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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 15 Dec 2012 | 12 Comments ]
Preview: 2013 TAG Heuer Carrera

Five weeks out from the first watch show of 2013, we can bring you this sneak preview of TAG Heuer’s 2013 Carrera. The Carrera was first introduced in 1963, meaning that next year marks the model’s 50th anniversary…a great excuse for a commemorative edition or two.
And the good news is that despite being an opportunity to celebrate the brand’s past, the first of the new models is anything but retro, as you can see from the teaser image below.
So, what can we work out from this shadowy image?
Case Design
 
The most obvious …

2000 Series, F1 Racers, McLaren, S/el »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 9 Dec 2012 | 6 Comments ]
Gerhard Berger and TAG Heuer

Gerhard Berger is one of the more engaging Formula 1 personalities of the last 30 years. A very fast and capable driver in his own right, Berger always seemed to have the right balance between being 100% focused while in the car and being 100% focused on enjoying life when he was out of the car.
After his driving career finished, he moved on to a senior role with BMW Motorsport (having driven Touring Cars for BMW back in the ’80s while already an F1 driver) and at one time owning 50% of …

Chronomatic, Jarama, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 2 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the Heuer Jarama

By the late 1970s, Heuer had begun to expand its range of Chronographs. New names inspired by cities, places and towns with famous sporting connections- Daytona, Cortina and Kentucky- were added to the line-up, replacing discontinued models such as the Monaco and Silverstone. Also part of this late 1970s collection was a sporting Chronograph named after a Spanish Formula 1 track forever linked with Gilles Villeneuve-  the Heuer Jarama.
Like the Cortina and Daytona, the Jarama was only produced for a couple of years and in limited numbers. This trio of Chronomatic …