Tag Heuer Analysis: Sporty Men’s and Women’s Watches

In 1860, at the age of twenty, Edouard Heuer established a watch making practicum in St. Imier. In 1887 Today, Tag Heuer watches are known for their sporty look and chronographs. Not only does Tag Heuer produce watches, but glasses and cell phones as well.

1933 marked the time when Heuer launched the “Autavia,” a dashboard device used for cars and aviation. It’s counterpart, the “Hervue” was a clock that could run for 8 days without being wound up. Around 1945, Heuer extended its line of chronographs including a chronograph that functioned as a calendar with the day, date, and month on the front.

Heuer began to produce watches for Abercrombie and Fitch in the early 1950s. The dial on these watches would be used to follow the moon’s phases.

Tag Heuer’s aquaracer watch.Tag Heuer’s Carrera Men’s Watch.

John Glenn wore a Heuer stopwatch when he piloted the Mercury Atlas 6 spacecraft, making Heuer the first Swiss watchmaker in space in 1962. This watch is currently on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

One of Tag Heuer’s more popular chronographs is the “Carrera”, a contemporary sports watch inspired by motor racing. This watch has a dark black face and goes from 0 to sixty seconds. The Carrera also has the day of the week and the numbered date on the inside of the face. This particular watch is a part of the Tag Heuer men’s collection.

The “Monaco” is a slightly more modern model, with a square head and a black band. It has a series of notches where the numbers should be to indicate time. The legendary Steve McQueen in the Hollywood racing film, Le Mans, wore this particular watch.

The “Link” combines boldness with style its black face gives the watch a unique look, while still holding true to the quality of Tag Heuer. Not only is this watch charismatic, but also its S-shaped bracelet makes for a unique wear.

Tag Heuer doesn’t just make men’s watches, but women’s watches as well. Some of the more popular collections of women’s watches are the “Aquaracer, the essential sports watch inspired by the aquatic world.” This gorgeous silver timepiece is one that would look beautiful on any woman. The Aquaracer has luminous hands making it thoroughly reliable.

Not unlike the Aquaracer, the “Tag Heuer Formula I” is a casual sports watch. It has diamonds lining the face and larger number for telling time. This all-luxury watch is just to die for.

 

 

Movado – Top 5 reasons you want to own one

Movado means “always in motion.” Has a nice ring to it, yes? Many of you Movado owners know style, craftsmanship, and quality when you see it. And it should be obvious as the Movado watch has been around since 1881 when Achilles Ditesheim, a 19-year old entrepreneur, opened his small Switzerland workshop. Its unique “Polyplan” was introduced in 1912. This was a revolutionary watch as it was constructed on three planes to fit a case that was curved to follow the natural contours of the wrist. Remarkable! The classic wrist watch was born.

Movado Watches
A few gorgeous Movado watches

Movado’s history is rich in innovation and design. In 1925, they created the Movado Pocket Watch. In 1926, they launched a unique pillow-shaped watch that automatically wound when the case was slid open. The year 1930 led to the Movado Digital Watch which displayed both hours and minutes. And then in 1946, Movado debuted the self-winding Calendomatic wrist watch featuring the month and day. Movado watches began their signature “iconic dot dial” in 1947 with their world renowned Movado Museum Watch. And since then, the Movado design has just kept expanding. The many beautiful “Collections” of today have a wide array of dazzling designs. To name just a few:

  • Amorosa
  • Bold
  • Luno Sport
  • Movado Master
  • Red Label
  • Sapphire
  • Series 800
  • Serio
  • Vizio
  • Bracer
  • Chronicle
  • Sport Classic

With bangles, polished bracelets, chronographs, leather straps and brushed metal chain links, the list goes on and on. There is definitely a watch for everyone!

If you’re looking for confirmation that Movado is top-notch in technology and design, then check out some of the popular magazines such as Marie Claire, Self, Bloomberg Businessweek, InStyle, and GQ. Their stylish designs have celebrities such as Jaden Smith, John Stamos and Blair Underwood showing off their own Movado watches. Movado also has Ambassadors the likes of Derek Jeter, Amanda Seyfried and Wynton Marsalis.

