First Look: New TAG Heuer Link Series
Continuing on the fast pace of new models this year comes perhaps TAG’s most important mainstream release for 2011- the new Link series. Along with the Carrera, the Link is one of the top-selling TAG Heuer lines and is positioned as the “elegant” sports watch- you won’t see a Gulf-striped, PVD black versions any time soon.
The 2011 TAG Heuer Link is a relatively gentle update of the last series that was released in 2007. On the left you see the 2011 Calibre S and on the right is the previous model. The case has been updated, with slightly shorter lugs, a shorter crown and re-designed, smaller Chronograph pushers. Moving to the dial itself and you notice that the vertical texturing used on many other TAG models finds its way onto the Link.
Overall, the re-design is aimed at making the dial appear larger and more “open”- notice how the hour markers are a thinner design and that the inner-bezel has been re-designed to also be thinner than the out-going model.
And of course, this wouldn’t be the Link series without that famous bracelet (Fast Fact: This is the sole TAG Heuer series that is only available on a bracelet), which has also received a new design. The “Double-S” links are still there, but they are flatter that the earlier model.
The changes between the old and new Calibre S model can also be seen across the new range- see the 2011 Link Calibre 16 Chronograph on the left and the old model on the right.