News: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon Chronograph

TAG Heuer has saved a surprise for the second week of Basel, announcing plans for a new Tourbillon Chronograph movement based on the still-born Calibre CH80. The shocking news is the price, which is planned to come in at CHF14,900 (Swiss Francs). Yes, there is no zero missing before the comma.
According to Revo-online the new movement runs at 4 Hz and has a 64-hour power reserve, less than the Calibre CH80 on which it’s based.
Design wise, the watch is clearly a close relation of the just-launched Carrera Calibre Heuer-01.
TAG Heuer has …

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[Posted by: C11 | 23 Mar 2015 | 13 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 ]
2015 TAG Heuer Baselworld Big Hit

Looking for all the 2015 TAG Heuer Baselworld watches in one spot? You’ve come to the right place. See the first press-shots below, as well as a link to the individual articles that will have live hands-on photos of the new watches.

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01

See our in-depth coverage of the Carrera Heuer-01 here.
TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom
See our in-depth coverage of the Monaco V4 Phantom here.
Heuer Carrera Calibre 7 Glassbox

See our in-depth coverage of the Carrera Calibre 7 Gold here.
TAG Heuer Formula 1 McLaren 30th Anniversary Edition

See our in-depth coverage of the …

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[Posted by: C11 | 18 Mar 2015 | 20 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 ]