TAG Heuer Autavia Watches
The Tag Heuer Autavia is often regarded as the sober man’s watch that draws its inspiration from the vintage pilot’s watches backed up by truly advanced materials such as titanium and ceramic. It is one of the oldest Tag Heuer collections and at the same time is one of the highest performing creations of the brand. The collection is inspired by TAG Heuer’s enviable heritage and is a combination of automotive and aviation, dating back to when the brand was making cockpit timers in the 1930s. It is a popular choice amongst the armed forces and racing enthusiasts. The sparsely located Arabic numerals made from solid blocks of luminous material and the sword shaped hands with ivory super-LumiNova treatment offer optimal nighttime legibility. A notable feature about the Autavia timepieces is the use of a newly developed carbon-composite hairspring in their movement, the COSC chronometer-certified Caliber 5 with an automatic movement. This hairspring is engineered to be lightweight, low-density, completely antimagnetic, and virtually impervious to both gravity and shocks. One popular model under the collection is WBE5191.FC8276- a watch with rounded 42mm case incorporating the beveled lugs of the original models from the 1960s, as well as the extra-large winding crown. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and has a bidirectional 60-minute bronze ceramic bezel, also a feature of the vintage models. It has a brown colored leather strap and a pin buckle with fine brushed bronze, giving it a rugged and edgy look. The watch has a power reserve of 38 hours and is fitted with a raised sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. There is a clear date display window at 6’o’clock. It’s easy to see the appeal of the crisp design paired with a rather unusual chocolate brown smoked dial that is designed in such a way that it complements the leather strap.