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Limited Edition Carreras: The Best Ones

  1. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 22, 2020

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    Indeed.

    That chap from Watchfinder who does their videos has a very 'listenable' voice.
     
  2. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 22, 2020

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    Just shows how GREAT this TAG Heuer Carrera is! It’s beauty & appeal encompasses not just the TH watch collectors & enthusiasts, but probably the whole watch community as well! Passion Precision Perfect! Kudos to TAG Heuer & Calibre11 ::psy::
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 22, 2020

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    Yeah, they have very well produced videos. Although I did notice dust particles in one of the crystals on this latest video.
     
  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Apr 22, 2020

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    I kinda wish they would choose Telemeter to be featured there. But well, yeah, any vintage inspired Carrera is good enough. The right size and all that.

    I heard the Heuer02 Carrera is a lot thicker though...
     
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  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 23, 2020

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    The Telemeter would have been a terrible choice. It wasn't that popular, it is not timeless and that glass box...... well, let's not go there!
     
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  6. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 23, 2020

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    Are you sure? The Telemeter is sold out everywhere, and those that come on the used market get snapped up almost imediately. Prices seem pretty high too. I know, because I've been looking for one at a decent price for a couple of years now, to no avail.

    I watched the Watchfinder video yesterday as well - switched off after the Carrera. It did get me searching eBay and Chrono 24 for "cv2117" :) This is another watch that has been on my radar, probably for about the last 7 years, but something is stopping me pulling the trigger.
     
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  7. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 23, 2020

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    As i have said previously, regarding the Carrera 40th and Telemeter ;) Both 39mm.

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  8. MarkMoss

    MarkMoss Apr 23, 2020

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    Well, if we're including prototypes, I'd like to make a case for this carbon Carrera that unfortunately never saw the light of day but that I shamelessly hogged at the Carrera 50th anniversary event! Unfortunately David couldn't make that but some of you will recognise Jeff Stein of OnTheDash and a few of you might even know Guy Semon, who heads up R&D at LVMH.

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  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 23, 2020

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    Very cool!
     
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  10. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 23, 2020

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    The Carrera 1887 BullHead has just been included in my top Wish List :thumbsup:
    #thelastchronograph #1887 #dynasty #3peat
     
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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 23, 2020

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    :thumbsup: I was glad I was able to get the JH Edition / Carrera 50th Anniversary.
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  12. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 23, 2020

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    Looks great on that strap as well. I love alligator
     
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  13. Ara

    Ara Apr 23, 2020

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    I prefer pump pushers vs mushroom and a thinner overral profile, but DAMN both black/white dials have great contrast -- and those red accents are hot. Jeez.

    side note: The unreleased CH80 was actually what attracted me to this brand. Ironic it never launched. (at least for me)
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 23, 2020

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    I am still keeping faith that one of these years, we'll get new Carreras in 41mm in a 3-6-9 register configuration with the Heuer02 movement.
     
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  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 23, 2020

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    That was a disaster- I was due to meet Mark in Basel and had to bail out the day before I was due to fly out...next time Mark, but looks like it will be Geneva rather than Basel.
     
  16. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 15, 2020

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    Much of the dynamic history of Heuer & TAG Heuer all gravitates to this ONE man. The persistence, dedication & innovation of JACK HEUER is for me, the inspiration I’m looking for & what keeps this passion burning for Heuer/TAG Heuer. After the JH85 Autavia & the JH80 Carrera, I knew in myself I’d also want to get a Carrera 1887 Bullhead, as a tribute to Heuer’s roots as a stopwatch maker & to honor this man I regard so highly. I never doubted my loyalty to TAG Heuer and the values it stand for :thumbsup: Cheers to everyone!

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    JH80 & JH 1887 Bullhead ::love::::love::
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  17. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 15, 2020

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    amazing pics. And I share the sentiment about the Brand. Without the great mans vision drive and passion I doubt anything of note would exist today. They would likely be an also tan rather than a brand with such a strong legacy,
     
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  18. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 15, 2020

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    Appreciate your kind words sir @THJunkie ! :) When you read & discover the history of Heuer’s most iconic watch models, you simply can not ignore JH’s immense contribution as a leader & driving force of the brand.
    1962 - Autavia (initially as a dashboard timer but became a watch chronograph under JH’s leadership, highly poular among F1 racing pilots in the 60s/70s due to JH’s sports marketing strategy that brought us Siffert, Rindt & Andretti Autavias to name a few)
    1963 - Carrera (a creation of JH & has become iconic through its simple & straightforward design, a masterclass in itself)
    1969 - Monaco (JH as a testament of avant-garde, patented the first automatic chronograph, first water resistant square case & thru a movie property master became legendary with SMQ’s LeMans)