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Posted: Jan 16, 2015
While I eventually flipped my Formula 1 for a more classic automatic Aquaracer, I can see the new Calibre 16 versions being quite popular. I really like the anthracite dials and ceramic bezels on the CAU2010 and CAU2011. The more reserved color use on both models might make these the perfect watch for Monday to Friday at the office and weekends at the track. The more brash CAU2012 is classic Formula 1 and incorporates the bright colors and sporting style of the automotive racing luxurious AAA Tag Heuer Formula 1 Replica Watches UK.
It's not hard to understand the appeal of the Calibre 16 versions for someone who may have had a faithful quartz model for years and is now looking for an upgrade. That buyer now has a familiar option to stack up against a Calibre 16 Carrera or Link Chronograph as they move into the mechanical range of TAG Heuer's lineup. Given the age of the Formula 1 line, this is a natural evolution of the line, especially as more and more buyers are looking for mechanical watches. With pricing starting low price, the Calibre 16 Formula 1 does represent a big jump in the price over the current Formula 1 range. What do you think? Would you wear an automatic Formula 1? While I like the look of these new Formula 1 models, if it were my cash, it would be hard to resist the urge to opt for a Monaco or a panerai Radiomir replica.
Need another flavor of TAG Heuer Link? The newest chronograph version of the iconic collection will be this Link Calibre 18 watch - a new Link with a new movement for TAG Heuer. The Swiss brand revamped the link collection with an updated case and bracelet back in 2011. Since that release we aren't aware of too many new Link models until now with the Calibre 18. So what is new? TAG Heuer adds to the three register Link Calibre 16 chronograph with this two register model. The Calibre 18 automatic movement is a base Sellita SW300 (ETA 2892 analog) with a chronograph module produced by tag heuer.
The Calibre 18 is very similar to the Calibre 12 movements (found in Monaco collection pieces for example). Unlike the larger Link Calibre 16 watches (with base 7750 movements) that are 43mm wide, the Calibre 18 watches are 40mm wide, and considered slim at 14. 4mm thick. That isn't slim per se, but "slimmer" for a chronograph watch. These new mid-sized Link models http://www.syrauto.com/breitling-navitimer-01-replica-uk.html feature fresh dials and fit into the popular bi-compax (two register) chronograph look that many brands are gravitating toward. TAG Heuer will offer the link Calibre 18 in both a black dialed (ref. CAT2110) model and a silvered dialed (ref. CAT2111) version. In a big way you can see these mid-range two register chronographs as being more affordable versions of TAG Heuer's ultimate two register chronograph movement, the Calibre 36, which you can find in some high-end Carrera models and is essentially a Zenith El Primero high-beat chronograph. Before it was "TAG Heuer" it was just Heuer. In 1963, Heuer released the now iconic Carrera collection under the leadership of Jack Heuer. Heuer, who literally has just finally retired, spent the last years of his working career as the honorary chairman of TAG Heuer.