Employing the chronograph is pleasurable and the Calibre 1887 handles well. The pushers are your conventional pump design, with fresh screw-down protector, which means you can use the chrono in an instant if you want to. Activation of this start/stop pusher at 2 o’clock is sharp and the reset pusher at 4 o’clock does not want excessive pressure to get a clean snap back to zero. The two pushers can be depressed about halfway with no resistance, allowing you to set up to time something like a race without much delay. The pull-out crown between the two pushers pops out easily to 2 positions, the first for setting the quick-set date and the second for setting the time. Turning the Carrera over shows a enormous sapphire window that allows you see the Calibre 1887 indoors, which can be lightly decorated, retaining the clean modern look of the watch. There’s not anything too jaded about it, however, the design is well executed overall. It is apparent that a lot of thought went into making sure wearability and performance came first.
tag heuer aquaracer electromechanical chronograph replica Formula 1 CAZ1014.BA042Both brand new watches share a dazzling star-burst Blue dial with Orange highlights, and that in itself is news. Something odd happened to the Formula 1 at the early 2010s: as the watch has been pushed up-market by TAG Heuer, all the colors seemed to drain away, leaving behind a darkened black palette- at one stage, the only dial options were Black, White or Anthracite. But that is not exactly what the Formula 1 series is about. It is a watch with color at its heart, so we’re thrilled to see the return of a bright, colourful Blue on either the dial and the bezel. TAG Heuer Formula 1 Blue DialWhile you can purchase a Formula 1 with an automatic motion, that’s not exactly what the series is about. The attractiveness of this Formula 1 is the fact that it combines sporty, vibrant styling with durable quartz movements at a really reasonable price. And really the most recent Formula 1 is all about the exact same price as it was back in 2010, so there’s loads of value to be had with all the new variety.
2015 Aquaracer 300m vs. 2010 Aquaracer 500mNote the similarities from the rubber strap and the brushed alloy end-pieces decorated with bolts. TAG Heuer debuted an interesting retro chronograph at Baselworld 2015, known as the Carrera Calibre 18. Largely inspired by a historical “Heuer” model made by Jack Heuer from the 1950s, it’s guaranteed to appeal to people looking for vintage styling at a modern timepiece. The Carrera Calibre 18 has a silver sunburst dial using a dual register layout. On the left is a 30-minute chronograph countertop, and on the right is a continuous tiny seconds display — equally decorated with an anthracite azurage finish.
The Heuer Carrera was initially launched in 1963, though for decades it had been considered to have not been unveiled until 1964. This was long before sport chronograph watches had any mainstream fame in the United States (and it took the Viceroy Autavia to flip this around in 1972), also Heuer was chiefly known as a manufacturer of stopwatches for race car drivers. The Carrera was initially intended as a tool watch largely for use by drivers and racing aficionados, but within the last 50 years it has grown into among the most recognizable product lines in all of horology.
- 3 counters
- Hand-applied polished and faceted indexes with luminescent markers
- Polished and faceted hour and minute hands with green & blue luminescent markers
- Polished counters’ hands with luminescent markers
- Polished central chronograph second hand with colored tip
- Printed minuterie on the dial
- Angled date window at 3 o’clock with magnifying lens
- Case diameter: 43 mm
- Fine-brushed and polished steel case
- Unidirectional turning bezel
- Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire glass
- Polished steel screw-in crown
- Polished steel push-buttons
- Fine-brushed screw-in caseback with diving bell engraving
- Water resistance: 300 meters
- TAG Heuer Calibre 16, Swiss Made
- Automatic calibre, rapid date correction
- Diameter: 26.20 mm (11 ½”’), — 21 rubies
- Balance frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
- Power reserve: about 42 hours