the CIA’s most skilled operative (Gosling) whose true identity is known to none accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague (Chris Evans), puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins. Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Regé-Jean Page, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard and Julia Butters also star.

And what else would an elite super-assassin on a high-octane chase wear than a TAG Heuer Carrera – the iconic timepiece that was first created for high-speed pursuits on the racetrack. As any respectable agent will know, split-second decisions can be a matter of life and death. But just as important for a spy who hides in the shadows is its sleek, minimal, uncluttered design – proof that looks can also kill. Little wonder, then, that The Gray Man is directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, two filmmakers who know a thing or two about bringing together a cast of superstars for a truly global action spectacle, having directed both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

While both Sierra Six and the narrative of The Gray Man are fictional, TAG Heuer’s “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” is a real-world manifestation of both. In partnership, Netflix aimed to make the link between TAG Heuer and The Gray Man undeniable. That said, when it came to the Gray Man’s watch, it had to be apparent that the TAG Heuer Carrera was the only choice as it’s “The only watch that can keep up with The Gray Man.”

The partnership features work from award-winning photographer, Pari Dukovic, to capture Gosling as The Gray Man’s Sierra Six while donning the TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands. Pari’s unique lens on The Gray Man is the core of the global 360° campaign, which will activate in nearly 80 countries and brought to life across 150 TAG Heuer retail locations, in print, OOH, innovative digital and social placements, events, and so much more. The result looks set to launch a suave, super-spy saga for a new generation and there’s no partner more suited than TAG Heuer, where a history of excellence is similarly matched by a passion for action, an unparalleled focus on performance, and an unceasing desire to push what is possible.

“We are thrilled to partner with Netflix for The Gray Man – not only does it star our very own brand ambassador in the form of Hollywood icon Ryan Gosling, but with a cast that also includes Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page. With the Russo brothers directing, it already is the must-watch movie of 2022. And what else would Gosling’s unflappable Sierra Six wear than a TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands – an iconic timepiece that is designed for those who don’t crack under pressure” says TAG Heuer CEO Frédéric Arnault. Ryan Gosling: “I play Sierra Six in the action-packed film, The Gray Man. Six is an agent whose life is on the line, every second of the day and he needs a watch that’s got him covered. It takes precision and dedication for him to survive, and
so it seemed like the perfect fit for him to wear the TAG Heuer Carrera.”

From Magno Herran, Netflix Head of Marketing Partnerships: “At Netflix, we are always exploring unique opportunities that allow us to connect fans with the titles and characters they love. And we’re thrilled to partner with TAG Heuer, an iconic brand that compliments the timeless story of The Gray Man, to enhance the creative storytelling and seamlessly brings fans on Sierra Six’s exciting journey – both on and off the screen”.

TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands TAG Heuer’s timeless sporty and elegant three – hand watch – the TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands– is the only watch to wear for Gosling’s master assassin Sierra Six.

The watch represents a showcase for the brand’s motor racing heritage, where elegance and fearlessness go hand in hand – much like Gosling’s agent. Like the motoring enthusiasts it was made for, Sierra Six would appreciate the dedication to clean lines and an obsession with readability, with the collection representing the purest and most elegant watch in the TAG Heuer portfolio.

For over 60 years the TAG Heuer Carrera has been designed for those pushing the limits in mind and spirit. Charismatic CEO Jack Heuer’s goal with the introduction of the Heuer Carrera
chronograph in 1963 was to create a watch that was uncluttered and perfectly harmonious – ideal for world-class drivers who needed to tell the time at a glance while under pressure. And
now, for world-class hitmen on the run, too.

The company’s obsession with readability began in 1958 when Jack Heuer dropped from first to third in a Swiss rally he was competing in because he could not read the dashboard timer correctly. The Heuer Carrera, introduced five years later, was radically different to any other watch the company had produced before, embracing a clear and minimal design language to create unrivaled readability.

That commitment to legibility and clarity remains unwavering – the contemporary TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands line projecting a piercing modernity alongside a sporty refinement that
stays true to its storied roots.

The Gray Man is released in select theaters 15 July, and on Netflix 22 July.

Greubel Forsey | Art of Invention – Double Balancier Convexe: A-Sculpture of Time

Greubel Forsey | Art of Invention – Double Balancier Convexe: A-Sculpture of Time

The foundations are laid and development continues. After unveiling its Balancier Convexe S2, Greubel Forsey continues to establish its new and assertive identity. The Double Balancier Convexe
is its latest expression.

