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Baselworld 2018- Coverage, new launches and reaction

  1. Lugduno

    Lugduno Mar 29, 2018

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    I agree with you completely with the non-GMT reference! I'm off course a bit bias since the Autavia Heritage is my daily wearer, but this has something to it. It's far from perfect, but it's actually not looking THAT horrible(?):whistling:
     
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  2. dtf

    dtf Mar 29, 2018

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    Autavia bay bronze, urghh. It looks better than the other prototypes, in a vintage dive watch fashion.

    Does the average watch buyer think that vintage watches are all dive watches, hence the dive watch bezel on the autavia?
     
  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 29, 2018

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    That's not even a dive bezel, it's a 1-12 hour bezel. Since it rotates though, it could be used for a second timezone
     
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  4. Yago

    Yago Mar 29, 2018

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    Why does the title of this thread state ‘Baselworld’? These weren’t introduced, right? Maybe TH intended to do so but cancelled in the end. Perhaps the prototypes weren’t ready or maybe they realized how bad an idea this actually was. ‘We really shouldn’t get pissed during our r&d meetings’. Could explain why the heritage collection in Basel was so meager?
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 29, 2018

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    Yago, if you go back a few pages, you will find that this was already discussed. The models that are "officially introduced" under a press announcement are just a subset of the whole annual collection. The manufacturers show prototypes to authorized dealers in private meetings, who then leak pictures on their social media accounts, and that's how we learn about them. I'm sure there are other models that are kept under wraps that will be announced later this year.
     
  6. rafabond

    rafabond Mar 29, 2018

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    These two Autavia models are ordered by my CO, bought in Basel during the fair. I mean with this, that they exist, but not physically yet.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 29, 2018

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    Glad to see that they will have one in bronze.
     
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  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 29, 2018

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    Did I not say there would be a bronze watch - although I really expected it to be an Aquaracer.... but I guess they figure the bronze doesn't really go with a modern design..
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 29, 2018

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    Yeah. Bronze is not really my style, but when it's well made it can be pretty compelling!
     
  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 29, 2018

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    Love that he says the Calibre11 guys will not be happy about this when talking about the Bamford Monaco :D
     
  11. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 29, 2018

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    You aren't kidding. That does look great. TAG Heuer have knocked it out of the park with this and the F1 Aston Martin. Shame about some of the other new models.
     
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  12. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 29, 2018

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    I agree with some of the comments here... why is the Autavia being styled as a dive watch? It isn't one and TH already have a dive watch in their collection.
     
  13. BPD

    BPD Mar 29, 2018

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    Throw in a ceramic bezel, COSC certification, make the size no bigger than 40mm and keep the price below 3k and this could very well work for me :eek:
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 29, 2018

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    I completely missed that! Good catch!
     
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  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 30, 2018

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    There's a lot of hysteria about the Autavia- whether it be the Cal. 5/ 7 watches or the lack of Chronograph models.

    All I can say is...relax. The best time to assess the 2018 collection is to look back in December at the full range of releases and then make judgement ::stirthepot::
     
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  16. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Mar 30, 2018

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    Me too! Can't wait to get more information on this watch, such as price and availability. Still very curious about the strap material. Looks kind of foam-rubber-sponge like to me.
     
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  17. dtf

    dtf Mar 30, 2018

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    But what do we talk about for the next 9 months?
     
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  18. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 30, 2018

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    Good point- as you were
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 30, 2018

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    I don't really have a problem with there being a Calibre 5 Autavia, it's just that Calibre 7 GMT picture looked horrible - and I'm not terribly attached to the Autavia, in fact of all the TAGs currently available it's probably my least favourite (though I did think the Cal11 one was in a different league) so I can imagine those that really love it are much more upset about it than I am. I'm looking forward to a quartz 3 handed Monza next year and perpetual calender bronze formula one in 2020. :)
     
  20. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 30, 2018

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    If this means that there's even a breath of a chance that TAG will produce a proper Autavia GMT then we're in for a good year.
     
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