I am pretty sure that my next TAG Heuer Replica Watches will contain their still very fresh in-house Calibre Heuer 02 movement – which happens to be the engine powering the new for 2017 TAG Heuer Autavia. This fantastic movement debuted a few years ago as the TAG Heuer Caliber 1969 and was later renamed to the CH 80 before its production was put on hold. Only a few movements were made and cased into watches called the Carrera CH 80, which I would imagine will be rather in-demand collectors’ items.
The Swiss TAG Heuer Autavia Calibre Heuer 02 Replica comes in a polished steel case that is 42mm wide. True to the originals, it has a bi-directional rotating timing bezel with a black aluminum hour marker insert. The most desirable trait of the watch from a collector’s standpoint is the “panda dial” style which means the subdials are a contrasting color from the dial on a more or less monochromatic palette. This not only emphasizes legibility but happens to look beautiful as well.
The caliber Heuer 02 automatic movement is pretty impressive from a technical specification perspective. Further, it is totally conceived and built in-house by Tag Heuer Replica Watches. Produced from 233 parts, this automatic 12-hour chronograph movement has a symmetrical triple subdial layout, operates at 4Hz, has 80 hours of power reserve, and includes a chronograph with both a column wheel transmission system and a vertical clutch. In addition to the time and chronograph, there is a date window discreetly placed in the subdial over 6 o’clock.
Tag Heuer Replica renders the Autavia to look like a vintage watch, but it sure doesn’t feel like one. Pretty much the only “retro” construction element is the black anodized aluminum bezel. Though, this does help add to the overall retro look. TAG Heuer polished the case very nicely, and it feels both solid and comfortable on the wrist.