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

  1. Ara

    Ara Jun 18, 2020

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    Yeah, the part about the bezel I didn't understand. Doesn't make sense.

    But I like the rest. Especially like the dial. I think the fragment red markers look better on a F1 than they did on the Carrera.
     
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  2. cwsbbb

    cwsbbb Jun 19, 2020

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    14.2 height with the Heuer 02 movement is very encouraging. Can we get this lower thickness as a new trend please.

    I think it is a great modern re-interpretation of the Autavia and in some ways I like the design better than the original.
     
  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 19, 2020

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    I'm again somewhat confused by the idea that the tachymetre bezel could rotate.... I thought they were always fixed, how on earth could you use it if it moved?
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 19, 2020

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    New Fragment x TAG Heuer Formula 1 Heuer 02 by @escapementuk

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  5. Yago

    Yago Jun 19, 2020

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    A fixed bezel allows you to measure distance or speed once. I suppose moving the bezel zero position to a new distance marker on the road, would allow you to measure speed again without having to reset the chronograph. A sort of rattrapante tachy. You would have to be precise in handling though. Make sense?
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 19, 2020

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  7. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 19, 2020

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    Not bad, but personally I'm not sure it looks like a £5000 watch
     
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  8. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 19, 2020

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    Makes perfect sense but it doesn't sound very practical. I think a flyback complication is easier to use and more accurate.
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 19, 2020

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    It sounds about as implausible as that caliper Grand Carrera to be honest...
     
  10. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jun 19, 2020

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    That describes me too.
     
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  11. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 19, 2020

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    And far more complex and expensive to produce, purchase, and repair - especially if it's living a rough-and-tumble life like the Autavia was intended to
     
  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 19, 2020

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    Nothing wrong with the F1, it's great watch for its price. The problem for me is this particular F1 is priced along side the Monaco, and is even higher than your average Carrera or Autavia. After seeing the wrist shot above posted by @Calibre11, I'm afraid most who see it, if they know a thing or two about watches, will think it's just a typical quartz F1.

    BTW, I commend you for your loyalty to brand. For me, life is too short to not sample other makes. Variety is the spice of life. :)
     
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  13. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 19, 2020

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    very wise words. I’d add that sometimes having a sense of humour also helps with the enjoyment of the hobby. They are at the end of the day all discretionary purchases. At whatever price points none are necessary and the privilege to be able to buy one, never mind a collection puts us all in a very fortunate position.

    As for rolex and AP. Well I don’t buy into the line that Rolex represents buying power. If that were true why would so many of those who admire them talk and ‘worry’ so much about residual value? Surely the real sign of affluence is buying something that depreciates the moment you leave the shop and which will never recover again.
     
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  14. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jun 19, 2020

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    I think it's cool. I really like the dial, red sapphire(?) caseback and the bracelet. I don't understand the significance of the SN logo and the word 'Fragment" though. I'm not down wid da kidz... I'm really not a fan of tachymeter bezels though. Although I'm glad it doesn't rotate!

    Edit: I do think that fixed bezels should not be knurled. If they don't move, they should look like they're not supposed to move!
     
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  15. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 19, 2020

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    Appreciate your comments & inputs @Mspeedster @El Matarife @THJunkie :):):)

    For the variety, I still have alot of things in Heuer/TAG Heuer that tickles my fancy ;) Probably the reason why I chose to be loyal is because I believe in the values the brand stand for. Something that also drives my conviction & passion :thumbsup: But I still do appreciate & admire the beauty of other things Heuer/TAG Heuer :D

    I agree with you sir @THJunkie , I could probably describe myself as a TH junkie also :D Yes we are fortunate & blessed. Very thankful :thumbsup:

    Yes this TH Fragment F1 is nice, probably the nicest with its Calibre Heuer 02 movement! If I win the lottery, I’d get one :p
     
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  16. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jun 20, 2020

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    Why is the tachymeter bezel on this new watch so asymmetrically busy at 11 o'clock? Is there a name for this style of tachymeter to distinguish it from other bezels in the Carrera and Formula 1 lines?

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  17. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 20, 2020

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    It includes 63 and 66 whereas the other two only show 65.
     
  18. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jun 20, 2020

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    I’ll pass, not for me, one more for you guys.
     
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  19. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 20, 2020

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    Does the mechanism scale to that strange tachy design? Or is it a case of bad-form over function? Seems very odd.
     
  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 20, 2020

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    It isn't a strange scale. It is the same scale with different labels on it. That is all.