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Baselworld 2018- Coverage, new launches and reaction

  1. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 24, 2018

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    Great video. Really get a feel for the watches. The Gulf Monaco looks really nice under those lights, as does the Carrera Cal 16 I have to say.
     
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  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 24, 2018

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    Now this one I did beat Hubert to... ;)
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2018

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    Yes, they did a good job. Love the Gulf Monaco.
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2018

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    On your blog? :)
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 24, 2018

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    Yeah. Right next to my scathing verdict on the Autavia GMT :)
     
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2018

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    Cool! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 24, 2018

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    From what David's said it's maybe clear that the Autavia GMT hasn't really been 'released', and as such maybe they didn't intend to launch the three hander Autavia with such a divisive (let's go with divisive because Otto likes it) model. Perhaps there was some intention to launch with a simple three hander we haven't seen yet that's more in keeping with the general retro aesthetic.

    On the other hand.... if this watch is under embargo why hasn't David asked for it to be removed?
     
  8. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 24, 2018

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    Just going back to this comment about the somewhat scattergun approach of the models this year, and I couldn't agree more - the range doesn't really hold together for me, and there is confusion between the vintage style and modern pieces, too much diversity within a model name (especially Carrera which is on both, as well as the Connected and now made worse with the 3-hand Autavia).

    Don't know why, but what came to mind to me was this clip from the Simpsons for some reason. As if Tag had mixed up all the possible combinations and design features or all their watches and then randomly fired it at the page a few times and released what came out.
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 24, 2018

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  10. ASW

    ASW Mar 24, 2018

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    I’m going to reserve full judgement on the Autavias when there is more details. As DC said, they look likely to be released later in the year officially whereas these shots appear to have slipped out on social alone.

    Like the previous pre-release Autavia, they look a bit concept pre-production (dial tone, white date window). I imagine they might change or be refined before release.
     
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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2018

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    My understanding is because the Autavias will be announced later this year, they didn't fall under the press embargo. :)
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2018

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    This one is a pretty shameless product placement video (or shall we better call it a commercial?) from their part!
     
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  13. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2018

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    Given all the popularity of the GMT models this year, I really hope this will be the next Autavia Chronograph "reissue"!
     
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  14. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 24, 2018

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    All Basel coverage videos from abtw really suck ass this year
     
  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 24, 2018

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    Insane price :eek:
     
  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 24, 2018

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    Time & tide really knows what they are doing. Great productions and entertaining comments in the videos
     
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  17. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 24, 2018

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    And it is not even a Chronometer!

    Also the case looks like squid ink flavoured fudge. Naff!

    I thought I liked that style on the Carrera they did but now I realise I don't.
     
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 24, 2018

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    Long interview with JCB and Revolution Watch
     
  19. TonyStark

    TonyStark Mar 24, 2018

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    Well put. It all seems very confused at the moment.
     
  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 24, 2018

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    To be fair, a lot of those non-official shots make the watches look pretty bad. But I can't really see how any amount of lighting or finessing is going to make that look any better.