Hiroshi strikes again! Formula 1 Heuer 02 Fragment Design by Fujiwara

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 18, 2020

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    When people say Autavia hands, to me those are Monaco hands... is there any difference or where they just used on the Autavia first?
     
  2. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 18, 2020

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    I agree. TAG Heuer Formula 1 is here to stay, and I believe it will be since TH is marketed as an “entry-level” motorsports watch. I don’t mind if they labeled it TH Formula 1, doesn’t dilute anything for me. (But it is actually labeled at the caseback if you look closely) It’s a great looking watch and design package but the only thing questionable for me is the pricetag. Probably it is aimed for high end followers of Fujiwara? That’s why 500 pcs only! :eek: I know alot of TH enthusiasts who only collect several TH Formula1 watches. And probably they reserve the “Carrera/Monaco/Autavia” price for a different luxury brand?

    I like my two TH F1. Quartz chronograph. Still functional and practical. They are the reason why I’m into TAG Heuer in the first place. But it’s just probably just me or a very few others who decided to stay and be loyal to Heuer/TAG Heuer all the way.
     
  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 18, 2020

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    'Entry-level' always makes me chuckle, I have a friend who earns in excess of £100,000 a year and he bought himself a TAG Heuer a couple of years ago. What did he buy? A quartz F1. The idea that your 'first' watch would be an 'entry-level' TAG Heuer is laughable for most people, yes some people do go that route, but most TAG Heuer buyers do not progress on to Rolex and Audemars Piguet.
     
  4. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 18, 2020

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    Great choice! He did a sound and practical decision! :thumbsup:
    For someone who is not yet adept in the world of swiss watches, TAG Heuer might not ring a bell, but “Formula 1” does ;)
     
  5. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 18, 2020

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    If you've watched a Formula 1 race, chances are you have heard of Tag Heuer :)
     
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  6. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jun 18, 2020

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    Yes, there’s no doubt! ;)

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  7. SteveP

    SteveP Jun 18, 2020

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    It's a fair point. They were introduced around the same time (the hands are slightly different-wider lume on the Monaco for example.) and were used on a number of both Autavia and Monaco models, however they are mainly attributed to the 1163 'Viceroy' and other Autavias with Viceroy colours-i.e. 11630, 11063 etc and you see far more 'Viceroys' than you do 'Mcqueens'!
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 18, 2020

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    Thanks! I guess I'm more aware of the modern Monaco than classic Autavias....
     
  9. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 18, 2020

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    Looks like my guess from yesterday was spot-on.

    I like the idea of F1-as-Autavia, and hope to see more Heuer-02 Formula 1 models, preferably at a price point below US $4500.

    It's a good effort color-wise but everything else about this watch, I do not like. The marker-less dial (again) just dumps on the original ethos of these watches, which was to ensure that they were readable at the slightest glance so you could keep your eyes on the racetrack ahead.

    And a fixed bezel? WTF... I thought the Formula 1 range had a rotating bezel still, no?

    So - the two main innovations that the Autavia had that really put Heuer on the map - a highly legible dial and a rotating tachymetre bezel - are gone from this watch.

    ::facepalm1::

    ::facepalm2::

    :thumbsdown:
     
  10. Remo

    Remo Jun 18, 2020

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    For me it's a successful integration of tradtitional and modern Fragments of TAG Heuer watches.
    Moreover the black emptiness on the dial and the color scheme remind me a bit of the first connected exchange watch, which also had a touch of the F1 (indices and divisions on bezel).
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  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 18, 2020

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    Ah ha! Good catch!
    This would have made a nice 35th Anniversary of the F1 LE. But even if it was branded so, not sure if that would've made its price go down any easier.
     
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  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 18, 2020

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    It's listed as an F1 on the US TH Website. What's interesting is that I can "add to cart" and pre-purchase this watch. However, neither the Monaco Historique or Carrera 160th have the "add to cart" available. Both of which were announced long prior to the Fujiwara watch.
    Heck, I can't even find the Carrera 160th on the US TH website anymore. :eek:
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2020

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    Welcome to Jun 8th.
     
  14. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jun 18, 2020

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    Or the Carrera Calibre 5 Modular 45 :thumbsup:

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  15. eduk

    eduk Jun 18, 2020

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    I don't want to like it, but I (maybe ashamedly) kinda do.

    Would I buy one? Absolutely not,
     
  16. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 18, 2020

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    More of this nonsense! That’s perfectly good looking watch. I’m not usually a big fan of the F1, but the black and red really work. And nice to see the new movement make an appearance in that model. But why then go and ruin it with that silly logo?
     
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  17. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 18, 2020

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    speak for yourself matey ::rimshot::

    i jest.
     
  18. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 18, 2020

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    I just want to put it straight here. IMHO, From TAG Heuer to Rolex or AP doesn’t equate to “progression”, just more economic buying power. I’d like a person who owns a TH Formula 1 & can share enthusiastically the history/experience of Formula 1 / TAG Heuer better than someone who wears an AP and tell me it’s “expensive jewelry” We have our own reasons why we are into Heuer/TAG Heuer & into watches. Our passion simply means a joy for us & inspiration for others. But not to be critical of others. Just my 2 cents. ;)

    Anyway, this TAG Heuer x Fujiwara Fragment is great! But just probably not for me also :thumbsup: (160 :whistling:)
     
  19. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jun 18, 2020

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    I like the “wolf in sheep's clothing” concept of this TH Formula 1! :thumbsup: Combining the access model of the brand with almost their most powerful engine under the hood, as when a utility vehicle is equipped with a bigger engine from its bigger brothers... it’s the “hot hatchback” from TAG Heuer ;)

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    5FFA7A1B-97D1-425A-85C0-E4B936B9EDB5.jpeg Mercedes entry-level A-Class... with 421HP (AMG A 45 S) ::love::
     
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  20. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 18, 2020

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