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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 31 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments ]
2011- The Year in Review

So, another year slips into the rear-view mirror, providing an excuse for lazy writers everywhere to crank out an annual “Best Of” list. If you expected any different from Calibre 11, then prepare to be disappointed, as we take a look back over the year that was for TAG Heuer.  We posted more than 50 stories this year on watches ranging from under $1000 to over $70,000, looking at vintage watches, new watches, and even one that never made it into production.
The Launches
2012 saw four key launches for TAG Heuer- …

Calibre 11 Website »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 29 Dec 2011 | No Comment ]
Catalog Archive

Over the last couple of weeks you may have noticed a new section added to Calibre 11- an archive of TAG Heuer catalogues stretching from the first days of TAG Heuer in 1985 through to the modern series.

In addition to the annual catalogues showing the whole collection, there are also a series of model specific catalogs.

At the moment, there are more than 40 catalogues uploaded, with more to come over the next few weeks.
The full list of Catalogues and Price Lists can be found here.
Thanks to those who have helped …

Formula 1, Quartz »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 19 Dec 2011 | 17 Comments ]
Sneak Preview: 2012 TAG Heuer Formula 1

A few weeks ahead of its official launch, we can bring you today the first preview photos of the 2012 TAG Heuer Formula 1 Series. The new model replaces the current F1 series which has been a key part of the TAG Heuer range since it was relaunched in 2004.
As you can see below, the The 2012 model is an evolution of the current series, but with a more mature, elegant design and featuring upgraded finishing and details.

The model shown here is the 42mm Chronograph, which is laid out in …

Quartz »

[Posted by: Mark Moss | 12 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments ]
The Quartz Revolution

It’s been called the quartz crisis and the quartz revolution. Not without good reason either, it saw a good deal of market share in world watch-making migrate from Switzerland towards the east and a multitude of mergers, acquisitions and even long-standing companies disappearing forever. Some would later re-emerge in slightly different guises; others have remained lost to this day. Some of those mergers created very large groups such as what was to become ASUAG/Swatch, which later would cause some monopoly issues for the rest of the watch-making companies in Switzerland. …

Calibre 16, Carrera, Discontinued Model, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 3 Dec 2011 | 23 Comments ]
Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Carrera Day Date Calibre 16

Since its release back in 2008, the Carrera Day-Date Calibre 16 has become one of the most popular watches in the TAG Heuer range: bigger, bolder and more intricately designed than most of the Carrera models, the Day-Date model is the Alpha Male of the Carrera pack.
TAG Heuer offer the combination Day-Date feature on several Calibre 16 watches, (The Aquaracer and- in the past- the Link) but typically the only change between the two versions is the larger date window and additional functionality implied by the name. As someone who …