Few watches resonate with Australians quite as much as those made by TAG Heuer. Why? Perhaps it’s their rich automotive heritage, the legendary Calibre 11 chronograph or maybe just the masculine good looks of the watches. Regardless of the reason, Time+Tide is proud to be the Australian home of TAG Heuer online.

EDITOR’S PICK: How a top pickpocket can steal your watch clean off your wrist

EDITOR’S NOTE: When we ran the story last year we figured it was just a bit of light-hearted fun. But then a spate of robberies happened in the UK. An unsuspecting man had his Rolex stolen outside the Stoneham Golf Course in Southampton by a woman who asked him to sign her petition. After he’d put pen to paper, the woman tucked the clipboard under their arm and insisted on shaking his hand with both of hers. Shortly afterwards the man noticed his watch was missing.  Nearby, a week later, there was another robbery by a woman with a petition outside Wellow Golf Club, where another man reported his watch missing to police. Forewarned is forewarned. Read Luke’s article below to see how top pickpockets can steal your watch clean off your wrist without you even knowing. We like to believe that we maintain basic control of our personal space. Within the limited orbit of our bodies, we think that we stand relatively secure as masters of our physical domain. As it turns out, this is a total delusion. The world’s most legendary “theatrical pickpocket” is Apollo Robbins (below), who possesses the dexterity of a supernatural ninja. The American entertainer… Read More

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EDITOR’S PICK: The best his & hers watches, including Audemars Piguet, Omega and TAG Heuer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do couples who dress together stay together? Or do they just look like escapees from the same cult? Many will find the idea of “his and hers” clothing a bit icky and contrived. But it can also be a cunning way to justify splurging on another new watch. Think about it: if you buy his and hers pieces, your purchase is instantly reframed from selfish extravagance to grand romantic gesture. Sometimes that’s just what it takes to get a new transaction over the line. Here James Robinson looks at four timeless options. Recently, a reader from the Land of the Free dropped us a line asking if we could help with a conundrum he’d been having. You see, this lovely fellow and his wife are soon to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, and he wants to purchase a matching his and hers set of timepieces to mark the occasion. Trouble is, there are so many options to choose from; he doesn’t know where to start. So, we thought we’d lend a hand. Alex, these are four of the watches you should be keeping an eye out for. Rolex Datejust   Perhaps the most important Rolex ever created, the… Read More

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FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Monster crocodiles, bronze Tudors & TAG Heuer’s Super Mario hook-up

Tudor Andrew just bought

In Australia, the Northern Territory is known for its crocodiles and colourful characters. Positioned in the central north of the country, it spans about 1.35 million sq km and is closer to Bali than Bondi. The state’s remote position and savage heat means that it preserves a wild spirit that makes the rest of the country seem comparatively staid. For better or worse, the modern image of the area is largely shaped by the notorious local paper the NT News, whose front pages invariably fuel the more wide-eyed stereotypes. Suffice to say, gigantic crocodiles feature heavily. To be fair, there’s a good reason for this. Most rivers in the NT have, on average, five crocodiles per kilometre (!) so encounters with the world’s deadliest predators are not uncommon. When these terrifying creatures start causing problems, you call for a man like Tom Nichols. This week, Thor wrote a story looking at this veteran crocodile hunter. Tom’ official job title is Northern Territory Problem Crocodile Management wildlife officer and he caught some 352 crocs last year alone. Not surprisingly, this presents certain occupational hazards and Tom lost two fingers to a crocodile more than a decade ago. Naturally, we were fascinated… Read More

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EDITOR’S PICK: How a top pickpocket can steal your watch clean off your wrist

