First Look: Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 “McQueen” Chronograph

Contrary to popular opinion, TAG Heuer’s revived Monaco CS2110 in 1997 was not a true re-edition. Yes, it was the first time since the mid-1970s that the square Monaco was part of the TAG Heuer range, but rather than reproducing a facsimile of a specific historic Monaco model, TAG Heuer instead chose to develop a new dial design for the relaunched series.
Even when the “McQueen” Blue dial model was launched in 2003, we had the “right” colour scheme, but as you can see below, the small details (including placement of …

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[Posted by: C11 | 17 May 2015 | 14 Comments ]
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 | 19 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 ]
Pairs of Aces- Heuer Autavia 11630 & 11063

The Autavia is my favourite vintage Heuer series, in part because of the amazing diversity of the range. The Chronomatic Autavias formed the heart of the Heuer line-up from the time of their introduction in 1969, through to the last days of Heuer in 1984. During this time there were three distinct Autavia generations- 1163, 11630 and 11063.
This article covers two styles of Autavia spread across two generations- 11630 and 11063 Autavia Divers and Autavia GMTs.
Heuer Autavia Divers
The two watches above show two different styles of Diver Autavias- on the …

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[Posted by: C11 | 2 Sep 2012 | 11 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.

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 | 16 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 ]