Hands-on Review: TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Ceramic Calibre 16 Chronograph

It’s already been a busy 12 months for new Aquaracer models, with TAG Heuer launching a new Aquaracer 300m series including a family of 3-hand watches and chronographs. And now there is another choice to add to the mix- the Aquaracer 300m Calibre 16 Ceramic Bezel. This new model effectively starts with the steel bezel 300m Chronograph, updates the dial design and hands and finishes off the look with a ceramic rather than brushed steel bezel. These might sound like small changes, but it does give the watch a very …

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[Posted by: C11 | 22 Apr 2015 | 4 Comments ]
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 Limited Edition

Following the announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo joining the TAG Heuer team of ambassadors, we now have the first Ronaldo “CR7″ Limited Edition watch launched at Baselworld 2015.
Based on the Formula 1 Chronograph, the CR7 has a black and green colour scheme to evoke the green of the football pitch.
This is the first time we’ve seen this colour combination since the run of limited edition watches from 2008-2012 to mark the annual Singapore Grand Prix.
Design
Putting aside the colour scheme, the main design flourish of the CR7 is the chequered-patterned dial, which …

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[Posted by: C11 | 19 Mar 2015 | 10 Comments ]
First Look: TAG Heuer Formula 1 McLaren Limited Edition

One of the first times I saw a TAG Heuer watch was on the wrists of the McLaren-Honda mechanics as they changed the tyres of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. TAG Heuer made sure that the entire pit-crew wore bright-red Formula 1s, no doubt encouraged by the fact that their boss Ron Dennis was a major shareholder in TAG Heuer.
Yes, the story of the links between TAG Heuer and the McLaren team is a long one- 30 years in fact. While we all like to look back on the Heuer/ Ferrari …

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[Posted by: C11 | 19 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments ]
Hands on- Heuer Carrera Calibre 6 COSC

Following the success of the 2013 Carrera Calibre 17, TAG Heuer has released a new automatic watch version for 2015- the Heuer Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer (Ref. WV5111). This is the partner watch to the new Panda Carrera chronograph we showed you last week. Yes, another Carrera special edition from TAG Heuer, but certainly one with sharp looks.

Design and Details
The COSC Carrera uses the “standard” 39mm Carrera stainless steel watch case, meaning a nicely sized watch, both in terms of diameter and thickness.
There is a single dial option- the same beautiful …

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[Posted by: C11 | 26 Jan 2015 | 4 Comments ]
 
Hands-on Review: TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Calibre 7 GMT

This year has been the year of the GMT for TAG Heuer, with Link, Carrera and Formula 1 GMT models launched. While each of these are regular production models, there is a fourth GMT watch new to the collection- the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Calibre 7 GMT (Ref. WAK211A).
Based on the same 41mm stainless steel case as the Calibre 5 Aquaracer 500m, the new Calibre 7 is effectively a GMT version of Ref. WAK2110 with a Blue GMT hand and a revised ceramic bezel.

Design
It’s been a couple of years since we last reviewed the …

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[Posted by: C11 | 8 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments ]
Hands-on Review: TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m

Evolution not revolution. While at first glance the new model appears similar to the current one, look more closely and you see the changes are actually quite significant: case, dial, bezel and hands have all changed. Welcome to the paradox of the 2014 TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m range.
While there have been a number of Aquaracer models over the last few years, the 300m is the model that is the closest in execution to the original Heuer 2000 of 1982, the predecessor of the Aquaracer range. If you’re new to the …

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[Posted by: C11 | 22 Aug 2014 | 24 Comments ]
Hands-on Review: Aquaracer 500m Ceramic Bezel

One of TAG Heuer’s most popular watches has been updated for 2012/ 2013- the Aquaracer 500m watch. The new model brings several improvements from the current series, most notably the use of a slimmer case and a new ceramic bezel.
The automatic Aquaracer range used to be straightforward, with two distinct choices: a case design evolved from the original Heuer/ TAG Heuer 2000 (rated to water resistance of 300m), or a larger, more angular case (rated to 500m) that boasted an innovative rubber bezel and helium escape valve. Now with the …

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[Posted by: C11 | 30 Sep 2012 | 28 Comments ]