The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 brings together two significant events in TAG Heuer history. 1887 is the year Edouard Heuer invented the oscillating pinion, a significant development in the field of chronographs. In Heuer’s design, the pinion served to engage and disengage, or start and stop, the chronograph mechanism. We cut corners when it was time to cut corners. We sold-out when it was time to sell-out.
Just like we did with Rolex and Omega, here is our buying guide with 5 affordable TAG Heuer watches for new collectors, made together with our colleagues of WatchTime (only focused on mechanical watches). Launched in 2004, the Aquaracer series has developed into one of TAG Heuer’s most popular, and for good reason.
As you may have discerned from its name, this TAG Heuer Aquaracer can descend to 300 meters, or nearly 1,000 feet below the surface, which is sufficient for even the most ardent underwater sportsman. Intrinsically, there’s nothing wrong with it. The look is great, the feeling on the wrist is great, the classical details are great. The bracelet features a double-security clasp to assure the Aquaracer stays put. The 41-mm diameter case falls into the “just right” range. The Swiss-made Caliber 5 automatic movement operates at 28,800 vph or 4 Hz with a 38-hour power reserve.
At this year’s Baselworld, tag Heuer replica surprised many fans with an all-new version of Formula 1. Enthusiasts had been asking for a larger case, and they got it. In the first years these models came out with just “Heuer” on the dial, later “TAG” and the new logo were added. The case is not round, but rather slightly barrel- or cushion-shaped, giving it a look that is both retro and modern. The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Chronograph measures 44 mm in diameter.
Some years ago – in a period when TAG Heuer had advertisements with celebrities who know how to strap a watch on their wrist instead of holding them in their hands – they had a “Classics” collection comprising a variety of re-issues of significant watches from the 1960s and 1970s. Today our Weekly Watch Photo is dedicated to one of these watches, which is also one of my all-time favorites… the TAG Heuer Autavia.
Admittedly we’re not crusaders for a better world or champions of heroic causes: we’re fully-grown children and that persistent desire to be foolish keeps us young, while every single indicator around us is telling us that we are getting older. The best fake watch features a ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale surrounding a sapphire crystal. Both of these components are virtually scratch-proof. The 43 mm case is fine-brushed and polished steel. Sporty black and elegant anthracite gray dials are available, and the new bracelet with H-shaped links completes the look.
In 1963, Jack Heuer named the Carrera collection after the Carrera Panamericana, the legendary 1950s road race considered by many to be the most dangerous in the world. In 2010, TAG Heuer put its newly developed Caliber 1887 chronograph movement in the Carrera. Jack envisioned a timepiece for drivers that offered a wide-open, easy-to-read dial and a shock-resistant, waterproof case that could withstand the punishment of a multi-day event.