TAG Heuer insider Calibre 11 brings us a first look at the new Carrera Twin-Time. The watch is distinguished by its second time-zone function, marked by the red-arrow hand and 24 hour scale on the outer flange of the dial. This is not a new watch, but rather an upgrade of a long-standing model in the TAG Heuer stable. Check out all the details on the new Twin-Time over at Calibre 11>>>
by Kyle Stults on February 05, 2014
The Times of My Life, the autobiography of Jack Heuer. In 10 chapters and 290 pages, watch industry pioneer and modern day father of the TAG Heuer brand Jack Heuer recounts his 50 plus year journey with the now iconic sports watch brand (he retired last year). Origins of the Carrera. Story of the Autavia. Steve McQueen, Le Mans and the Monaco watch. Jo Siffert and Formula 1. And more.
Good luck getting a copy, this will be a closely-held/private title (I.e. it’s not for sale). And yes, this is a bit frustrating for all you TAG fans out there…why TAG Heuer chose to issue a rather extensive press release on the book is a bit puzzling.
New for 2013, this 42mm TAG Heuer ‘Formula 1’ Chrono FIM edition shares the same design as current Formula 1 collection (which was refreshed in 2012), save for its metallic grey dial with blue hands and detailing around the chronograph sub-dials. It features a tachymeter for average speed measurement, an angled date window at 4, three chronograph counters, luminescent hands and markers, double folding clasp steel bracelet, and 200m water resistance. As noted in previous overviews of models in this collection, the movement is quartz.
The watch represents the partnership between TAG Heuer and the heads of International Motorcycling Racing, the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (‘FIM’).
This article was contributed by Charlotte Adams. Charlotte blogs about on watches on behalf of The Watch Gallery.
by Kyle Stults on June 15, 2013
For your Heuer fans out there…a nice story to go along with some superb pictures of a Heur Autavia 11630 (circa 1973) that has been modded into an 11063 case (circa 1983). Check it out over at the always enlightening Heuerville>>>
This year Tag Heuer celebrates its long standing partnership with the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) with another special edition Monaco (there was an ACM Monaco one last year as well). The Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph Automobile Club de Monaco Black Edition has a 39mm square steel case that is PVD finished for the black look. The watch has TAG’s automatic mechanical chronograph caliber 12 (ETA 2892 with DD chrono module). The Monaco AMC comes on a black perforated leather strap with an orange “sahara” lining and a steel folding clasp.
More looks on the click
by Kyle Stults on February 18, 2013
TAG Heuer is set to launch a number of new models in 2013, mostly geared towards a milestone celebration of 50 years of Carrera. For now, I wanted to highlight one piece that caught my eye — this new Carrera 1887 Racing watch, with a 43mm sand-blasted titanium case, black ceramic bezel, and gorgeous strap.
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Above left is the new TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 “SpaceX”, a limited edition chronograph. This stellar looking timepiece marks the 50th anniversary of TAG Heuer (originally Heuer) being the first Swiss timepiece to be worn in space. That being the above right, a modified Heuer 2915A stopwatch, worn by astronaut John Glenn in 1962. Top to bottom, inside and out, this is one awesome TAG Heuer with a great story around it. I’ve got lots of praise, more looks and more details, below.
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I say it again: Steve McQueen Heuer Monaco Sells for $799,500. Huh?!? What the–what to say except “insane”!!!!!!! I didn’t see it coming!!!! Here’s what I tweeted 5 days ago:
— Perpetuelle (@perpetuelle) July 27, 2012
Heuer Monaco Worn by Steve McQueen
Hammered at $650,000, $799,500 with Buyer’s Premium
Here’s a look at the new TAG Heuer Racer, the Swiss brand’s latest “communication instrument” — some might call it a smartphone:
Is this the second coming of the Meridiist? It appears so. Unfortunately. Though some early PR buzz went out this past March, it appears that TAG is now close to *officially* unveiling the RACER. The RACER microsite is up (though just a coverpage), and TAG Heuer put out some news last week that its “luxury communication instrument” “steeped in motor racing lore” and “constructed from the most advanced materials in aeronautics” was presented for the first time to the public at the Moscow Raceway Grand Opening in Russia. A fine bit of hyperbole, I hope can sell a $3,400 smartphone. More, after the jump…
The Monaco 24 by TAG Heuer, is a stunning limited edition timepiece that since its original concept presentation in Basel in 2009 (though not launched until late 2010), has been a watch that epitomises Swiss luxury. The 24 series was named to honor one of the most iconic races in motor racing, the Le Mans 24 hour race, but it wasn’t just the name that was inspired by the racing, it was the design and engineering behind it. Underneath the polished titanium square casing and the shock absorbing arms lies the precise Calibre 36 movement which was designed and built to reflect the spectacular performance of the racing cars which feature in the endurance race. The racing striped chronograph function dial and the black reptile skin detailed strap complete what is one of the boldest designs yet for the iconic Monaco collection.
Editor’s Note: Written by Guest Contributor Chris Derrer, Blogger for The Watch Hut
TAG Heuer Monaco 24 Watch (Ref CAL5110.FC6265)
40.5mm black titanium-carbide finished steel case, automatic mechanical Calibre 36 movement (El Primero),
Visible through the caseback, you can see that TAG Heuer replaced the standard oscillating weight with an innovative 3-spoke design:
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