TAG Heuer Carrera "Tribute to Muhammad Ali" Edition- WAR2A11

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 12, 2016

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    Interesting shot on Instagram by @mijmedia showing the new Ali edition, based on the Calibre 5 Drive Timer
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 12, 2016

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    Wow; that's a roulette watch!
     
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  3. Big Adam

    Big Adam Sep 13, 2016

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    I like it but I'm struggling to work out the significance of "15" (rounds of boxing?) and its relative two locations round the dial?
     
  4. Mark_85

    Mark_85 Sep 13, 2016

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    I'm not too sure either. But boxing pre 1980's were 15 three minute rounds. Each red bar looks 3 min long with a minute brake in between rounds. The white bar totals 45 min which would be 15 three minutes rounds with no break. Not sure how they work together
     
  5. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Sep 13, 2016

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    Similar situation to James Hunt: Has there been a relation between Muhammad Ali and Heuer?
     
  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 13, 2016

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    Why?
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 13, 2016

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  8. Calibre11

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

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    No idea...but Heuer has done boxing watches and timer before.

    This is the rarest one, owned by Paul Gavin of Heuerworld. Its a reference 510.547 with the Lemania 5100 movement
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  9. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 14, 2016

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    Indeed, and that is not a good thing!
     
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  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 15, 2016

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    Ok thats a complication I've definitely not seen before
     
  11. Calibre11

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

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    Here's another Heuer Boxing timer from the 1970s- reference 202 547
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    So what's with the colours? Heavyweight bouts used to be 15 rounds of 3 minutes. At the end of every round, there is a break of 1 minute..so 15 X 4 = 60, which is why the dial is organised the way it is (OK, no-one needs a one-minute break at the end of the 15th round!). While bouts are now 12 rounds, they've kept this one with the traditional setting.

    The Calibre 5 Drive Timer (which this watch is based on) works by using the crown at 10 o'clock. You move the internal bezel until the red triangle is lined up with the minute hand. This tells you the time that you depart and so to work out how long your journey took, just read the time indicated by the internal bezel that lines up to the minute hand.
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    So, what does that mean for the Ali Edition?
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    But here we have two sets of markings- one set in cream and a second in red..why?

    The reason is likely because some amateur boxing and women's boxing has two minute rounds instead of three- so this watch can do both.

    The markings in cream/ yellow have 2 minute segments with a one-minute break, while the red markings denote three minute rounds with a one-minute break.
     
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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 15, 2016

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    Very illustrative; thanks for posting this explanation. Now it makes sense!
     
  13. Big Adam

    Big Adam Sep 16, 2016

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    Indeed. I had not twigged that the internal bezel rotates.
    Now, where's the green zero and how do you get the little ball inside?
    :p
     
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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 4, 2016

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  16. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 25, 2016

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    Is it known, who won the auction for the special edition gold with the signed gloves?
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  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 25, 2016

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    I think its being auctioned as we type!
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 25, 2016

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    Thanks, I hope this goes to a well deserving boxing disciple of the "Greatest".
     
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    Hubert Oct 25, 2016

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    Hubert Oct 25, 2016

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