1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 21, 2019

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    I'd like to see a modern interpretation of the Monza, with the appropriate logo. While we're on the subject of retroism, is it cool to make new non-authentic retro watches? Isn't that the horological equivalent of the Chevy Cruiser?[​IMG]
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 21, 2019

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    That car is kind of cool but I would of course never pay money for an american car :D

    But what is the definition of "non-authentic retro"? Does a product have to be based on and be the same name/brand as something that actually existed in the past to be allowed to feature retro design elements? Not in my opinion...
     
  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 21, 2019

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    Okay so what's the difference then between these Autavias and the Navitimer 8? Or does it just depend on the 'success' of the design?
     
  4. Remo

    Remo Mar 21, 2019

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    Uh right, both are blue and have 3 hands and numerals. Absolutely identical. ;) just joking.
     
  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 21, 2019

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    It is the same thing but why I have been shouting in anger every time that one comes up is because the discusting creature named Kern is butchering the whole brand in so many ways, not only "abusing" the name of the Navitimer ;)

    Saw on instagram that the idiot has come to his senses though and decided to keep Schneider's wing logo on the sports models so that has calmed me a lot!

    Discountinuing almost all HAQ models still pisses me off though...
     
  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 21, 2019

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    That's nice, but I'd rather they refined the 2446-style chronograph rather than just chrono'ed this pilot's watch or whatever it's supposed to be
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 21, 2019

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    That's a Chrysler PT Cruiser, and while it looks dumb now it was a huge sales hit during the "retro-futurism" trend of the late '90s- mid-ish 2000s.

    In this case you'd do well not to - these are notoriously poorly built!
     
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  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 21, 2019

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    Chrysler... yes, no wonder I struggled to find it Googling Chevrolet! I think it was a Dodge in the UK wasn't it?
     
  9. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 21, 2019

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    Could've been, but I thought Chrysler sold all of its corporate products under the Chrysler name in Europe / UK - for instance, the Vipers that raced at Le Mans were branded Chrysler, while it was a Dodge product.

    Image to balance out the PT:

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  10. Remo

    Remo Mar 21, 2019

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    Those would be easy to imagine. But maybe harder to distinguish from the Zenith Tipo CP2.
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  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 21, 2019

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    Awesome, just smack a TH logo on it and lower the price then we are good to go!
     
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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 21, 2019

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    That is why I keep thinking this is the perfect opportunity to bring back the Bund.
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  13. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 21, 2019

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    Well, the Zenith is a flyback....
     
  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 21, 2019

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    Hard to believe that TAG Heuer would engineer the Heuer 02 movement to be a two register layout and only offer it on a US-special Autavia (i.e. the Viceroy)
     
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  15. dtf

    dtf Mar 21, 2019

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    I live in hope. The Viceroy is the first modern autavia that's screamed 'buy me'.
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 21, 2019

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    All encouraging signs, especially if their plan is to end this year, like they did last!
     
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  17. Ara

    Ara Mar 22, 2019

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    If that's true, just guesswork work but me thinks:

    Spring '19 = new Aviation launch --> Isograph intro of 3-hander w/Arabic numerals, slimmer case, various styles
    Fall '19 = tweaked Autosport design --> 02 movement + slight course-correction of 2017 case, new models

    Hopefully anything auto/motorsport related will still have the heritage logo. TH logo looks like the logo of a holding/parent company, fit for press releases and reception desk graphics.
     
  18. Yago

    Yago Mar 22, 2019

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    I don’t think we’ll be seeing the Heuer logo on the chronographs unless they launch a heritage edition like the bund or an Andretti. Pretty sure the main idea is a Tag Heuer line of autavia chronographs to firmly place it as a new core brand in the range. A two subdial chronograph seems most likely, probably evenly designed as a racing and aviation themed watch with the same warm hues as the new line. Not a full on racing or pilot watch. They chose Dempsey as an ambassador and not Chuck Yeager. Looking forward to seeing the chronograph case with brushed details.
     
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  19. Lugduno

    Lugduno Mar 22, 2019

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    That box looks really nice! Finally TH start to upgrade their box game!
     
  20. Lugduno

    Lugduno Mar 22, 2019

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    Looks like we got some chronographs too for all you puritans out there.

    [EDIT BY MOD: What is the source of the leaked image?]
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