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Calibre 11 x TAG Heuer Collaboration: Autavia Jo Siffert Collector's Edition

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 23, 2018

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    But why does it matter, so fifty people are walking around with a Black Bay with some Italian text on the dial, who does it hurt? I don't think Tudor did this for money, fifty would amount to what, £30-40,000 profit?
     
  2. rafabond

    rafabond Feb 23, 2018

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    It would be very interesting that the next limited edition that Tag Heuer did was a reissue of the authentic Jo Siffert, it would be a very interesting model to collect. Maybe we see it in Basel 2018, it would be a wish for me.

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  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Feb 23, 2018

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    If you can't work out why manufacturers collaborate with social media entities to create special editions, then you are not as smart as you make yourself out to be!

    I think you need to get back in your box now too. You have expressed your dislike of the model (on numerous occasions), but to continue with your bashing of it is actually an insult to @Calibre11 in my opinion. Also, your so-called perfect version was, itself, a tweak of the standard model, which was not designed by JH.

    Also, your English is just fine, we are hearing you loud and clear, perhaps too loudly and too clearly!
     
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  4. rafabond

    rafabond Feb 23, 2018

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    I do not criticize anyone who buys it, the only thing I say is that I do not like those editions. each one is free to do what he wants with his money. I have the blue Tudor Black Bay of Bucherer, and it's a wonder of a clock, but it has nothing to do with special forum editions. is a watch that manufactures for a small tudor time, alone, for customers of Bucherer stores, a highly collectible watch.

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    and for me the best Black Bay is the non-manufactured black, a model that is quoting, since it was only a few months on sale, and has a special charm.

    my two BB, with bracelet and with leather strap
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  5. rafabond

    rafabond Feb 23, 2018

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    so I apologize if at some point I have offended the forum or the idea of creating a model for the occasion, I only express my opinion on these editions for forums, but this and any other brand. I hope you accept my apologies.
     
  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 23, 2018

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    The written word is notoriously difficult to nuance, especially when you are not writing in your own language and we should take that into account.

    I think the main problem here is that this is a special model for Calibre 11 (the blog really, not so much the forum I don't think?) which is David's baby. If you had criticised the new Air-K Carrera (for example) which is also a very limited model for the Japanese market then people wouldn't be so upset. You are entitled to your opinion of course, but maybe be mindful of where you are posting it.

    As it happens I think David did a fantastic job, but if I thought it was a dog's dinner I'd keep my thoughts to myself.
     
  7. Ottsby

    Ottsby Feb 23, 2018

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    Estimado @rafabond, your opinion is as valid as everyone else's and I'm glad for the passion/willingness to share it. And your English is fine, probably better than my Spanish ;-) (Hala Madrid!)

    First of all, micro-batches of limited edition watches is a key strategy for several brands, especially from groups like Swatch, Richemond and LVHM, so we'll see more of it, not less. Even our beloved Rolex has dipped their toes in the water with issues like the D-Blue Deepsea for James Cameron (not a numbered edition though) and they are clearly doing it all the time with Tudor.

    Secondly, I don't pretend to speak for DC - only he can share the true justification and drivers behind this release, but - from what I understand - the goal wasn't to issue an exact replica/reissue of an old Siffert model, but rather to take some of those famous design ques and incorporate it into a modern watch. Personally I think he succeeded above and beyond, and I am really looking forward to wearing this piece.

    Happy collecting and namaste!
     
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  8. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 23, 2018

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    We should add this to the significance of the limited run numbers!
     
  9. TonyStark

    TonyStark Feb 23, 2018

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  10. Ottsby

    Ottsby Feb 23, 2018

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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 23, 2018

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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 24, 2018

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  13. Remo

    Remo Feb 24, 2018

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    Since this wonderful piece of a watch was slightly out my range ::rant: I had to use my beloved TAG Heuer Studio to craft my own little homage watchface on my Connected 46 ::stirthepot::.
    And here is the result:
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  14. elbeik

    elbeik Feb 24, 2018

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    ^ HEUER should be in black :)
     
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  15. Remo

    Remo Feb 24, 2018

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    I know, but the TAG Heuer Studio App doesn't give this option with this vintage template. So I just had to put up with that. But please don't rub more salt in the wound. ::facepalm1:: :)
     
  16. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Feb 24, 2018

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    Great watch, best color scheme, love it DC! :thumbsup:
     
  17. MrJKLFoams

    MrJKLFoams Feb 25, 2018

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    I believe its sold out. I managed to add this watch to my cart on the day of release but I changed my mind and pursue other piece instead.
     
  18. Calibre11

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

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    Correct. I do expect for some people on the Waitlist to get the chance to order. I had to cancel one order today from someone who had already advertised the watch for sale for a +50% premium :rolleyes:
     
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  19. MRC

    MRC Feb 25, 2018

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    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  20. Calibre11

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

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    No need to apologise. I can't think of a single watch that's been launched to unanimous praise, so the Siffert Autavia shouldn't be any different.

    So long as 100 people love it, then I'm happy. You are always welcome here to post your opinion.
     
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