TAG Heuer is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Monaco watch collection this year with five limited edition models that they are releasing throughout the year. The first one can be seen here. This represents the second to be released and will be limited to 169 pieces. The Monaco 1979-1989 Limited Edition will retail for $6,500.
The Daytona Rolex Tourbillon Label Noir was customized to a level that purists and brand staff will likely consider irreverent. But with companies like Label Noir, the customer is always right and in this case a modern reference 116250 Daytona (discontinued) was modified to give it the look of a Paul Newman Daytona, and to add a tourbillon in place of the factory small seconds counter. In total 61 components were removed, 93 components were added, the base plate had to be modified, the dial was modified, and the rate of the watch was reduced from 4Hz to 3Hz to increase torque to the level needed to power the tourbillon.
Christophe Claret has teamed up with Ukrainian professional boxer Vasyl Lomachenko, who is currently the unified lightweight world champion, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. The Christophe Claret Kantharos Lomo watch, available beginning September 2019, is based on the Kantharos and has been given a custom bright blue and yellow color scheme, a blackened case, and the subdials feature gold medallions representing Lomo’s two gold medals.
Last week Omega announced the creation of the Seamaster Ultra Deep Professional, their deepest dive watch ever with a rating of 15,000 feet (which is 49,212 feet). The watch is just under 28 mm thick and utilizes a conical design similar to a diving submersible, as well as a sapphire-to-case body assembly that takes advantage of a patent-pending hot form bonding that allowed Omega to reduce the sapphire’s thickness. The case is made from grade 5 titanium and features “Manta” lugs that are left open to reduce the risk of exceeding the pressure limitations at the ocean’s deepest depths.