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Apple brings back the tach

One of the most popular complications in horology is the tachymeter, a graduated ring around the edge of a watch that usually reads from something like 500 to 60. Apple has recently added a tachymeter function in its new Chronograph Pro face and, given that these Apple Watch faces are things we love to hate, we decided to check it out.

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Hublot’s Big Bang e, what’s WearOS got to do, got to do with it?

TAG Heuer did it. Hublot did it once before, with the Big Bang Referee smart watch. And now, they’re doing it again. They’re making an Android Wear WearOS smartwatch. The question has to be, what makes a Hublot smart watch worth above 5 grand?

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Hit the throttle with the new Casio Edifice ECB10HR-1A

When it comes to Casio Edifice designs, it’s starting to remind of the old gem regarding Midwestern weather. To paraphrase a bit, if you don’t like the design of today’s Edifice, just wait a bit, because it’ll change soon enough. So, if you didn’t like that last roundup we gave you, there’s a new Honda collaboration waiting for you in the form of the Casio Edifice ECB10HR-1A.

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Casio’s Utility Color G-Shock GA-2000 should be in your everyday carry

Casio makes amazing and amazingly rugged watches. For under $200, you can get one of the hardest-to-kill timepieces around. That’s why we love the new Utility Color GA-2000, a capo colored G-Shock multi-function piece with massive water resistance and great style.

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Smartwatches are outselling Swiss watches

According to Morgan Stanley smartwatches are spanking Swiss watches. In 2019 the firm said that 67.3 million smartwatches were sold versus 20.6 million Swiss watches.

Apple sold 26.3 million alone, up from 23.4 in 2018.

Further, even smartwatch revenue is up. The Apple Watch sold $11.7 billion in revenue for Apple, while Rolex, the second largest watchmaker, sold $5.2 billion.

The next biggest smartwatch maker, Garmin, saw sales of $2 billion last year, beating both Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet in terms of revenue.

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

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The Hamilton PSR is a literal blast from the past

Perhaps this is just a matter of my own childhood, but I remember being fascinated by those calculators that had the light-up red numerals on their displays. When I found that those also showed up in watches, well, it was just a matter of time till I had one (and I did in the late 90s, a second-hand Fossil one that I found). They were cool, but viewing it in daylight was a disaster. There’s a newly reimagined version – the Hamilton PSR – that has a slight twist on that display technology, so here’s to hoping daylight visibility is better.

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TAG Heuer’s new Connected Modular Golf Edition focuses on the links

TAG Heuer has released a new smartwatch, the third generated in its Connected timepiece line. The watch, a 45mm Android Wear piece, features a heart-rate monitor, GPS, and sports sensors. Their latest model focuses on the back nine thanks to special apps and features for golfers.

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