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Baselworld 2011 »

[Posted by: C11 | 26 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments ]
Baselworld 2011 Preview

With the 2011 Basel watch show now only a month away, it’s time to take a look at what we can expect from TAG Heuer.
While Baselworld was traditionally the single event used to launch most new models, this year has been a little different, with the Carrera Mikrograph and Carrera MP4-12C already unveiled at an event in Geneva back in January.
The dominant theme of the 2011 watches will clearly be motor racing, as is evident from the dedicated “Mastering Speed” website. But what I can tell you is that while …

Calibre S, F1 Racers, Formula 1, Interviews »

[Posted by: C11 | 19 Feb 2011 | 11 Comments ]
2011 Formula 1 & Geneva Wrap

While the headline of TAG Heuer’s pre-Basel releases was the Carrera Mikrograph and the Carrera MP4-12C, there was also plenty of news regarding other watches planned for 2011. In fact, the clear message that I was left with was that there will be more new models launched this year that perhaps ever before. What we’ve seen so far is only the tip of the iceberg for 2011.
Yes, there will be a new concept watch shown at Basel in March- no hints on what that might be yet- but there is …

4000 Series, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: C11 | 5 Feb 2011 | 46 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer 4000

The TAG Heuer 4000 series launched in 1990 as a mid-range sports watch. Despite being part of the range until 1998/9, the 4000 is one of the lesser-known models of the 1990s and perhaps suffers from not really having its own distinct identity. Trivia buffs know the 4000 as being one of the only mainstream Heuer or TAG Heuer watch ranges to never offer a Chronograph model (the 1000/ 1500 Series being others).
Despite this, the 4000 is one of my favourite watches, mainly because it was my first proper watch …