New Auricoste Spirotechnique

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New Auricoste Spirotechnique

Post by andrema on Tue 28 Feb 2012, 7:46 pm

These are some images and information on the re-edition of the Auricoste Spirotechnique that I found out on a vintage TAG site:




The watch you see here is the first photo anywhere of the 2012 Auricoste Spirotechnique 300m- a modernised version of the classic Auricoste, and TAG Heuer design. Auricoste has chosen to release two versions- stainless steel and an all-black PVD design. Both cases are available with either circular hour markers (like the original) or the over-sized numerals. Both watches use the same movement as the original Auricoste Spiro (ETA 2824-2) and come with three straps, including the NATO and Zulu straps you see here.



The design of the new Auricoste Spiro is spot-on- it’s exactly what I think a re-edition should be. Yes, it is based on an old design, but it has been thoroughly modernised to give the new Spirotechnique a contemporary edge. Take a look over the design and you see all the details are there- the Bezel design, the gentle slope of the shoulders of the watch leading into the lugs and of course the Spirotechnique branding. Of the two designs I prefer the stainless steel version and definitely with the circular hour-markers.



So the new 2012 Auricoste Spirotechnique feels like the perfect way of rounding out the story of the Heuer 1000m series. A Design that set Heuer and TAG Heuer down the path of gaining credibility in the dive-watch market that has now been re-invented 30 years later. Just a shame that its took Auricoste to bring back a classic TAG Heuer.

Source of info: http://www.calibre11.com/heuer-1000m-spirotechnique/

****************************************************************
Other information on Spirotechnique and Auricoste:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/la-spirotechnique-watches-1535.html

http://forumamontres.forumactif.com/t3459p1-chronofixe-sous-marine

http://forumamontres.forumactif.com/t3843-squale-spirotechnique-1000-metres

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/la-spirotechnique-watches-1535.html

http://www.auricoste.fr/uk/home_uk.html
avatar
andrema
Man About Town

Posts : 1073
Join date : 2010-08-02
Age : 106

Back to top Go down

Re: New Auricoste Spirotechnique

Post by porschefan on Wed 29 Feb 2012, 1:46 am

These are cool looking.
oh, and welcome back, Mark.
avatar
porschefan
Man About Town

Posts : 1912
Join date : 2010-07-01
Age : 61

Back to top Go down

Re: New Auricoste Spirotechnique

Post by Administrator on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 9:32 am

The shipping is too high and the design sucks.
avatar
Administrator
The Boss

Posts : 95
Join date : 2011-09-27

Back to top Go down

Re: New Auricoste Spirotechnique

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum