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  1. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jul 2, 2015

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    Exciting. The Carrera Calibre 18 showed up on Tag Heuer's catalog webpage today. Not available in their online store, though. Any word when it will reach authorized dealers?
     
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 2, 2015

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    Nice! Earlier this week I called TAG Heuer in the US and I was told their availability dates show September for this model. Hopefully it will be sooner.
     
  3. Mark_85

    Mark_85 Jul 6, 2015

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    July was the launch time I was expecting in Australia
     
  4. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Jul 8, 2015

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    I was told to ask in the London stores circa July the 14th; one of them has taken about 20-25 orders so far and that's the date they (the store) were given.

    £4800 though...
    not sure I can justify that figure.
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 8, 2015

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    Maybe in the UK it will be sooner.

    The price for the US that I was quoted a couple of weeks ago was $5450, with availability in September.
     
  6. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Jul 8, 2015

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    the £4800 is what's in their store (internal?) catalogue
    i.e not the hard bound brochure.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 9, 2015

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    I called again today and I was told these should become available by the end of July in the US for $5450.
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 9, 2015

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    That's a lot less than the proposed $6400- good news.

    I've also had TAG Heuer confirm that, depending on the market, the first watches will arrive this month
     
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  9. whoisbaktash

    whoisbaktash Jul 14, 2015

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    As far as I know, the Cal 18 telemeter is still scheduled for this month, although there hasn't been any confirmation of stock being sent to the stores. The McLaren is already out, just in limited quantity at the moment.
     
  10. whoisbaktash

    whoisbaktash Jul 16, 2015

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    Update: Just got word that the Cal 18 telemeter is scheduled to roll out mid-August. =)
     
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  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 16, 2015

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  12. Telemeter

    Telemeter Jul 23, 2015

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    Just a quick update, my local AD (in the UK) recieved one in today.

    It really is stunning in person, the face colour is as vibrant as the 'on the wrist' pictures here, but the glass is just fantastic, hopefully something they'll use in more 're-issue styles' in the future.

    The sapphire caseback seems almost identical so still not certain on the merits of the 'glass box encased mechanism', it did seem slightly lighter than the standard 39mm Carrera, but think it may have just been my imagination.
     
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  13. whoisbaktash

    whoisbaktash Jul 24, 2015

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    Looks like the boutiques at least, just received very limited pieces. I love it. Thinking about getting one myself before they're all gone. They plan on releasing more throughout August... And I thought it wears just like a 39mm should, if not smaller.
     
  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 25, 2015

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    Is this one ADIS (limited numbers) or part of the regular range? Hope that they have upped the numbers being made now that the price has come down
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 25, 2015

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    Which boutique/s?
     
  16. Mark_85

    Mark_85 Jul 26, 2015

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    Hi David. Yes it is a ADIS piece
     
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  17. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jul 29, 2015

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    A Blog To Watch posted a great review of the Carrera Calibre 18 today (July 29):

    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/tag-heuer-carrera-calibre-18-chronograph-watch/

    The dial changes color between a warm silver and a near gold-tone depending on light and the entire character of the watch is changed by the pronounced boxed crystal, which manages to play with available light in a very pleasing manner while remaining remarkably glare-free. While this Carrera is larger than the vintage pieces that inspired it, at 39mm, it still manages to feel small enough to elicit a very specific vintage charm that mixes beautifully with the dial design and the boxed crystal.
     
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 29, 2015

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    Nice pictures, thanks for posting.
     
  19. imagwai

    imagwai Jul 30, 2015

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    This watch is growing on me. Must resist...
     
  20. Mark_85

    Mark_85 Jul 30, 2015

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    Yes Ariel & his team do some really well written articles. But the user comments, oh dear……it took all my will power not to harshly educate the poorly educated. It is the only reason I do not venture in to many watch forums.
     
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