1. Calibre11

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

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    If you're a regular reader here you might recall that in the early days of the Carrera 1887, TAG Heuer developed a power-reserve version of the 1887.
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    In fact- they developed two: one based on the "V1" prototype and the second based on the later commercial model.

    The model was never launched...but surprisingly, here is one for sale

    http://forums.calibre11.com/links/172290014216

    The seller is seeking a big price..but how often do you get the chance to buy an unreleased model? Thoughts?


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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 4, 2016

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    Nice find!
     
  3. elbeik

    elbeik Aug 6, 2016

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    I had it on my ebay watch list and you beat me to it.
    Truly a great rare find; not sure if the asking price will be met though.
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 6, 2016

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    Agree.
    - The watch shouldn't be for sale- all prototypes are supposed to be returned to HQ and destroyed
    - It is a truly unique watch..but will it ever command the premium it probably deserves?

    I'd love to have a Carrera Calibre 1969...now that would be special
     
  5. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 7, 2016

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    That is very cool, and yea the Calibre 1969 Carrera would be an epic find but the question with these is what to do when/if they need parts one day
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 7, 2016

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    It should be OK to service..given the Heuer-02 is based on the CH80/ Calibre 1969, I reckon most parts would be available!
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 9, 2016

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    Yeah, but what if TAG keeps the 1969 or this prototype, when you send it in for service?

    I'd really love to know how many Calibre 1969s were sold before they decided to scrap the model.
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 9, 2016

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    Agree that TAG Heuer may well keep this proptype- as it shouldn't have been sold.

    Can't imagine that they would do the same to the Carrera 1969, as that was sold through an AD, and is simply a very rare watch. Yes, I'm with you- would love to know how many were sold. I know that Australia sold at least 3 watches...I'd guess that total numbers are somewhere in the 50 or less range.