1. kelvinj520

    kelvinj520 May 7, 2019

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    So I just found out that TAG Heuer made a Jo Siffert edition Autavia in 2018. I know they are pretty rare and only 100 exist but does anyone know what they are trading at? My grail watch is a black dial/steel bezel Daytona and was wondering if I should just save up in the long haul for the Daytona or pick up the Siffert within the year.
     
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  2. ASW

    ASW May 7, 2019

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    If your grail is a Daytona I would say you’ll struggle with the Autavia - comparatively it’s a lot larger. 42mm vs the Daytona’s 38.5 but the biggest difference will be the height, the Autavia is positively wedge sized compared to the Rolex.

    That said, I am a massive fan of the Autavia and the Daytona has never done anything for me. I’d try both on - the C11 Autavia (designed by our very own DC) is exactly the same size as all the other current ones. You probably won’t find a SS Daytona anywhere so maybe try a PM one and ignore the additional weight....
     
  3. kelvinj520

    kelvinj520 May 7, 2019

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    Thanks for the input, I do have a formula 1 which is 42mm and the size fits fine. It's more the history that watches have behind them both being worn by famous racing drivers and being used in racing. I will take a trip to my AD and try on the Autavia, I don't think the size will be a problem. It probably still will be less than half the cost of a Daytona and I won't have to wait over 2 years to get one. Plus the subtle blue details on the Siffert are a nice touch.
     
  4. TonyStark

    TonyStark May 7, 2019

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    Definitely try on an autavia and see how you like it.

    I was nervous about the size based on the reviews, however I liked mine so much I now have two....!

    I think they are much underrated and agree they are a good value proposition.

    There are a few different variants available, The sifferts do come up every now and again for resale.
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert May 7, 2019

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    This was a Limited Edition that resulted from the collaboration of @Calibre11 with TAG Heuer.
    https://www.calibre11.com/2018-heuer-autavia-jo-siffert-collectors-edition-cbe2114/

    There have been some postings out our Marketplace. Some pretty high.

    I suggest opening a WTB post on our Marketplace; as you never know if someone who has one, would be willing to sell it.
     
  6. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 May 11, 2019

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    Rolex just don’t hold an interest for me, had the chance but, nah, not my thing, maybe because whenever a non watch person sees a nice watch they ask, “is that a rolex?” no ideas about anything else.
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 May 12, 2019

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    Or if you see someone wearing one and say, "Hey, that's a nice Submariner / GMT-Master etc" there's a really good chance they'll correct you and say, "No it's a Rolex"
     
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  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 12, 2019

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    Mohahaha :D Got me thinking of when I asked a co-worker about his speedmaster, I asked "oooh what speedmaster is that?" and his response was "I don't know" ::facepalm2:: not even sure he knows its a speedmaster, just that it is an Omega (something expensive to wear with the suit) :rolleyes:
     
  9. abrod520

    abrod520 May 13, 2019

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    That's unusual, most of the "I want a nice watch and don't care what it is" people go straight to Rolex, Panerai or TAG. Guess this one just had slightly better taste :rolleyes:
     
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  10. elbeik

    elbeik May 13, 2019

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    Same thing with Audemars' offshore; it's all about the color.