1. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 18, 2016

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    Well if it's the CH80, they fit that one easily into a 41mm case for the proposed Carrera, and that had an extra-enormous dial. I think (and certainly hope!) that they could easily cut 0.5-1mm out of that, and more out of the dial (to make room for the bezel)

    I do somewhat expect a similar "update" like from the 2447 to the modern Calibre 17 Chronometers - close enough from the front, but monstrously tall. We'll see!
     
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 18, 2016

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    Good points. I think the sweet-spot is 41mm. It would be great to see this as the reintroduction of the CH80; not counting of course the re-work they did to accommodate the Tourbillon in the Heuer-02.
     
  3. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 18, 2016

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    I have a feeling it will be a 43.

    Hopefully there will be two color options. I really love the white dial.
     
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  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 18, 2016

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    41 would be OK, but I also have a sinking feeling it'll be 43.

    Movement-wise, I'm with you - I hope the CH80 makes it into production in its intended guise. If I'm dreaming though, TAG will dig up a cache of Lemania 1873 manual-wind movements from the Carrera re-edition days! Now that would put me over the moon...
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 18, 2016

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    Me too; by now TH must know that there is a market for a white panda dial, so having both, even if it's a year later, would be great.
     
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 18, 2016

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    I honestly think a manual wind is unlikely. Especially, since this would be the best opportunity to reintroduce the CH80 given the high profile of this 'competition'.
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 18, 2016

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    Oh yeah, no doubt. That's why that'd be if I was dreaming :) I'll be very happy if it's the CH80.
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 18, 2016

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    Yeah; I think most brand enthusiasts would love the CH80; leaving only the most hard-core purists dead-set on the manual wind.
     
  9. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 18, 2016

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    43mm (or >50 lug to lug) will almost certainly count me out so fingers crossed that Tag do the right thing and keep this as close to the original as possible. If they don't then I'd have to say there's pretty much nothing in Tag's modern line-up under Biver that I'd be able to wear. CH80 would be great btw.
     
  10. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 18, 2016

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    I have a minuscule wrist and bound to custom make all my straps.
    You can sport up to 43mm, if the lugs are not too elongated.

    Trust me you will get used to it.
     
  11. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 18, 2016

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    Hah- I doubt anyone reasonably expects this to be manual-wind! Even though my dream Autavia is a new column-wheel manual-wind chronograph, I know that's not gonna happen :)
     
  12. Davidt

    Davidt Apr 18, 2016

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    It's interesting that they haven't released the vote for the final. Pretty much confirms that it didn't agree with what TAG decided. I'm sure they won't ignore such overwhelming market insight though (assuming one of the fantasy dials came out on top).

    Hopefully it'll be 41mm. Current tastes do seem to be swaying away from ridiculously large watches.

    Any idea how faithful the aesthetics will be, aside from the size?
     
  13. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 19, 2016

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    We're only specating on the vote. Earlier rounds showed the model chosen was popular. How do we know it didn't win fairly?
     
  14. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 19, 2016

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    It didn't :)

    Let's speculate on the strap; hopefully with white stitches?
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 19, 2016

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    I noticed David posted a few additional thoughts on the article, when he updated it with the winner.
    http://www.calibre11.com/heuer-autavia-cup-final/
     
  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 19, 2016

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    Yes, I wrote that before I saw the exchange here.

    The problem with a manual-wind movement is finding one! There used to be a manual-wind version of the 7750 called the 7765, but that is gone- ETA only has manual-wind Unitas movements now...and those aren't Chronographs. Even if by some miracle they found some Lemania 1873 movements (as used in the Carrera Re-edition), I'd guess that would be to small. What a thing of beauty that is/ was
    Lemania_1873.jpg
     
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  17. vricardo

    vricardo Apr 20, 2016

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    I would love a "panda" on my wrist for a change... Most watches go for a darker face... Black looks "slicker" and maybe more elegant, but they all look too dark these days, for my taste of course!
    Except for Tudor, they're going crazy with color now! :D
     
  18. vricardo

    vricardo Apr 20, 2016

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    Please pardon me to re introduce this discussion here, as it can be perceived as "out of topic", but seems somehow appropriate as you're addressing the size issue.
    So here it goes: I'm a newbie regarding watches, so maybe that's why I see the Lemania 1873 and the Omega 861 as "siblings". But there is the size issue involved here. So if my assumption is correct (please shine some light on me!), how come is the Professional (Moon watch) dial is bigger than the Carrera re-edition?
     
  19. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 20, 2016

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    I'm only guessing but could be a) purely aesthetics or b) something to do with the Speedmaster case being designed for increased water resistance.
     
  20. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 20, 2016

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    The case of the Speedmaster is wider, at least when I look at my Speedmaster MarkII (for sale). The barrel case gives it more volume.
    On older models, the dial is not significantly wider.