1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 14, 2017

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    Just a heads up that shortly after 6pm Swiss time tonight we'll be publishing a post at calibre11.com on the new releases...and to save you 12-hours of anxiety, the Autavia is not one of them ;)
     
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  2. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jan 15, 2017

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    "Siri, what time is it in Switzerland right now?"
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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    (GMT+1)
     
  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jan 15, 2017

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    What ??? Autavia is not ???
     
  5. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 15, 2017

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    Going to be a Baselworld release, isn't it?
     
  6. Calibre11

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

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    Correct
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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  8. elbeik

    elbeik Jan 15, 2017

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    Carrera Day-date has a very, very nice appeal in terms of colors and overall contemporary look.
    We have yet to see it in real life.
     
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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    I agree; looking forward to seeing it in the metal.
     
  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 15, 2017

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    Strangely, I quite like the black Carrera with the 'brown leather strap'.... reminds me of a Timex Explorer I used to have years ago.

    Has that Aquaracer got no bubble on the date? If so, rejoice and thank the Gods of TAG. Looks nice, but cyclops are a massive turn off for me.
     
  11. dtf

    dtf Jan 15, 2017

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    Some nice watches there, but nothing that screams 'buy me'. That Calibre 16 carrera on leather looks good thou.
     
  12. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 15, 2017

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    So, of all the new gents models... 43mm, 43mm, 45mm. Ridiculous! The only one that stands a chance of fitting me is the Aquaracer "Lady". TAG moves ever further in the direction of rap stars, footballers and anyone who wants to flaunt their wealth to the max.
     
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  13. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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    Even though the 'black / Brown' Carrera is not my style, it works. It transforms the original into a different piece. I think this will be one that looks much better in the metal than in pictures.

    No date bubble on the Aquaracer; like you, don't like those either.
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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    For me the matte black ceramic Heuer-01 is the exception. I really would like to see it in the metal, and hopefully side-by-side to see how it compares against the original.
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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    I think this is a direct result of the downturn of the Chinese market, causing the bigger sizes to regain prominence.
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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    I particularly like the subdued sub-dials. There were too many details on the original. Here's an example where 'less is more'.
     
  17. dtf

    dtf Jan 15, 2017

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    Agreed, I also like the look of last year's grey phantom, it would be nice to compare them in the metal
     
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  18. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jan 15, 2017

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    Did bigger sizes ever lose prominence? They have been growing monotonically for the last 10 years.
     
  19. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2017

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    In the last few years, there was a scale back in watch sizes, in good measure intended to appeal to the Chinese market. Here's a quick mention on a Times article from 2015:
    Are You Man Enough for a Small Watch?
    http://nyti.ms/1GMxnhd
     
  20. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jan 15, 2017

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    I've read that NY Times article before, and a lot of people misinterpret it. The article's main evidence of smaller watch sizes coming back into style is that Rolex released a 39mm Oyster Perpetual watch at Baselworld 2015. What people are missing is that 39mm is the largest watch size in the Oyster Perpetual line. So Rolex actually made a bigger version of that watch, when previously the largest was 36mm. And of course, Rolex is well known for smaller watches in general. Look at all the Omega, IWC, etc. releases in the last few years, and you will see that those companies consider 39mm to be a woman's size these days.