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TAG Heuer's 2015 range- what do you want to see?

  1. WillMK5

    WillMK5 Nov 24, 2014

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    I agree. If they can recreate the CH80 prototypes with the 1887 movement, that would be ideal.
     
  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    The ETA 7750 used in Carreras has a variant called the ETA 7753 which has the 3-6-9 layout with running seconds at 9 and date at 6 similar to the El Primero layout just a big larger due to the bigger movement, and quite a few brands use that.

    Given I don't know how different the layout of the 1887 is but you would imagine it could be used in that arrangement, the one thing I'm personally not a big fan of is running seconds at 3 as seen on piggyback chronographs like the Calibre 17, I naturally tend to look for seconds at 6 or 9 as is traditional with chronographs not in the 3 position.

    Having said that, due to its modular nature if they took the chronograph module on the Calibre 17 and rotated it 180 degrees to bring the running seconds to 9 o'clock AND, the pushers to the 9 o'clock side too such that it looked like the Calibre 11 layout, that would be very cool and I'd be very much in favour of that.
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    They should do a vintage-themed "Heuer" panda in the Calibre 1887; similar to the CH80 prototype at to top of this thread. Or the entire dial in silver.
     
    Edited Nov 24, 2014
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    I did ask whether they would be tempted to make a Calibre 17 version of the Carrera CH80- maybe a two dial Panda/ reverse Panda.

    Sadly the answer was no..
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    That's a shame. However, something like this would be perfect.
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    It's also the size that I'd like to see changed- this is 36mm (too small for me...), but I reckon I'd prefer the standard Carrera 1887 at 39/ 40mm. Slimmer cases too.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    Yes, I concur; the original size is too small for today. The Carrera 1887 in 41mm would probably be the perfect size for a vintage-themed "Heuer" reissue of this silver dial. Similar to what they did with the Jack Heuer 80th & 81st Calibre 17 editions.

    So what I'm saying is that I really would like to see a vintage-themed "Heuer" with a silver sundial inspired from this model ^.
     
    Edited Nov 25, 2014
  8. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Nov 25, 2014

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    I think I could do without a display back if it meant shaving off 1.5~2.0mm off the thickness.
    That in turn means they can reduce the diameter without creating a hockey puck, 8500 Planet Ocean style.

    I keep saying it but man, 39mm would make my year.
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    Yea I'm not a big fan of how that trend is fattening everything up, regarding that PO 8500, did you know the Cal 8500 is actually thinner than the Cal 505 used in the original 1950s Constellation dress watches, the displayback and 600M depth rating is what turns it into a tree stump.

    While they're taking the displayback off they're welcome to take off the auto winding system too, I'm more than happy to wind a chronograph myself.
     
  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    I'd love to see a coupe of manual wind Chronograph options. TAG Heuer offered the Calibre 1 a couple of years ago that used a Unitas movement

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    ..but overall the market appears to be treating manual-wind movements the same as manual gearboxes in cars...on the way out.

    ETA have stopped producing the manual-wind 7750 variants, such as the 7760- I believe they only make the Unitas movements now, which is a shame.
     
  11. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    Yea that's another thing that's a bit sad, at least BMW are still willing to make 3 pedal 3/4 series models for the foreseeable future. Some brands like Panerai IWC and JLC are definitely putting some long term effort into high power reserve hand-winders too and I think TAG Heuer's stablemate at LVMH, Zenith still have quite a few so I hope its something that does stay in watchmaking in the future. Winding a hand-wound chronograph is typically how I pass the time in boring meetings.
     
  12. WillMK5

    WillMK5 Nov 28, 2014

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    That is quite sad. Would be a beautiful piece.
     
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  13. Bahoomba

    Bahoomba Nov 30, 2014

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    Frankly, I've been following the Mikrogirder, Mikropendulum, and Mikrotourbilion of the Haute Horologie collection, and although few of them are likely to enter my personal collection, to me they are dream watches that are the best of modern style and innovation. It's a safe bet that a lot of that innovation will trickle down to the rest of the Tag Heuer line in future years, so it will be interesting to see what Tag comes up with next.
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Dec 7, 2014

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    Any word as to when can we expect some announcements regarding the 2015 line?

    Close to Baselworld in March for sure, but it would be nice to get a preview sooner.
     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 7, 2014

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    Good question. TAG Heuer used to have two main launches- Geneva in late January and Baselworld in March. The Geneva event was more of a spoiler for the SIHH show of the Richemont Brands (e.g. JLC, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, IWC), who don't attend Basel, running their own show instead.

    Last year TAG Heuer ditched this strategy and only went to Basel.

    Many of the Richemont brands are already showing some of the their SIHH 2015 watches, calling them "pre-SIHH" launches. Maybe this means we'll see new TAG Heuers in Jan/ Feb, but it's more likely that they'll let the Richemont guys get their airtime in the first part of the year and make us wait until March :(
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Dec 7, 2014

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    Thanks for the info David. I hope we get to see that "Vintage themed HEUER" that you referenced in the begining of this post sooner rather than later! :)
     
  17. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 9, 2014

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    I'd like to see a smaller, thinner Carrera (won't happen), or a sensibly-sized vintage style Autavia.
     
  18. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 9, 2014

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    You never know.... ;)
     
  19. WillMK5

    WillMK5 Dec 9, 2014

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    David, any idea if the Monaco is going to be updated?
     
  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 9, 2014

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    Nothing confirmed, but yes I think we'll see a revised Monaco. The last truly new Monaco was in 2009 (the Calibre 12) and since then we've seen plenty of LE/ dial variations. Time for something genuinely new.