Nihao, neighbors, it’s time during the current Week in Watches for June 16, 2019.

It’s been a relatively quiet past couple of weeks, so expressions of remorse for the nonattendance last end of the week. Still, we do have a bit of information to assist get done with outing your weekend.  Let’s get into it – welcome back to This Week in Watches.

Heuer Monaco Limited Edition

It was just a little while prior that TAG Heuer released its first of 5 limited edition Monaco chronographs to celebrate the model’s 50th birthday.  The first model – the ode to the 70’s – arrived in a very, how might I say it, “organic” green dial and is limited to 169 pieces.  TAG picked this weekend’s 87th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours to flaunt watch #2 in the arrangement, which it is calling its tribute to the 80’s.  This limited edition Monaco – likewise limited to 169 pieces – sports a red dial with white twin registers.  Also included is the obligatory calf skin strap with punched openings (the insides of the openings are finished in red).  At 5,950 Euros, it’s an intense, but different decision for those in the market for the notable square chronograph.  Size astute, the Monaco is 39mm x 39mm.  It has the Caliber 11 inside and that implies a crown on the left side.  The more I see this new piece, the more I come around about the tone choice.  Still, I wish that TAG Heuer would fit round pushers more like the original.  For more information, head to the .

Tissot and the Tour de France

This year’s running of the Tour de France denotes its 100th commemoration and that implies that the authority timer, Tissot, has come out with a couple editions celebrating the race.  We’ll show you both in This Week in Watches.  First up is the Tissot T-Race Cycling Tour de France 2019 Special Edition (official connection ).  For 470 Euros, we have a 44.5mm quartz-powered chronograph with a PVD stainless case.  There’s some elastic included here to help sell its sporting intentions and the tones are strong on yellow on the grounds that, after all, it’s yellow pullover time.

Next up is the Tissot Chrono XL Classic Tour de France 2019 Special Edition (official connection ).  At 45mm and 390 Euros, this slightly less sporty looking quartz chronograph additionally contains a PVD stainless case.  Instead of elastic, though, a dark leather strap with a two-stitch design.  The dial contains spokes and a center out of sight and yellow show itself once again.  While these watches aren’t on my shortlist, the brand does well with these – possibly a decent gift for the cycling relative in your family?

Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Summer Colors

Next up in This Week in Watches is the Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton in Summer Colors.  Limited to 30 pieces, this 44mm stainless piece features an open-worked dial and details in “swimming pool” water and coral (the hot shading this year, so I am told).  Naturally, the watch is powered by the brand’s notable manual winding C.677S movement.  I like that Chronoswiss is delivering new tones constantly and, hello, I’m a Miami Dolphins fan, so this one tickles my fancy.  The Summer Colors piece will be accessible at the finish of June and retail for 8.950 Euros.  More information can be found on the authority .

H. Moser Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue

Next up during the current Week in Watches is the H.Moser Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue.  The PR data made suggestions to the thundering 20’s and jazz bars in NYC.  Hmm…  But, what we have here is a watch that draws on mid 1900’s pilot’s watches with its numerals and hand set, but adds Moser’s ludicrous dial completing and a dazzling 42mm steel case.  obviously, the undeniable detail that leaps out is the tourbillon jabbing out at 6:00 and that’s Moser’s own HMC 804 automatic with 3 days of force reserve.  At $49,900 this one is most likely for the more effective jazz artists versus the starving ones.  Head to H.Moser’s site for .

A Seiko 62MAS Crushes it at Auction

Ok, the utilization of “NOS” in auction descriptions is tiresome without a doubt, but the late model 1967 Seiko 6217-8001 “ 62MAS ” that was up at auction on (it ended today – and the photos are courtesy of the site) was just stunning.  The watch featured its blue color working on this issue back and truly looks unworn.  Its case could probably be used when absolutely necessary as a facial razor.  It accompanied what resembles its unique box and on its unique Tropic strap with uncommon Seiko buckle.

The bottom line is that this one was meant for a museum.  Now, decent condition 62MAS models crest the $2,500 domain with relative straightforwardness and brilliant models coast past $4,000 these days.  This model went through 236 offers in a 5-day duration and ended up at – wait for it – 711,666 Japanese Yen without transportation (and no, I didn’t offer – although I thought about it).  That 5,833 Euros at time of distributing which probably makes this a record.  Yes, people, demand for vintage Japanese watches has never been stronger…

BBC 13 Minutes to the Moon Podcast

One of our readers, , alerted us to another podcast in celebration of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.  The BBC started a week by week podcast called 13 Minutes to the Moon in May that will culminate with its last episode on July 20th – the 50th commemoration itself.  It makes for staggering listening as the interviews are astounding.  The examination is nothing short of amazing and the podcast truly gets into the history of the space program and interviews everybody from astronauts, engineers, mission control, laborers at suppliers, etc.  Best of all, it’s free!  Head to the BBC’s for more information or where you download your podcasts and search for the logo above.

Folks, that’s for This Week in Watches – we’ll be back next weekend!

 

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