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Baselworld 2011, Calibre 16, Carrera, Current Model, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 27 Mar 2011 | 13 Comments ]
Hands on Review: TAG Heuer Carrera Heritage

While the Mikrotimer Flying 1000 and Monza re-edition may have been the stars of TAG Heuer’s Baselworld releases, without a doubt the most important commercial model is the new Carrera Heritage range.

The Carrera Heritage line is a range of automatic watches and Chronographs that take the base template of the Carrera 1887 and add a “flinque” dial finish, bold coloured numerals and hands and a “heritage” font to the sub-dials and tachy bezel. In addition, TAG have designed the pushers of the Carrera Heritage to something closer to the original …

Baselworld 2011, Concept Watches, Mikro Family, Mikrotimer »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 24 Mar 2011 | 18 Comments ]
First Look: Mikrotimer Flying 1000

Imagine if a few weeks after delivering its 336 km/h FF supercar, Ferrari announced a new concept car with a top speed of 3,360 km/h. Ten times faster, but exponentially more challenging to get this ten-fold increase in speed.
TAG Heuer have achieved the watch-making equivalent of this feat with the announcement today of the TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000, a new in-house concept watch capable of 1/1000th accuracy. You may recall that the Mikrograph set new record back in January for being the first mechanical chronograph to achieve 1/100th accuracy, …

Baselworld 2011, Discontinued Model, Limited Edition, Monza, Re-Edition Series »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 24 Mar 2011 | 45 Comments ]
Up Close: TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 36

TAG Heuer have brought back the Monza for 2011, with this limited edition Calibre 36 Chronograph shown today at Baselworld 2011. While the case design is almost identical to the original 2000 re-edition, the dial design introduces a new heritage concept.

Most TAG re-edition watches to date have drawn their inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s, but the new Monza goes a lot further back: to the manual-wind Chronographs and stop-watches of the 1910-1930 period. It’s a welcome change, although one that I suspect could be more polarising than the 1960/70s …

Museum, TAG Heuer visit »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 22 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments ]
A trip to the Museum

The TAG Heuer Museum opened its doors in January 2008 to showcase the company’s significant time pieces of the last 150 years. As well as showing off watches, stop-watches and other timing equipment, the Museum also features a 360 degree video display showing some of the iconic images of watches and ambassadors.
The Museum is laid out in three levels to mimic the design of a watch- the “crystal” being the top-level, the middle level being the “hands” (a wall of images and watches that you move around in chronological order) …

Baselworld 2011 »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 16 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments ]
Apollo Project: TAG Heuer Basel 2011 Concept- LIVE

A week ahead of its unveiling at Baselworld 2011, TAG Heuer has announced the details of the launch of what they are calling the “Apollo Project”.
On 23 March at 18h45 CET, the launch of the 2011 Concept watch at Baselworld will be streamed live at the TH Facebook page- and here at Calibre 11- see the countdown clock and live feed below.
The photo to the right is the only image released, and although we can only see two lime-green digits, there are a few clues.
TAG Heuer will only say that …

6000 Series, McLaren »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 13 Mar 2011 | 9 Comments ]
TAG Heuer 6000 McLaren F1 XP4

As regular readers of Calibre 11 will know, one of the rarest TAG Heuer models is the 6000 Series watch created for the McLaren F1 Supercar. There are two versions of the watch- one for owners of the car and another that was given or sold to employees and clients of McLaren.
But what we have for you today is something very special. The 6000 watch given to the owner of one of the five prototype F1′s- specifically, the fourth prototype known as XP4. These are the most detailed photos of …

2000 Series, 2000 Series, LWO 283, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 5 Mar 2011 | 89 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer 2000

While the iconic TAG Heuer models of today are the Monaco and Carrera, things were very different ten years ago when the re-editions were merely a novelty, rather than mainstream models. The 1000 and 2000 Series were the models that came to symbolise TAG Heuer, but while the 1000 was the first TAG Heuer diving watch, it was a relatively simple range that changed little over the years. The 2000 Series was available in a dizzying array of models- in both automatic and quartz movements and in dive watches, chronographs …