New for 2017- Aquaracer Calibre 7 GMT Pepsi WAY201F

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 27, 2017

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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 27, 2017

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    Now this one is a great improvement over the old F1 model.
     
  3. dtf

    dtf Mar 27, 2017

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    At last a gmt aquaracer :) Shame it has a pepsi dial, I really love the black/blue dials on the current aquaracers, but this does look good.

    Happy now :)
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 27, 2017

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    Yes, I also prefer the blue/black (Batman) color scheme.
     
  5. dtf

    dtf Mar 27, 2017

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    Anyone know if the bezel rotates?
     
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  6. ASW

    ASW Mar 27, 2017

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    It's an improvement on the F1 GMT but I still prefer the WAK211A.

    I would assume it's like the previous ones and if a true GMT would have a bi-directional bezel.
     
  7. AussieAlex

    AussieAlex Mar 28, 2017

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    It would have to, that's how the GMT function works. The GMT hand runs at half the speed of the hour hand, and isn't independently adjustable, so you turn the bezel to the second time zone.
     
  8. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 28, 2017

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    Ermm, no. The GMT hand is independently adjustable. With the crown pulled out one stop, turning the crown one way adjusts the date and the other way adjusts the GMT hand.
     
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  9. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Mar 28, 2017

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    Batman definitely will be better !
     
  10. akong71

    akong71 Mar 30, 2017

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    Can someone tell me whether this new AR GMT is 43 mm or 41 mm? Personally, I prefer the 41 mm version of the AR. I'm also assuming the bezel insert is ceramic?

    This new AR looks great! Mind you, I really like the look of the F1 GMT as well.
     
  11. dtf

    dtf Mar 30, 2017

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    It would be good to confirm, the F1 GMT bezel is aluminium
     
  12. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 30, 2017

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    The bezel is aluminium
     
  13. calibre11user

    calibre11user Mar 30, 2017

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    I don't fully know the history behind this watch or Rolex's GMT Master II, or which one came first. But to a casual observer such as myself, it seems like TAG Heuer is producing knock-off replicas of the GMT Master II with obviously the same color schemes (black-blue and now blue-red).

    Why is TAG Heuer doing this? They are a major Swiss watch company, not some tiny third-world shop. I read a lot of criticism about TAG Heuer online, but "this model is a direct copy of Rolex" is one issue that I cannot help but agree with.
     
  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 30, 2017

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  15. BPD

    BPD Mar 30, 2017

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    Is this going to be an official release or is it someone playing around? I hope for the latter because I thought the days when TAG was called out for directly copying the Submariner were well behind us.
     
  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 30, 2017

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    It's an official model- see my comment above. Heuer/ TAG Heuer has well and truly enough heritage in the Red/ Blue GMT department for this to have authenticity
     
  17. BPD

    BPD Mar 30, 2017

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    I'm sure there were plenty of the Red/Blue GMT back in the day. If they did it to the Autuvia, then it wouldn't be too bad. To do it like this seems almost a direct copy of Rolex. It doesn't look good.

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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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    The batman blue/black F1 also came to market around Rolex's offering. They are probably keen ride on the same wave.
     
  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 30, 2017

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    The Black/ Blue GMT has no Heuer history, so I can't make the case that it draws on any vintage heritage...but blue/ red is different in my book, irrespective of whether it's on a Carrera, Aquaracer or F1.
     
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  20. BPD

    BPD Mar 30, 2017

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    Well at least the bezel is aluminum and not ceramic....

    And a VERY big thank you for all your excellent work on covering Baselworld Calibre 11. I can't speak for everyone here but for me, your devotion to bring the absolute best out of the brand is next to none. Again, thank you!
     
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