As the legendary TAG Heuer types of today would be the Monaco and Carrera, things were completely different 10 years ago once the re-models were just a novelty, instead of mainstream models. The 1000 and 2000 Series were the appliances found symbolise TAG Heuer, but as the 1000 was the very first TAG Heuer diving watch, it had been a comparatively simple range that altered little through the years. The 2000 Series was obtainable in an amazing variety of models- both in automatic and quarta movement actions as well as in watches for diving, chronographs or even a cheap Chronometer version. As the 2000 is famous by most watch enthusiasts today, the series never got the loan it deserved for the caliber of the actions built in the TAG Heuer 2000 Replica very first Heuer series- a Chronograph module that will later be utilised by Audemars Piguet in the Royal Oak Offshore along with a quarta movement chronograph with similar design principle as today's TAG Heuer Calibre S. The series began because the Heuer 2000 at nighttime times of 1982 when Heuer's banks grabbed charge of the organization and lastly bowed in 2005 because the TAG Heuer 2000. On the way, there have been many variants- good quality, some not-so-good along with a one particularly that's a modern classic.
The prosperity of the 1000 within the late seventies and early eighties posed something of the dilemma for Heuer- in the end, the organization prided itself like a maker of precision chronographs, the 1000 would be a quarta movement diving watch. The brand new model was an effort to construct around the recognition from the 1000 Diver, but to increase the number into quarta movement and automatic chronographs.
Created by Eddie Schopfer, the look were built with a flatter, more elegant situation compared to 1000 Series, a better bracelet (changing a budget-feeling "jubilee" bracelet from the 1000), a distinctive dial along with a new bezel design that "lent" less in the Rolex Submariner template. The timepiece would be a "much softer" and much more modern design the 1000 series, but nonetheless used several important elements from the 1000 design, range from the crown guard and also the "Mercedes-Benz" style hands (around the non-chrono. versions). The timepiece seemed to be the very first TAG Heuer model to boast the "Six Features" that will prove the guiding philosophy from the brands design right through to the late the nineteen nineties.
The Heuer 2000 diver watch was obtainable in two versions. The very first (top photo, below) featured a black aluminium bezel insert along with a dial with small triangular hour markers, aside from the baguette-style markers at 9 and 6 o'clock as well as an extra-large triangular at 12 o'clock. The 2nd form of the diver watch (bottom photo, above) had a stainless-steel bezel with six "grip points". This dial had baguette-style hour markers, aside from the circle at 9 and 6 o'clock along with a gemstone-shape marker at 12 o'clock. It had been this style that suffered right through to 2005 because the classic appearance of the series. While later models would supply the 2000 being an automatic, the Heuer 2000 watch was just provided with a quarta movement movement.
Such as the 2000 watch, the 2000 Chronograph seemed to be provided with whether coloured aluminium insert bezel, or even the stainless bezel design seen around the models below. As possible also see in the photo below, the 2000 series was released throughout the two-tone colour era, that is making something of the comeback today. When I write this, I'm putting on a PVD Titanium TAG Heuer Professional 2000 Replica Grand Carrera Calibre 17- having a Rose Gold bezel- searching just like it required its design in the 266.006 the thing is below.
The actions utilized in the Heuer 2000 Series are really quite outstanding. Many consider the 2000 as being a definite entry-level quarta movement watch, but really the movement has much more into it than that. Both quarta movement and automatic chronographs make use of the Dubois Depraz 2000 chronograph module. The Automated movement (LWO 283) mates the DD2000 module towards the ETA 2892 base, as the quarta movement movement (Calibre 185) utilizes a ESA 555.XXX (also referred to as the ETA 955.XXX) tractor.
The Dubois Depraz 2000 module was the effect of a partnership between Lemania and Dubois Depraz that started within the late seventies. Because Heuer led towards the funding from the project, the LWO 283 was only at Heuer, however when Lemania offered its shares in Heuer back in 1984 to TAG, using the movement grew to become more prevalent. Lemania offered the movement because the Lemania 283 to many high-finish clients for example Audemars Piguet within their Royal Oak Offshore, Girard Perregaux (7000 Chronograph) and Baume et Mercier.
There have been an abundance of model variants from the early Heuer 2000 series. Additionally towards the models layed out above, there is additionally a fixed bezel model (below, top right) but another bezel variation (top left) using the words "Heuer 2000" printed around the bezel. Both of these models shared another variation from the Heuer 2000 dial- the hour lume markers being unique to those two models. Finally, you will find two special PVD versions from the Quarta movement 2000 Chrono featured within the 1983 Heuer catalogue. While these models are allegedly area of the series, the truth is they've little related to the relaxation from the range. The square situation is much more similar to the Lemania Heuer Carrera and Cortina models and also the jubilee bracelet is one thing featured on not one other 2000 watch. I believe these designs really are a hang-over in the early eighties Lemania era and in some way were tossed along with the 2000 range in the last second- they are awesome searching watch, but they are not really a 2000 i believe.