About Augusto Bassi

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Born in Piacenza on May 4, 1977, after a thesis in History of contemporary political thought and an internship at the Ansa agency, he was cursive for Il Tempo, Italia Oggi and domenicale. For seven years he signed Monsieur, Arbiter, Spirito DiVino, Mestieri d'Arte, and has been a professional since 2010. He seems to be an authoritative reviewer of the male imagination; whatever that means. He is watch editor for officiel and collaborator of Revolution.
14 10, 2021

“DRIVING ME CRAZY” | Alla scoperta dei nuovi Carrera con Tag Heuer e Porsche

By |2021-10-14T20:23:38+00:00October 14th, 2021|

Lungo l’orizzonte iconografico della meccanica sportiva,Tag Heuer e Porsche seguono la stessa flyline ideale. I loro nomi si sono sempre inseguiti e superati in una gloriosa carrera così come i loro simboli si intrecciarono nel 1971 e per sempre sulla tuta da corsa di Steve McQueen/Michael Delaney a bordo di una Porsche 917 nel film Le Mans. Steve McQueen indossa l'Heuer Monaco durante le riprese [...]

13 04, 2021

Watches & Wonders 2021, il tempo da remoto

By |2021-06-22T17:02:17+00:00April 13th, 2021|

L’edizione ginevrina di Watches & Wonders 2021 – resa forzatamente online dalla pandemia - si sta concludendo mentre scrivo. In attesa di tornare in presenza a Shanghai, per il secondo atto della manifestazione, l’inevitabile appiattimento divulgativo di una piattaforma digitale comune ha generato, par opposition, una maggiore attenzione sui prodotti della kermesse; l’unico nucleo di aggregazi [...]

16 10, 2020

PANERAI 2020, between cool licenses and martial pride

By |2020-10-23T00: 56: 24 + 00: 00October 16th, 2020|

This year Panerai celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Luminor patent, which refers to tritium and the second post-war period. But in this editorial I am not going to retrace the glorious and stormy history of the most important Italian watchmaking brand since the literature in this regard is very rich and profound. Rather, I want to climb astride on a slow-running torpedo, in the tentativ [...]

16 07, 2020

CONNECTED TO THE SCORE | With Edoardo Molinari we put the Tag Heuer Connected Golf to the test

By |2020-07-16T13: 17: 38 + 00: 00July 16th, 2020|

If we had already introduced Tag Heuer's new Connected on these pages thanks to the diligent piece of Domenico Sposato, we couldn't say we tried it in the field. And here we talk about the golf course, because the best of the Connected collection is the Golf Edition. Tech superstar, tested for us by a golfing technical superstar like Edoardo Molinari, who hosted us on the [...]

4 05, 2020

HOW TO CHOOSE A WATCH: passion, reason and wallet

By |2020-05-05T11:32:08+00:00May 4th, 2020|

In all these years of manufacturing attendance, the question I received most often, from friends, friends and acquaintances, was: which watch do you recommend? If I prefer not to give suggestions to ladies due to inevitable sexist inadequares, for males a vademcum is useful to avoid ugly sòle shots. I therefore find it beneficial to inspire a critical approach to choice, which is virt [...]

29 04, 2020

MUSE ON THE MOVE | Choose your liaison Ambassador – Maison

By |2020-04-30T03: 16: 02 + 00: 00April 29th, 2020|

There are two lines of ambassadors: those who look like OVS mannequins who have had a watch fastened and those who spontaneously inject their movement. After so many years in the industry, we recognize them at a glance. Although it is always inadvisable to buy for "mimesis" with the testimonial, it is good to recognize that nothing exalts an accessory as much as the grace that brings it. And if the uo [...]

26 04, 2020

Editorial: Watches & Wonders 2020, Watch and Don't Touch

By |2021-04-03T20: 54: 02 + 00: 00April 26th, 2020|

Watches & Wonders 2020 will be remembered as the first connected, digital multimedia fair of watchmaking. Epochal junction accelerated and made taxable by the pandemic. The closure of trade fairs as we knew them is the end of an idea of a popular connection that found propulsion from the generation of our grandparents. It is the end of an idea of purchase that found propulsion from [...]

13 04, 2020

THE FIRST GREAT VINTAGE, two sublime BREGUET chronographs of the Daniel Roth era

By |2020-04-23T15: 19: 14 + 00: 00April 13th, 2020|

When asked to identify the end of vintage – or more correctly its beginning – I typically choose as a reference the Breguets of the 80s, that is, those of the Roth era. It is true that journalistic prammatics tend to identify vintage watches with pre-quartz, but breguet's rebirth - in the hands of the most extraordinary obstetrician in micromechanical history - represents to m [...]

14 01, 2020

PERPETUAL SPELLS | Overseas, Royal Oak and Nautilus: what is the best perpetual calendar?

By |2020-01-16T22:07:05+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Three lineage born from Gérald Genta's life-giving pencil, three archetypal maisons, three unenluble malies. The three superstars of sports watchmaking, here in their most exclusive declination: what is your choice? For 2020 Perpetual Passion will involve you in targeted surveys, with the will to measure the pulse of your passion and understand what you really like. Skimming knows [...]