Just pop it open and show us the truth!
Great photos from DC as always!
My 2014 WAR Carrera is one of my favourite watches. It's easy to wear and stunning from every angle. I think the new Carreras are an upgrade in many ways, although some design choices will hold me back from trading up.
I like the combination of polished and brushed surfaces, very handsome. The new cases is even slimmer than the previous one, well done.
I'm still not a fan of the new lugs. I tried the elegant Carrera chronograph at my AD. Head on it's stunning but from an angle they're just no Carrera lugs. They look a bit stumpy, although I might get used to that over time.
The hands and hour markers are no improvement. Retro Autavia hands on an elegant Carrera seem a mismatch, they're also quite fat. I love how the light catches the polished sides of the hour markers on my Carrera. The new hour markers seem to have too much going on, it's distracting.
Why increase the lug width on the 39mm from 19 to 20,5(!)mm? This has huge implications on wrist presence. It's a lot of bracelet.
I'm happy they deleted 'Calibre 5' on the dial but instead they increased the font size of Carrera and Automatic. I wonder why we still need to print automatic anyway, it's quite obvious and it's not like anyone will be able to read it off your wrist, despite the huge font size. The typewriter font is also pretty outdated. I'd be happy with no print at all.
Date window at 6 is fine, certainly when the date wheel matches the dial. The white wheel on the blue dials is an eyesore.
I prefer the concentric dial to the sunburst. The grey and silver aren't bad but the gold is my favourite from these. I like the Solunar inspired tension ring of the Twin Time (not GMT). I read a lot of positive things on the forum about the blue dial but the reason is beyond me. I figure they collected 5 of the most boring blues they could find and went with the most boring one of those. This blue is pitched towards the Tissot buyer who wants to splurge. So many great colours in the 90s F1, 2000 series etc. Let's have some exciting colours please.
So overall positive
Yes, for a while now the TAG "Calibre 5" has actually been either a 2892 or an SW200, used interchangeably even within the same model. So that might be the case now with the Calibre 7
Yes, but a couple years back. Too late now.
The Silver Dial is my favorite.
I need that box!
Amen brother! The silver seems to have a really nice personality to it. Looks killer with the white chapter ring.
Silver looks superb in some shots in this video
LOL it's funny you say that cause I was this close to asking if I could have it after the watches went on open display!
As we say here,Nae cheek, nae chance. Should have gone for it.
I was looking into that 36mm turquoise Oyster for my wife. Turns out this 5k list price watch is trading for at least 13k at dealers
Crazy they have a long wait list also. Fancy one myself!
Video comparing the updated version with the previous one
It's a fair comment. TAG Heuer use "Azurage" to describe the pattern..in the past they have used radial, but I bow to the dictionary that there may be a better way of describing the pattern
I've asked TAG Heuer for confirmation. Internal docs say that Calibre 7 is always ETA (but Calibre 5 could be ETA or Sellita), but that could be out of date.
The elevator music soundtrack almost lulled me to sleep
Thank you for the update
I'm interested but I think I'd prefer another GMT 3 hands that I'm waiting for, to be released next year by Tag Heuer in another range than the Carrera
Which range are you waiting for?
Probably referring to the blue/white Aquaracer gmt coming next year
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