Tag Heuer SLR Replica

Tag Heuer SLR Replica

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Tag Heuer is famous for its numerous collaborations with the notorious Mercedes and McLaren brands, collaborations that are meant to celebrate the SLR super cars. Its limited edition SLR watches are very popular among watches and cars fans as these feature a bold and modern design as well as impressive and sophisticated functions.

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Tag Heuer launched the SLR collection in the mid 2000’s and due to the huge success of these timepieces, over the years it has enriched the series with newer and better models. The key element for all these variations is a very stylish design and extreme performances. One of the best Tag Heuer SLR models is the limited edition retro looking model Carrera Chronograph Calibre 1887 300 SLR. This watch is a reminiscence of the SLR super car and its design features clean lines and outstanding complications.

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The Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre 1887 300 SLR special edition watch has a 45 mm diameter case and it is made out of brushed solid stainless steel. This SLR version comes with a shiny steel bezel which has a tachymeter scale engraved on it. Furthermore, the timepiece features a left side crown that operates the inner rotating bezel while the right side chronograph pushers are quite comfortable and easy to use, and imitate very nicely the paddle shifters on the car. Compared with the original Tag Heuer SLR, the replica watch from this picture is very similar. Just as the authentic model, it has the oversized 45 mm case which is made from a very durable and thick brushed stainless steel, the bezel is shiny and it has the indexes on its surface. Regarding its functionality, the left and right side buttons of this knockoff work just as the ones of the original watch- the left one controls the inner bezel and the right side ones control the small dials and date window.

Side View of the watch

One of the best design particularities of the Tag Heuer SLR is that even though it is a very complex and modern super car inspired watch, it has a very clean dial that is beautifully complemented by a sapphire crystal. The first thing you notice when you look at the watch is that it has a very easy to read dial layout that feels like the basic inspiration for the latest Carrera Calibre 1887 models. The dial of the replica appears to respect most of these important design details. Below the 12 o’clock marker there are the Mercedes Benz and Tag Heuer logos, the small dials are located at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock position and between the 7 and 8 o’clock markers there is the small date window. The only differences I have noticed are the indexes from inside the small dials and the hour markers which should be silver colored rectangulars, but instead of this they are shaped like two slim silvery bars.

Case Engraving

The original Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre 1887 300 SLR special edition watch is equipped with a Calibre 17 movement. This is one of the very complex and precise Tag Heuer personalized Swiss ETA 2894 automatic chronograph. Of course, a replica of the Tag Heuer SLR can’t offer such a mechanism. Fake watches are usually available with a Swiss 25 jewels ETA movement or with and Asian 21 jewels Myiota mechanism. These are considerably durable and accurate movements.

imitation tag heuer clasp

The reference number of this specific Tag Heuer SLR watch is CAG2110.FC6209 and it was released in 2007. The thing is that this special edition watch comes only with a black dial and a black alligator strap. Tag Heuer didn’t make it with a white dial. The only Tag Heuer SLR with a white dial manufactured by this brand is the model with reference number CAG2011.BA0254, but this version has a wider date window instead of the 6 o’clock small dial. Still, there are not that many people around who can spot these differences as Tag Heuer has constantly launched new SLR models with numerous aesthetic improvements. These continuous changes have made it very difficult to differentiate a replica from the original product.

Genuine Watch

Genuine Watch

The original Tag Heuer SLR watch costs about $7,000 and it is a considerably rare timepiece. For those who are attracted by this model, buying a replica watch is probably the best option as it offers the chance of owning a designer brand watch at a very affordable price. The only thing one should take into consideration is making a thorough comparison of all the important aesthetic and functional particularities.

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Tag Calibre 16

Tag Calibre 16

The beautiful TAG Heuer Calibre 16 is one of those watches that rarely need a presentation. It has been on the market for a few years now and has been incredibly popular among those who love quality watches. This is a true example that TAG Heuer only goes forward when designing a new watch and this beautiful collection of stainless steel and ceramic models is an incredible pick for anyone who can afford it.

Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16

The watch retains the same shape and some of the design elements as the watch that was created in 1986 but this time a bit bigger with a 44mm case. This is a great size for those looking for a mid-high size in watches and it will look good on most wrists. The beautiful design is also even more stylish with the lovely highlights that make the watch dial stand out even more. The small sub dial rings come with metallic highlights that make the whole dial even more desirable.

tag heuer chronograph imitation

For those looking to buy one of these watches, unless your salary is over average you might not have a great chance to get one. But there might be a chance to wear such a prestigious watch and most of the time you can find a replica. The replicas are unfortunately a bit poor nowadays with a lot of manufacturers creating terrible watches. The replica we have here has a few differences when compared to the original watch but it’s a decent model.

Fake Tag Calibre 16 (4)

Fake Tag Calibre 16 (3)

One of the main differences when it comes to replica watches is the numbering on the sub-dials. Here we can easily see that the manufacturers messed them up. On the original watch the sub-dial on the left has numbers 15, 30, 45, and 60 but on the replica watch we can see numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12. The lower dial comes with numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 on the original watch and numbers 15, 30, 45, and 60 on the replica. The same thing happens with the dial on the top of the watch that has numbers 10, 20 and 30 on the original and numbers 20, 40 and 60 on the replica watch.

