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First Look: 2011 Formula 1 Gulf

A couple of weeks ago Calibre 11 showed you a preview from Geneva of several 2011 Formula 1 series models. In addition to those watches, at least one model was kept back- a Gulf-striped Grand Date Formula 1.
This is the first time that the Gulf stripes have been used by TH on a watch other than the Monaco, which makes sense given that the Gulf Monaco has been well and truly covered.
Like the rest of the Grand Date range, the Formula 1 Gulf uses the oversized 44mm case and the …

Baselworld 2011, Limited Edition, Monaco »

TAG Heuer Monaco in Silver and Orange

TAG Heuer will release a series of special edition Monaco models in 2011, the first two of which you see here: the Twenty Four Racing and the Monaco Calibre 11 Chronograph- twins in silver and orange.
The Monaco Twenty Four Racing is the first addition to the 24 series since the Gulf striped black model first shown in 2009, while the Calibre 11 Chronograph is a Heuer branded watch in the traditional case that follows the other Heuer-logo watches released in the last two years (the Blue 40th Anniversary Monaco of …

Museum, Other Watch Brands »

Heuer for American Express

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to look around the TAG Heuer museum in La Chaux de Fonds and caught sight of this unusual gold Heuer from the early 1980s. The watch is a special edition that Heuer made for American Express card holders in 1980, featuring the then-new ETA Flatline II quartz movement.

While this is not exactly one of Heuer’s most beautiful creations, I was keen to find out more about this intriguing model. Heuer has always been about sports watches and Chronographs rather than dress …