In Retrospect: JC Biver's Four Years at TAG Heuer

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 12, 2018

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  2. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Oct 12, 2018

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    Great interview. Fantastic insight and inspiration.
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 13, 2018

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    Great interview David!

    The answers suggest the new 3-hand Autavias we saw previewed at Baselworld will continue to be powered by the Calibre 5 and 7, so I wonder where the new movement will be utilized.
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 13, 2018

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    Good question. The topic of a TAG Heuer 3-hand in-house movement has been something of a "white whale" for some time now. I remember Stephane Linder talking about it back in 2013...and from memory, JCB talked about it a couple of years ago. I'd love to see one...but when?
     
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 13, 2018

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    Indeed! Can't wait for the 2019 collection and the 50th anniversary Monaco. Well done! :thumbsup:
     
  6. TGHC45

    TGHC45 Oct 13, 2018

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    Would be nice to see a watch face from Tag Heuer with Calibre 11 forum logo on it! :)

    What do you think @Calibre11 ?
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 13, 2018

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    Good idea :thumbsup:
     
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  8. TGHC45

    TGHC45 Oct 13, 2018

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    Make it happen :) after all these years you can be a great ambassador for TH :)
     
  9. TonyStark

    TonyStark Oct 13, 2018

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    It really should go into the autavia instead of the cal 5. Assuming the 3 hand autavia is aiming at talong on the black bay etc then it really should have an in-house movement.
     
  10. Lugduno

    Lugduno Oct 13, 2018

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    And it would also make a lot of sense to have a clear product line where "everything in the Autavia family runs our new in-house movements". At the same time, I guess TH employs people that are far more competent on these kind of stuff than I am...
     
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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 13, 2018

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    I agree, that's why I saw this as a missed opportunity.
     
  12. Ara

    Ara Oct 14, 2018

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    I’ve warmed up to the idea of an “Autavia” family.
     
  13. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Oct 14, 2018

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    More than just for chasing the label of "in-house", having a proprietary thin base movement (a la 2892) would allow for use of more modules for complications, something that is very fitting for the historic company without the costs involved with using 2892 (or equivalent).

    I can't help but think of the JLC Ultra Thin series of watches as an example of how to to do base+modules which TAGHeuer could adopt.
     
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  14. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 14, 2018

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    I wonder how much it cost for Tag Heuer watch with Heuer03-XT movement because i know more and less Zenith with Zenith Defy Lab movement.

    I hope the selling price still below the cheapest Swiss Tourbillon made by none othe themselves.