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Heuer 160th Anniversary/ Carrera 160 Years Silver Edition CBK221B

  1. Ara

    Ara Jan 12, 2020

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    Two register panda ::love::
     
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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 12, 2020

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    It might be a simple case of TH's marketing learning their lesson. The original re-editions of the 90's proved to be a success, so TH continued with heritage re-editions into the 2000s. But I suspect somewhere around 2003, someone in marketing pitched that "we are TAG Heuer now, hence all the watches should wear the logo". This strategy wasn't as successful and thus around 2009, they went back to the their original strategy of Heuer logos on heritage watches.

    As I've said before, I like the TAG Heuer logo, but can we imagine this new Carrera 160th Anniversary re-edition with the TAG Heuer logo instead of Heuer? I just don't think it would have the same appeal.
     
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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 12, 2020

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    Not manual wind. 39mm. Price lower than the Fragment but higher than the Autavia.

    I'm a buyer!
     
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  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 12, 2020

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    I'm guessing it will be priced somewhere between $6000-$9000 USD. (Assuming it's made of steel and not really "silver").
    Which begs the question (at least for me) of whether a used CS3110 might be the more cost practical choice?

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  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 12, 2020

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    Lower end of that range. It's steel, not silver.

    For me, I'm really curious to see how the aesthetics of the 2447 work when stretched to 39mm proportions. From the renders it looks great, and I'm also into it having the Heuer-02 movement. I'll just be sure to send it directly to TAG if it arrives with a manufacturing defect :taunt:
     
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  6. Yago

    Yago Jan 12, 2020

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    Contrasting subdials and I’m in
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 12, 2020

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  8. Yago

    Yago Jan 12, 2020

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  9. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 12, 2020

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  10. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 12, 2020

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    Wearing mine today and wondering if the new one will be any better. I think I will prefer 39mm, but then again, looking down at it, it is a perfectly proportioned watch.
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  11. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 12, 2020

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    If it's because you've hit your free article limit, clear your browser cookies or copy and paste it in a private browser session. Or if it's because it's geo-fenced, consider subscribing to the Times, it's a great source of journalism ;)

    In essence - SIHH is being rebranded and moved to April, leaving a large hole in the schedule for January, so LVMH is doing its own watch event in Dubai. Each of the watch brand heads were interviewed about their directions. From the article:

     
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  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 12, 2020

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    Comparing the two, I like the 160th marginally better. The "Carrera" logo, 39mm and H02 movement are the plus factors for me. But the CS3110 has its own unique charm, manual wind, plexi(I believe?) and smaller 36mm makes it a truer re-edition. The biggest factor is its a mere fraction of the cost.
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    While I really like this watch, I'll probably wait to see what else TH has planned for 2020. If they come out with a panda later in the year, I'll regret not waiting. I really can't afford another watch so soon after my 2019 purchases anyway. :whistling:
     
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  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 12, 2020

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    No, I agree... it would look pretty odd.
     
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 12, 2020

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    Hmm... that's all well and good, but Mr Biver got results, whether you like his methods or not. Bianchi has a hard job, pleasing the die hards while seducing the young.
     
  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 12, 2020

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    Yup, seducing the young is no easy task. As the NY Times article stated, the younger generation are into apple watches or don't even wear watches at all. Most of the Millennials I know could care less about watches. My AD also tells me, those youngsters that are well to do often aspire directly towards Rolex.

    The NYT article also said TH is dropping its ties with Cara Delevigne and Alec Monopoly. I was never really sure what the Monopoly thing was all about, but I think Cara helped to draw in some of the young buyers (maybe).
     
  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 12, 2020

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    Do you guys really wish for the H02 movement in this one? Will it wear well if it is 39 mm steel case approx 15-16 mm thick? I am thinking top heavy and fat wearing not so good on leather. Better with old manual movement?
     
  17. Yago

    Yago Jan 12, 2020

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    Just read in one of DC's articles that the Heuer Monza re-issue originated under previous ownership. LVMH changed it to Tag Heuer later on. ;)
     
  18. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 12, 2020

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    Whats up with the index at 6, quite a sloppy render ::facepalm2::
     
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  19. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 12, 2020

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    Fragment Carrera was a Heuer 02 and was 14.5mm thick. I suspect these will be the same. It's a bit thicker than is ideal of course, but I like the tri-compax layout and the Heuer 02 column wheel movement. Better than having a Sellita in there I think.
     
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  20. Yago

    Yago Jan 12, 2020

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    The Telemeter is 13,6mm thick according to online references so why is the Fragment thicker?