So...what do we think?
Beautiful! Can't wait to get one!!
I love the detailing around the bottom of the sub-dials!
The contrast and the consolidated (well balanced) details with th Heuer logo is what does it for me. The size may be a bit small for my taste (prefer 41mm), but can't wait to see one in person.
If you get one for a review, please put it side-by-side against your Jack 81 to evaluate the size difference.
Hmm, I think I'd like a better look at the bezel/crystal detail.
It looks like a bubble type dome and I wasn't a huge fan of how they looked on the older 39mm watches.
The good thing though is that they're making use of the 39mm size case.
The EP fits in a 39mm case.
Interesting choice to use a telemeter over a tachymeter in a "Carrera", since it is supposed to be for racing.
I wonder if there will be other dial options with tachy, you'd imagine they'd be doing a MPH telemeter too for our non-metric system adherent friends.
I've always preferred them without any scales.
Very good point! I wonder if they will make changes for the "US" market. Probably not, but then again, who knows. Could this design be changed?
David might know if this is supposed to be production ready.
Still prefer the overall size and shape of the Calibre 17, but I do like the sharp color contrast of this new Calibre 18 and its pronounced subdials.
What's the difference between the Calibre 12 and Calibre 18? The type of DD module used?
So is the Calibre 18 an updated version of the Calibre 17 movement?
Isn't the Calibre 17 movement COSC certified? Not sure about the Calibre 18 movement.
I wonder what the offset on the crown is like?
Here's David's article on the Calibre 17 and the Calibre 18 & its review.
From David's "Link" model review:
Here are some specs from TAG Heuer's website:
Just noticed the Calibre 11 logo on the watermark is greyscale as is the watch, is there some red in the Heuer logo or or some blue blue or other shades in it?
Looks bloody nice in that black/silver/white colourscheme just like the original vintage one but it'd be interesting with a hint of red or blue in it as well
I also like the red Heuer logos, but no biggie.
Sorry for the delay- I had about an hour to post this story up this morning before I had to head out. A few points/ responses:
- Before I forget, there was also a small image of the other Heuer Carrera for 2015- think a Calibre 6 COSC version of the Silver/ Blue Carrera Calibre 17 Boutique Edition
- Yes, will certainly get the 41mm Carrera shown against this one. I really liked the Link Calibre 18- found it the perfect vintage size, so I'm very optimistic about this one
- I'm not 100% sure what this "Glassbox" is. It sounds like the movement and dial are contained in a, well glass box, that is then inserted into the frame of the case
- Not sure why they went for a Telemeter. I like it because it's different...every Carrera seems to have a tachy scale, and let's face it, that's about as useful to 99% of people as a scale to measure artillery distance! I think there will only be one version (Telemeter) and probably only one kilometre scale
- At the moment, this is what they intend for production. I guess it's possible that it would change after the dealers see it, but that's usually only one or two small changes. The watch is classified as "ADIS" by TAG Heuer. This means that they will make exactly how many the dealers order, and once that is gone, they won't re-stock as they would with a normal model. So, in a way it will be an unnumbered limited edition
- Calibre 17 is an ETA movement, while the Calibre 18 is Sellita base + DD module- just like the Calibre 11 and 12. Not sure what the difference is between the modules, but my guess is that Cal. 18 is slimmer/ smaller
- The watermark I added was already grey-scale, so this is the correct and true colour of the watch- there is no Red, which I'm pleased about...it does look good, but so many Carrera models have red tips/ highlights. Like that this is different
Am genuinely excited to see this one....on paper it ticks all the boxes
Thanks for the feedback David. And now the waiting begins.
Some Calibre 17s are COSC- but most aren't. This is the movement used in the Monaco line before 2009
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