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Review: 2011 Formula 1 Series

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 …

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Review: TAG Heuer Monaco Silver Chronograph

Here are the first live photos of  the new 2011 Silver Monaco- the latest in the line of Heuer- branded Monaco chronographs featuring the modern Calibre 11 movement and the distinctive left-sided crown.

I was lucky enough to borrow many of the 2011 TAG Heuer Basel watches for review, and I have to say that this was the watch that spent the most time on my wrist- which was a bit of a surprise, because I was underwhelmed by the first computer-generated image of the watch.
TAG Heuer continue to explore both …

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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.
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 …

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First Look: TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Titanium

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 …