Calibre 1887

Read all Calibre 11 articles featuring TAG Heuer watches with the Calibre 1887 movement, a 3-register Chronograph movement that is made by TAG Heuer at its factory in Chevenez, Switzerland and is fitted to the majority of the Carrera range.

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First Look: TAG Heuer Carrera McLaren 1974 Edition (Ref. CAR2A12)

This weekend is one of the most special dates on the global motoring calendar- the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Taking place at Lord March’s Goodwood estate near Chichester, West Sussex, the event has usurped traditional events like motor shows to become the place for car markers to show off their latest efforts. And it’s not just the car companies who… Read More

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Analysis: The Future of TAG Heuer’s Calibre CH80

Major news last week, with TAG Heuer announcing that it would focus its manufacturing efforts solely on the Calibre 1887 movement and postpone the launch of the first watch intended to use the new Calibre CH80. For collectors, this was a disappointing development, given both the excitement around the new movement and the positive reaction to the Carrera CH80 that… Read More

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Inside the TAG Heuer Calibre CH80 movement

The opening of TAG Heuer’s new manufacturing facility at Chevenez is another important milestone in the company’s history. To show you the pace of progress over the last few years, when the very first Calibre 11 article appeared in July 2009, the only movement made by TAG Heuer was the show-piece Monaco V4. It had been more than 20 years… Read More

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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… Read More

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Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 Jack Heuer Edition (Ref. CAR2C11)

The star of TAG Heuer’s 2013 Carrera range is the Carrera 1887 Jack Heuer Edition (Ref. CAR2C11), effectively a mainstream production version of 2012’s Mikrogirder concept that marks the 50th anniversary of the Carrera. While we have previously noted the growing conservatism of TAG Heuer’s recent watches, the new chronograph is a bold design, and one that reflects the timing and… Read More

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Up Close: Carrera 1887 Carbon Matrix Composite (Ref. CAR2C90)

I’ve always found the use of different case materials to be interesting. It’s one reason why I enjoy the second generation of Carrera so much, as it used such a range of materials.[1] The majority were steel, of course, but it also came in gold-plate, 18K yellow gold, black PVD (Monza and Modena) and chrome-plate (also Monza). It’s by no… Read More

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Live Photos: Carrera 1887 Blue Dial 41mm (Ref. CAR2115)

For decades (TAG) Heuer, and pretty much every other watch house out there, offered a rather monochromatic range of dials. In the early years, enamel white reigned supreme, but was followed by the hegemony of black, silver/grey and white. And for good reason, these are colours (or, more specifically, tones) that aren’t subject to whims and the vagaries of fashion… Read More

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First Look: Carrera 1887 Ceramic 43mm (CAR2A10, CAR2A11, CAR2A80)

While the Bullhead Jack Heuer Carrera 1887 may have taken centre-stage at yesterday’s model launch, the most important new Carrera to be launched this year from a sales perspective is without question the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 Ceramic bezel 43mm. This is effectively an update to the popular Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date 43mm, but unfortunately the loss of  the Date… Read More

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