New Products From TAG Heuer

Recently, TAG Heuer has launched three chronographs of carbon fiber, which is mixed by the industry. You can have a look together.

The first is the Carrera carbon fiber tourbillon phantom limited edition watch, limited to 500 pieces. Because most parts are dark black, they are named “phantom.” The dial has a semi-hollow design with a diameter of 45mm and a titanium bezel. The bezel and lugs are made of carbon fiber. It is equipped with a self-made movement of Heuer 02T, certified by the COSC Observatory, with a tourbillon, 4Hz vibration frequency and about 65 hours of storage. The price is equivalent to about RMB 150,000. It is basically one of the most cost-effective tourbillon watches on the market.

The second is the gold version of the Calella carbon fiber chronograph. Its lugs, hour markers, and hands are all in rose gold, and the second hand is red, which is quite cool.

The third model is the blue version of the Calella carbon fiber chronograph. The bezel and lugs are made of carbon fiber and are embellished with blue elements on the hour markers, hands, and sub-rings.

Both of the above models use the TAG Heuer’s homemade Heuer 02 caliber with a column wheel and a vertical clutch for up to 80 hours of storage. The gold version is limited to 350 pieces and sells for about 66,000 yuan. The blue version is limited to 750 pieces and sells for about 52,000 yuan.

Parmigiani New Products

In order to welcome the Geneva exhibition in 2019, Parmigiani launched three new watches.

The first Toric Chronometre Slate (PFC423-1600201-HA1241) was remodeled from the 2017 Toric Chronometre watch. The surface of the disc is decorated with dark gray wheat guilloché. The hour markers and hands are gold. The 6 o’clock position is a fan-shaped date window. It is very textured with the iconic knurled bezel of the Toric series.

The diameter of the gauge is 40.8 mm, the thickness is 9.5 mm, and the size is moderate. It is equipped with PF441 automatic movement, with COSC certification, and is stored for 55 hours. The estimated price is above RMB 130,000.

The second is the Fleurier Toric Capitole, inspired by the Capitolium in Rome, hence the name. It is 45mm in size and features a rose gold case and a grooved knurled bezel. The ornament on the dial is artificially engraved, much like a crepe pattern, but it is actually a spiral pattern on the floor of the Capitolino temple, which follows the law of the Fibonacci sequence. Therefore, it has a special charming beauty.

Another special feature of this watch is its unique “planetary pointer system”, which indicates the time is different from a regular watch. It can be seen that there are three hands in the center of the dial, each end of which has a rotating disc with 4 digits printed on it, and a fan-shaped minute scale circle above the dial. Whenever there is only one rotating disc pointing to this scale, the corresponding numbers are hours and minutes. For example, the picture below is 7:08.

The watch is also designed with a back-to-back design and is equipped with a Calibre PF321 manual winding movement for 40 hours.

The third model is the Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène watch. The case is made of rose gold. The bezel is set with 67 diamonds. The white mother-of-pearl dial is decorated with a reddish-brown moon. The lotus pattern in the center of the dial is also made of rose gold. Such a value should be super-killing for women.

The watch is equipped with a self-produced PF318 movement with a moon phase function. Store for 50 hours.

There are two more words here. Parma Johnny’s watchmaking strength can be seen as quite good, but it is precise because of the excellence, the watch is treated as a work of art rather than a commodity, and the marketization is not very good. Therefore, it has always been a niche brand that is not a good name. If it is not the big man of the Sandus Foundation, the prospect is worrying. I hope this brand can find a way out at an early date and continue to bring us good works.