EDITOR’S NOTE: When we ran the story last year we figured it was just a bit of light-hearted fun. But then a spate of robberies happened in the UK. An unsuspecting man had his Rolex stolen outside the Stoneham Golf Course in Southampton by a woman who asked him to sign her petition. After he’d put pen to paper, the woman tucked the clipboard under their arm and insisted on shaking his hand with both of hers. Shortly afterwards the man noticed his watch was missing.  Nearby, a week later, there was another robbery by a woman with a petition outside Wellow Golf Club, where another man reported his watch missing to police. Forewarned is forewarned. Read Luke’s article below to see how top pickpockets can steal your watch clean off your wrist without you even knowing. We like to believe that we maintain basic control of our personal space. Within the limited orbit of our bodies, we think that we stand relatively secure as masters of our physical domain. As it turns out, this is a total delusion. The world’s most legendary “theatrical pickpocket” is Apollo Robbins (below), who possesses the dexterity of a supernatural ninja. The American entertainer… Read More

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TAG Heuer revives the mythical Monaco “Dark Lord” for Only Watch

Any fan of racing chronographs should be familiar with the Heuer Monaco “Dark Lord”.  Introduced in 1974, this mythical all-black Monaco was clad in a PVD coating and powered by a hand-wound Valjoux 7740. Only a very small run of the “Dark Lord” watches were produced, making it amongst the most valuable Heuer watches today. And while that watch may pre-date the Star Wars films, you can easily see why it earned Darth Vader comparisons with it’s stealth-black sense of dread punctuated by the bright beams of orange-red. Now, with the upcoming Only Watch auction in November, TAG Heuer have created a thrilling homage to the original reference packed full of modern technology and artistry. The dial Looking at the dial of the Only Watch Carbon Monaco, there almost seems to be infinite detail. A single piece of carbon fibre composite has been painstakingly machined and then hand-finished to create far-reaching struts and braces, echoing the high-tech motoring that TAG Heuer has long been synonymous with. Those struts criss-cross over a view of the Heuer 02 movement, which too has been hand-finished and slightly darkened to match the carbon’s tones and help the highlights really pop. The indices aren’t just… Read More

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WA-HOO! TAG Heuer teams up with Nintendo to present the TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

At Time+Tide we pride ourselves on tackling how watches relate to pop culture. Sure, die-hard enthusiasts get turned on by listed specifications – calibers, diameters, lug widths and lug-to-lug lengths. But to the broader marketplace it takes something a bit different to catch the eye. The common thread between any type of watch buyer, however, is that novelty needs to stir up an emotional connection – something that ties the watch to something deeper in their lives. The Nintendo character Super Mario became a familiar presence in many of our lives as young gamers, forging a bond that carries right through even to adulthood. Today, TAG Heuer is drawing the connection between gamer and watch wearer, with the TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition watch – a limited edition of 2000 pieces. The TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition follows the familiar format of previous Connected watches from the LVMH brand, but leverages an all-new aesthetic – both within the software and hardware of the watch. The 50 metre water-resistant steel case is 45mm in diameter and 13.5mm thick, sporty dimensions that present a robust smartwatch with an engaging large and legible screen. Mixed finishes create… Read More

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From Boyz II Men to Backstreet Boys – watch spotting in Netflix’s “This Is Pop”

“Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one (wristwatches fellas)…” With its recognisable intro, Netflix’s original docuseries, This Is Pop, takes off and guides you through some of the biggest moments in pop history. From the explosion of Boyz II Men and their addictive harmonies, to the music festivals that defined a generation, This Is Pop examines how pop music influenced a range of genres, defining a path for success for multiple groups, bands and singers. Along the way, there’s a wealth of watch-spotting opportunities too. This Is Pop is divided into eight parts with the series jumping back and forth between decades and genres. In one episode, there is a focus on Sweden’s remarkable track record for pumping out amazing producers. In another, the success of Lil Nas X and Old Town Road has country music fans questioning what is country. Overall, the series is a must watch for any music fan who ever catches themselves whistling along to the radio. Nevertheless, you’re on a website about watches and we all know timepieces and music are a match made in diamond-encrusted heaven. In that respect, This Is Pop does not disappoint. Let’s start off with Boyz II… Read More

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