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Future Models, Re-Edition Series »

[Posted by: C11 | 28 Aug 2009 | One Comment ]
A Scoop: New TAG Heuer Re-edition Coming

New TAG Heuer Re-edition series for the 150th anniversary

"Poor- Man's" variants, 5100 Series, Lemania 5100, Silverstone »

[Posted by: C11 | 22 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments ]
The Other Silverstone

The Lemania Heuer Silverstone reference 510.403 from Calibre11.com- Vintage Heuer Blog; TAG Heuer blog

Carrera, Limited Edition »

[Posted by: C11 | 19 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments ]
Limited Edition Carrera for 2009 Singapore Grand Prix

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 »

[Posted by: C11 | 16 Aug 2009 | 18 Comments ]
Hands on Review- 2010 TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5

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 »

[Posted by: C11 | 14 Aug 2009 | 43 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer Autavia

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 »

[Posted by: C11 | 9 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments ]
Alternative version of the Chronomatic Dial Heuer?

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 »

[Posted by: C11 | 2 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments ]
Heuer Autavia Diver 100

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 »

[Posted by: C11 | 1 Aug 2009 | 18 Comments ]
TAG Heuer Monaco 2001 Limited Edition

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 …