Articles Archive for August 2009
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Carrera, Limited Edition »
Last year TAG Heuer released a limited edition Grand Carrera for the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix- which was also the first ever race to be held at night. Singapore has been a strong market for limited edition watches, with TAG Heuer, Sinn and others releasing Singapore-only models
The 2008 watch (pictured below) sold out quickly, but the black and green colour combination looked a little odd, albeit distinctive.
With the 2009 Singapore race coming up, TAG have tried again and this time with much more success. Below is the 2009 model, this …
Carrera, Hands on Review »
A new model in the ever-expanding Carrera range is automatic watch- the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 automatic. While the Carrera has its heritage as a Chronograph, there are now a range of 3-hand watches available, including this new model.
The watch uses a classic 39mm Carrera case and the standard Carrera “5-link” bracelet.
In addition to the outer-bezel that marks 5-minute increments, the Carrera Calibre 5 features an inner-bezel, or flange, that indicates the hours.
The unique feature of this watch is its dial, which has two parts- an inner-circle finished …
Autavia, Re-Edition Series, The Ultimate Guide »
The retro trend that kicked off in the late 1990’s must have been a dream for the marketing and product development guys. Step 1) Rifle through your brands old product catalog. Step 2) Modernise the design- a little. Step 3) Pump out a heritage based ad campaign. Step 4) Lunch.
Put yourself in the shoes of the team at TAG: the Carrera and Monaco re-editions had been a huge success for the company- how long must it have taken for someone to realise that there had not yet been a re-edition …
Autavia, Carrera, Chronomatic, Monaco »
Without doubt the most fabled of the Heuer Monaco, Autavia and Carrera lines are those rare watches that carry the “Chronomatic” marking on the dial- a combination of the words “Chronograph” and “Automatic”. The very first Calibre 11 models released in 1969 have the Chronomatic marking on the dial, but these were only produced for a short time until Heuer replaced Chronomatic with the words “Automatic Chronograph” and moved the model name from below the hands to above the Heuer shield.
If you can find a Chronomatic Heuer, then buy it …
Autavia, Diver Watches »
One of the great aspects of the Heuer Autavia was the variety of movements, case designs and colours variations that are available. From the iconic two-register Automatic Siffert to the three-register GMT manual, there are many classic Autavia designs. Perhaps the rarest is the Diver 100 (Ref. 11063P), a model which appeared only once in the 1982 catalogue.
This model borrows much of its style from the Rolex Submariner- the bezel design, circular hour markers and Mercedes-style hands are straight out of the Rolex design book. The Diver 100 comes on …
Calibre 17, Limited Edition, Monaco »
TAG Heuer have released several limited edition Monaco models, including the re-edition variants detailed in a previous post. You have probably also seen the three Gulf/ Vintage limited editions which TAG have released over the last couple of years. But have you ever seen one of these?
This is a very rare limited edition of 200 watches issued by the famous French watch boutique Ferret in the Cote d’Azur. The watch is essentially a Silver-dial version of the second TAG Heuer Monaco re-edition (Ref. CS2111) and has the reference CS2113, as …