As part of TAG Heuer’s 160th anniversary, they’ve launched a special edition Carrera loosely inspired by the Carrera “Dato 45” from their archives. The Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition comes in a 44 mm diameter steel case with a fixed ceramic bezel and either a white or blue dial with two contrasting chronograph counters, at 9 and 3 o’clock, and a tone-on-tone small second counter at 6. The date was incorporated via a small aperture at 12 o’clock, and is shown in red, a nod to the Heuer Ref. 3147N “Dato 45”. The caliber Heuer 02 chronograph movement with 80-hours of power reserve drives the functions. Limited to 1,860 pieces per edition. $5,950
This month MB&F introduced the LM Perpetual EVO which is the sleekest and most comfortable watch the company has made. The new 44 mm diameter case is made from zirconium and a specially developed “FlexRing” shock-absorbing system protects the perpetual calendar movement. For the first time in any MB&F creation, the LM Perpetual EVO reaches 80 meters of water-resistance which is thanks in part to a screw-down crown. This is MB&F’s version of a sports watch. $167,000
Massena Lab, which collaborates with a number of watchmakers including MB&F and Unimatic, has worked with an unnamed watchmaking partner to create an homage to the Universal Genève Uni-Compax, under their own label. The Massena Lab Uni-Racer comes in a 39 mm x 13 mm steel case and is powered by a Sellita SW510 chronograph movement and comes in either the reverse panda configuration with a black dial with white counters (shown) or a panda version with a white dial and black registers. Limited to 200 pieces per edition. $3,495.
Zenith has been introducing numerous 37 mm throwback A384 style chronographs, powered by the El Primero 400 automatic movement, for the past few years. The Chronomaster Revival Liberty A384 is the latest and features a blue dial with triple counters in white. Limited to 150 pieces, available exclusively for the US market. $8,700
Doxa has released a new dive watch equipped with a chronograph. The Sub 200 C-Graph comes in a 45 mm x 17.25 mm stainless steel case with a unidirectional rotating bezel and screw-down crown. The watch has a screw-down crown, sapphire crystal, screw-in caseback, and a water-resistance rating of 200 meters. It’s available in 6 colors, with either a beads-of-rice stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap imprinted with a beads-of-rice pattern, in the same color as the dial. $2,750
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