Master Watchmaker Review of Calibre 1887

The short life of the Calibre 1887 movement has been far from dull. Over the last 12 months we’ve had the announcement of the new movement, the initial controversy over its origins, the excitement of the launch of the Carrera 1887, the post-Basel re-design and now- finally- the first watches arriving in stores.

And these developments have been covered in detail here at Calibre 11, including this article that discussed the origins of the movement and how it differed to its Seiko origins.

And there have been two questions that have dominated discussion about the movement: Is it any good and is it really a TAG Heuer movement?

Both of these questions are answered in this great article from QP Magazine where Master Watchmaker Peter Roberts (Technical Director of Bremont) reviewed the new movements from TAG Heuer and Breitling.

My thanks to James Gurney, Editor of QP Magazine for allowing the article to be reproduced.

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