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TAG Heuer Autavia Hands-On

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You have probably already read about the new Autavia, which is part of TAG Heuer Heritage collection. Following the 2016 introduction of the Monza, and the Carrera Calibre 18 the previous year, the Autavia is the timepiece that carries the coveted “Heuer” throwback logo for 2017. Compared to the original 1966 Heuer Autavia Ref. 2446 Mark 3 Rindt that this modern re-edition Autavia is very closely based on, the case has grown from 39 mm to 42 mm, and it is thicker as well, which many vintage collectors may not like, however, those looking for a modern version of the Autavia, and that don’t get too hung up on a few millimeters, this is a great choice. Instead of a Valjoux 72, the watch is powered by TAG Heuer’s latest manufacture chronograph, boasting a column wheel and vertical clutch for

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Baselworld 2017: TAG Heuer Autavia

Jason Pitsch

About this time last year TAG Heuer announced the winner from their “Autavia Cup” where 50,000 web users voted for their favorite of the 16 first generation 1960s Autavias. The winner was the Autavia Ref. 2446 Mark 3, designed in 1966. It was named the “Rindt”, in honor of the celebrated Formula 1 champion Jochen Rindt, who was often seen wearing the watch. The name Autavia comes is a contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. The original watch was created in 1962. At 42 mm in diameter, this is not a literal re-edition of the 39 mm 1960s Autavia that it is based on. However, the dial practically looks like it came right from the vintage piece. And while the bezel is a little thicker on the new version, it too is very close to the original. Inside, is an entirely

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Hands-On with the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

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Today, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer launched its second generation of Connected watch, with its partners Intel and Google, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco (as well as in Switzerland). The version two TAG Heuer smartwatch referred to as the Connected Modular 45, comes with a plethora of new functionality, as well as multiple customization options, two mechanical module options, and other additional enhancements over the original. Visually speaking, the watch case has been streamlined ever so slightly with sleeker lugs, as well as a reduction in case diameter down to 45 mm (from 46 mm). The result is a watch the is, even more, wearable. Look at the cover image, for example, and you can see how well it wears on a female wrist. In addition, the case is now truly water-resistant with a rating a 50

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Pre-Baselworld: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43 mm

TAG Heuer debuted the Heuer-01 Carrera Skeleton Chronograph in a 45 mm diameter case in 2015, followed by a tourbillon model at Baselworld 2016, and most recently a matte black ceramic model. Today, they a slightly smaller 43 mm diameter version of the Heuer-01 Skeleton Chronograph – to be launched at Baselworld 2017 – in intense black, deep navy blue, and cognac brown, with either a matching rubber/alligator strap or steel bracelet. Like the 45 mm version, the watch features a skeleton dial, in-house automatic chronograph movement, and a price tag under $5000.

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Limited editions from TAG Heuer, Omega, Laurent Ferrier

Celebrating the 1-year countdown to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Omega unveiled two special countdown clocks globally in Seoul and New York along with a new limited edition commemorative Seamaster Planet Ocean timepiece! The Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition is limited to 2018 pieces and features a blue and red colorway, the same colors of the Korean flag, and a special engraving of the Olympic Winter Games logo on the sapphire crystal case back. Also, worth noting, the watch is certified Master Chronometer by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. TAG Heuer is the official timekeeper of Manchester United soccer, and as a result of the partnership the La Chaux-de-Fonds- based watchmaker has created a pair of chronographs in black and red, and bearing the Premier League club’s logo on their dials and backs. The Carrera Heuer-01

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Calibre 11 forum poster discovered seven vintage Heuers left behind by his grandfather who was a watchmaker

On Friday, a poster on the dedicated TAG Heuer forum, Calibre 11, with the username “Olof,” posted seven Heuer watches he found, and that he describes as “just tucked away in the basement and forgotten about.” His grandfather was a watchmaker and watch store owner, and he thinks these were leftover from his store. The total list is as follows: Heuer Solunar, Autavia 1163V, Autavia 15630, Carrera 1553N, Monaco 1533G, American Express, and Verona 361.213N. It appears he is interested in keeping them but you never know. Read the full post over at Calibre 11.

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Tom Brady wears TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch to Superbowl LI Press Conference

Tom Brady will be making history on Sunday at Superbowl LI (51) when he becomes the first player to ever appear in 7 Superbowls. He is already tied for the most appearances with 6, a feat that only one other player, Mike Lodish (defensive tackle), has ever achieved. He is also currently tied for the most Superbowl wins by a quarterback ever with 4, sharing the record with two other greats, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montanna. But if he wins this Sunday, he will have 5 Superbowl wins and become the most winningest quarterback in Superbowl history. Only one other player, Charles Haley (linebacker), has ever won 5. As one of the most dominant NFL players of all-time, he naturally has many companies wanting to sponsor him and has been a brand ambassador of Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer since 2015.

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REVIEW: TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph 100th Anniversary Special Edition

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The first watch capable of measuring 1/100th of a second Invented by Charles-Auguste Heuer in 1916, the Mikrograph stopwatch (not designed to tell the time) was the first watch to measure elapsed time with 1/100th of a second precision, thanks to a chronograph mechanism that beats at 360,000 vibrations per hour (50Hz). Almost 90 years later, the modern version of the legendary Mikrograph was resurrected by TAG Heuer, based on the same idea of using a 360,000 vph chronograph mechanism, but this time combined with the ability to indicate the time as well. This represented the first of the 1/100th of second chronographs to use the dual balance movement design which separates the timekeeping regulation (28,8000 vph - 4Hz), power, and transmission – from the chronograph regulation (360,000 vph - 50Hz), mainspring, and transmission. And in 2005, when the Carrera

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Introducing the Matte Black Ceramic Heuer 01 Chronograph

TAG Heuer has just announced a matte black ceramic version of their Heuer 01 Chronograph to be released at the same time as the SIHH 2017 show next month in Geneva (although TAG Heuer is not an exhibitor at SIHH). The 45 mm diameter case, bezel, lugs and case middle are made from black ceramic, whereas steel is utilized for the inner box section of the watch, the screw-down case back, and the pushers – to enable the gaskets (crystal gasket, case back gaskets, push-piece gaskets and crown tube) to function reliably. In addition to its resistance to scratches, ceramic, is also significantly lighter than steel, and hypoallergenic. The caveat is that ceramic is also more brittle than steel, and so while it is extremely durable in many situations, enough force, such as the impact from dropping it on the

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The infamous TAG Heuer caliber CH80 returns

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TAG Heuer’s second chronograph movement, an in-house designed integrated column-wheel chrono with a premium vertical-clutch system, known as caliber 1969, was originally announced in November 2013. Following that, the so-called caliber “1969” movement debuted inside the Carrera CH80 Chronograph, at Baselworld 2014, with the new name caliber “CH80,” and with intentions of being delivered to retailers later that year. Further, during the annual Baselworld trade show, TAG Heuer explicitly told us that the Carrera CH80 Chronograph was available for sale at the wholesale level. And that they were taking orders from retailers during the show with deliveries tentatively expected to begin by Fall 2014. This is the typical procedure for most watch brands: announce at Baselworld or SIHH watch shows during Q1/Q2, and deliver those new timepieces Q3/Q4, the same year. However, that never happened. Instead, the then LVMH Watch

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