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Future Models, Re-Edition Series »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 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: David Chalmers | 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: David Chalmers | 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 right) 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. Photos of the new model on …

Carrera, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 16 Aug 2009 | 14 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.
Dial
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: David Chalmers | 14 Aug 2009 | 37 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: David Chalmers | 9 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments ]
Alternative version of the Chronomatic Heuers?

A scan of a 1969 Chronosport catalog showing the Chronomatic Monaco, Autavia and Carrera

Autavia, Diver Watches »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 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: David Chalmers | 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 …