One of the highlights of my visit with TAG-Heuer US headquarters last week was seeing and even wearing the new Silverstone Limited Edition chronograph. Shown below are my photos of the watch that I actually wore. [sorry about the poor quality of the photos; handheld watch and camera, in a dark restaurant.]
A couple of quick impressions:
- They got the proportions right: compared with the original Silverstones from the 1970's, the new one looks right; some of the re-issues appear to have slightly different geometry, which may make them appear taller, shorter, fatter, thicker, etc. . . . the new Silverstone looks right . . . very close to the original.
- The pushers look good. This has been a criticism on the previous Monaco 40th Anniversary LE re-issue, but these look right. Maybe the highest praise is to say that I didn't really notice them until I remembered to look at them. Yes, they look right on the watch.
- The display back (and the back itself) is really good. Some nice decoration on the movement and the display back is fun.
- And speaking of the movement, I understand from my favorite Heuer watchmaker that this one is good; Dubois-Depraz chronograph module on an ETA movement; yes, the D-D chrono module . . . does that bring back memories, or what!!
These are the quick impressions; I only saw the blue version (they did not have the Fume (brown) one); looks like TAG-Heuer got this one right!!