New Post: Carrera Calibre 16 Ceramic Dial (CBM2110; CBM2111)

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 7, 2019

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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 7, 2019

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    The photographs look stunning!
     
  3. Yago

    Yago Jun 8, 2019

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    This is a nice watch. Quite fond of that brown & orange strap.
     
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 8, 2019

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    Yes, I like it too.
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    Although if given the choice, I probably would go with the black one.
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  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 8, 2019

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    Other than the removal of some text, these still do not surpass the 1887 models of yester-year. @Calibre11, I agree with your comments on the length of the hour markers. The way some of them seem to merge into the subdials looks ridiculous.

    The blue bezel should probably have remained as an insert as it looks too much from the side.

    Both straps are nice, IMO.
     
  6. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 8, 2019

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    Love the watch. But what i don't understand is the price. Although usually i can get it cheaper bargaining on the spot.

    But still, the announced price is a but steep for non in house Tag Heuer piece. In my personal opinion.
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 8, 2019

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    I read it with much anticipation about the possibility of a slimmer case but no - instead it's thicker ::facepalm2::
    Otherwise, agree the dial markers make it look too busy. They need to go back to a 3-6-9 layout I think; the 12-9-6 layout jsut doesn't work well with "Daytona rings" I think.
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 8, 2019

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    I must have been tired when reading about this one, I was sure it was thinner but it seems as if a too thick watch became even thicker yes ::facepalm2::
     
  9. Yago

    Yago Jun 8, 2019

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    It certainly appears thinner. Brushed sides?
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 8, 2019

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    From the article:

    It appears thinner because of the midcase, but it's 0.3mm thicker overall - which, if it started at say, 12mm, wouldn't be a problem. But it's already 16mm thick to begin with!

    This watch will have the same problem as the Autavia - because of the deep caseback, it will sit on top of your wrist like a lump, rather than feeling like it's adhering to it as any well-designed watch does.
     
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  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 8, 2019

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    How I always felt when trying on the Carrera cal16 chronographs! It is weird cause e.g Breitling has had the ability for years to design 7750 chronos that feel natural on the wrist, not like a lump...
     
  12. Yago

    Yago Jun 8, 2019

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    Let’s see what Guy Bove will bring to the table in that respect during his reign at Tag Heuer.
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 8, 2019

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    The case is a hard one to explain- but I do have the exact measurements from TAG Heuer and it's definitely thicker than the CBK watches. But the "mid-case" is thinner, so it does make it look less bulky. I'm not sure whether the shorter horns will give it a stubby appearance.

    The ceramic bezel is kind of like a cap that folds over the sides meets the steel case. While the standard press shots make it look like "just another Carrera", I wonder if the differences in the metal might be more significant.
     
  14. colonel

    colonel Jun 13, 2019

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    I would suggest folk look at these in person. They are stunning pieces and IMHO the best Carrera chronograph to date, with a combination of the more amenable 41mm and especially the ceramic bezel which, together with the subtle case changes and minimal writing on the dial, is something special.

    The panda sub-dial models (released earlier) are also beautiful with the ceramic bezel, with a slightly more fun look but less business like.

    I would have only added a display back - but that's my thing ....