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Autavia Heuer 02 US boutique edition going at Bicester Village

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 22, 2023

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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 22, 2023

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    Also known as the Viceroy. :thumbsup:
     
  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 22, 2023

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    This is my favorite of the H02 Autavias. Shows how handsome a true 2-register is without any running seconds...
     
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  4. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Nov 22, 2023

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    I prefer the Rindt -here on the same strap- but the Viceroy at this price is really tempting! :thumbsup:

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  5. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 22, 2023

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    Come on guys. The C11 Siffert was easily the best H02 Autavia.
     
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  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 22, 2023

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    Gotta agree with Charlie there...
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 22, 2023

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    I did like it but I can’t lie the 2-reg is for me.

    But then I also prefer the 2-reg 3646 over the original 2446 too so that’s just me.
     
  8. kappa_md

    kappa_md Nov 23, 2023

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    Good price indeed! :eek:
     
  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 23, 2023

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    It makes total sense why Lil' Freddy put the Heuer branded heritage in the garbage can. For how long did these sit in American boutique windows before eventually being shipped to a British village sold as cheap outlet goods? Over and over in the last couple of years we have seen evidence that TAG struggles to sell Heuer editions loved by vintage loving watch fans.
     
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  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 23, 2023

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    Less Heuer more TAG. :D
     
  11. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 23, 2023

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    I disagree. I think the product had flaws for people who wanted vintage style, and they just produced too many variants that were simply not good enough. If they'd stuck to just the Rhindt Autavia but made it more in proportion to the originals, then it would have been a smash hit. I voted in the Autavia Cup and was all lined up to buy one but the result was a disappointment.
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 23, 2023

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    Smash hit? They might have sold 600...
     
  13. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 23, 2023

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    They sold a lot more than 600 surely, despite the shortcomings. The Autavia Cup had a lot of the watch community involved in it.
     
  14. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Nov 23, 2023

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    This!

    That said - at the quoted price the “Viceroy H02” is tempting…
     
  15. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Nov 23, 2023

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    BTW: Roermond has a std Autavia H02 (on leather) back in stock, too.

    And even what I believe to be the first 44mm H02 Carrera ("Sports") - in green with steel bezel.
     
  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 23, 2023

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    I disagree. The Autavia is not the only failed Heuer re-edition. The proper glassboxes like Ice King and Montreal took for ever to sell, despite the very low production numbers. The Monzas stayed forever in outlets. The 41mm like JH80 Carreras were heavily discounted and available forever. Despite what we love in the nerd community, Heuer branded old looking pieces are not big selling mega hits.
     
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  17. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 23, 2023

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    The watch 'community' is only a small part of the customer base. Plus, everything that comes out is 'never quite right' so they don't sell as well as everyone in the 'community' thinks they should. Unless you're Anthony R, he just buys everything anyway. :D
     
  18. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 23, 2023

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    OK, so I don't disagree with you, but my point extends to these models too. I think a couple of other issues prevented these becoming big sellers. The main one is the price at which they were pitched - quite a lot higher than the entry level TAGs and quite a bit higher than many watch enthusiasts were prepared to pay for what was on offer. There were cheaper vintage style pieces on the market. Execution was another issue - people also commented on the thickness of the modern re-editions for example (both Autavia and Carrera). The Monza was produced in numbers over quite a long period - I'm not sure we can really judge how many were sold but I feel it's quite a lot given how many I see on the secondary market. It was also too big for a vintage edition though.

    Anyway, the point I was trying to make was that they pushed it too far with too many variants. In summary, I'm saying if they'd have done fewer models but better executed (and a little better priced) then I think they would have sold a shed load.
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 23, 2023

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    Of course they were too expensive, but they have to be balanced to the rest of the range.

    Was there too many variants?

    CBE2110
    CBE2111 (JH85 Special Edition)
    CBE2113 (United Arab Emirates Limited Edition - 150pcs)
    CBE2114 (Calibre 11 Limited Edition - 100pcs)
    CBE2115 (Watches of Switzerland Exclusive - 150pcs*)
    CBE2116 (Harrods Limited Edition - 150pcs)
    CBE2117 (Hodinkee 'Orange Boy' Exclusive Special Edition)
    CBE2118 (Viceroy Special Edition)

    What was CBE2112 I wonder?

    https://www.timetofind.com/tag-heue...-02-stainless-steel-panda-bracelet-jo-siffert
     
  20. dtf

    dtf Nov 23, 2023

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    The 2016 CV211D is/was in stock at Bicester recently: IMG_3581.jpeg