Fake Tag Calibre 16 (1)

Fake Tag Calibre 16 (5)

We can easily see that the dial and the elements that are found there are a designed a lot cleaner than on the replica watch. However, this doesn’t mean that the replica doesn’t resemble the original, but there are some differences that some might find a bit notable. If you want a decent replica this can be it but if you want something that completely resembles the original you might have to search a bit further.

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TAG Heuer Caliber 36

TAG Heuer Caliber 36

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With famous ambassadors and celebrities that have been spotted wearing it, the TAG Heuer brand is probably one of the most well known in the world. They offer high end watches and great customer service and support so there is no wonder why the brand has come so far. However, the brand is much older than we like to think, with more than 150 years of experience in watchmaking, so there’s no surprise why their watches are so loved and well made.  Whether you are a horological aficionado or just a person who wants a good watch, TAG Heuer is probably the right pick for you. Also, it has all kinds of watch models perfect for those who want something elegant as well as those who go for sport or casual.

Fake Tag Heuer Carrera Front

Fake Tag Heuer Carrera Back

Besides their watches being good looking behind TAG Heuer lies an abundant history of new technology in watchmaking, which led them to create some of the most precise watches. The TAG Heuer Caliber is one of those as it comes with a well-built automatic chronograph and is known to be the world’s first chronograph that measures and displays time to 1/10th of a second. So this amazing watch in both design and technology is a great accessory to wear if you want to achieve a certain social status. Also, let’s not forget that the watch is homage to car engine design and this can be seen on its hands and dial. However, don’t be fooled by the sporty elements, the watch can be a perfect choice for someone who wants something timeless and classy as well, because it incorporates all those elements in a beautiful timepiece.

Tag Carrera Knockoff Dial 3

Tag Carrera Knockoff Dial 1

Tag Carrera Knockoff Dial 2

Obviously those who cannot afford one of the original watches would go for a replica but you have to make sure that you get the right replica and not just a cheap fake that is often sold. Here we have a replica of the TAG Heuer Caliber 36 and starting with the back of the watch to the sides we will analyze what makes the replica such a good pick.

On the back we have the markings that can also be found on the original, with the same style and font the writings: Grand Carrera, TAG Heuer and Swiss made since 1860 give you the feel that the watch is genuine.

Tag Heuer Replica Crown

On the front, we have the beautiful dial with the Grand Carrera elements that mimic the ones on the original to perfection. The sub dials are also very accurate and are also positioned where they should be positioned, just like on the original watch.  On the inside of the bezel we can easily see the markings that give the watch yet again a genuine feel. Also, the tachymeter is accurate with the same markings as the original watch. There is also the middle part of the dial that looks like a dashboard; that part has the writing Carrera Chronograph which is an element often overlooked when it comes to TAG Heuer replicas. The last but not least element that gives this watch its genuine feel is the crown, which definitely looks like the original to the smallest detail.

P.S. As per James request I post the image of watch mechanism. It’s quartz Miyota OS20 movement.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17

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You can’t talk about high end watch brands without talking about the TAG Heuer brand and their amazing watches that have a great history behind them. The beautiful Grand Carrera Calibre 17 presented here is definitely a reason why this brand is so popular. People from all backgrounds will love this watch as it combines modern lines with more casual and elegant elements. The sleek design and the cool Rotating System make the watch even more functional and the fact that people can interact with its functions makes it indispensable. Also with its effortless look this watch doesn’t seem too glamorous for those who want something simple. It comes with a lot of features: a date display at 6 o’clock, permanent seconds hand at 3 o’clock and chrono minutes at 9 o’clock. The watch also has a lovely polished finish that brings its elegance to an even higher level and with the anti-reflective sapphire crystal you know that the watch is reliable even in the most extreme light conditions.

Carrera Caliber 17 Replica Front

Carrera 17 Fake Dial

Here we have a replica of this amazing watch and it needs to be added that this is a well-made replica. From the first glance to even a more thorough analysis the replica manages to fool even a watch connoisseur.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 replica has the same beautiful polished hands, the amazing finish on the bezel and an accurate tachymeter that can actually be used.  Also, the comfortable bracelet provides the same feeling as the original watch together with the same design.  The fact that the watch comes with a bracelet provides the wearer the liberty to use the watch for elegant but also for more casual outfits. The oversized screw in crown will also provide the same style as the one on the original, making this watch again a well-crafted accessory.

Tag Calibre 17 Dial Imitation

Replica Tag Watch Clasp

The chrono minutes and seconds also look the same and have the original markings written, which makes the watch a very unique replica since so many out there tend to miss this aspect. Also, small details like the back of the bracelet where the company logo is are also kept on the replica, which adds even more to its quality. Even the anti-reflective glass looks the same as the one on the original watch. If you put this replica and the original TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 side by side probably very few people will know the difference between them, and those who will probably know a lot about watches or work for the actual brand. A good replica like this is pretty hard to find and even the quality of the materials used is outstanding and probably the main reason why the watch looks so amazing in the first place.

For those on a budget and even those who don’t feel comfortable to spend a great amount of money on a watch but still want to get that high end feeling, this replica is great. It is well made enough to look just like the original and it seems to have been crafted with great detail and precision.

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