FIFTEEN YEARS IN
THE MAKING

With every invention, Greubel Forsey has added a significant milestone to the history of watchmaking. The Double Balancier, patented in 2007, is one of them. It was first demonstrated in an
EWT (Experimental Watch Technology) prototype, with two superimposed regulating organs inclined at 20°. A second iteration followed soon after, this time in a six piece unique edition with the
two regulating organs positioned in different three-dimensional planes and inclined at 35°.

Finally, in 2016, Greubel Forsey presented the invention in its current, double-patented form: the two balance wheels are dissociated, inclined at 30° and separated by a constant spherical differential which calculates their average timing rate.

TOWARDS A NEW
ÆSTHETIC HORIZON

Today, Greubel Forsey unveils a new timepiece emphasizing the architectural dimension of its 6th invention that is the Double Balancier. The three regulating organs (two balance wheels, one differential) occupy more than half of the dial and provide unprecedented depth. The timepiece is contrasting, highly technical and more
contemporary than ever.

Double Balancier Convexe

AN ARCHITECTURAL
MARVEL

The timepiece gets its name from the convex profile of its 43.5 mm titanium case. It’s plunging lines that hug the curve of the wrist raised significant technical challenges, requiring the
sapphire crystal and above all the movement to adopt to this unique shape.

This new composition showcases its movement spectacularly. The gear train emerges from below the surface of the seemingly semicircular black-treated titanium bridge and extends into
the hour and minute hands which tower above it.

The semicircle itself is rendered asymmetrical by an opening for the barrel cover, central hours and minutes indication, and by an opening which provides space for the small seconds indication below it. The engraved and lacquered minute indexes are nested within the three-dimensional chapter ring, but the polished hour indexes surpass it, plunging deep into the movement.

Double Balancier Convexe

Each hand has its own geometry, finish and color, depending on the role assigned to it. The hour and minute hands take on a curved profile and are filled with Super-Luminova, complementing that of the hour indexes. The small seconds and 4-minute hand indicating the rotational speed of the spherical differential are in polished blued steel while the power reserve is indicated by a polished and openworked hand with a red tip.

A MARVEL OF
HAND FINISHING

In the lower half of the Double Balancier Convexe, each regulating organ is sculpted individually. The two balance wheels, although identical in shape and function, occupy different planes and thus offer a complementary spectacle. The center bridge is in itself a showcase of the creative excellence of Greubel Forsey: multi-level, openworked and black polished with several
interior angles, it carries the hour and minute hands above the movement. The inclined escapement platforms are straight-grained with handpolished beveling and countersinks, while the
differential bridge and balance wheel bridges are flat black polished with further hand-polished beveling.

Every single component is hand finished to Greubel Forsey criteria and thus stands out on its own, and at the same time it contributes to the striking overall æsthetic of this timepiece.

Double Balancier Convexe

A MARVEL OF
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

The bridges and mainplate of the Double Balancier Convexe are in frosted and black treated titanium. A new font has been adopted for the power reserve and different elements throughout this timepiece. On the barrel cover, we discover relief-engraved text, circular-grained with polished chamfer, describing the properties of the two coaxial barrels in series with rapid rotation (one revolution in 3.2 hours). They drive a 374-part movement, endowed with a 72-hour chronometric power reserve materialized by an openworked hand.

The integrated and profiled lugs reinforce the compact and ergonomic character of this timepiece. They extend onto either a textured rubber strap or titanium bracelet. Last particularity: the
Double Balancier Convexe, like most of the contemporary creations of the Atelier, is now water resistant to 100 meters – a detail that does not mislead on its vocation to be worn daily, in all circumstances.

Double Balancier Convexe

Only 22 Double Balancier Convexe timepieces will be made per year between 2022 and 2024

MOVEMENT
NUMBER OF PARTS
• Movement: 374
NUMBER OF JEWELS
• 50
• Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons
CHRONOMETRIC POWER RESERVE
• 72 hours
FREQUENCY
• 21’600 vibrations/hour
PATENTS PENDING
• Double Balancier
• Hours and minutes
• Small seconds
• 4-minutes spherical constant
differential rotation
• Power-reserve
Double Balancier Convexe
In titanium
Limited edition
Hand-wound movement with 2 patents
Double Balancier • hours and minutes • small seconds
• 4-minutes spherical constant differential rotation • power-reserve

EXTERIOR
CASE
• Titanium with curved synthetic sapphire crystal
• Three-dimensional, variable geometry-shaped bezel,
hand-polished with hand-finished straight graining
• Raised engraving “Double Balancier” and “Greubel Forsey”

CASE DIMENSIONS
• Diameter: 43,50mm (caseband) and 46,50mm (bezel)
• Height: 13,75mm (case) and 14,35mm (synthetic sapphire crystals)
WATER RESISTANCE OF THE CASE
• Water-resistant 10atm – 100m – 328ft

DIAL SIDE
• Three-dimensional, variable geometry hour-ring with engraved
and lacquered minute-circle, black treatment
• Power-reserve indicator, engraved and lacquered

STRAP AND CLASP
• Non-animal material, rubber with texture in relief, titanium
folding clasp, engraved GF logo
• On demand:
3-row metal bracelet in titanium, folding clasp with
integrated fine adjustment, engraved GF logo
Tfor a total of 66 pieces overall.

