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2023 Year of the Dragon Carrera CBN2048.FC8323 & CBN201H.FC6553

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 13, 2023

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    300 pieces £5500


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    50 pieces - £19650

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  2. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Nov 13, 2023

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    Nice ... Glassbox?
     
  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 13, 2023

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    Nah, 42mm 'Elegant'
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 13, 2023

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  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 13, 2023

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    I was curious about the character above the date window. I assumed it stands for Dragon. While I have some knowledge of the Japanese language, I know very little about Chinese.

    A quick google search showed me these two characters for Dragon. But these look quite different.
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    More research brought up this evolution of the character, but none of these are used on the watch.
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    Finally I found it. Apparently a Cursive version of the character is used on the watch.

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  6. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Nov 13, 2023

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    Same same but different :D
     
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  7. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 13, 2023

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    The close ups of the dial suggest these might look better in person, I'd like to see some live shots of the watch.

    These are much more restrained compared to the Year of the Rabbit or Tiger. Which for me is an improvement.
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 13, 2023

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    Definite Speedmaster vibes from this gold and dark red combo...
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 13, 2023

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    So next year is the Snake, that will make a good watch... but then we're into the Horse, Pig, Monkey and Chicken.
    Can't wait for the Carrera Year of the Chicken.
    Eggs on the dial maybe?
    Then again they made a cool 'rat' watch, so who knows.
     
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  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 13, 2023

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    I'm still curious why they didn't do a Year of the Ox, following the Rat.
     
  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 14, 2023

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    Live video of the gold: https://www.instagram.com/p/CzmKQ3TsgBc/

    Not sure if it's the bright lights, but it looks too shiny for my taste.

    I was told by a boutique the US allocation for the steel is already sold out. But I suspect that our allocation is rather low compared to Asia.
     
  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 15, 2023

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    Live shots of the stainless steel from @kinkongwatchco. Looks better under this lighting.
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  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 15, 2023

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    Maybe due to the pandemic? Especially with China being the main market. Or maybe they just didn't think Ox's are sexy enough?
    I mean, the rat is hardly sexy... but they made a bit of a joke out of it. Can't even do that with an ox.
     
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  14. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 15, 2023

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    Yes, perhaps the pandemic had something to do with it.

    But these watches are planned years in advance. While mainland China was in total lockdown, many other Asian countries weren't. Plus they have e-commerce sales. You'd think if it was already in the pipeline, releasing it would still give them some form of ROI despite the pandemic.
     
  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 15, 2023

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    Yeah, wasn't there also a clamp down by the Chinese govt on people buying luxury goods? Maybe that had an impact...
     
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    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Nov 16, 2023

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  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 19, 2023

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    Just had a chance to try it on finally. It’s very handsome, I really like the shade of bordeaux red against the silver dial.

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    Might be my favorite 42 so far.

    EDIT: 42 Elegant I mean, of course
     
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  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 19, 2023

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    Looks great, might have to up my score at the year end...
     
  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 19, 2023

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    More pics from Kin Kong.
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  20. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Nov 19, 2023

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    Everytime I see that dial, I think about Arabic calligraphy rather than cursive mandarin
     
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