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Chronomatic, Lemania 5100, Silverstone, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 26 Nov 2010 | 10 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the Heuer Silverstone

When it comes to classic 1970s design, few watches are better examples of that periods’ look than the Heuer Silverstone. Launched in 1974, the Silverstone was available with a choice of three dial colours- Red, “Fume” and Blue.
The Silverstone was launched as the replacement for the Heuer Monaco, which today may be an icon of the TAG Heuer range, but by the mid-1970s, had proved to be a clear commercial failure. Heuer didn’t want to lose the trademark square case of the Monaco, and so softened the design, looked up …

Carrera »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 19 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments ]
Carrera 1887 Wins at Geneva

Congratulations to TAG Heuer for winning the 2010 La Petite Aiguille award (“the small hand” for watches retailing for less than CHF5,000) at the “Watch Oscars”- the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
The award was announced just hours ago. So, while the European watch media spend the evening celebrating, those of us who have just had breakfast in the Southern hemisphere can bring  you the news of the win….even if Champagne sounds like a better way to mark the occasion than Cornflakes.
This is a great coup for TAG Heuer and …

Aquaracer, Diver Watches, PVD »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 14 Nov 2010 | 18 Comments ]
Blackout: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Full Black

 
The arrival of  the new Aquaracer 500m Full Black at Topper Jewelers is the opportunity for the second “Topper’s Corner” on Calibre 11. I love the all-black look of the Full Black and it reminds me of the Sinn U1 Black that I loved and owned for a while. TAG Heuer have really revived the black-on-black look over the last couple of years, with black case versions of the Monaco, Grand Carrera, Formula One and now Aquaracer joining the range.
I had a quick look at one of these in the …

Calibre 17, F1 Racers, Limited Edition, Monaco, Re-Edition Series »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 6 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments ]
TAG Heuer Monaco Limited Edition- 1999 Monaco Grand Prix

In 1999 TAG Heuer released this special “Heuer” Monaco to commemorate the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. The watch is a limited edition of 120, although only 110 were available to the public, as numbers 111-120 were given to Ron Dennis of McLaren. Why? Well, as I’ve pointed out before, Ron Dennis was not just the boss of the TAG Heuer-sponsored McLaren F1 team, but was also a major shareholder in TAG Heuer itself. So no surprise that Ron kept a handful of these to hand out to sponsors, models …