5100 Series

Following the Piaget/ Lemania takeover of Heuer in 1982, Heuer released several models with the famous Lemania 5100 movement. The 5100 series uses an oversized case based on the late-1970s Heuer Pasadena. While most of the Lemania-powered watches were discontinued in 1985/ 6 when TAG acquired Heuer, the 5100 was also sold as TAG Heuer.

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Hands on Review: Heuer 510.500 Lemania

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Heuer and Lemania: Part Two

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