Tag Heuer Carrera Glassbox… I’m in love with the reverse panda (pics look dusty due to protective film!)

I was passing the Tag Heuer AD in Manchester today and popped in to try the new Carrera glassbox. I was expecting to prefer the blue, as it has a very stylish look, and a beautiful sunray dial, but I was blown away by the black, reverse panda. I have a lovely blue faced Monaco (see pics in my biog), so the RP would add diversity to my collection (in my deluded mind!)

The 12 o’clock date, which I thought would be obscured by the chrono hand, wasn’t, and the silver subdials pop, but in a subtle way. The way it combines modernity and heritage, especially with the rally style strap impressed me deeply.

It is compact, and is quite a thick watch, but I was very impressed. They had the Skipper in, but that didn’t float my boat (if you pardon the pun).

Quite an experience, and I’m very impressed with the black glassbox. But can I justify the (soon to increase) £5K asking price? What are your thoughts, Crunchers? Have any of you taken the plunge? Curious to hear your thoughts.

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I love the reverse panda and keep coming back to it as an option...but on a different note WTH is with those pieces? they look dirty as heck!? almost vintage haha

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mattyb

I love the reverse panda and keep coming back to it as an option...but on a different note WTH is with those pieces? they look dirty as heck!? almost vintage haha

Yes, they had the protective film on, and this was the best shot I could get! I’m really, really tempted by the reverse Panda (without the dusty film!)

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The reversed panda is stunning👍But I fell for the Skipper.

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YourIntruder

The reversed panda is stunning👍But I fell for the Skipper.

I hear you! I may have to go back and try it on too. The entire glassbox range is a breath of fresh air. They also had the Dato in stock, which was stunnning, but not my cup of green tea!

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These really are fantastic looking watches. Do you think this is overpriced ? If so compared to what? Speedy? Daytona? I'm personally holding out for one of these:

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bc6619

These really are fantastic looking watches. Do you think this is overpriced ? If so compared to what? Speedy? Daytona? I'm personally holding out for one of these:

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The price is what’s holding me back. I had my Speedy on today, and I can say, the Glassbox held its own in comparison. I’m not a fan of the Daytona; the dial is too small and it’s one hell of a premium, even at retail. The reverse panda glasssbox ticks a lot of boxes.

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Bought this shortly after release and only love the reverse 🐼 more and more. It’s also a strap monster

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RichJones

I hear you! I may have to go back and try it on too. The entire glassbox range is a breath of fresh air. They also had the Dato in stock, which was stunnning, but not my cup of green tea!

I tested the green yesterday as well. Not for me either.

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I actually prefer reverse panda but at 5k.....

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Reverse Panda blend of vintage and modern