In 1962, Jack Heuer designed the first TAG Heuer Autavia series chronograph with a rotating bezel. The exquisite appearance and excellent performance were won by many famous racers. Favored and became a very popular professional watch at the time. In 2017, with a strong passion for motorsports and classic watches, Tag Heuer took the Autavia series first-generation chronograph ‘Rindt’ (launched in 1966) as the prototype at the Basel Watch & Jewellery Show 2017. The new Autavia series chronograph is engraved. The new model not only inherits the excellent characteristics of the classic model, but also changes slightly based on the original design, making it more in line with the needs of modern timepieces. Let’s take a look together.
Tribute to racers and classic watches
Not only the re-release of the iconic watch, but also a remembrance of the famous F1 champion Jochen Rindt, named ‘Rindt’, it also reflects the real world of racing and the Respect for the first generation of timepieces. And retained the rough temperament and legendary image of the F1 hero dedicated watch in the 1960s, making retro chronograph fans obsessed. In addition, the original performance is enhanced by the brand’s modern technology, which is also a perfect fusion of classic design and modern watchmaking skills, creating an extraordinary timepiece with excellent performance and feelings.
TAG Heuer AUTOVIA Chronograph
The new stopwatch expands from 39 mm in the 1960s to 42 mm, making it more suitable for contemporary wearer standards. In addition, the addition of the 12-hour graduated bezel and the new Heuer-02 dedicated chronograph movement allow the new timepiece to retain the design concept and aesthetic style of the original watch series, while also presenting a strong modern timepiece design. sense.
42 mm stainless steel case and crown
The polished stainless steel case shows a delicate and full-bodied watch texture, which is very beautiful. The bi-directional grooved bezel made of black aluminum alloy is closely attached to it, and is equipped with eye-catching white Arabic numerals, which presents excellent sensory enjoyment. After processing, the grooves are comfortable and non-slippery, ensuring accurate operation of the watch timing. The stainless steel crown is located between the two chronograph buttons with the TAG Heuer logo engraved on it, giving the watch brand its unique charm.
Delicate black dial
On the black dial, three white luminous chronographs are set against each other, just like the visual sense of a racing instrument panel, full of unique charm and the essence of chronograph. The stainless steel hands and applique indexes are covered with a Super-LumiNova® beige luminous coating, which shows a beautiful luminous effect in darker environments. The luminous coatings of different thicknesses and lengths can change the time at this moment. It is clearly and intuitively presented, which is very convenient.
The back cover of the sapphire glass designed by the back of the process shows the charm of the CAL.HEUER 02 movement. Do not have any fun. As a brand-new chronograph movement, it has a power reserve of 80 hours and has a water resistance of 100 meters. In addition, the new movement design widens the distance between the three small time dials to ensure balance of sight and the readability of the dial.
Distressed calfskin strap
The comfortable and comfortable distressed calfskin strap adds to the overall retro charm of the watch, showing a retro-style charm. Equipped with a stainless steel pin buckle, it can well protect the watch from the wrist, not easy to fall off, and very reliable.
TAG Heuer AUTOVIA Chronograph
Summary: ‘Big push buttons, grooved crown, Tag Heuer logo and distressed calfskin strap bring rough beauty to the watch, coupled with its deep roots in racing, excellent features and classic looks make this The excellent timepiece has received extensive attention since its launch, making it one of the better models at the show. If you like this watch, consider it .