1. Ara

    Ara Mar 22, 2019

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    I liked the 3-hander look, but this design didn't work for me as a chrono.

    There were 4 rows of words on the dial -- the hour hand looked wrong on a chrono, and the sight of mushroom pushers made me long for the 2017 Autavia styling.

    And Hubert is right. I think the silver dial definitely brought out the design shortcomings. The smaller seconds subdial size was super awkward.

    It kinda looked like a 90s Fossil to me.
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 22, 2019

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    If anyone saved the picture(s) of the chrono please dm me, I need to see it again!

    From what I saw I really liked it, sure there was room for smaller improvements...
     
  3. Ara

    Ara Mar 22, 2019

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    I really like what Oris did here with the dial. (photo via @yonsson_in_a_nutshell)

    It's clean, it's modern, it's vintage, all at the same time. Was hoping any new Autavia dial would have similar design cues.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BvT4oiFnsze/
     
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  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 22, 2019

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    And it'll cost half what the Autavia does....
     
  5. Yago

    Yago Mar 22, 2019

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    I’m pretty sure it’s still a prototype. Photos are still online. The chrono seconds hand is a plain version whereas the pilot style seconds hand of the 3hander would be much nicer. I prefer the flange and subtle 3, 6, 9 markers over the 3hander. In any case once the case is there, an LE bund is within reach I reckon.
     
  6. dtf

    dtf Mar 22, 2019

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    I really hope the chrono is a prototype, after the massive win with the Viceroy, it seems like a huge step back.
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 22, 2019

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  8. Yago

    Yago Mar 23, 2019

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    The two subdial ‘Viceroy’ is a nice piece but also a bit easy. Yes the hands are nice but what set the original viceroy apart from the standard MH Autavias at the time were the tachy bezel and chronograph hour subdial with hours marked 1 through 12. Both have been omitted on the re-edition. So it’s mostly a standard 1163MH, or H in this case, re-edition in the 2446 case.
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 23, 2019

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    If anyone else wants the picture PM'd, I have it. I won't be posting it on my blog though.
     
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  10. Remo

    Remo Mar 23, 2019

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    The hands of the Autavia Isograph are the perfect reflection of the name: with one hand in the style of a Pilot watch and one racing hand. Simple but :cool:!
     
  11. grmontague

    grmontague Mar 23, 2019

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    Would you mind PM’ing me the pictures. By the time I logged on they were gone. Would love to see them. Thanks
     
  12. dtf

    dtf Mar 23, 2019

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    You really aren't missing much
     
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  13. Remo

    Remo Mar 24, 2019

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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 24, 2019

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    I can 100% confirm that they're not!
     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 24, 2019

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    What tends to happen here is that TAG Heuer bring the core of their 2019 collection to Basel.

    They only show the media a small number of watches- because they want to focus press attention on those "Official Basel" watches. This year, there were only two releases: the Calibre 5 and the Connected Golf.

    But the dealers are asked to place their orders for the year ahead, and so quite reasonably say "I'm not going to place an order on something that I haven't even seen"- and so the dealers get to see many more watches, all of which are under embargo. I suspect what happens is that the dealer asks to take a photo to "show Mr. or Mrs. X back in the office who will decide how many we buy" and then they get carried away and posts them on social. Almost all these leaks come from Dealers.

    If it was an organised/ endorsed leak, then you'd be seeing them here ;)

    I would be surprised if there are any significant changes to the Autavia Flyback Chrono before its launch. I don't know when the launch is, but I would say towards the end of this calendar year (after we have seen the Monaco LEs?)
     
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  16. Ara

    Ara Mar 24, 2019

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    Hmmmm. Do you think this means the end of the current Autavia? Or will it live on?
     
  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 24, 2019

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    Don't know...maybe as a heritage special edition? I would have thought they'd want the focus to be on the new Chrono.
     
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  18. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 24, 2019

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    I expect that you either, can't say, or, don't know but what is the new flyback movement, an evolution of the Heuer 02 or something else?
     
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  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 24, 2019

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    I don't know
     
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  20. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2019

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    The leaked pictures didn't reference a calibre or Heuer-02, so my guess would probably be something else.
     
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