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Introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

Today, TAG Heuer introduced the TAG Heuer Carrera 60th Anniversary Limited Edition (Reference CBK221H).  In this posting, we provide an introduction of the newest Carrera, including information about the heritage model from 1970 that provided the inspiration for the 60th Anniversary model.  We also show the 60th Anniversary Carrera alongside another Limited Edition Carrera that was introduced by Watches of Switzerland a few weeks ago. 

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Scrapbook – TAG Heuer Hosts Vintage Collectors GTG in NYC

On December 8, 2022, in New York City, TAG Heuer hosted a dinner / get-together for the community of vintage collectors.  Held at Veronika Restaurant, this was the first gathering of U. S. collectors in over four years.  It was a wonderful evening for all those who attended, as collectors renewed acquaintances, met some new members of the community and – of course – shared some outstanding vintage Heuer chronographs.

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Introducing the Watches of Switzerland Limited Edition 42 Millimeter Carrera

On November 21, Watches of Switzerland released a Limited Edition Carrera (Reference CBN2018) and earlier today I received the watch that I purchased.  We will be writing more about the newest Carrera, but this posting will include some photos released by Watches of Switzerland, as well as some live photos of my watch.

Key elements of the newest Carrera include:

  • a true “Panda” dial,
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Benrus Type I — Photo Gallery

This Benrus Type I watch was issued to a member of a U. S. Navy, EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Team. EOD is part of USN Special Operations, with personnel who dismantle and render safe unexploded ordnance, including underwater mines, landmines and IEDs (improvised explosive devices). Team members are trained in diving, parachuting, combat and explosives.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition — Photo Album

Today, TAG Heuer introduced the TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition (Reference CBK221G).  In this album, we will show some “live” photos of the newest Carrera (which we will call the “Carrera Red Dial LE”), and also provide the  full specifications for the watch.

For the background on how Heuer has used the color red to capture the passion of racing,

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Introducing TAG Heuer’s Black-Coated Monaco (Tribute to “Dark Lord”) . . . and a Special “1” for Max Verstappen

Ask any vintage Heuer collector for a ranking of the “grails”, and you can be sure that the black-coated Monaco, reference 74033 N (often called the “Dark Lord”) will be toward the top of the list.  Produced by Heuer in the late 1970s, the community of collectors has tracked approximately 30 of these watches.

As described in my posting on Hodinkee,

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Five for the Dive – A History of Heuer’s Deep Dive Watches

With TAG Heuer today introducing its new Aquaracer “Superdiver” model (Reference WBP5A8A), waterproof to 1000 meters, it is interesting to look back through some of the brand’s previous deep dive watches and chronographs.  Prior to introducing this new Aquaracer, Heuer had produced only two watches with 1000 meter depth ratings, with these two watches being introduced in 1982 and 1984. 

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Watch Spotting – John Glenn, the Mercury Era

Sixty years ago today, on February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, completing three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes during his Mercury-Atlas 6 flight.  Of course, timing is critical for astronauts (and also for more ordinary pilots), so the community of watch collectors has shown great interest in the watches worn by astronauts.

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Watches For Sale — 2022

My last “Year-End Clearance Sale” was in 2017, so it is time for me to sell a few watches that are not getting enough wrist time. I have checked each of the watches to confirm that it is setting, winding and running properly, and that the chronographs are operating properly (start / stop / reset),

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Introducing Three New TAG Heuer Autavias — Two Flyback Chronographs and a GMT Watch

TAG Heuer did something interesting over Christmas weekend. Without flooding social media with teases and slick videos, without enlisting the influencers and other usual suspects, and without even issuing a press release, TAG Heuer released three new models of the Autavia for sale in retail channels. And if you might be thinking that TAG Heuer releases these types of watches so often that fanfare is not warranted,

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Auction Watch – First Half 2021 Highlights

Vintage Heuer chronographs were well-represented in auctions staged by the major auction houses during the first six months of 2021.  In this posting, we’ll look at some highlights of these sales to take a measure of the market and to see what might lie ahead for the brand.  Looking at the ebbs and flows of the vintage Heuer market over the past five years,

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TAG Heuer’s Carbon Monaco for Only Watch — Meet the New “Dark Lord”

Held every other year since 2005, the “Only Watch” charity auction is a celebration of the watch industry.  Participating brands create one-off watches that are sold in the auction, with all proceeds going to an organization that conducts scientific and medical research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).  The previous eight auctions have raised over 70 million euro. 

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