Keep your eyes open....(Reveal: It's the 2017 Heuer Skipper Hodinkee Edition CAR221B)

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 16, 2017

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    There's an interesting new model coming this week.
     
  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 16, 2017

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    ...but don't empty your wallet out entirely, because you'll need it again in the next couple of months :whistling:
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 17, 2017

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    And per the transitive property, hide this thread from your significant others.

    So many great models this year is starting to merit this meme...
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  4. elbeik

    elbeik Jun 17, 2017

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    What if they are already empty?
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 17, 2017

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    That's why I thought I'd give you a few days notice. #begborrowsteal
     
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  6. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 17, 2017

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    Hooray ! Can't wait !
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 17, 2017

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    I'll give one clue (and no more because I'll get in trouble). It's not a Carrera, Autavia, Monaco, Grand Carrera, Aquaracer, Formula 1, Monza, Link or Connected.
     
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  8. dtf

    dtf Jun 17, 2017

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    I'm so poor right now, but I'm excited anyway :) Awesome clue...I'm hoping for A Chronosplit re-edition!
     
  9. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 17, 2017

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    Ooh, Goodwood FOS is in two week's time. Possible tie-in?
     
  10. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 17, 2017

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    Hmm... what could it be then? Silverstone? Skipper? Camaro? I'm intrigued now. Key question for me, though - can you tell us if it'll be more or less than 42mm?!

    EDIT: Good point about Goodwood, Adam. Silverstone then?
     
  11. elbeik

    elbeik Jun 17, 2017

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    I am relieved it is not a Carrera. Theft no longer required.
     
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  12. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 17, 2017

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    Please not a 20mm thick "Camaro".... Please not a 20mm thick "Camaro".... Please not a 20mm thick "Camaro"....

    #LeaveTheCamaroAlone
     
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  13. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 17, 2017

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    Well they DO have the tooling for the last Monza.
    Same case in stainless + fresh dial = 'Camaro'
     
  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 17, 2017

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    As I read this, watching the 24 Hours of Le Mans coverage I noticed an ugly Camaro-looking thing on Justin Bell's wrist....

    Justin Bell has often been photographed wearing a TAG Monaco, for the past couple of years, so a change is fairly momentous. A leak of the new model on the wrist of a possible ambassador?

    Thank God, no - it's an "Omologato" Derek Bell model watch. Up-close from the front the case looks like a not-half-bad Camaro tribute though; unfortunately they took a page from TAG's book for the dial and put some silly stripes across it.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BVabXgzhnCR/
     
  15. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 17, 2017

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    Much of the appeal of the Camaro is in its slim profile - unlike the Monaco (which has its own charms!) the squared-off case design almost disappears onto your wrist, as if it's a part of you.

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    The Monza is cool from the front but is unfortunately slab-sided and feels huge, and I highly doubt TAG's modern tuna-can design philosophy would translate well to the Camaro shape.
    Hence, #LeaveTheCamaroAlone
     
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  16. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 17, 2017

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    Some of the Omologato schemes are nice but they are all based on the same small movement and the sub-dials end up 'pinched' in the centre of the dial.
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 17, 2017

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    Ah yeah I've just had a look at the website (never actually heard of them before) and they're a little gross. Quartz too so it doesn't really matter how they look.... I will say that on closer inspection, the Camaro style case is quite nicely done though
     
  18. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jun 17, 2017

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    The only thing left is Alec Monopoly.
     
  19. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 17, 2017

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    That thought went through my mind too.
     
  20. elbeik

    elbeik Jun 17, 2017

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    Could be a stopwatch. It's been a couple of light years since they did any, and you need one for the hill climb.