Updated 2015 Carrera 1887 43mm...small change

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 6, 2015

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    TAG Heuer today posted some Easter shots showing off the Carrera 1887 43mm
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    There's a small change to the 9 o'clock sub-dial relative to the existing models below
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  2. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 6, 2015

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    And the "old" logo subsists :thumbsdown:
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 6, 2015

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    think it will for most of the year...
     
  4. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 6, 2015

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    There's a new Tag Heuer boutique opening right across the street from our office here in Jeddah.
    They haven't received the updated brand guidelines yet :)
     
  5. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Apr 6, 2015

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    New font?
     
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 6, 2015

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    It'll be nice to see some pictures the next time you're there.
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 6, 2015

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    Sunken register rather than flat
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 6, 2015

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    BTW, you made me have a look again and I think that the font used for the Gold numerals has changed- see how the "4" on the new model is flat across the top, whereas it comes to a point on the old model. The new font is "harder" than the old, if that makes sense
     
  9. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 7, 2015

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    It's still under decoration, not officially open yet. I'll make sure to share some photos once they open :thumbsup:
     
  10. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 7, 2015

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    Number 9 is curved on the older version - flatter on the new one.
     
  11. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Apr 7, 2015

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    It was the McLaren-esque 0 that made me look twice.
     
  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 8, 2015

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    The recessed dial is a nice touch I don't really like undefined subdials all that much
     
  13. gandhi

    gandhi Apr 8, 2015

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    Subtle, but interesting changes. I may have missed this discussion, so forgive me for being duplicative, but id be interested in folks thoughts on the official reduction in MSRP on these from $6,400 to $4,800? It's such a dramatic reduction!
     
  14. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 8, 2015

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    I think the key thing is going to be the question of whether that's firm pricing or there's discounting still. In the past the local chain ADs here would give you a significant chunk off the top already on TAG Heuer, if that still happens and you can get the $4,800 down even lower then that's dramatic.

    On the other hand if the new lower pricing of $4,800 also comes with the caveat of ending the discounting and enforcing a Rolex style firm (or at least mostly firm) MSRP price model, then its not a big change in the street price but it makes the whole buying experience more even and simple.

    Given TH now have online sales through their website as well as boutiques, having a single fixed price rather than the ability to shave 10% on this model, 20-25% on that model, 30% or more on the other rmodel could make a lot of sense.
     
  15. gandhi

    gandhi Apr 8, 2015

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    I was at an AD in the caribbean recently, and before the negotiation began was able to get almost 15 percent off...