Comparing the TAG Heuer Silverstone and the Heuer Silverstone

Baselworld was the first chance that I had to put together the new TAG Heuer Silverstone re-edition and a vintage Heuer Silverstone to compare the similarities.

Heuer Silverstone vs. TAG Heuer SilverstoneObviously, the two are very similar, with the only differences being:

  • New Silverstone (above right) slightly larger diameter than vintage (left), as well as having a thicker case
  • The vintage blue Silverstone has a metallic inner bezel, where the new model’s bezel has the same finish as the dial
  • The word “Swiss” has moved from the top of the date window to sitting either side of the date window
  • The sub-dials of the new Silverstone has more hash marks than the vintage version

And that’s it- apart from that, they are identical..and the differences mentioned above are pretty small in the scheme of things.

Heuer Silverstone vs. TAG Heuer SilverstoneIt was also the first chance that I had to see the brown Silverstone in person- and I wish that I’d bought along a vintage Smoke Silverstone to compare, because the differences are greater here- the new one is more metallic brown than the vintage, which is bronze/ green.

I also asked whether there would be a red Silverstone- the answer was “not yet”, which I took to mean that if the current re-edition was a huge success, TAG Heuer might look at releasing a red version- but it seems as though nothing is planned, so I wouldn’t hold your breath.

More photos below.

2010 Silverstone Re-edition Blue

TAG Heuer Silverstone

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2010 Silverstone Re-edition Brown

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1975 Heuer Silverstone

Heuer Silverstone

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Side-by-Side Comparison

Heuer Silverstone vs. TAG Heuer Silverstone

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2010 Calibre 11 Movement

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Sub-Dial Comparison

Vintage Silverstone

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Re-Edition Silverstone

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  • CSimp

    The chronographs are different, yeah?

  • DC

    The movements? Yes, there is a Chronomatic Calibre 12 in the vintage Silverstone and a modern Calibre 11 (ETA + Dubois-Depraz) in the new one.

    Cheers

  • Shaun

    I tried on the blue Silverstone at the Sydney TAG store on the weekend – it really is quite thick!

    Looks awesome, but not in my price range (or size!)

  • DC

    Shaun, what is the RRP in Australia?

    David

  • Adam

    David,

    Last I saw the full sticker price at two ADs in Adelaide (last week) was AU$8785. One AD was offering 30% off a large range of TH, including both blue and brown Silverstones… Needless to say there is only the brown one left at that particular dealer after I left! Brown still available at discount, with free twin automatic winder to boot. Other AD still has the blue at full price. Very tempting to get the brown one too at that price…

    Out of curiosity, any ideas where I can pick up a metal bracelet like that of the original 70s model? I don't have a moustache like Regazzoni, but wouldn't it be fun to pretend to be a 70s Ferrari team driver for a while!

    Adam.

  • DC

    Hi Adam,

    The bracelets come up from time to time on eBay. I’ve got my vintage blue Silverstone on today…but no moustache (although Movember is coming up…)

    dc

  • Adam

    DC, you're right, Movember is just around the corner, I will if you do… Scout's honour!

    Thanks for bracelet advice, had looked on eBay but at around $700 I think I'll wait and see. Didn't think to try chronotrader though, will check it out.

    PS, had read your "Autavia what went wrong" article, in fact I'm pretty sure it was a google search of Autavias that led me to that article and this wonderful web resource in the first place.

    Many thanks and wear your vintage Silverstone proudly,

    Adam.

  • Adam

    Quick update DC, I managed to get one of Bill Mahoney's (aka Squinky) NOS NSA bracelets, same as the one Cowboy Bebop managed to find earlier this year with the textured outer links that you commented was a style that Heuer used previously (on a Monaco from memory). I am counting myself very lucky as I think it was his last, unsure if/when any more coming in. Should arrive early next week, if you like I'll take some photos after it arrives and I put it on the new Silverstone. Know anyone who wants to part with a Heuer branded buckle?

    Regards, Adam.

  • DC

    Hi Adam- Bill's got some great stuff- yes, would love a couple of photos.

    The Heuer clasps are hard to find…and expensive when you do. I'd ask Bill to keep an eye out for you.

    Cheers

  • meti

    hi
    i'm meti from perssia(iran)!! i'm so happy for my girlfirend bay a black Silverston 4 me, i love it and the brown one .
    i think it has classic and modern desine in same time…

    i must say tanx to u & every budy in this great company

  • DC

    Hi Meti,

    A Black Silverstone? No such model unfortunately! The Silverstone only came in brown and blue.

    Cheers

    David