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[Posted by: C11 | 10 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments ]
First Look: TAG Heuer Carrera NISMO Calibre 16

While the majority of TAG Heuer’s motorsport heritage and sponsorship activities has focused on Formula 1, the brand has also been a strong supporter of Le Mans entries over the last few years, supporting the works entries of both Audi and Peugeot. But for 2015, TAG Heuer has got behind the Nissan entry, one of the more…well, unusual and bold entries seen for some time- the NISMO GTR-LM
We’ll get to the details of the car shortly, but to mark this partnership, there is a new chronograph- the 2015 TAG Heuer …

Calibre 16, Carrera, Current Model, F1 Racers, Formula 1, McLaren, Quartz »

[Posted by: C11 | 10 May 2015 | 14 Comments ]
TAG Heuer Ayrton Senna Edition Carrera & Formula 1

The partnership between TAG Heuer and Ayrton Senna has been formally revived this week with the launch of four new watches bearing Senna’s name- two Carreras and two Formula 1s. The relationship between TAG Heuer and the legendary Formula 1 triple World Champion dates back to 1988 when Senna first joined the McLaren Formula 1 team, which at the time was 50% owned by TAG, the owners of TAG Heuer.
In more recent years the Senna Foundation has licenced Ayrton Senna’s name and image to a number of watch brands, most recently Hublot, …

Aquaracer, Calibre 16, Current Model, Focus, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: C11 | 22 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments ]
In Depth Review- TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Ceramic Calibre 16 Chronograph

It’s already been a busy 12 months for new Aquaracer models, with TAG Heuer launching a new Aquaracer 300m series including a family of 3-hand watches and chronographs. And now there is another choice to add to the mix- the Aquaracer 300m Calibre 16 Ceramic Bezel. This new model effectively starts with the steel bezel 300m Chronograph, updates the dial design and hands and finishes off the look with a ceramic rather than brushed steel bezel. These might sound like small changes, but it does give the watch a very …

Aquaracer, Calibre 16, Calibre 45, Current Model, Headline »

[Posted by: C11 | 1 Mar 2015 | One Comment ]
First Look: TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Chronograph Series

Following on from the release last year of the upgraded Aquaracer 300m watch, TAG Heuer has now released a revised Aquaracer 300m Chronograph series. The new range comprises of two automatic chronographs, including the new Calibre 45, and a single quartz chronograph.
Following on from the revised watch, the most prominent features of the new chronograph are the revised case and squared-off bezel. And while the new chronographs use the same 43mm stainless steel case, the three-model range offers different movements and functionality as TAG Heuer seeks to expand the Aquaracer line.
Aquaracer 300m …

Calibre 16, Kentucky, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: C11 | 19 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Ultimate Guide to the Heuer Kentucky

While most of Heuer’s classic 1960s and 70s chronographs were born with a strong motor racing identity, there were some exceptions, such as the Heuer Kentucky. The Kentucky was one of several models named after North American cities and icons (Daytona, Camaro, Memphis, Manhattan, Pasadena, Montreal) as Heuer focused on increasing volume in its largest market.
The Kentucky also marked the beginning of the end of the Chronomatic era, being the first new mechanical chronograph since 1969 that didn’t use Heuer’s own in-house movement. Instead, the series made use of the latest …

Calibre 16, Calibre 7, Current Model, Formula 1, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: C11 | 14 Sep 2014 | 32 Comments ]
Hands on Review: 2015 TAG Heuer Formula 1 Series

It’s time to forget everything that you thought you knew about the TAG Heuer Formula 1 series, because over the last 12 months the much-loved F1 has undergone its biggest changes in the model’s 28-year history. Yes, the watch is still entry-level in terms of pricing, but everything else has changed.
Remember how the Formula 1 used to be purely quartz? The new range (which we’ll call the 2015 TAG Heuer Formula 1 to distinguish it from the existing models) is now mainly automatic. And the iconic case shape that we’ve …

Aquaracer, Baselworld 2014, Calibre 16, Calibre 7, Calibre CH80, Carrera, Formula 1, Future Models, Link, Monaco »

[Posted by: C11 | 16 Apr 2014 | 8 Comments ]
2014 TAG Heuer New Models- Baselworld Wrap

Given the pace of Baselworld, the sheer number of people, the many litres of bad coffee and the row upon row of shiny new watches, it can take a few days after the show for a balanced perspective to set in. In the heat of the show, it seems every model is either labelled “brilliant” or “terrible”, when of course the the truth for most lies somewhere in the middle. From a TAG Heuer perspective, Baselworld 2014 was certainly different to what we have seen in the last couple of …

Baselworld 2014, Calibre 16, Current Model, Formula 1 »

[Posted by: C11 | 29 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments ]
Up Close- 2014 TAG Heuer Formula 1 Automatic

While we thought that there would likely be some new Automatic Formula 1 models from TAG Heuer at Baselworld 2014, we didn’t expect this- a clean-sheet new F1 design that draws on the heritage of one of Heuer’s most famous models. But this is no re-edition, but instead a new take on the Formula 1 series that will sit alongside the current range.
When we first checked out the Calibre 16 Formula 1 back in September, we noted that the finishing of the clasp was a disappointment, so its pleasing to …

Calibre 16, Current Model, Formula 1, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: C11 | 15 Sep 2013 | 20 Comments ]
Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Chronograph

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 »

[Posted by: C11 | 18 Aug 2013 | 19 Comments ]
History of the ETA 7750 and TAG Heuer

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, …

Calibre 16, Calibre 17, Calibre 1887, Calibre 1969, Calibre CH80, Carrera, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: C11 | 21 Jul 2013 | One Comment ]
Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer Carrera

Since its re-introduction in 1996, the TAG Heuer Carrera has gone from a limited edition novelty to being the centre-piece of today’s TAG Heuer range. So, given the importance of the Carrera we have put together the ultimate guide to the TAG Heuer Carrera, stepping you through the key models from 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 …

Calibre 16, Current Model, Formula 1 »

[Posted by: C11 | 22 Jun 2013 | 37 Comments ]
First Look: TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Automatic

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 …