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Autavia, TAG Heuer
The watch brand introduced the Autavia line, which will become another full-fledged family along with Carrera, Monaco, Aquaracer. The name, which combines the words automobile and aviation, takes us back to the 1930s and 1950s, when the Heuer brand produced onboard instruments for racing cars and aircraft. That was the name of the wrist chronograph released by Jack Hoer in 1962. Seven new models, inspired by the aesthetics of vintage onboard instruments, are addressed to those who are ready for adventure and adventure.
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The classic round 42 mm case has the tapered lugs of the original 1960s watches and a rather wide bi-directional ceramic bezel with 60-minute markings. On the dial in shades of blue, green and brown with a smoky effect, large Superluminova-coated indexes are clearly visible. While there are only three-hands in steel and bronze with COSC-certified Caliber 5, chronographs with the in-house caliber Heuer 02 will be available in the fall. All Autavia watches are equipped with a balance spring made of carbon composite. The innovative development was presented in Geneva at the beginning of the year on the example of the Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph watch. The lightweight, impact-resistant, magnetically resistant Isograph balance spring will now keep track of the precision of all Autavia models.
Hours of the day -
LUC XP, Chopard
The "blue fever" does not let go of watch manufacturers, each of which interprets the noble shade in its own way. Chopard considers its LUC XP watch an indispensable attribute of the modern gentleman, as well as a blue cashmere flannel suit, made in one of the ateliers on Savile Row, London. The new LUC XP sits well on the wrist, as if it were made to order. Thanks to a thin steel case with a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 7.2 mm, they fit perfectly into a men's wardrobe, combining with items of different textures and sleeves of different lengths.
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The navy blue satin-finished dial is supported by the hue of an English merino wool strap (also supplied with a cognac-colored alligator strap). The slim in-house caliber LUC 96.53-L is equipped with Chopard's patented Twin technology: a micro-rotor transmits energy to two barrels one above the other.
Trend of the day -
Gold on the wrist
1) Oyster Perpetual Day Date 36, Rolex
2) Serpenti Seduttori, Bvlgari
3) Happy Sport Oval, Chopard
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The women's watch on a gold bracelet is back again. Polished metal without diamonds enhances the silhouette and design of the links. At Chopard, they have a convex surface, like the bracelet of the first Happy Sport watch in 1993. Bvlgari links resemble scales, but not a chopped geometric shape, but with smoother outlines. Rolex watches use a three-row President bracelet in signature Everose gold, created back in 1956.
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