The iconic TAG Heuer Aquaracer family finally gets a handful of new members that have their stainless steel bezels replaced with ceramic ones. Available in black and blue, with plain or blacked-out steel bodies, and featuring a nice choice of available straps, they are still relatively affordable if you take into account a nice combination of attractive styling, reliability and a bullet-proof automatic movement to finish the picture.
First presented back in 2009 as Monaco Twenty Four Concept, this beautiful artifact has resurfaced as Tag Heuer Monaco Twenty Four Steve McQueen Calibre 36 Chronograph (ref. CAL51111.FC6299). The time-measuring device looks almost identical to the conceptual model, but comes in a different color scheme and has the PVD-coated body swapped for a more practical (if that adjective at all can be applied to any luxury timekeeper) stainless steel case that features a nice combination of polished and finely brushed surfaces.
With its mirror-polished body, guilloched dial, and a set of finely-cut diamonds, the 2012 TAG Heuer Link Lady (ref. WAT1414.BA0954) could have been a serious competitor to the gorgeous Omega DeVille Ladymatic (418.104.22.168.63.001), if only it wasn’t powered by a simple quartz movement instead of a high-grade automatic caliber. On the other hand (no pun intended), the watch is still a good contender for the right to be chosen by those ladies who don’t care about the movement and other technicalities and simply look for a beautiful trinket that also tells time.
The new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Lady Steel & Ceramic Pavee (ref. WAH1219.BA0859) features a nice looking combination of high-grade steel, mirror-polished black ceramic and around 140 clear Top Wesselton diamonds totaling almost 0.65 carats.
TAG Heuer has re-issued the sporty Formula 1 Grand Date (ref. WAH1013.FT6026) in the iconic Gulf Oil livery that we all came to love after the legendary Le Mans movie starring Steve McQueen.
The new TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 36 Re-Edition automatic chronograph will be issued in a limited series of only 1911 numbered pieces and will officially go on sale in June 2011.
At the next trade show in Basel the Swiss watch brand will present its new TAG Heuer Carrera MP4-12C (ref. CAR2080) automatic flyback chronograph that was created together with the famous McLaren sports car maker. Unveiled earlier last year, the new McLaren MP4-12C supercar will soon go into production and into a show-room near you.
This year’s SIHH 2011 trade show is in the final stage of preparations with elite exhibitors polishing-off their stands, while visitors and bloggers having nightmares about losing their tickets and invitations. Who seems to be cool about the upcoming event is TAG Heuer. In about three days, the brand will officially present its long-awaited Carrera Mikrograph (ref. CAR5040.FC8177) limited-edition automatic chronograph.
Seems like Tag Heuer gradually commences sales of their new Monaco Vintage Chronograph (Ref. CAW211B.FC6241). Available in a compact stainless steel body around 39 millimeters in width and height, the new timekeeper brings you the design of the legendary Heuer 1133G chronograph but is animated with a more modern self-winding caliber.
TAG Heuer will soon start selling its limited-edition 300 SLR Caliber 1887 (ref. CAR2112.FC6267) chronograph. While many currently available “sport” chronos are sold in larger-than-life, heavier-than-sin bodies, this new TAG comes packed into a medium-sized stainless steel case that makes you remember the blessed 1970s when rock was hard and cars were deadly.