Coming this weekend...interview with JC Biver

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 17, 2018

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    ..news of a new TAG Heuer Tourbillon movement...and when will we see a TAG Heuer using the X-time movement first shown by Zenith with the Defy Lab?

    Stay tuned.
     
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 17, 2018

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  3. dtf

    dtf Jan 18, 2018

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    Tourbillion Monaco please
     
  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 18, 2018

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    Awesome!! ::psy::
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jan 18, 2018

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    I'm on the edge of my seat......
     
  6. Lugduno

    Lugduno Jan 19, 2018

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    Let me guess, we're talking big, skeleton-dialled watches á la Biver now...?
     
  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 19, 2018

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    Ooooh, is it a flying 360deg tourbillon Monaco 24 for £12000?
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 20, 2018

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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 20, 2018

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    Awesome! Great interview as always! Seems like 2019 will be one for the ages.

    Some golden nuggets:
     
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  10. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jan 20, 2018

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    Interesting comment about chronograph diving watches.

    The tweak to the tourbillion sounds good. Despite the historic claims that tourbillions increase accuracy, I have always thought that they are largely there for bragging rights. I still love them though. Anything that genuinely improves their accuracy and hence the watch accuracy is awesome.
     
  11. elbeik

    elbeik Jan 20, 2018

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    The brand is certainly being gradually elevated and the range will be completely uplifted within the nest 2-3 years.

    Bank account is not pleased.
     
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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 20, 2018

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    Completely agree.
     
  13. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Jan 21, 2018

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    Gut reaction:

    XT with module for the 50th Monaco?

    It would seem the perfect opportunity to see how that new movement form could serve as a base for "interesting" complications via modules.
     
  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 21, 2018

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    Why make so many Aquaracer chronos then...? I like them, and my Aquagraph is a chronograph too, that can be used underwater no less!

    Sounds like JCB is fudging his earlier assertion that TAG should operate in the £1000-5000 range. I think that is good though, TAG needs some high end pieces to get the trickle down kudos.
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 21, 2018

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    I think JCB's first mandate was to improve the bottom line and raise sales substantially. Now that he has achieved that, the company has the leeway to indulge in specialty projects, like the high end movements under the Babin era. But I also think the innovation culture at TAG Heuer prevailed, which with the help of the enthusiasts and collectors, the combined energy made a decisive impact as to the desired direction that just couldn't be ignored.
     
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  16. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Jan 22, 2018

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    I heard there was a Heritage release due? Monaco 50?

    If it has the vintage pushers, I’m in!!
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 22, 2018

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    How will they differentiate a 50th anniversary Monaco from the two vintage-style models they've already released? As far as I can see, the case and pushers are the only components that are unfaithful to the original
     
  18. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Jan 22, 2018

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    Pushers like this please.

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  19. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 22, 2018

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    If they elect to do another heritage homage, then redoing the pushers would be the obvious change; but I doubt that they will change the case. Then again, maybe they will do a Dark Lord edition?

    On the other hand, I think they will go the opposite route and will come up with a modern Anniversary Monaco.

    Personally, I would prefer the heritage route, but we'll have to wait and see.
     
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  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 22, 2018

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    The opposite route = 49 mm skeletonized modular Biver Monaco :thumbsdown: