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  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 9, 2014

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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 9, 2014

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    When I was a kid and saw that model S/EL with the ana-digi dial I remember thinking it was the coolest looking watch I'd ever seen partly as it looked like a more sophisticated version of my F1 Chrono. When I finally got to try one on it was one of the most comfortable bracelets I'd ever worn, along with the other S/ELs and Kirium bracelets.
     
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  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 9, 2014

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    Incidentally my brother's first TAG Heuer F1, which was an orange first generation (the weird one you never see anymore) he was talked into because the dealer said it was the same one Senna had at the time, I've never seen pics of him wearing one of those but he took his word for it and purchased it.
     
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  4. Kuby

    Kuby Jan 13, 2015

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    Arguably the greatest F1 driver and a great loss to the sport, a great ambassador in many ways.
     
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  5. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jan 13, 2015

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    At that time drivers still wore their wristwatches during driving.
    So the watchmakers argued that they could use the experiences
    to develop their watches.
    Today the pilots receive their watches shortly before the
    representation ceremony starts. Good luck for the
    watches?

    Cheers
    Werner
     
  6. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Jan 13, 2015

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    I did find this advertisement with Senna on it and the watch:
    $T2eC16FHJHEE9ny2p)dSBRNLGQKuUQ~~60_3.JPG
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 13, 2015

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    That is the exact watch!
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 13, 2015

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    They're quite unusual watches:

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    As I wrote here, the first F1 Chronograph has two batteries...and I could never 100% who made the movement. Any ideas?
     
  9. Calibre11

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

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    FYI, I've updated the Senna/ TAG Heuer article with a short 2015 update on the new range of....sunglasses. Still, better than nothing!
     
  10. george023

    george023 Jan 16, 2015

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    Just noticed in the first photo on the thread, the Longines logo on the feedback screen he's looking at. Interesting how that agreement might've played out with competing watch brands.
     
  11. Calibre11

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

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    Longines bought Heuer's timing equipment in the late 1970s and then took over Formula 1 timing for several years. Here's an article that I wrote for Time+Tide almost a year ago about the history of F1 timing.
     
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    EnricoDePaoli Jan 18, 2015

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  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 11, 2015

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    Just saw a photo of Michael Schumacher in his early years in F1 wearing the same TAG Heuer S/EL as Senna, never knew he was a TAG Heuer ambassador, unless he had bought it on his own or received it as part of TH's capacity as the official timing partner of F1 at the time. This was in 1992 when he was driving for Benneton, finishing the year 3rd in the WDC standings just ahead of Senna in 4th.

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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 21, 2015

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    Great find- never seen Schumi with this on his wrist before...only this ad
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  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 20, 2015

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    I just found this old thread. As a very young man, I was captivated by Senna vs Prost. I was always in love the ever present ana-digi SEL on Senna's wrist. Berger wore one as well. I actually have one of the original F1 watches and 3 SELs in my collection. I wore these non-stop throughout the 90's. But it's my "Senna" SEL that I cherish most. Just thought I'd share a pic of my own personal watch.

    Senna SEL.jpg
     
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  16. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 20, 2015

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    Looks in great shape and seems like a cherished piece in your collection.
     
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    Aquagraph Dec 20, 2015

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    I don't know how true this is (probably not) but Richard Mille said that Massa wears his 'tourbillon' signiture watch while racing....
     
  18. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 21, 2015

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    Thank you. Yes it's still in mint condition, everything works and it keeps perfect time. Even though it's quartz technology and may have a dated 90s look to it, it's still a sentimental favorite watch for me.
     
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    elbeik Dec 21, 2015

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  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 21, 2015

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    That's brilliant!

    Have you seen the story of Ron Pellat's watch here?
     
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