George Clooney Wears A Gold Speedmaster in Money Monster
Dial Rhodiumed and satin-brushed dial. Engraved traverses. Rhodiumed, polished and satin-brushed chronograph counters. Small seconds counter recalls the car’s tail-lights
Limited to just eight pieces, this curio from another world is Urwerk's take on the age-old concept of pocket time keeping. They don't even like to call it a pocket watch - instead preferring "Zeit Machine." You just know that Urwerk and MB&F have a good relationship when you see names like that. For some reason over the last few years it has been chic for high-end brands both mainstream and boutique to come out with pocket watches. To be honest I have no idea why. I think they are just trying something "new." I don't think that the pocket watch demand is very high, and most of these are going to live on desks and in drawers.
Whether you consider tourbillons to be the ultimate in haute horlogerie, or – like me – you think they belong in pocket watches, Breguet’s anti-gravity device remains the yardstick by which watch houses are judged. It should therefore be no surprise that TAG Heuer, a brand feverishly pursuing credibility not just as a manufacture, but one able to produce movements to challenge the very best, has chosen to fit a tourbillon to its latest assault on the state-of-the-art.