1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 17, 2019

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    Before I share the story of this watch, what are you thoughts on this? Look closely...

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  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 19, 2019

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    Maybe not by popular demand (;)) but let me give a quick update here.

    1. This is the "normal" digital Kirium, reference CL111A...as you can see, it has hands!

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    2. The Kirium I posted doesn't...but everything else looks OK..
    3. I was about to put this in the "too hard" basket, when the owner told me how he got the watch: a gift from Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle
    4. The watch was apparently part of TAG Heuer's sponsorship of Team Oracle in the America's Cup.

    So, perhaps what we are seeing here is a customised digital-only version of the Kirium made for the team...I can see that an all-digital readout is faster and easier to read if you are on a fast-moving boat

    Never heard or seen of one of these before...but quite cool if that what it turns out to be.

    Any other thoughts on what the story might be?
     
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 19, 2019

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    Not really, but as the proud owner of a CL111A (my first TAG Heuer in 2004), I am all ears!
    :)
     
  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 19, 2019

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    Sorry David, I saw this thread but had NO IDEA what to reply. Pretty cool if its true
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 19, 2019

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    If that was the story, then wouldn't they have fixed it so that the display was always on? Although, I guess they'd still want to be able to scroll through the functions with the crown....
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 19, 2019

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    Putting aside the hands, does the rest of the watch look original to you?
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 19, 2019

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    Yes, agree that would be better. I'll ask whether the battery here is simply flat, or whether you have to press a button to "wake" the screen
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 19, 2019

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    ;)
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 19, 2019

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    Mine's on a bracelet so I can't say about the strap, but nothing looks obviously 'wrong'...
     
  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 19, 2019

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    Ah, don't know if you know, but the watch does have a crown position where all the digital displays are off, which is how I always wear it myself. You can also have just the date displayed which is quite cool...
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 19, 2019

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    Looks cleaner without the hands. This makes me wonder if the next Connected might get physical hands?
     
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