Jeff Kingston Chronicles the Making of a TAG Heuer Replica Chronograph

It’s an age-old question for those new to the appreciation of fine replica watches: “What is a chronograph watch and how does it work?”

Edouard Heuer — founder of the watch company known today as TAG Heuer — was the inventor of the oscillating pinion. This component is key in the construction of many chronograph movements as it is the component that lies at the center of the system for the starting and stopping of the chronograph. In this exclusive video, produced in cooperation with Jeff Kingston and IBG Worldwide, we will sit with one of the movement designers of this year’s TAG Heuer 01 chronograph in TAG Heuer’s headquarters in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He will show us how chronographs start and stop, leading us through the chain of events from the moment the chronograph start button is pushed, through the turning of the column wheel, to the connecting rockers and, finally, the change of position in the oscillating pinion. We then move to the brand’s other facility in Chevenez, near the French border, to observe the assembly of all of these components into a movement. In the process, we will offer a rare view of many components that are usually covered by one of bridges of the finished TAG Heuer replica watches uk.

TAG Heuer Launches Connected “World’s Smartest Luxury Replica Watches”

Swiss replica watchmaker TAG Heuer officially threw its hat into the smartwatch ring today with the launch of the TAG Heuer Connected watches — first announced at this year’s Baselworld — a revolutionary new timepiece developed in cooperation with Intel Corporation and Google and powered by Android Wear technology.

The TAG Heuer Connected Watch was unveiled at a press conference at LVMH Tower (LVMH is the parent company of TAG Heuer), hosted by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer & President of the LVMH Group’s Watches Division, accompanied by Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corporation, and David Singleton, VP of Engineering for Android at Google. Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH, was also in attendance, along with an international group of media.

Here are the basics:

The watch — officially dubbed the Replica TAG Heuer Connected Watches with Intel Inside — has a 46-mm-diameter case made from grade 2 titanium, making it lighter and more resistant to impacts than a case made from other traditional watchmaking materials such as steel or gold. It comes on a textured black rubber strap (six other colors – red, blue, white, orange, green and yellow – are available, sold separately) with a deployant buckle also made of grade 2 titanium The watch — which is available for sale at more than 100 TAG Heuer boutiques and 150 carefully selected retailers across the world (including 20 retailers in the United States) as of today — is priced at $1,500.

Replica_TAG_Heuer_Connected_3As per Biver’s directive that it “be a connected watch but not look like a connected watch,” TAG Heuer has developed three digital watch dials (or “watch faces”), all of which feature the immediately recognizable design codes of TAG Heuer’s Carrera collection, including the hands, index, counters, date window and minute track. Wearers can choose from a chronograph dial, three-hand dial and GMT dial, all of which display the date and are available in a choice of three colors (black, deep blue or pearl white). Also, unlike smartwatches such as the Apple Watch, the digital hands and indexes remain visible at all times, even when the watch is in ambient energy-saving mode.

The following will be available from the launch date: the chronograph dial, the 3-hand dial and the GMT dial, all of which display the date and are available in a choice of three colors (black, deep blue or pearl white), faithfully reproducing the appearance and functions of a true dial, with shadows under the hands and sunburst effects. TAG Heuer also says that other “cheap replica watches face” options will be made available in the future, downloadable through the exclusive TAG Heuer app in the Google Play Store.

TAG Heuer worked closely with Intel and Google to create a watch that combined connectivity and computing intelligence with Swiss watchmaking heritage. The watch features an Intel Atom processor Z34XX and runs the Android Wear platform. Intel engineered the intelligence inside the watch to optimize performance and enable a multitude of connectivity options including audio streaming, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as allow users to harness the full range of features offered by the Android Wear operating system.

Replica_TAG_Heuer_Connected_chronoThe TAG Heuer Connected watch — touted by Google’s Singleton as “the world’s smartest luxury replica watches” — has 4 GB of memory and an all-day battery life thanks to its latest-generation lithium battery. It is equipped with a small microphone to communicate via Google voice control and a sapphire crystal touchscreen complementing the crown at 3 o’clock which houses controls. Another advantage: if you don’t have your smartphone with you, the watch will continue to calculate, display, and exchange data, and as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection it will remain connected to the cloud. Its resident applications (music, timer, alarm, step counter) remain active even when no connection is available.

Thousands of Android applications are already available for the TAG Heuer Connected watch user to download. The key applications, currently used by millions, such as Google Fit, Google Translate, Google Maps and Google Search with your voice are already available on the watch, and show you information at a glance. The watch can also be easily synced with a phone running either on Android 4.3+ or iOS 8.2+. It is charged using a contact charger — simply place the watch on top to recharge it — and carries a two-year warranty, like other TAG Heuer watches.

