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Indeed, I have seen some comments about printing the Power Reserve information on the dial. But once upon a time, the sacred Master Time Clock had the "8 Days" printed on every dial. This was a selling feature of the clock and an important reminder for the user.
Some people may justify printing the depth rating on the dial, saying that this is important information for the user -- go too deep, and you may ruin your watch. Perhaps there is the same rationale for printing the power reserve.
To my eye, it creates a nice balance to the "Heuer 02", printed at the bottom left of the dial . . . even that it has the "80 Hours", as mirror image to the "Heuer 02" . . . a nice little coincidence. And we get to see the nice new font, one more time.
At the end of the day we forgive Rolex for printing half the owners manual on the dial, so I will allow TAG Heuer these extra words. Power Reserve is important, so let the sales assistant at the store remember this selling point of the watch!!
: Hi Jeff, thanks for sharing. Since then, I've also got the official
: TH email in my inbox.
: First quick assessment: I like it - the black dialled one.
: Mostly right and good quality / price ratio - in the range of its
: rivals which most likely don a lesser movement.
: I think it has the right mix of new items and nods to its glorious
: What I like: (most of) the dial, the concentric rings on the chrono
: subdials, the one-of-a-kind finish on the main dial, the striped
: hands, the brushed finish of the case and bracelet, the shape of
: the pushers, the etched ceramic bezel and 60s-like bracelet. And
: of course the fantastic movement it houses!
: What I am neutral on: the date - would've been better without but
: subtle enough not to be a sore thumb.
: What I don't like: the transparent case back (but that's likely a
: pet peeve of mine, it seems to be the default nowadays) and
: especially that script on the edge of the dial at the bottom
: about movement and power reserve (!).
: The latter especially they could have done without, it does spoil
: the dial a bit overall. Put that information with the waterproof
: depth, the fact it's stainless steel and all this blah blah on a
: nice solid caseback and we've got two birds with a stone!
: For the other dial colours: not as much a fan, but it's nice for
: buyers to be given choice