It seems that it’s an more and more widespread tactic to launch a brand new watch and never talk about it in any respect. We’ve seen it with the Tissot PRX from yesterday, however up to now additionally with watches just like the Omega CK 859 or the IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XX. Immediately we convey you one other one which’s quietly launched and instantly out there, this time from TAG Heuer. Following the redesigned particular editions for the sixtieth anniversary of the Autavia from final 12 months, this new mannequin combines a chrome steel case with a powerful and classical black dial.
The Autavia assortment goes again a really very long time and is vital in TAG Heuer’s historical past. With a reputation that mixes each Car and Aviation, its intentions are clear as day, particularly on this chronograph variation. Becoming a member of the Autavia household is the brand new reference CBE511A.FC8279, an adaptation of the silver dial introduced on the event of the Autavia turning 60 final 12 months. This nonetheless makes use of the sturdy 42mm large stainless-steel case, with a bidirectional rotating bezel that has a 60-minute ceramic insert. The mushroom-shaped pushers emphasise the stable design of the case, with the crown emblazoned with a black insert and the TAG Heuer brand. On prime sits a domed sapphire crystal.
The brand new black dial has retained the design of its predecessors, with massive utilized markers and a tricompax chronograph structure. The white-on-black design makes it extremely legible, particularly with the stout hour and minute arms, completed with Tremendous-LumiNova (as are the markers). The dial is encircled by a sloping minute observe. The chronograph and small seconds subdials are recessed and have a grooved round sample. The one contact of color on the in any other case monochromatic dial is the phrase “Autavia”, which is printed in yellow/orange.
The textual content on the dial already hints at what’s inside, because the Autavia Flyback Chronograph is fitted with the Calibre Heuer 02. This COSC-certified chronometer motion might be seen by the caseback. It runs at a charge of 28,800vph and comes with flyback performance. That lets you immediately reset the chronograph and begin timing a brand new occasion with out the necessity to cease it, then reset it, after which begin it once more. The ending is sort of good, with vertical ribbing on the plates and bridges, a pink column wheel and a black openworked rotor. The ability reserve is excellent, at 80 hours when totally wound.
Similar to the fashions from final 12 months, this black dial Autavia comes on a black alligator leather-based strap with a pink lining and an built-in quick-release system. It’s out there by TAG Heuer’s on-line boutique and retailers for a value of EUR 6,550.
For extra data, please go to TAGHeuer.com.