H. Moser & Cie. and Christie’s to auction a unique watch each year in support of Swiss watchmaking

Maverick independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. and auction house Christie’s are partnering to support the Swiss watchmaking industry. Through the partnership H. Moser & Cie. will supply Christie’s with a unique watch for auction each year, with the proceeds going to the Fondation pour la Culture Horlogère Suisse (Foundation for Swiss Watchmaking Culture).

H. Moser & Cie. did not want to use a precious metal case for this piece unique, as the use of materials from overseas would make the watch less Swiss Made.

Pre-Basel: Tag Heuer announces 43mm Carrera Heuer-01

Tag Heuer announced its original 45mm Carrera Heuer-01 sports chronograph at Baselworld 2015, it was the first watch the brand released under the watchful eye of Jean-Claude Biver (our story here). Two years on Tag Heuer has announced a new Carrera Heuer-01, this time with a smaller 43mm case.

We reckon Tag Heuer has widened the Heuer-01’s appeal with this new case size.

Watch-Spotting: The watches of John Wick

We’re massive fans of 2014’s John Wick, which stars Keanu Reeves as the titular assassin. The action thriller was a hugely enjoyable film, and with John Wick: Chapter 2 playing in cinemas, we decided to re-watch the original before checking out the sequel. We also ceased the opportunity to do a bit of watch-spotting…

Wick wears his watch face down.

Tag Heuer introduces two Manchester United chronographs

Last year English football club Manchester United appointed Tag Heuer as its official timekeeper, so it comes as no surprise that the brand has now announced two new watches. Both are chronographs, and both feature the Premier League club’s logo on their dials and casebacks.

Carrera Heuer-01 Calibre Manufacture Chronograph Manchester United Special Edition (left), and Formula 1 Chronograph Manchester United Special Edition (right).

Pre-Basel: Omega teases Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer, and it has a racing dial. Hooray!

Fact: Speedmaster enthusiasts are in for a treat this year. Why? Well, the iconic Speedmaster celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2017, and you can bet that Omega is going to give the Speedy the fanfare it so richly deserves. We’re already off to a good start as just a few weeks ago Omega announced the Speedmaster SpeedyTuesday limited edition (our story here), and now there’s this new Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer with a racing dial.

Speedmaster enthusiasts are going to be spoiled for choice this year.

Chabi Nouri to become CEO of Piaget on April 1, 2017

Watch and jewelry specialist Piaget has just announced that Chabi Nouri will ascend to the position of CEO on April 1, 2017. The top job is currently held by Philippe Leopold-Metzger, a 36-year veteran of the Richemont Group. Leopold-Metzger will officially retire from the CEO position on March 31, and will then become non-executive President of Piaget.

Chabi Nouri is one of only a handful of female CEOs within the Richemont Group.