1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 13, 2016

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    Edited Aug 13, 2016
  2. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 13, 2016

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    Great post! Which of the two models do you prefer? The black dial or the anthracite? I prefer the rubber strap, but love the starburst dial of the anthracite.
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 13, 2016

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    Here's comparison image between the two Heuer-01s
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    I think the simple Black. Still like it on the rubber, but I do wonder how it would look on a strap...probably something like this image I quickly made...now that looks good!

    Carrera Heuer-01 Strap.jpeg
     
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  4. Spartan

    Spartan Aug 13, 2016

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    I love this watch, thank you for the photos. I much prefer both design and size of this one over the 45mm version.
    BTW I saw some internal TAG brochure with this watch at AD here in Slovakia and expected pricing was exactly the same as 45 mm model. I hope that final price would be at least a bit lower than 45 mm version.
     
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  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 13, 2016

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    image.jpeg There is also this titanium model- will update the post shortly. The reference is CAR208Z
     
  6. calibre11user

    calibre11user Aug 13, 2016

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    In the picture above, the black lettering on silver titanium bezel seems to be in a "bold", thicker, larger font; on the other hand with the non-titanium models, the white lettering on black bezel seems to have a thinner font. The same thing occurs with the 45mm Heuer 01 models (see the upcoming 45mm titanium model).

    I don't like the thicker font on the titanium watches. I do wish TAG Heuer would use the same thin font from the other models.
     
  7. dtf

    dtf Aug 13, 2016

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    I really like the titanium version, although the anthracite dial looks good. For me it needs a skeleton dial thou, otherwise it's just another Carrera chrono, and there's a lot of those already.
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 13, 2016

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    There are today, but many of those will be phased out as the newer models come online. The titanium model has the same anthracite dial as the steel model.
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 13, 2016

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    I wonder if that's a technical reason? Maybe a different printing technique?
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 14, 2016

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    My guess is that is done for legibility reasons.
     
  11. calibre11user

    calibre11user Aug 14, 2016

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  12. elbeik

    elbeik Aug 14, 2016

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    It's not as eccentric as the skeleton version, but a nice evolution from the current 43mm version.
    I'm guessing we will have a nice limited edition Monaco Grand Prix derived from it.
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 15, 2016

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    The anthracite is also available with the rubber strap TAG Heuer Carrera CAR201W.FT6046; I am torn between this and the Titanium. Hope to seem them in metal soon!
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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 15, 2016

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    I'm usually a fan of black contrasting bezels..but like you I'm a big fan of the titanium model
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 15, 2016

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    Oh choices! ;)
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 16, 2016

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    Having just purchased the skeleton watch, I may be somewhat biased... but I really don't like these on first impression. I think the skeleton watch works because it was an all new case with an all new 'face', whereas this looks like an old Carrera face put into the skeleton case. I may eat those words when I see them in the flesh (I thought the Tudor Pelagos looked nice until I actually saw one!) but right now I'm not digging them. I wonder if the strap is the same, because it would explain why the lugs don't seem to fit properly as the case is smaller... surely not? I think the titanium is the worst of all though...
     
  17. Newfinder

    Newfinder Aug 16, 2016

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    What's so wrong with titanium? For me it's the material of choice!
     
  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 17, 2016

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    Nothing really, just looks wrong. The black bezel sets off the strap, so without it it looks a bit... meh.
    Having said that, these watches are already growing on me a bit...
     
  19. Newfinder

    Newfinder Aug 17, 2016

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    I'm wearing the Connected for the last three weeks and I'm still not convinced about that black rubber strap being a good idea. Not on a non waterproof watch anyways.
     
  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 21, 2016

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    I like the titanium version, but I wouldn't get it on the rubber strap. The way that strap flares to the outside edge of the lugs adds to much bulk for me.

    That said, I'm really not sold on any of the new Heuer 01 models. I much prefer the LE 1887s that I have (CAR2112, CAR2A12).