Replica_TAG_Heuer_Connected_smartwatchFinally — and this is where the product’s tagline “connected to eternity” comes in — anyone who purchases a Replica TAG Heuer Connected watch will have the opportunity to exchange it for a mechanical Swiss-made replica watches with a traditional mechanical movement inside. Which means that at the end of the two-year warranty period, customers can go to a TAG Heuer retailer and exchange the TAG Heuer Connected watch for an exclusively developed mechanical TAG Heuer Carrera watch, similarly designed and also with a grade 2 titanium case. This transaction would cost an additional $1,500.

Replica Van Cleef & Arpels’ stories in time

Van Cleef & Arpels replica approaches watchmaking from off the beaten track, with timepieces that tell stories set in a fantasy world that only the métiers d’art can conjure, as once again demonstrated at Replica Watches&Wonders.

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At Watches&Wonders, Chief Executive of Van Cleef & Arpels Nicolas Bos was nothing if not cool, calm and collected. The economic climate in Asia may be dismal to say the least, this is water off a duck’s back for the brand… a duck whose colourful feathers wouldn’t look out of place on one of its TAG Heuer replica watches uk dials. “We are something of an atypical brand,” comments Bos. “Broadly speaking, the watch-focused brands that have built a strong presence in China with a network of own-name stores are the most exposed. Van Cleef & Arpels, in contrast, is very much jewellery-oriented, with genuinely international distribution and no own-name boutiques in the region. This partly explains why we have been spared. Then there is the fact we were relative latecomers to China. This means we didn’t benefit from the boom years, but because we are less exposed to the market, we have been less hit.”

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While not one to gloat, Van Cleef & Arpels doesn’t necessarily take a dim view of the Chinese government’s crackdown on corruption, and the wall of suspicion this has raised around luxury. Not just for commendable ethical reasons either. In these troubled times, customers inevitably gravitate towards brands for which the words history and authenticity actually mean something, and Van Cleef & Arpels has every right to take its place among them. “This also proves China has become a mature market, which we believe bodes well as we develop our activities with the same approach, whether in Paris, New York or Shanghai,” continues Nicolas Bos. “We are loyal to our partners and we banish opportunist strategies. In a word, we build to last.”

A twofold approach

And to tell stories! Van Cleef & Arpels could easily take on the part of an ancient Greek aoidos to recount the spells cast by Circe and the transformations that ensued. Still, oral traditions are not the question here, and any enchanting has a solid inspiration when it comes to the Omega replica brand’s watches. As Nicolas Bos explains, this is the theme which the Maison explored during the four days of Watches&Wonders: “The vast majority of visitors to the fair are watch lovers. If they are familiar with Van Cleef & Arpels, it will be mainly for our jewellery. Watches&Wonders is therefore the ideal opportunity for us to introduce them to our approach to time measurement.”

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This approach takes two forms in 2015. One is to combine the brand’s watchmaking and jewellery identities in an original and bewitching symbiosis. The Cadenas watch is the perfect example, and lends itself to new references for Watches&Wonders. This particular design has been a fixture of the brand’s collections ever since its launch in 1935, and comes to the fore this year with subtle changes that adapt it to contemporary tastes without taking away from its intention that time should be read secretly. The year’s second major theme revolves around the métiers d’art, an area in which the brand has shown its strength and perspicacity. Visitors to the fair were greeted with three exceptional creations on the theme Enchanted Birds. Joining the Lady Arpels Extraordinary Dials collection, these Cardinal Carmin (crimson cardinal), Colibri Indigo (indigo hummingbird) and Martin-Pêcheur Azur (azure kingfisher) are remarkable for their use of feather art on a background of hard stone marquetry. However, the star of the show had to be the Lady Arpels Peau d’Âne Forêt Enchantée, which requires consummate skills in gem-setting, sculpting and engraving gold, and miniature painting. Charles Perrault, author of the fairytale that gave this replica Swiss watches its name, would doubtless have felt at home in the dreamlike world of Van Cleef & Arpels. A story without end!

Patrick Dempsey visits Best Replica TAG Heuer Watches Store

Today, Patrick Dempsey, TAG Heuer Friend of the Brand, was in Switzerland to visit for the first time the Replica TAG Heuer Watches Manufacture.

Patrick Dempsey met with Jack Heuer at the Manufacture today. Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of LVMH’s Watch Division was there to greet Patrick and show him the inner workings of fake Rolex watchmaking.

Patrick spent quite a lot of time with the watchmakers in the ‘ateliers’, peppering them unusual questions. ‘He knows watches,’ said one. Patrick Dempsey, who came to Europe to race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and at the Nürburgring in Germany, couldn’t resist making a pit stop in the cradle of Swiss Breitling replica watchmaking at La-Chaux-de-Fonds.

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Dempsey Motor Racing Team, supported by TAG Heuer, finished second in their category GTAM at this year’s edition of the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans in June Omega replica watches with 331 laps at an average speed of 205 km/h.

Before Patrick left for Belgium, Jean-Claude Biver presented him with a sizeable chunk of his home-made cheese (which actually has won several awards, incidentally) and, together with the whole replica watches uk team at TAG Heuer, wished him on the race course.