The TAG Heuer Connected was presented as the quintessential Swiss luxury fake smartwatch. Today, TAG Heuer announced a fake upgraded model of the Connected, with an extravagant 18K rose gold case.
I’m probably not alone to think Apple Watch when I hear “smartwatch” and “gold” in the same sentence. At $20,000 US the gold Apple Watch was a ridiculous nonsense, and it is now just a bad memory for the guys in Cupertino, with Apple Watch 2, they dropped the gold model. Did fake TAG Heuer felt the need to take up the torch from Apple? It is quite puzzling, given the fact that year-over-year the global smartwatch shipments have declined 51%, and while it is still Apple the leader of the pack, their shipments decreases by 71.6%… Is this really the market that needs a $10k smartwatch? We’ll see…
At least with the original TAG Heuer Connected, people have the possibility to exchange it after two years to a titanium Carrera Calibre 5. Which is a very good deal! Now, with the Connected Rose Gold, it seems that after the two-year warranty period, you can exchange it to the special edition titanium Carrera Calibre 5 at no extra cost. I’ll let you decide if this is an OK deal or not.
Granted, it’s early in the working week, and ‘Would you like another coffee?’ is hard enough to deal with as a proposition, but the notion of personal drive is on our mind.Time for an existential question, folks: What drives you? Bear with us while we explain.
Next, came the concept of the ‘Drive Man’ – someone who embodies all the attributes the collection stands for. This was a man, Cartier felt, who is elegant and confident, passionate and free-minded – and more than that, a guy who knows how to follow his inner drive. All of which makes him sound like the perfect man. But does that even exist? Cartier went on a mission to prove that indeed it does, selecting influential individuals from all over the world. The Australian Drive Man was none other than Chris Edwards, co-founder of Oscar Hunt Tailors.
Earlier in the year we introduced you to the Drive de Cartier, the new men’s collection from Cartier, which was a refreshing surprise when it emerged, fully formed, at SIHH – with a stylish-yet-masculine design that critics agreed was the replica watch Cartier had been missing. (Check out the very cool Drive microsite here.)
We travelled to Italy with Chris during Pitti Uomo – the biggest trade fair on the menswear calendar – to find out what makes him tick. Later in the week, he’ll do what he does best, answering one of those thorny style questions we’re asked so often: How do you wear a gold replica watch? We’ll also hear his account of what it’s like to spend a week with the Drive de Cartier.
But first up, here’s what happened when we asked Chris the question we just posed you: ‘What drives you?’
There’s everything from greyed-out titanium to solid rose gold options on the table, and one of our favourites sits neatly between these two options – the CAR2A5A Heuer-01 with a black titanium case, rose gold dial details and solid rose gold horns. As Sam Sparro could tell you, black and gold is a killer colour combo, and the price is solid too, at $12,200 AUD.Omega Replica Watches
We always knew the Carrera Heuer-01, launched last year, was going to be a major platform for TAG Heuer. A modern, modular replica watch that allows the brand to add and subtract case elements and dial details with ease, it’s really come into its own this year, with six new models released at Baselworld.
Earlier this year TAG Heuer and (FFA) announced a four-year partnership, with the Swiss brand becoming the official replica watch and timekeeper of the Caltex Socceroos.
Aspiring Socceroos test their speed and accuracy
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Last night’s friendly match against Greece at Etihad Stadium was a clear example of how soccer (AKA football, in the rest of the world) is a sport where timing is key. For the Greeks, the game was a matter of running out the clock after scoring two goals in the first 20 minutes – including an epic shot from 60m out.
We took the opportunity to find out how goalkeeper Matt Ryan and defender Trent Sainsbury handle the pressure, and how a few seconds can be the difference between winning and losing.
Even thought they didn’t get it over the line last night, we’re sure they’ll be back on form by the time they face Iraq in September for the first of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Socceroos Mark Birighitti, Tom Rogic, Trent Sainsbury and Mathew Ryan
It was a different picture last week whens the Socceroos braved the wild Sydney weather to coach several Junior Football clubs in a speed and accuracy challenge, measuring not only their ball skills, but their ability to cope under pressure. The winners on the day were the Rockdale City Suns.
From the Socceroos’ perspective, it was a game punctuated by split-second decisions, including Trent Sainsbury’s quick header of a rebounded ball in the 58th minute. It was a worthy goal, but not enough for the locals to even the score, resulting in a 2-1 loss at the final whistle.
For 98 per cent of replica watch lovers, Rolex this year is all about two models – the Daytona and the Air-King. The amount of digital ink dedicated on these top-line releases is truly tremendous, and we’re not even halfway through the year. But there’s more to Rolex’s Baselworld 2016 releases than exciting steel sports replica watches.
The mix of Everose, steel and that creamy Cadbury chocolate dial makes for a delicious timepiece. Oh, and now we can’t get this song by The Stranglers out of our heads.
For example, this new Yacht-Master, offered for the first time in Rolesor, which is the name Rolex – the master of two-tone – gives to this combination of steel and gold.