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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 28 May 2010 | 38 Comments ]
Final Design- Carrera Calibre 1887

TAG Heuer has made some small- yet meaningful- changes to the design of the Carrera Calibre 1887 ahead of its release.
The first change is to the bezel, where following feedback from retailers, the tachymetre scale is dropped to give the watch a cleaner, “minimalist” look.
The second change is to the to the texture of the sub-dials, which on the Black Carrera 1887 shown at Baselworld had the same matte finish as the rest of the dial. TAG Heuer has now added the familiar subtle, circular patterning, providing greater differentiation between …

Aquaracer, Discontinued Model, Sellita »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 22 May 2010 | 27 Comments ]
2010 Aquaracer Series

The 2010 TAG Heuer Aquaracer range that was previewed at Basel in March will be formally launched over the next couple of weeks and includes three new models- a 500m Chronograph, the 500m Full Black and a new Aquaracer Automatic Watch.

A new design-template for the Aquaracer was established with the 500m watch launched in 2009, and these new models continue the themes- vertical ridge-lines on the dial, an applied logo and hour-markers and the rubber-ridged bezel.
While the Aquaracer traces its origins back to the Heuer 2000 series first released in …

6000 Series, F1 Racers, Limited Edition, McLaren, S/el »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 13 May 2010 | 24 Comments ]
McLaren TAG Heuer Box Set

In January of this year, I posted an article on Calibre 11 about the various McLaren- branded TAG Heuer watches released over the last few years, which you can read here.
1998 was a special year for McLaren, as it produced their first Drivers and Constructors World Championships since Ayrton Senna supported by Gerhard Berger triumphed in 1991.
In fact, despite having the services of four World Champions since 1998- Hakkinen, Hamilton, Raikkonen and Alonso- several years of Adrian Newey-designed cars and the backing of Mercedes-Benz, McLaren has not won the Constructors …

Calibre 36, Caliper System, Grand Carrera, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 2 May 2010 | 51 Comments ]
Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS

Our favourite watch in the Grand Carrera range is this one- the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS. The Chronograph offers a bespoke dial design that sets the model apart from the rest of the range.
While the majority of the Grand Carrera range tends towards the “elegance” end of the spectrum, the Calibre 36 model is firmly in the sporting category, with its rubber strap and complex sub-dials which combine TAG Heuer’s “RS” (Rotating Disc) system and “LS” (Linear System).
What distinguishes the Grand Carrera Calibre 36 from other watches …