Articles in the Calibre 16 Category
Calibre 16, Focus, Formula 1, Review »
The reaction to our story back in June on the new Calibre 16 Formula 1 was very strong, with the article being the most popular read on Calibre 11 for the last couple of months.
The new chronograph is the first men’s Formula 1 in 27 years not to be powered by a quartz movement, and represents a change in the positioning of the Formula 1 series: where the F1 used to be the entry-level TAG Heuer, the new Calibre 16 models are perhaps a sign that the Formula 1 range …
Calibre 16, Sellita »
The ETA 7750 movement, also known as the TAG Heuer Calibre 16, is perhaps the most successful automatic chronograph movement ever produced. While it has become fashionable to regard the 7750 as a generic, “common” movement, the calibre is easily able to meet COSC Chronometre standards (in top spec) and can be found in a range of high-end watch brands, including IWC, Tudor, Panerai, Hublot and, of course, TAG Heuer.
But as the watch world prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the movement in 2014, from a TAG Heuer perspective, …
Since its re-introduction in 1996, the TAG Heuer Carrera has gone from a limited edition novelty to the most important model in today’s TAG Heuer range. In this look at the TAG Heuer Carrera series, we take you through the five distinct generations of the re-booted Carrera all the way through to the current range.
As a TAG Heuer model, the Carrera has moved away from simply being a mainstream Chronograph- we’ve had line extensions (the Grand Carrera) and a push into the top-end of watchmaking, with the Carrera serving as …
Calibre 16, Formula 1 »
While there have been several generations of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 series since its launch in 1986, there has been one constant: Quartz. In fact, the spirit of the original series was based around low-cost materials (Fibreglass case, resin strap, simple sales packaging), bright colours and like the original Swatch watches of the 1980s was proudly quartz. A mechanical movement would have made no sense for either watch, given their positioning.
As the Formula 1 series has grown up, the tide has turned against quartz, with the majority of watch …
50 Years of Carrera, Baselworld 2013, Calibre 16, Carrera »
Among the new releases at Baselworld 2013, TAG Heuer has quietly updated one of its best-selling global models- the Carrera Calibre 16 Tachymeter Chronograph. The most obvious change to the revised model is the addition of a Day window on the Calendar, which is framed by an angled silver window.
Given that the 2012 Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date has been updated for 2013 with the Calibre 1887 (losing the day functionality), this new watch is now the sole Day-Date model in the Carrera range.
While the majority of the 2013 Carrera range …
Aquaracer, Calibre 16, Diver Watches »
The final piece of the 2013 Aquaracer range has now fallen into place with these photos of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Calibre 16 (Ref. CAK2110). Like the Calibre 5 watch and the Calibre 72 Countdown Chronograph, the new Calibre 16 model features a re-designed case (the same as the Cal. 72 Chrono.), a helium-escape valve, re-designed dial and a ceramic bezel.
Design- TAG Heuer CAK2110
The Calibre 16 Aquaracer 500m carries over the design principles set by the other watches in the 2013 Aquaracer range- a more elegant and classical diver watch, …
Calibre 16, Carrera, Review »
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 …
Calibre 16, Carrera »
It always seems as though our friends in Japan get all the cool stuff- the latest sneakers, talking robots, crazy gadgets and Limited edition watches.
TAG Heuer typically release a number of watches each year that are only sold in Japan- such as a series of Carreras to commemorate the great driving roads of the world, and an Aquaracer series to mark the world’s best diving spots.
Typically these Japan-only LE series are small variations on standard models, such as a unique dial or color combination.
This year, TAG Heuer Japan has released …
Calibre 16, Carrera »
One question that often gets asked on the watch forums is why a particular watch that someone has seen at a dealer isn’t featured on the main TAG Heuer website or in the printed catalogue.
Part of the reason is that the way that watches are sold has changed. It used to be that all of a brands’ new models were shown to buyers at the Basel exhibition in March of each year and then delivered across the year- so it was easy to catalogue that years’ watches.
Now, most brands want …