The TAG Heuer Autavia is one of the legendary timepiece from the glory days of the 60s and 70s. Inspired by Automobile and Aviation, the Autavia has always taken inspiration from the best design elements present in the dashboard of racing cars and aircrafts created by Heuer in 1933. However, the first Autavia chronograph with a rotating bezel was rolled out in 1962. This year – 2017, TAG Heuer has reissued the Autavia celebrating its 55th anniversary.
Some of the best-known racing drivers of the 60s and 70s – Jochen Rindt, Mario Andretti, Jo Siffert and Clay Regazzoni had their period Autovia wrapped around their wrists while on and off the racing circuit. In addition, Jochen Rindt, the legendary F1 Champion was the man behind the Autovia design back in 1966. TAG Heuer lead the way in offering avant-garde luxury timepieces, and on this occasion, the brand will also be selling a book “Autavia – Story of an Icon”. This book talks about the history and heritage of the legendary watch that has been on sale for the last 55-years.With just 6.9mm thick, 2017 Autavia’s self-winding TAG Heuer Automatic Chronograph is made of with 233 components that include a pillar wheel and a vertical clutch. Worn by F1 Champions, the Autavia reissue radiates racing heritage in its genes, Jack Heuer – fourth generation head of the company has left no stones unturned in designing this TAG Heuer Automatic. The 2017 Tag Heuer Autavia is priced at $5150.
2017 Tag Heuer Autavia Technical details
Movement: Heuer 02 Manufacture – automatic chronograph with date 80-hour power reserve
Case: Diameter 42 mm in polished steel including polished steel horns with 2 facets. Notched black aluminium bezel with hour gradations, bi-directional rotation
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating and fluted steel crown. Polished steel mushroom push-buttons and sapphire case-back
Dial: Black opaline – date window at 6 o’clock
Three white snailed counters
- Chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock
- Chronograph hour counter at 9 o’clock
- Small seconds counter at 6 o’clock
Rhodium-plated applique indices, with polished and satin-finished top, with beige SuperLuminova™ highlights and minute track. Rhodium-plated beige SuperLuminova™ hour and minute hands. Black varnished chronograph hands. White varnished chronograph seconds hand.
Water-resistance – 100 meters
Strap – In vintage brown calfskin leather with ecru top-stitching polished pin buckle with Heuer logo
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