 

 

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Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer unveils a truly unique, smartwatch, which allows users to display NFT

TAG HEUER DIVES DEEPER INTO WEB3

Shortly after entering the cryptocurrency space in the United States, TAG Heuer now introduces a unique way for customers to showcase their NFT collection on their TAG Heuer Connected watch.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – June 15th, 2022: Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer unveils a truly unique, exclusive experience for its TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 smartwatch, which allows users to display NFT (non-fungible token) artworks on their watch by connecting their crypto wallet to guarantee their authenticity.

NFT (Non-fungible token) is a term used to describe a unique digital asset whose ownership is tracked on a blockchain, such as Ethereum. Assets that can be represented as NFTs range from digital collectibles and art pieces, items that exist within virtual worlds, to claims on physical assets such as clothing items or real estate. In the coming years, NFTs will be used to unlock entirely new use cases that are only made possible by blockchain and crypto.

Today TAG Heuer introduces a new way to bring these valuable and highly collectible artworks into the real world: for the first time they can be worn on the wrist with a proof of ownership via the Lens watch face. And to develop this new feature TAG Heuer consulted and engaged with key members of the BAYC, Cryptopunk, CLONE-X or World of Women communities, ensuring the Lens functionalities and experience

The brand has been a pioneer in the luxury smartwatch segment since 2015, with the TAG Heuer Connected, and the new experience is part of TAG Heuer’s expanding digital ecosystem of apps and watch faces, designed by a team of in-house developers and bearing TAG Heuer’s trademark design signatures.

Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer says, ‘I have had a deep interest in the NFT space, and this feature fits with TAG Heuer’s tradition of being avant-garde and innovative in technology. Our watch enables users to display their digital identity with the ability to prove their NFT

ownership. Watch this space, as TAG Heuer will have more stories to tell about Web3.’

The TAG Heuer Connected, a perfect match for NFTs

The TAG Heuer Connected has established itself as a world leader in luxury smartwatches, and the new experience cements the Swiss watch brand’s reputation for innovation, with NFTs delivered to the watch alongside TAG Heuer’s collection of digital and analog-inspired watch faces.

Users can transfer multiple NFTs to the new Lens watch face via a paired smartphone. This watch face has three unique ways to display time while showcasing their favorite pictures or NFT artworks including a new conceptual design with a triangle and a circle representing hours and minutes.

TAG Heuer has partnered with Ledger to enable its users to securely access and display their NFTs on the TAG Heuer Connected; the new functionality also supports Metamask. Users can then resize the image, so it works well on the watch’s round screen.

The new TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 offers the perfect platform to view these artworks whose ownership is secured by the blockchain technology, with an industry-leading screen built to be clear even in strong sunlight, thanks to a high contrast ratio. High-fidelity color reproduction means that NFTs shine out of the screen the way they were meant to be seen.

A new expression of digital identity

TAG Heuer introduces a graphic proof of ownership on the watch face. NFTs are displayed in a hexagon with a cloud of particles gravitating around the image.

Some NFTs are still images, and some are animated GIFs. TAG Heuer’s exclusive watch face will support these formats in crisp detail on screen, with animations looping infinitely. In a world where one’s digital identity is becoming as important as one’s physical one, TAG Heuer creates a bridge and connection between these different versions of oneself.

As with all of TAG Heuer Connected models, the Calibre E4 offers watch faces based on TAG Heuer’s 160 years of rich watchmaking heritage. The new Lens watch face will work perfectly across both models of the TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 watch 42 mm and 45 mm and was designed to display customers’ favorite possessions. These images can come from their personal photo library, their NFT collection or a range of TAG Heuer curated images.

The new experience will be available as a free update to all owners of Calibre E4 watches via Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

TAG Heuer’s new NFT display feature comes just weeks after the avant-garde brand introduced crypto payments on its U.S. website with BitPay, enabling customers to purchase TAG Heuer watches and accessories with various digital currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. The company known for its agile tech mindset is just getting started in the Web3 arena.

About TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer, founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, is a luxury watch brand that is part of LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group. Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and with four production sites, TAG Heuer has 1860 employees and is active in 139 countries. TAG Heuer products are available online on

www.tagheuer. com for select countries and in 260 boutiques and 2,300 points of sale worldwide. The company is headed up by Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.

For 162 years, TAG Heuer has demonstrated pure avant-garde watchmaking spirit and a commitment to innovation with revolutionary technologies that have included the oscillating pinion for mechanical stopwatches in 1887, the Mikrograph in 1916, the first automatic-winding chronograph movement

– Calibre 11 – in 1969 and the first luxury smartwatch in 2015. Today, the brand’s core collection consists of three iconic families designed by Jack Heuer – TAG Heuer Carrera, Monaco and Autavia – and is rounded out with the contemporary Link, Aquaracer, Formula 1 and Connected lines.

Capturing TAG Heuer’s motto, “Don’t Crack Under Pressure”, are prominent partnerships and brand ambassadors that express the brand’s passion for action and high performance.

www.tagheuer.com @TAGHeuer #TAGHeuerConnected

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier

Ready, set, go: Roger Dubuis roars across the starting line to reveal the Maison is now the official timing partner of the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new collaboration is set to whip up pleasure-seeking visitors with a series of unforgettable thrills and emotions.

The hyper watchmaker already boasts two renowned partnerships within the motorsport’s universe, creating adrenaline-charged masterpieces with racing legend Lamborghini Squadra Corse and premium tyre expert Pirelli. Welcoming another partner to the fold with the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a natural next step. In honour of the new collaboration, Roger Dubuis is proud to unveil the Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier (MB). Born to race, the new timepiece boasts an expressive blend of hyper materials and hyper mechanics.

THRILLING MECHANICS, RAGING PERFORMANCE

The new Excalibur Spider Huracán MB reflects the DNA of Lamborghini Squadra Corse combined with the horological excellence of the Maison. Powered by an automatic RD630 calibre, the 45-mm diameter Excalibur Spider Huracán channels the same exhilarating performance as its motoring namesake. Strong visual cues are inspired from the Huracán GT3 EVO2, including the honeycomb motif made famous by the supercar, with its hexagonal dashboard paralleled in the shape of the calibre. Built like an engine, the calibre’s twin barrels and 12° tilted balance wheel also represent the movement signature associated with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. When viewed from the back, the skeletonised movement reveals the 360° oscillating rim weight. This reproduces the like-for-like speed effect of a Huracán wheel rim, as well as emulating its design. Finally, a crown inspired by the supercar’s racing nuts is paired with an upper calibre strut-bar bridge design reminiscent of those found on the V10 engine itself. When visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers, iconic timepieces are born.

HYPER-TECH MATERIALS MEET INSPIRING RACING CODES

Both Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse compulsively seek out hyper-tech materials to fulfil their obsession with shaping the future. Just as Lamborghini Squadra Corse chooses carbon fibre for its racing cars, Roger Dubuis crafts the new Excalibur Spider Huracán MB case, bezel, and crown from pure white Mineral Composite Fibre (MCF). Exclusively developed in-house, this hyper-tech material illustrates the Maison’s technical mastery. The 100% integrated Manufacture found that engineering silica via a Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) process could produce a material 13% lighter than SMC carbon. Not only does this lightness make it extremely comfortable to wear on the wrist, it also enables the creation of intricate designs thanks to a sturdy structure. Always seeking out the most expressive aesthetics, the pure white MCF is further elevated with embellishments in striking green, intense red and electrifying yellow to honour the design of the Huracán GT3 EVO. The same shades are also found on the white rubber strap, which features green calf leather perforated with tiny holes to reveal the red beneath. Intricate stitching in red adds to the audacious look, while a Quick Release System ensures ultimate versatility. As exclusive as the Festival of Speed Driver’s Club, the Excalibur Spider Huracán MB is reserved for a select tribe only and therefore limited to 88 pieces.

Join us to discover the Maison’s latest roaring creation and explore iconic timepieces at the Roger Dubuis booth at Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 23rd to June 26th. Adrenaline-seekers beware: This is going to be an epic weekend.

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HUBLOT at the Pinnacle of Sailing

HUBLOT at the Pinnacle of Sailing

Two days before the start of the 83rd Bol d’Or Mirabaud, Hublot invited its new ambassador, Alan Roura, for a quick stopover in Geneva. It was an opportunity to speak to him about the activities he organises to pass his love of sailing on to the next generations.

As the Official Timekeeper of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud since 2013, Hublot has infused its limited edition Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud with everything that makes the Bol d’Or Mirabaud so iconic – the blue waters often rendered too calm by a lack of wind, and the wild, tumultuous waves for which this highly technical race is so famous.