TAG Heuer Connected watch hits the UAE

In November 2015 TAG Heuer premiered its Connected Watch to the world, with the assistance of CEO & President of LVMH watches, Jean-Claude Biver. The piece is TAG’s first smartwatch and is the result of a collaboration between TAG Heuer, Intel and Google. It sports the same sort of looks that you’ll find on TAG’s newest Carrera pieces (with the Heuer 01 calibre), and is now officially on sale across the UAE.

The Connected Watch is mostly digital, and so doesn't qualify for the 'Swiss Made' demarcation.

The Connected Watch is mostly digital, and so doesn’t qualify for the ‘Swiss Made’ demarcation.

Hands-On: MB&F’s Legacy Machine 1 M.A.D. Dubai

2011 was a big year for MB&F. The independent brand opened its first M.A.D. Gallery (Geneva), and launched the Legacy Machine 1, which introduced the world to the new (at the time) Legacy Machine collection. Since that time MB&F has introduced several Legacy Machines, but today the brand is revisiting the LM1 with a limited edition model, which will be sold exclusively through the recently opened M.A.D. Gallery in Dubai. It’s called the Legacy Machine 1 M.A.D. Dubai, and it has one of the most beautiful watch dials we’ve ever seen.

We're in the process of applying for a loan. The reason sits right in front of you.

We’re in the process of applying for a loan. The reason sits right in front of you.

Two of a kind: Two new Seikos that we love

Seiko produces some fantastic watches but in the past, the brand released most of its highly desirable pieces only in its home market of Japan. Things are changing however, and this year the brand had several interesting quartz and mechanical watches at BaselWorld. We were drawn to two mechanical watches in particular, the Presage Automatic Watch 60th Anniversary (below), and the Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve.

The 12 o'clock index is finished in red on the enamel reference. It's a design trait we've seen on other enamel dial Presage watches.

The 12 o’clock index is finished in red on the enamel reference. It’s a design trait we’ve seen on other enamel dial Presage watches.

Zenith launches the Heritage Pilot Cafe Racer

Several cool and interesting timepieces were unveiled at BaselWorld 2016, and Zenith’s Heritage Pilot Cafe Racer is one of the most fascinating yet. This piece’s undeniably-engaging looks are said to be inspired by the ‘cafe racer’ biker culture that came to the fore in England in the 1960s.

Going just on pictures, this watch packs a heck of a lot of character.

Going just on pictures, this watch packs a heck of a lot of character.