The Autavia is back. Quite possibly the most dearest driver’s chronograph from the Sixties, the Autavia takes its name from the withdrawal of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. Gatherers promptly partner its name to its rotating bezel, its large snailed counters and the astounding legibility of its high contrast.
Made in 1962, this notable model commends its 55th commemoration with a 2017 version with refreshed capacities and an exclusive development. We will before long commit a top to bottom article on the historical backdrop of this model.
The new TAG Heuer Autavia is the aftereffect of an intuitive campaign called the “Autavia Cup” run in 2016: from a decision of 16 vintage models, in excess of 50,000 web clients decided in favor of a reissue of the supposed Autavia “Rindt” from the name of Jochen Rindt, a popular F1 driver.
More imposing than its predecessor — 42 mm in width compared to 39 during the 1960s — the new Autavia keeps up the tasteful codes of the original however offers new capacities which are custom fitted to present day necessities: a self-winding type, power save of 80 hours, date at 6 o’clock, water protection from 100 meters.
In dark aluminum, the bidirectional scored bezel with 12-hour graduation encompasses a dark dial with three white snailed counters in an ideal format. The straight hands and the cleaned steel stick lists are covered with beige Super-LumiNova.
The “Mushroom” push-pieces, a ridged crown, the Heuer logo and a bothered calfskin cowhide lash are clear vintage contacts. Yet, the engraving “Heuer-02” over the date gap makes reference to one of the significant advancements of this contemporary model: its exclusive development, the new Heuer-02 chronograph type, with 4 Hz recurrence for a force hold of 80 hours.
Noticeable through the sapphire case-back, this 6.9 mm thick self-winding development comprises 233 components, a column haggle vertical grip.
The Autavia can be coordinated to a dark calfskin cowhide lash, a troubled earthy colored calfskin cowhide tie with ecru stitching or a Sixties-enlivened 7-column steel “dabs of rice” arm band.
The Autavia is now discounted in TAG Heuer stores, from a choice of retailers, or accessible for conveyance through the brand’s online webstore.
TAG Heuer likewise introduced the book “Autavia – Story of an Icon”, for the individuals who need to follow the set of experiences and heritage of this legendary watch. Cost for the tie form: Swiss Francs 4,800/Euro 4,600. tagheuer.com