Articles Archive for June 2011
Calibre S, Discontinued Model, Formula 1, Hands on Review »
The Formula 1 series gets a new look for 2011- four new designs with three different quartz movements.
The Formula 1 watch was the first watch developed by TAG Heuer after the change of ownership in 1985. Most of the early TH range was made up of Heuer-developed watches with the new logo, but the Formula 1 arrived in 1986 followed by the S/el in 1987 as the paths between the old Heuer and the new TAG Heuer began to diverge.
The Formula 1 was a watch for the ages- new, low-cost …
Discontinued Model, Hands on Review, Monaco »
Here are the first live photos of the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Heritage Chronograph- the latest in the line of Heuer- branded Monaco chronographs featuring the modern Calibre 11 movement and the distinctive left-sided crown.
TAG Heuer continue to explore both sides of the Monaco- the futuristic models, through watches like the Monaco V4, Monaco Mikrograph and Monaco Twenty-Four, and the heritage models, through Heuer branded watches that evoke the original spirit of the 1970s.
The Monaco story stretches back to 1969, when the original 1133B Monaco (above, left) was released, …
Current Model, Link »
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.
First introduced in 1987 as the S/el, the range was re-named “Link” in 1999 after the distinctive “Double-S” shaped links in the bracelet. The design of the bracelet was one of the main points of …
Current Model, Monaco, V4 »
Last week I posted a review of the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 series– The Platinum watch from 2009 and the “New Generation” Rose Gold model announced last year. Now there is a third member of the family: The Monaco V4 Titanium.
The watch is a Chemistry student’s dream, combining Ruthenium, Ceramic and Titanium. The Ceramic is not visible in these shots, but runs along the side of the watch to help break up the mass of the case, while the Ruthenium is the black coating on the ridged “dial” of the …