2017 Autavia UAE Limited Edition CBE2113

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 15, 2017

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    “Tropical” sub-dials with a brown bezel

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    LE of 150, silver dial
     
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  2. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 15, 2017

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    That was actually a quite cool watch! Is there any information about price out yet?
     
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  3. Dale Vito

    Dale Vito Nov 15, 2017

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  4. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 15, 2017

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  5. Dale Vito

    Dale Vito Nov 15, 2017

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    my pleasure :)
     
  6. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 15, 2017

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    The Autavia looks so much more elegant on a strap than the flashy bracelet.
     
  7. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Nov 15, 2017

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    I am on your side on this one. I think the brown leather is nicer. But consensus said the bracelet is the better of two.
     
  8. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 15, 2017

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    Yeah on this one the brown looks really nice and fits well with the bezel and subdials. Still very curious how the “standard” Autavia 2017 look with a black racing strap though...
     
  9. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 15, 2017

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    Any Tag Heuer - well maybe Aquaracer aside - will look fantastic on a rally / racing / perforated strap.

    It's in the genes.
     
  10. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 15, 2017

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    Hmm I might try it out on a cheap racing strap when I get the opportunity. I was planning on getting a Heuerville strap but unfortunately my economic situation put an end to that idea.

    With that said I think the regular/Jack Heuer should have been offered with a black strap and then maybe this version with the vintage brown..
     
  11. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 15, 2017

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    You can find affordable rally straps, Tag Heuer style, at clockworksynergy - but they won't have the real feel and quality of the OEM version or those made by craftsmen.
     
  12. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 15, 2017

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    Kind of interesting, but why is TAG producing "limited editions" for each and every country, DJ, soccer team, and street artist these days?
     
  13. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 15, 2017

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    It's a way of boosting sales by a few more % I guess. Mostly they use existing cases and parts so not a big deal for them to produce. The exception to that was that silver Scandanavian Carrera the other week, though.
     
  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 15, 2017

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    I think it runs deeper than just sales- it's down to TAG Heuer's view of the importance of being able to customise your watch:
    - Connected Modular
    - Bamford partnership
    - multiple low-run limited editions
     
  15. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 15, 2017

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    Agreed, but ultimately the drive towards increased personalisation is to help drive more sales isn't it? ;)
     
  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 15, 2017

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    100%! What I should have said is that it reflects a broader belief in personalisation driving sales rather than the profit on a couple of limited edition runs, which I'm sure by themselves aren't that exciting.

    To do this properly, I assume that they have had to change around their whole model to make it economics to produce small quantities of dials/ bezels/ hands/ etc rather than the old model of standardisation and higher volumes.

    Good news either way!
     
  17. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 15, 2017

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    Also agreed. For sure, if I was able to select a case from the Tag Heuer stable and then personalise every aspect of it to my taste, I would almost certainly have made another purchase by now. In fact that's now got me thinking about what my perfect Tag Heuer would be - perhaps a topic for another thread (but it would be a 39mm Carrera chrono of some sort :)).
     
  18. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 15, 2017

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    I know where you can buy a 39mm Carrera...brand new! ;)
     
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  19. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 15, 2017

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    Ha ha, wouldn't be Hodinkee by any chance would it? Bit expensive ;) I'm thinking the Telemeter case, though, rather than that one (yes I know there are none left, but never say never!).
     
  20. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 15, 2017

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    As someone who has just purchased a limited edition Jack Heuer Autavia with silver dial ,I am a little upset to say the least that TH are bringing out other lower Qty LE versions now.
    I’m not so stupid to think that it would never have happened.... but now!!!
    To me, it risks devaluing the introduction of Jacks birthday piece and the special nature it should hold.