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Baselworld 2018- Coverage, new launches and reaction

  1. Remo

    Remo Mar 25, 2018

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    Imho the amount of Innovation of this and the last year is unbelieveable. It's s absolutely amazing what the workforce of TAG Heuer has created. Beginning with new inhouse movements, new interpretations of classics, new designs, the first watch brand to have a foot on the online-train, a real avantgarde movement (defy Lab, which for the sake of surviving of another great brand was given to them). And besides of all this there are the more discreet evolutions of the Link or the ladies watches. In top there are all those great partnerships, new and time-honoured.
    So all in all I am very happy with all those fantastic developments and it never gets boring to witness the Evolution of TAG Heuer. :)
     
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  2. Saibot

    Saibot Mar 25, 2018

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    Nice, answers how the gmt works. Thanks @Hubert.

     
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  3. Ara

    Ara Mar 25, 2018

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    I agree! Here's a couple photoshop mock-ups I put together (with and without bezel dashes) just to get the imagination going. Borrowed a pic from the web.

    Also, made the strap black and removed the stitching. (for me, TH's choice of high-contrast, thick stitching on the 2017 Autavia is a design choice that should only belong on cowboy belts)

    I also chose a lighter blue to match the vintage GMTs better. I'd buy this GMT in a HEARTBEAT. Maybe less, if possible.

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  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 25, 2018

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    Wow that looks good. Great job!
     
  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 25, 2018

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    Whoooaaa :eek: niiiice
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 25, 2018

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    Stick it in a thinner, 40mm case and I'm in :p
     
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  7. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 25, 2018

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  8. dtf

    dtf Mar 25, 2018

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    Can you do one with a black bezel with vintage numbers, like a black bay 58?
     
  9. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 25, 2018

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    I hate the thick huge case of the Autavia but that GMT would be an automatic hard buy. Awesome. Instead we get garbage
     
  10. calibre11user

    calibre11user Mar 25, 2018

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    At 1:18 into the video, the TAG Heuer representative states the following: "It comes with a black and blue ceramic bezel, which is a first for TAG Heuer."

    That's an incorrect statement. There's a Formula 1 Calibre 7 model (WAZ211A.BA0875) that has a black and blue bezel. It was released in 2014 (as discussed in this ABlogToWatch.com article and this Calibre11.com article).
     
  11. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 25, 2018

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    Was it ceramic though? Car companies and watch companies love splitting hairs like that ;)
     
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  12. dtf

    dtf Mar 26, 2018

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    Correct, the F1 bezel is aluminium.
     
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  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 26, 2018

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    I asked yonsson at klocksnack.se and he replied "hard to say. some type of synthetic material I would guess."
     
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  14. calibre11user

    calibre11user Mar 26, 2018

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    Great. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
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  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Mar 26, 2018

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    The strap looks like some kind of foam rubber. Never seen a strap like that before, really interested to see what it looks & feels like in person.
     
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  16. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 26, 2018

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    Maybe the outer material is Alcantara?
     
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  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 26, 2018

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    It was hardly any coverage from anyone about this model, I guess a more official release will come later this year. Cant find it on the TH website either. I hope it will be available to experience when I go to Mini Basel fair in Stockholm in May ::bleh::
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 26, 2018

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    Yes, this is one of the models that will be officially announced at a later date.
     
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  19. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 26, 2018

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    I was reminded yesterday by a friend and it is worth repeating here that Basel is essentially a trade show and models can and will change based on dealer and press feedback before they reach the market in latter half of the year.
     
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  20. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 26, 2018

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    Absolutely. I believe in past years, we got to see minor revisions from time to time, in the final production models, when compared to the Baselworld prototypes. So to me the moral of the story, is that if we scream loud enough, there are chances they'll hear us! :)