Swiss luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer is all set to celebrate the 60th birthday of its very special Autavia line with the launch of three stunning but limited edition watches.
While Autavia was launched in 1933, it only became associated with wristwatch chronographs in 1962. Before that, Autavia was responsible for creating dashboard timers for cars and aircrafts.
The new limited edition line includes two Tag Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback in variants, one with an all-black design, and the other with a silver dial; and a Tag Heuer Autavia COSC GMT.
Tag Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback
Bringing back the flyback function, Tag Heuer’s Autavia Chronometer Flyback uses the brand’s newly developed Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback movement which offers an 80-hour power reserve, allowing users to reset the chronograph hand and commence a new timing without having to stop it first. This is a life-saver when it comes to high-pressure situations like recording lap times at the racetrack.
The overall design of the Autavia Chronometer is a modernism meets functionality, for the avid adventure seeker. A modern 42mm black PVD-finished steel case holds the dial and bi-directional ceramic bezel. Unlike the all-black variant, the silver Flyback has a more polished look with the same black ceramic bezel and a contrasting silver dial. Another notable difference between the two dials is the mellow green details on the black dial that glow in the dark.
The three subdials are strategically placed at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock so as to not make the dial look too cluttered. The back of the dial is also quite interesting. A transparent sapphire back case discloses the inner workings of TAG Heuer’s meticulous mechanism, with brand engravings and product specs on the outside.
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