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9 January, 2015 at 3:04 am in Business

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The Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 therefore, has retained the vintage vibe meant to highlight the design sensibilities that Jack Heuer himself pioneered. Almost everyone who I know who has seen this watch often remarks on how beautiful it is, and I am without exception. This is the modern retro chronograph to own, especially on the included calfskin strap with the red backing. I especially like the red chronograph seconds hand, that adds a sense of vitality and purpose to the fairly restrained bicompax chronograph dial in anthracite. Coming in at 41mm and in a limited edition of only 3000 pieces, this is the Heuer watch to own. And notice there that i didn't say Tag Heuer. As you can see on the dial, the red logo there is the original one used before TAG (Techniques a'Avant Garde) manufacturers of high-tech items such as ceramic turbochargers for Formula One cars, acquired Heuer to become Tag Heuer.

The other watch we are looking at is the Jack Heuer Edition of the tag heuer aquaracer replica. This watch is basically the product of a modern design and production sensibility with input from Jack Heuer himself on many aspects of its conception. Unlike a typical Calibre 1887 Chronograph, this watch differs markedly by the fact that the movement is turned on its side to become a Bullhead chronograph, with the chrono-pushers sitting at the top of the case. The other most noticeable feature is the asymmetrical case which is the same shape as the one used in the Mikrogirder. The combination of these two features means that the watch sits higher on your wrist and makes it markedly easier for your fingers to access the timing functions.

This Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Special Edition is easily the most striking and unique out of all the 1887's out there. In fact Tag Heuer has shown a concept piece that looks remarkably similar in the main aspects. The replica hublot Big Bang 41mm, which we looked at here, also has the Calibre 1887 movement mounted Bullhead style in a Mikrogirder shaped case. In this production watch however, it is black titanium carbide steel that is used for the case material, which itself is 45mm wide and should have a sturdy presence on the wrist. Add to that the same color scheme used on the Calibre 17 here on the Calibre 1887 (red/black/white), and you can see that the two pieces are related, design wise. However, unlike the Calibre 17 with its closed case back, the Calibre 1887 bears Jack Heuer’s coat of arms and signature in red on the smoked sapphire case back, through which the movement can be seen.

The two special editions of the Carrera, one vintage, the other avant-garde, are certainly a nice matched pair in tribute to the design genius of Jack Heuer. Furthermore, it is nice to see them together like this in the context of the 50th Anniversary of the Carrera watch. We would like to get a little hands-on time with the hublot classic fusion 45mm replica here at Baselworld 2013 where we will get all the other important details of this stunning watch. Stay tuned! For a lot people, TAG Heuer's many famous ambassadors are a positive attraction to the brand, however for others these celebrities are needless distractions. I have nothing against Leonardo DiCaprio nor Cameron Diaz, and the many other TAG ambassadors, but that's not what attract me to the brand. I have no clue if Mr. DiCaprio or Miss Diaz are horological aficionados, or if they are even knowledgeable about timepieces... So seeing their pictures on a TAG advertisement just makes me feel that the brand is simply banking heavily on the modern day infatuation with Hollywood stars to sell their watches.

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