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Calibre 12, Calibre 36, Carrera, F1 Racers, Monaco, Sellita »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 28 May 2012 | 7 Comments ]
“Monaco Grand Prix” Edition Monaco & Carrera

TAG Heuer celebrated yesterday’s Monaco Grand Prix by unveiling a brace of  watches to mark the brand’s position as the official timing partner of the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM). Four watches were launched over the four-day event- two limited edition chronographs made especially for the GP and the general release of two watches previously only available at TAG Heuer boutiques.
Appropriately, three of the models launched are from the Monaco series- the TAG Heuer Monaco ACM Calibre 12 (above), the Heuer Monaco McQueen Calibre 11 and the TAG Heuer Monaco …

Aquaracer, Current Model, Diver Watches »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 23 May 2012 | 29 Comments ]
First Look: New Aquaracer 500m Ceramic

Here are the first photos and details of the latest update to one of TAG Heuer’s most popular watches- the Aquaracer 500m ceramic watch. The Aquaracer 500m line was launched at Baselworld in 2009 as  the “Alpha male” of the Aquaracer range, with the 3-hand watch clocking in at 43mm and the Chronograph at 44mm.
The new Aquaracer sports not only a revised case and dial, but also for the first time on the Aquaracer series, a ceramic bezel. The redesign follows the same approach taken with the 2011 Link and 2012 …

Chronosplit, Kentucky, Manhattan, Quartz, Senator, The Ultimate Guide, Verona »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 20 May 2012 | 8 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the Heuer Digital Watches

Collectors often reflect on the 1970s as being the most dynamic decade in Heuer’s history, a case that’s easy to mount when you look at the combination of the ground-breaking Chronomatic movement and a roll-call of famous names-  Monaco, Carrera, Autavia, Silverstone and Montreal, to name but a few. The other reason that the 1970s stands out is that at the same time as Heuer was developing innovative mechanical chronographs, it was also at the forefront of high-precision digital quartz technology.
The interest in electronics was very much driven by Jack Heuer, …

Calibre 1969, Calibre CH80, Interviews, Movement/ Calibre »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 12 May 2012 | 14 Comments ]
TAG Heuer: Chevenez & the Calibre 1969

Only a few months after the plans were first announced, construction has started at TAG Heuer’s new factory in Chevenez in the Jura Valley. The build for the 2,400 square- metre facility will last about 18 months and eventually employ more than 150 people.
The headline news that you may have read is that TAG Heuer will transfer production of the Calibre 1887 from Cornol to Chevenez- but that is only half the story.
The real news is that TAG Heuer will also manufacture a new in-house movement at Chevenez, the details …

Calibre 17, Carrera, Discontinued Model, Hands on Review, Limited Edition »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 4 May 2012 | 65 Comments ]
Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer 80 Edition

The Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Edition Carrera is one of the most anticipated TAG Heuer watches in some time. The watch was first shown at Baselworld in March, and while it is not yet in the stores, we have been able to get our hands on an advanced prototype watch for a few days of use in the real world so that we can bring you the first review.
As the name suggests, this Carrera is made to mark the 80th Birthday of Jack Heuer, the grandson of the TAG Heuer …