Like color in your watches? Be sure to browse through the “Museum Color Dials” which was introduced in 2007 with a sophisticated new color palette. Also in 2010, the Movado BOLD was launched. It is energized by color with bright accents and high-intensity hues.

So, as you can see, there are many reasons you would want to own a Movado watch. Let’s look at the top 5 reasons:

  1. Accuracy
  2. Beauty
  3. Stylish
  4. Classic
  5. Wide selection

Movado is a modern classic watch. It is a watch steeped in history and yet able to expand to meet the expectations of today’s world. Movado has style, class, beauty, craftsmanship, and integrity. If you’re looking for a watch that you can trust and admire, there is a Movado waiting out there just for you!

 

Michael Kors Oversized Watches: The New Go-To Accessory for the Young and Famous

Written by: Holly Troupe

Michael Kors Golden Oversized Runway
The Michael Kors Golden Oversized Runway Chronograph

In a new world of hand held media devices and smart phones that come equipped with analog clocks, it was thought by industry insiders as recently as 2008 that the watch was going to go the way of the dinosaur and the walkman cassette player. Anemic designs paired with redundant function caused watch sales to drop drastically—especially in the wake of the recent economic meltdown. However, there has been an upsurge of timepiece-sporting amongst young celebrity taste-makers. Oversized or “Boyfriend” watches are suddenly seen on the wrists of the youthful glitterati. Their favorite designer? Michael Kors.

In 2004, Michael Kors launched his line of Oversized Chronograph watches with Fossil, at a time when many people were casting their watches aside in favor of cell phones. The pieces were large, festooned with flourishes and delicately braided bracelets; they were jewelry. Now, young stars are seen at awards shows, at premieres, or just out and about adorned with those chunky golden timepieces.

Dakota Fanning wearing Michael Kors Golden Oversized Runway Chronograph
Dakota Fanning: Twilight Saga star and fancier of Michael Kors Golden Chronograph

Dakota Fanning, star of the films The Runaways and the Twilight Saga, is frequently seen flaunting her Michael Kors Golden Oversized Runway Watch. This piece has a substantial 45mm case and a 24mm golden bracelet. The dial is gold brushed with gold accents and has a date window between the four and five and a three eye chronograph.

The Mid Size Runway Watch has been seen gracing the wrist of Hayden Panettiere, most known for her role on the TV series “Heroes.” This watch has a 39mm case with chocolate brown watch face and a rose golden accented mother of pearl dial and a date window between the four and the five. The bracelet is stainless steel with rose golden stainless steel panel.

Reality stars Kim Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari both wear Michael Kors Jet Set Horn/Gold watch. This watch is goldtone cased with three sub-dials and a date window between the four and the five. The watch face is golden accented cream, and the bracelet is horn and shiny goldtone.

Michael Kors watches are more than just timepieces; they are the go-to accessory for the young and the chic. Said Kors in an interview with the New York Times, “Considering how casual most people dress on a day-to-day basis, a glamorous watch is one of the few accessories that can be at once sporty, luxurious and utilitarian.”

Stand Out In A Crowd With A Python Tag Heuer

The TAG Heuer Python Monaco is Devilishly Designed

 Want a totally original look this summer, which can easily carry you into fall?  Try on a TAG Heuer Women’s Monaco watch, in python.  TAG Heuer watches always offer unique design elements, and this watch is no exception.  The Monaco timepiece is eye-poppingly beautiful, and will add sophistication to any wardrobe.  Of course, the Monaco women’s watch comes in black and cream versions, as well, for the less bold…but the python brown is a definite status piece.  The dial is crafted in a rich brown PVD, which has been accented by 13 brilliant diamonds.  The hands and indexes light up, with luminescence, for easy reading, and make the dial shine.  TAG has made a name for themselves as an avant-garde watch maker, by consistently producing dazzling designs, like this one.  The bezel and case are offered in brushed steel, which is the perfect compliment to the brown dial.  And the whole look is finished, with a gorgeous multi-colored python strap.  The look is irresistible and the quality is all TAG.  This watch performs; too…it features a TAG Heuer caliber 6 automatic movement.  This watch movement is precise and accurate, and will last and last, if properly cared for.  You just can’t beat a TAG Heuer watch for quality and style.