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Limited Edition, Monaco »

[Posted by: C11 | 28 Aug 2010 | 24 Comments ]
TAG Heuer Limited Editions- Singapore 2010

TAG Heuer’s tradition of issuing Limited Edition watches for the Singapore Grand Prix continues in 2010.
The Singapore GP edition was a Grand Carrera in 2008 and a Carrera Day/ Date Carbon Fiber in 2009– and this year? A Monaco and a Lady F1.
The Monaco is based on the Calibre 12″Black McQueen“, but with Green hands and markings in place of the usual red. The watch comes with both a black leather strap (with Green stitching) and a rubber strap .
These great photos below come from PuristSPro– a first-rate website that …

Calibre 11 Website »

[Posted by: C11 | 25 Aug 2010 | 11 Comments ]
Welcome to the New Calibre 11

Welcome to the new and improved Calibre 11: full-fat and with 20% more crunch.
The idea behind the new layout is to make it easier to find stories on the watches that you’re interested in and to make the reading experience more of a “Magazine” feel, rather than just a list of posts.
Some of  the most popular posts have covered the background behind a particular watch series, tracing back its origins and design influences- there will be more of these stories in the coming months.
So what’s changed apart from a new …

Calibre 36, Discontinued Model, Hands on Review, Monaco »

[Posted by: C11 | 15 Aug 2010 | 41 Comments ]
Hands-on Review: TAG Heuer Monaco Twenty-Four Gulf

Almost 18 months after it was first shown at Basel 2009, the TAG Heuer Monaco Twenty Four (to give the watch its full title) will be released in the next couple of months. The Monaco 24 is one of the most-anticipated new TAG Heuer models for some time and is the latest effort by TAG Heuer to modernise the iconic Monaco into a true 21st century watch- not just a reminder of the Heuer glory days of the 1970s.
The magic of the Monaco 24 (Ref. CAL 5110) is the dial- …

Chronomatic, Cortina »

[Posted by: C11 | 8 Aug 2010 | 19 Comments ]
Heuer Cortina Calibre 12

With all the focus on the “Big 4” vintage Heuer chronographs (Monaco, Autavia, Carrera and Silverstone), it’s easy to forget that there were many other models that sat alongside these classics during the 1970s. Names like Verona, Jarama and Daytona also appeared during this time and like the Big 4, were powered by the family of Chromomatic movements.

Another forgotten model from this time is the Heuer Cortina, of which there were two distinct series produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The original Heuer Cortina emerged in 1977 and boasted …

Monaco, Monaco, Re-Edition Series »

[Posted by: C11 | 3 Aug 2010 | 42 Comments ]
TAG Heuer Vs. Heuer Monaco: Old vs New

A comparison that I’ve meant to post for a while now is the comparison between the original Heuer Monaco and the modern TAG Heuer Monaco. While the Monaco was re-introduced by TAG Heuer in 1997, the first re-editions were black-only and it wasn’t until 2003 that collectors could once again buy an iconic blue Monaco, the colour made famous by Steve McQueen.

While it’s common to think of the TAG Heuer Monaco as being a faithful reproduction of the original Monaco, there are in fact many detailed differences between the two …