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.
- 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.
It 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
2010 Silverstone Re-edition Brown
1975 Heuer Silverstone
2010 Calibre 11 Movement