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    The new Carrera for the 160th Anniversary

    This looks like one of the watches that will be sold to commemorate the 160th anniversary of Heuer, to my eye at least it looks like a winner and is said to use the 02 movement with the date removed.

    Last edited by Allthingsblue; 13th January 2020 at 12:28.

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    Like the look of that a lot although the hour marker at 6 looks misaligned with the lume pip in that photo, not sure whether the 3 and 9 are quite straight either.

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    That is a lovely looking watch. Do you happen to know it its retained the svelte 36mm size or is it the chunkier 39mm. The pic looks like its the smaller.

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    very nice but arent the hands a bit short?

    the chrono hand at least should reach the track for an accurate reading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomers View Post
    Like the look of that a lot although the hour marker at 6 looks misaligned with the lume pip in that photo, not sure whether the 3 and 9 are quite straight either.
    Looks like a photoshop image to me rather than an actual watch? So might not be correct?

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    Get the 1964 re-edition. A classic.

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    Wow this is making me so sleepy. Yawn. Another generic looking Carrera that looks like every other Carrera. Clearly Tag borrowing from Panerai design philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Wow this is making me so sleepy. Yawn. Another generic looking Carrera that looks like every other Carrera. Clearly Tag borrowing from Panerai design philosophy.

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    That's a little bit harsh, none of these look anything like it.


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    I dont mind some Carraras but that is just so bland, not my thing at all

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    I like it; I don’t find it bland, anymore than I’d find a sub bland. Is just a version of a watch so successful in its niche that it can at times seem like a victim of its own success.

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    I should add, I had the black-dialled 1964 re-edition and thought it was fantastic.

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    Classic looks, I very much like it

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    What a lovely looking watch. Any details on the size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC11 View Post
    What a lovely looking watch. Any details on the size?
    39mm unconfirmed.

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    Thsts beautiful. Really harks back to the huers of old. Classy, restrained, minimal (for a chrono) and functional.

    A world apart from modern Carreras.

    I assume this will be minimum 4k, but if it was more affordable I would be considering it

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    Nice but I would prefer a panda dial, otherwise it is a bit too reserved for my taste.

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    I'd love to have one on a beads of rice!

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    I've never been that bothered by the plain dial Carreras but if it were white with black sub dials or black with white sub dials I'd be very interested, especially if they gave it a BOR bracelet.

    At 39mm though I'm not sure. If they were going to release a 39mm chronograph why didn't they do that with the Autavia? The original Val.72 manual wind no date Autavias like the Rindt were 39mm and the Cal.11 and Cal.12 automatic Autavias (with date) were 42mm. When they announced they were making a modern version of the Rindt I was really interested but instead of something 39mm, no date and manual wind they turned it into a 42mm automatic with a date. Why not just do a proper replica of the Siffert? I suspect it's why they haven't sold that many to us watch enthusiasts. I certainly haven't seen many around.

    Thing is, the Val.72 Carrera was never 39mm, it was just over 35mm. I like the idea of a reissue at 39mm but it's just not going to feel right if it's a manual Carrera! Well, assuming it's manual and not auto.
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    I love it, I had a CV2110 but lost it about 18 months ago. Its left a petit vintage style chrono shaped hole in my collection and this would fill it nicely.

    Only amendment is to give it a splash of colour to make it pop, just a little accent colour like a second hand or minute markers.

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    That is quite refreshingly clean after the bloated mess they made of the Autavia reissue.

    I hope they don't ruin things with silly pricing.

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    Classic looking piece, keep in <=39mm and could be a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    That's a little bit harsh, none of these look anything like it.


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    Thankfully it doesn't look like most of those. 4th one down is OK, but the rest are a mess.

    I had one of the 1964 Re-editions which was 39mm from memory & it was a very nice thing.
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    The 1964 re-edition was 36mm. The correct size for this design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    This looks like one of the watches that will be sold to commemorate the 160th anniversary of Heuer, to my eye at least it looks like a winner and is said to use the 02 movement with the date removed.

    In LOVE with this. I think TAG have smashed it out of the park. Just showcased in Dubai from what I can see? Going to try and pop my name down with the local AD...


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    Price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson_smyth View Post
    Thsts beautiful. Really harks back to the huers of old. Classy, restrained, minimal (for a chrono) and functional.

    A world apart from modern Carreras.

    I assume this will be minimum 4k, but if it was more affordable I would be considering it
    Confirmed as 39mm with the Tag 02 movement installed, price just under £5.5k for a limited edition of 1860 pieces, available late June.

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    Not surprised it's that sort of price, but you can get some nice vintage ones for that ball park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flasher View Post
    Confirmed as 39mm with the Tag 02 movement installed, price just under £5.5k for a limited edition of 1860 pieces, available late June.
    For that you could buy almost 3 of the 1964 re-issue. And those are 36mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    For that you could buy almost 3 of the 1964 re-issue. And those are 36mm.
    And possibly an original, vintage 2447?


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    Even at the c£3.8k I could get this in at it is a pass from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    For that you could buy almost 3 of the 1964 re-issue. And those are 36mm.
    Black dial, White dial and Salmon dial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    For that you could buy almost 3 of the 1964 re-issue. And those are 36mm.
    Given were pricing is at on those, I’d say you’d struggle to get 2!

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    I recall a similar model being issued a few years ago:

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/tag-heu...nograph-watch/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    Given were pricing is at on those, I’d say you’d struggle to get 2!
    As ever there are always hopeful sellers. He is one listed at £1910.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F264574199179

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    I'm going to wait to see what it looks like on my wrist, and then if it is any good, wait for the reverse panda and then if it's that good wait for s/h prices to drop to £2k.

    And I'm still not convinced by the 39mm width. I'm absolutely not interested in the recent Autavia reissue at 42mm but at least 39mm is more wearable. Here's a 39mm Autavia next to a 35.3mm Carrera:

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    The Carrera in my eyes is a 36mm watch and should remain that way. One of the reasons I got rid of the first Limited Edition Carrera was the fact it was 39mm and felt wrong after I had already owned a Re-Edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    As ever there are always hopeful sellers. He is one listed at £1910.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F264574199179
    +20% VAT as it's in Japan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    +20% VAT as it's in Japan!
    Granted, but that was only 30s of research.

    I had one of these and looked more when I sold it, most that are listed for sale don’t shift. I sold mine on SC and there was little interest and had to drop the price to sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    +20% VAT as it's in Japan!
    It also has the classic tell that someone subpar has been inside: the cardinal scale indices (25ths on the dial edge and quarter-hour markers on the chapter ring) are misaligned.
    Last edited by JGJG; 18th January 2020 at 08:51.

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