Formula 1 Gulf Special Edition CAZ101N.FC8243

  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 27, 2018

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    Awesome!

    BUT...the blue stripe on that one seem to be too dark and not very Gulf. Is it a final version you had for review or perhaps a prototype?

    The shade of blue on your photo is not even close to the one on Tag website.
     
  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 27, 2018

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    Also, sub dials dont look white in your photo David. They look more beige?
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 27, 2018

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    Yes, this is a prototype...but it's unusual for TAG Heuer to change the colours too much

    FORMULA_1_QUARTZ-_GULF_43MM-XCAZ101N_8934.jpg
     
  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 27, 2018

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    Talk about false advertising if the photos on their website differ this much from reality. Lets hope this is one where they in fact change the colors a lot between prototype and production.
     
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  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 27, 2018

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    I hope this is an unusual case, based on the proto's need for better contrast of the stripe vs. face, and the fact that the color simply isn't correct for Gulf.

    Anyway, so what material is the wristband made of? The pics from TAG's website look more alcantara like compared to the proto's watchband - which still looks to be a mystery material.
     
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  6. Calibre11

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

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    And the official answer is...

    ...the light blue shown on the social media shots is the final design
     
  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 30, 2018

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    Great news :thumbsup:
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 15, 2018

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    I agree Jim, I think mechanical watches carry an unjustifiable premium.

    Good to see the blue has been sorted.
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 15, 2018

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  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 15, 2018

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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 15, 2018

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    Got it! Well, I was updating the Aston Martin F1 and saw that this one was available too, so I posted the links to both of them. Thanks!
     
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  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 22, 2018

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    I'm really looking forward to seeing one in person.
     
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  13. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 22, 2018

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    I wish one of the Monacos looked more like this. It is so much more of a coherent design.
     
  14. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 22, 2018

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    Me too! Wish it was available on bracelet though. Perhaps I will be able to afford this during fall :)
     
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  15. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jun 22, 2018

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    It would look good with a deployment clasp.
     
  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 25, 2018

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    Contacted my favorite AD today and they will have this one in August, so then it will be a trip to Stockholm for me :)

    Spending 1700-2000 Euro on a watch is a lot of money for me but this one is definately on the top 3 list, hope it remains there after I try it on.
     
  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 26, 2018

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    TAG Heuer Boutique in Las Vegas emailed me that they have this watch now in stock. Shouldn't be too long before these watches are more readily available.
     
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  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 26, 2018

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  19. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 26, 2018

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    Apparenty it differs a bit between countries when they get it in stock but I guess that is quite common.
     
  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 26, 2018

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