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Calibre 11 – Vintage Heuer watches

| By Frank Geelen | 1 min read |

Calibre 11 is the first automatic chronograph and the name of a new weblog dedicated to Vintage Heuer watches. If you’re into vintage Heuer watches, you might want to check it out.

Since my first ‘expensive’ watch, a vintage Heuer Autavia, i’m a huge fan of vintage Heuer watches. Especially their chronographs. The fact they made the first automatic chronograph ever, also adds to my admiration of these watches…. OK, they developed it together with Buren, Breitling and Dubois-Depraz. Although i must admit some of the Heuer dive watches aren’t bad either, i have a thing for chronographs. I ended up buying the diver’s version of the Heuer Autavia 🙂

My vintage Heuer Autavia
My vintage Heuer Autavia

Unfortunately my biggest love (in watches), the independent watchmakers, hardly make any chronograph. Of course there are a few… the MIH Watch of course and the Habring² Chrono COS. Both beautiful chronographs and made by independent watchmakers.

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If you’re into vintage Heuer, take a look at David’s weblog Calibre 11.

1 response

  1. Frank- many thanks for the post and introducing Calibre 11 to your readers.

    For me, I started following TAG Heuer through my love of F1 and in particular, watching Ayrton Senna. A few years ago I came across the Heuer back catalog through the OnTheDash website and began to realise that it was possible to buy vintage Heuers for less than brand new TAG Heuers…and that the older Heuers were to me far more interesting.



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