1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 8, 2016

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  2. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Aug 8, 2016

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    Shame on the radar!
     
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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 8, 2016

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    39mm is a great size to be sure, but I've found that all of these TAGs are really tall on the wrist, making it feel a bit odd. If they could shave just a couple MM off the vertical height, these would be wonderful!

    Looking at you, Calibre 18 Telemeter.... :cautious:
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 8, 2016

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    I seem to recall I posted a picture from social media a few weeks ago on the pictures thread. The dial is certainly clean & classic, but not as nice as the one on the Telemeter. I still don't like how the glassbox dome robs width from the dial on these two models.
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 8, 2016

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    Agree- although this one looks bit thinner?

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    It's one of the reasons that I don't have a problem with the size of the new Monza- it's quite flat case. Everyone focuses on the diameter of a watch when thinking about whether it's "too big", but the height is just as important..maybe even more so.
     
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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 8, 2016

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    True, this one doesn't have the bloated lugs of its modern Carrera brethren. Though I think the caseback may still be a bit tall - see how far off the surface the crown is?

    I'd love to see this and the new Monza, but TAG shuttered their New York boutique and even if I didn't hate department stores, their TAG sections usually lag a year or two behind TAG's new launches. I guess there's Tourneau, but they were all about the Hublot-01 and Connected models last time
     
  7. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 8, 2016

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    Here is my 'Under the Radar' TAG....
     
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  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 8, 2016

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    Is the boutique closed for renovation/ relocation, or has it just been closed?
     
  9. albertoct

    albertoct Aug 9, 2016

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    The fifth avenue boutique has been closed, but I think that since the boutique closed Wempe started to show the full collection.
     
  10. Telemeter

    Telemeter Aug 9, 2016

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    I did try it afew weeks ago at my local AD it definately felt thinner than the Calibre 5 39mm.

    The only thing I found offputting was the lack of an inner track, it made the face feel very 'flat'.
    Also the rotor and clasp were TAG Heuer branded, minor issue but strange considering the effort put into other Heuer editions.
     
  11. calibre11user

    calibre11user Aug 10, 2016

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    I thought the Calibre 7 movement was used in GMT watches (e.g. the Twin Time). Since this 'glassbox' watch is a simple 3-hander, why didn't they use the Calibre 5? In fact, this Calibre 7 39mm model looks very similar to the existing Calibre 5 39mm model.
     
  12. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 10, 2016

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    Yeah, confusing to have two "Calibre 7s".

    The 3-hand (non GMT) Calibre 7 is the ETA 2892..the GMT Calibre 7 is the ETA 2893, which is the same movement with a GMT module.

    So, what's the difference between the ETA 2892 and the ETA 2824 (Calibre 5)? Well, this article sums it up better than I can- essentially, the Calibre 7 is a thinner and higher-end movement http://www.asthewatchturns.com/?page_id=112
     
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  13. dtf

    dtf Aug 11, 2016

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    Interesting article on movements, any idea what quality TAG use?
     
  14. albertoct

    albertoct Aug 11, 2016

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    Yes, the 2892 (and also the small seconds version and the gmt version) is a higher end movement than the 2824.
    There are many details you can spot from a showcase that let you understand the grade of the 2824, for example:
    - the shock system: it is very easy to see the difference between incabloc (in all top) and etachoc (in some elabore), the shape is completely different.
    - different shape of the balance wheel between elabore and top.

    I think that in modern Tag Heuer watches you will find higher grades in top-of-the-line watches (carreras, for example), and lower grades in aquaracers and formula 1s (without showcase).
     
  15. albertoct

    albertoct Aug 11, 2016

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    dtf, our models are based on 2892 ;)
     
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