First Look: 2015 Carrera Calibre 17 Blue Dial

TAG Heuer’s gift for Jack Heuer’s 80th birthday, the Jack Heuer 80 Carrera, has become the gift that keeps on giving. The watch was one of the best received modern TAG Heuer designs, and managed to draw on the history of the Carrera without being a straight-up re-edition of a past model- a heritage watch rather than a retro watch, if you will. Given this success, TAG Heuer has released three other chronographs based on the Carrera 80 design, each with limited availability to ensure the look doesn’t become played out. …

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[Posted by: C11 | 9 Aug 2015 | One Comment ]
Hands-on: Heuer Carrera Calibre 7 Gold Glassbox

If you like the look of the recently released Carrera Calibre 18 Telemeter, but were hoping for something a little more….well, Gold, then this is the watch for you- the Heuer Carrera Calibre 7 Glassbox.
Over the past decade or so we’ve been lucky to see 1-2 “Heuer” branded models per year, whereas this year already we’ve had three, with a potential fourth on the way. Good news for those who love the Heuer heritage, and an important contrast to the modern, bold watches such as the Carrera Heuer-01.
Like the Calibre …

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[Posted by: C11 | 19 Mar 2015 | 22 Comments ]
Up Close: Carrera 1887 Carbon Matrix Composite

I’ve always found the use of different case materials to be interesting. It’s one reason why I enjoy the second generation of Carrera so much, as it used such a range of materials.[1]
The majority were steel, of course, but it also came in gold-plate, 18K yellow gold, black PVD (Monza and Modena) and chrome-plate (also Monza). It’s by no means alone in the Heuer range in using a less common case material than steel either. The Titanium series of the 1980s was up front about the material it was made …

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[Posted by: Mark Moss | 10 Feb 2013 | 6 Comments ]
TAG Heuer Carrera SpaceX 1887

Here is the first look at the production version of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 SpaceX, A new limited edition chronograph released to mark the 50th anniversary of (TAG) Heuer being the first Swiss timepiece to be worn in space.
While there have been photos of the prototype version of this watch floating around the internet for a while, the watch below is the finished production model that will go on sale in the next few weeks.
There is a cool story to go with the new Carrera, with TAG Heuer sending …

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[Posted by: C11 | 8 Sep 2012 | 12 Comments ]
 
First Look: Monaco Full Black- ACM Calibre 12

TAG Heuer has launched a new Calibre 12 Monaco in time for the Monaco Grand Prix- the TAG Heuer Monaco Full Black Automobile Club de Monaco (“ACM”) edition. This is the second ACM Monaco, but the first to sport an all-black case, in homage to one of the most famous Heuer Monacos of the 1970s.

As you’ll discover, the original 1970s Black Monaco is one of the most enigmatic watches in the vintage Heuer world- both because it’s very rare…and because it’s not 100% clear that it ever (officially) existed at …

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[Posted by: C11 | 24 Feb 2013 | 6 Comments ]
Hands on Review: TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Silver Dial

Here are the first live photos of  the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Heritage Chronograph- the latest in the line of Heuer- branded Monaco chronographs featuring the modern Calibre 11 movement and the distinctive left-sided crown.

TAG Heuer continue to explore both sides of the Monaco- the futuristic models, through watches like the Monaco V4, Monaco Mikrograph and Monaco Twenty-Four, and the heritage models, through Heuer branded watches that evoke the original spirit of the 1970s.
Heritage

The Monaco story stretches back to 1969, when the original 1133B Monaco (above, left) was released, …

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[Posted by: C11 | 12 Jun 2011 | 17 Comments ]
Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Calibre 11

While TAG Heuer released a re-edition of the famous 1133B Blue Monaco only five years after bringing the Monaco back, it has taken another 13 years for a re-edition of the grey 1133G Heuer Monaco to appear- the TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Chronograph.
This new watch- Ref CAW211B (The watch shown for this review is pre-production and still has the old Reference number as shown at Basel- CAW2115)- is basically a grey version of the 40th Anniversary Monaco released last year, with two important differences. Firstly, the case of the Monaco …

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[Posted by: C11 | 2 Oct 2010 | 38 Comments ]