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Limited Edition Carreras: The Best Ones

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 12, 2020

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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 12, 2020

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    Can't argue with any of your choices. It doesn't make me feel any better about not having my JH80th any more, but nice article, thanks!
     
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  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 12, 2020

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    Ooh, this should be fun... goes off to read the article.
     
  4. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Apr 12, 2020

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  5. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Apr 12, 2020

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  6. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 12, 2020

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    Nice choices. The 40th Anniversary doesn't really float my boat but the 300 SLR and the 1969 really do. I like the JH80 too although my preference is for its cousin, CV5111.

    The Calibre 1 has always interested me and the Clous de Paris on the dial is nice.
     
  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 12, 2020

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    Great list and with no hesitation my choice would be the Ronnie Peterson, such a cool and awesome piece with so much amazing history to it
     
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  8. Kbayless

    Kbayless Apr 12, 2020

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    Not only a great education and read, you have selected all really nice choices...spot on with this article / post I really enjoyed it!
     
  9. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Apr 12, 2020

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    Good picks, except these two wouldn't be on my list:
    THE BEST HAND-WOUND ONE: CARRERA CALIBRE 1- REF. WV3010
    ^This one doesn't interest me.
    THE BEST ONE YOU’LL NEVER FIND: CARRERA CALIBRE 1969- REF. CAR2A50

    ^Since I'll never find it, I really don't care. LOL

    Also, the Blue JH81, Fragment Fujiwara and Telemeter Cal.18 are all higher on my personal Carrera wish list.
     
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  10. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 12, 2020

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    Not a limited edition though....
     
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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 12, 2020

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  12. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 12, 2020

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  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 12, 2020

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    Thanks for the feedback- this was a fun one to write.

    I really wanted to fit the bullhead Carrera Jack Heuer in somewhere, if only to recognise what a bold design it was. I'm a fan of the Skipper, but felt it was either that or the Ronnie Peterson...and the Peterson was more special...just.

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    I love the Fujiwara, but it's really just a straight re-edition.

    The Singapore GP Edition?
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    I thought briefly about the Carrera Panamericana, which is a cool novelty, but in the end not different enough to the standard Calibre 16 model

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    The 1974-edition Carrera came close

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    But the one that would have been the seventh was the Calibre 1887 Fuji edition

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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 12, 2020

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    ...well there you go: someone with a Carrera 1969. He won't sell it :)() but will try and get a few more shots :D

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  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 12, 2020

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    Before I read the article, I wondered if this one might make an appearance. To most, the dial looks plain white but it has a gorgeous, fine-grain textured finish to it. Sadly the finish is only visible under a loupe or perhaps with some good macro photography.
     
  16. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 12, 2020

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    I'm not surprised. If I had one, I definitely would not sell it either!
     
  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 12, 2020

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    Worth a shot!
     
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  18. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 12, 2020

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    Thought about this one...

    TAG-Heuer-Carrera-MP4-12C-1.jpg
     
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  19. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 12, 2020

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    Oh yes. It really divides opinion though doesn't it!

    Probably the nicest strap TAG Heuer have ever produced too. I have one on my McLaren 1974 Edition.
     
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  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 13, 2020

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