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"which might suggest that it is a model present in Basel which has never been produced"
Which might suggest?? Wow, thats a big stretch. I would suggest that whoever wrote this, should not be allowed to write official documents for Heuer again.
: Here are a couple of excerpts from the letter, which is written
: in French and signed by the TAG Heuer Customer Service
: Department: "Nous vous remercions de nous avoir fait
: parvenir votre chronographe Heuer pour analyse . . . Cette
: reference n'existe dans aucun catalogue, ce qui pourrait laisser
: penser qu'il s'agit d'un modele presents a Bale qui n'a jamias
: ete produit . . . Nous esperons que notre analyse reponde a
: votre attention et restons a votre entiere disposition pour tout
: As translated by Google -- Thank you for sending us your Heuer
: chronograph for analysis . . . This reference does not exist in
: any catalog, which might suggest that it is a model present in
: Basel which has never been produced . . . We hope that our
: analysis answers to your attention and remain at your disposal
: for any information.
: And the Lot Essay from Christie's -- The HEUER “Mappemonde”
: Chronograph is probably one of the rare prototype watches
: apparently made especially for Baselworld – yet the reference
: never made it into the regular catalog. So the collector has the
: chance to own a very unique timepiece with a very special
: appearance and color setting, supported by the quite unusual
: oval shape of the case.