1. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 10, 2016

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    http://autaviacup.com/

    First voting round ends March 31st. The second round ends April 14th, where 4 finalists will be picked. Then on Monday April 18th 2016, TAG Heuer and Jean-Claude Biver will reveal the watch chosen from the 4 finalists as the one to be reissued for Baselworld 2017.
     
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 10, 2016

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  3. Hubert

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    Panda dials For The Win! My favorite from the ones pictured is the one front and center.
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  4. Big Adam

    Big Adam Mar 10, 2016

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    Ooh a vote. I'll have to study although definitely NOT any of the four "fantasy" models.
    I'm thinking Panda dial too..........

    EDIT: Looking through all 16 options, I narrowed it down to two.
    Spookily, one selection was same as Hubert.
    But you know what? I'm just happy that the new Autavia is coming.
    Please TH, make it a manual wind!
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  5. calibre11user

    calibre11user Mar 10, 2016

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    Coverage at ABlogToWatch:

    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/vote-tag-heuer-autavia-watch-return-2017/

    In a move that's bound to get enthusiasts worked up, TAG Heuer is presenting "The Autavia Cup," in which fans can vote for a historic Autavia model to be reissued in 2017. Together with aBlogtoWatch, TAG Heuer wants you, the enthusiasts, to vote on a special website (and also at the bottom of this post) from 16 choices that represent real and fantasy historic TAG Heuer Autavia models. You can vote on the official micro-site on March 17th, 2016, but start by voting in the poll box below. Starting March 17th, head over to the official Autavia Cup website.
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 10, 2016

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    Much as I like the white dial pandas, it's got to be a black dial reverse panda. Any will do but I think the 2-register 1966 (image below) is the one for me. However, looks like the white dial that Hubert chose is currently leading the vote with my one in 4th place. Maybe they should make one of each colour? Or all 16?!
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  7. Big Adam

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    The ablogtowatch poll is unofficial of course.
    Interesting that the current top 5 all share the same characteristic of having baton markers with no dial numerals. Good form!
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 10, 2016

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    Good observation. I prefer no numerals within the dials. However, I think double outer numerals (hours and minutes) is overkill. One kind is enough, like this one I modified to illustrate the point:
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    vs the original
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 10, 2016

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    http://thoughts.onthedash.com/thoughts/autavia-cup-guide/
     
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  12. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 11, 2016

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    The official vote opens on the 17th March.

    The current vote is just an unofficial one at ablogtowatch
     
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  13. Big Adam

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    With my cynical hat on, it's a shame that TH gets the final decision from a public-voted shortlist.
    It means that if they've already decided, say, that they want to issue one of the 'fantasy' models, they can guarantee one gets to the final four by putting them up against each other at the public vote stage.
     
  14. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 11, 2016

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    Yes, it's a bit like the voting on the X Factor. The judging panel have the final say after the public have narrowed it down. On the one hand it's a bit of a cheat. On the other, if I were Tag Heuer, I'm not sure I'd want to fully entrust such an important decision to the great unwashed. :)
     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 14, 2016

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  16. Hubert

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  17. imagwai

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    Agree with all of your criteria David. Especially 40mm or below and a genuine 're-edition.
     
  18. elbeik

    elbeik Mar 14, 2016

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    I accept Paypal for anyone who wishes to increase their chances :whistling:
     
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  19. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 17, 2016

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    The site is now open.
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  20. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 17, 2016

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