Well here’s something from Tag Heuer I can praise (unlike their obsccenely overpriced flash memory sticks and mobile phones)! To mark its 150th anniversary, TAG Heuer will re-issue the Silverstone Chronograph in February 2010 as a limited edition piece. While I’m not a Tag Heuer history expert, I understand that the Silverstone was originally introduced in 1974 with its signature “cushion” shaped case, and is named for the famous racing circuit in England. It also bears some resemblance to another iconic Tag Heuer watch, the Monaco. The original Silverstone housed the Chronomatic Caliber 11, the first self-winding automatic chronograph with micro-rotor, and the tribute pieces will remain true to spirit with an updated version of the Caliber 11. Actually, if you want to get the real scoop on this watch, I highly recommend you jump on over to Calibre 11, probably the best vintage Tag Heuer watch site/blog on the ‘net. To be made in 2 colors – only 1,500 pieces per color – for about $6,500.
One funny thing about this whole deal is that there is another popular watch blog that I am a fan of called Watchismo – and about 2 years ago (May 2007) he was pining for exactly this – check out Watchismo – Reissue Wish – 1974 Heuer Silverstone. Can you believe it?!? Does Watchismo know that his “reissue wish” has finally come true? Consider him told!