Happy Birthday Jack - Autavia Jack Heuer LE Arrived

  1. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 20, 2017

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    A week of torture waiting is over.
    Beautifully presented and comes with a copy of the “Story of an icon” book incorporated into the base of the outer box.
    Number 34 of 1932

    It’s stunning - enjoy a few photos.
     
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  2. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 20, 2017

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    Congratulations!
     
  3. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 21, 2017

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    Fantastic! Enjoy it!

    Quite a nice presentation.
     
  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Nov 21, 2017

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    Congratulations ! Very nice box and books. Needless to say, stunning watch !
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 21, 2017

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    Love it! Congrats
     
  6. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 21, 2017

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    For a guy who has the standard Autavia Heritage packaging, I'm jealous! Care to tell us more about the "Story of an Icon" book?
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 21, 2017

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    Congrats! I'm assuming you got it directly from TAG Heuer. My authorized dealer gets the special orders a week or two later, so I am anticipating mine around the end of the month.
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 21, 2017

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  9. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 21, 2017

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    Congratulations.

    This is undoubtably one of my favourite releases from Tag Heuer and that dial is very special when on the wrist as it just captures the ambient light so well.

    I was sorely tempted to select number 88 and buy one.
     
  10. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 22, 2017

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    Yes got mine from the Tag Boutique in the Gold Coast , Australia.
    I called them from NZ (my home) by chance two weeks ago to see if they were getting one in and it just so happens they did 2 hours before I called.
    Timing is everything.
    I believe that Australia got 10 pieces.

    I’m blown away with the colour they achieved on the dial. It glistens in every light and just looks like no finish you’ve ever seen before.

    It wears slightly smaller than the black face version. As has been suggested , this is down to the markings on the bezel. I have a pretty big wrist but it’s still good.
    I know a lot of people have commented negatively on the height of the case but I think it makes the watch stand out and carries it off completely.

    I love it.
     
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  11. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 22, 2017

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    Yeah I'm rather tired of all the Hodinkee commentators saying the watch is too high, too big, too everything except their taste. Sure, it's a rather high watch but it fits the wrist comfortably and the height just makes it feel a bit more substantial in my honest opinion.
     
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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 22, 2017

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    Thank you for letting me know. Anxious to get mine. Will be savoring your pictures in the meantime. :thumbsup:
     
  13. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 22, 2017

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    I agree entirely on your use of the word “ substantial” I remember back to April when I first tried the black face version on in Hong Kong,
    It had an instant feeling of a watch of a vintage era, made solid and to be worn by men like the Racers from the 60’s and 70’s who made them famous.
     
  14. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 22, 2017

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    It is slightly thicker than I’d like, but that’s my small wrists and what I would want it for. As a daily wearer to go under shirt cuffs etc. it is a little high for me.........but I expect the vertical clutch plays a part, and then chrono, date and domed glass all add up.

    It still didn’t stop me enjoying wearing it and I think it’s great value and a lovely watch. I keep saying this and will continue to, the JH85 sunburst silver dial is inspired and gorgeous and never gets tiresome.

    @heuer1860 having seen your picture of the book that came with the JH85 and seeing the same book at the recent Dubai Watch Week I decided I needed one..........I had to go to the Tag Heuer office anyway today :rolleyes:

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  15. SteveP

    SteveP Nov 22, 2017

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    Congratulations-it's an amazing piece-all the more so for the minute markers. ;-)
    Enjoy it.
    Steve
     
  16. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 22, 2017

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    The book really is a beautiful addition to the watch. Just out of interest what is it worth to purchase the book on its own ?
     
  17. RmN

    RmN Nov 23, 2017

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    Hi, heuer1860 Im almost local to you I'm in Toowoomba - Ive asked my local AD to get me one but I have not heard yet. Was there any ability to get it under full RRP?
     
  18. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 23, 2017

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    Are there are a few of us in SEQ? I'm in Brisbane.
     
  19. RmN

    RmN Nov 23, 2017

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    Maybe a roll call post for the Aussies is needed?
     
  20. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 23, 2017

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    Hi there. I did hear there were 3 in Brisbane Tag Boutique but 1 had been pre sold # 20 and that was a week ago.
    I do t think you’ll have any luck getting it under RRP. I didn’t. ... it hurt a lot paying recommended retail for a watch.
    But now I have it on my wrist , it doesn’t hurt so much.