If you’re feeling skeptical at this point, bear with us for a second. TAG Heuer, while touting the 1887 as 100 percent in-house, has also declared publicly that it’s a formal relationship with Seiko and is sourcing some less critical components for the 1887 in the Japanese manufacturer because of Swatch Group limiting supply. All told, there are 22 providers of components for the 1887 and Seiko is the only one that is not Swiss. So while the “100% in house” moniker might cause you to think something a bit far from the truth, TAG Heuer was transparent and supplied information when asked concerning the 1887’s provenance. There are even a number of reasons why TAG Heuer construction on this Seiko base to deliver us the 1887 is a great thing. The proprietary, Seiko-conceived double pawl winding system is significantly more efficient than a standard rotor winding system, and also the pillar wheel system within this motion is extremely trustworthy and reactive. As stated above though, TAG did make some substantial alterations to make the 1887 their very own, one of which is the addition of the internally developed rocking pinion. To oversimplify a bit, this means that the chronograph’s seconds hand is always partly joined to the movement’s running seconds equipment train, so engagement is much faster and smoother.
If you’re feeling cynical at this point, keep with us for a second. tag heuer aquaracer chrono calibre 16 replica, while touting the 1887 as 100% in-house, has also announced publicly that it’s a formal relationship with Seiko and can be sourcing some less critical components for its 1887 from the Japanese brand due to Swatch Group restricting supply. All told, there are 22 providers of components to your 1887 and Seiko is the only one that is not Swiss. So while the “100% in house” moniker might cause you to think something somewhat far from the fact, TAG Heuer was clear and provided information when asked about the 1887’s provenance. There are even numerous reasons why TAG Heuer building with this Seiko foundation to deliver us the 1887 is a terrific thing. The proprietary, Seiko-conceived dual pawl winding system is significantly more efficient than a standard rotor winding system, and also the pillar wheel system in this motion is extremely trustworthy and reactive. As mentioned above though, TAG did create some substantial alterations to make the 1887 their own, among which is the accession of their internally developed rocking pinion. To oversimplify a bit, this means that the chronograph’s seconds hand is obviously partly joined to the movement’s running seconds gear train, so engagement is much faster and smoother.
2016 TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Blue DialLike that the remaining part of the Formula 1 Quartz range, the watch is water-resistant to 200m. 2016 TAG Heuer Formula 1 CAZ1014There are two ways of tethering the F1 Chronograph into a wrist- possibly the brushed steel bracelet you see here, or some “technical nylon strap”, which is much like a NATO strap- there is no leather or rubber strap option. And that suits us just fine- given the cost of the bracelet by itself, we would probably order this version on the bracelet but also purchase the technical strap separately to have the selection of swapping it over during the summer months. TAG Heuer Formula 1 CAZ1014.BA042The Chronograph has its own strap- a blue base strap with central Orange stripe and 2 little white stripes. Heuermart.com Formula 1 Chronograph Case BackThe Chronograph uses the typical steel Formula 1 case back, which includes the chequered flag pattern. The Chronograph provides the following performance: 3 o’clock register- running moments (time) 6 o’clock enroll- 1/ 10th second and hour (chronograph) 9 o’clock enroll- 30 min (chronograph) 1/ 10th second AND an hour indicator on the identical register? Yes, how this works is that any occasion timed for under 30 minutes will demonstrate the 1/ 10th second scale. After 30 minutes that register now displays hours, with mark for every half-hour and the 1/10th time is missing.
Though the “in house” designation on the Calibre 1887 takes a pretty large asterisk, the movement itself is fantastic and certainly a couple steps above from the ebauche movements you’ll see in a lot of the Carrera’s competitors. And at the close of the day, while it’s the match, the performance, or the essential “Carrera-ness” that does it to you, the Carrera 1887 is a watch you’ll find yourself coming back to.
- Black dial
- Hand-applied polished and faceted indexes with luminescent markers
- Skeletonized polished and faceted hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
- Polished chronograph central second hand with colored tip
- Date at 6 o’clock
- Printed minuterie on the dial
- Fine-brushed and Polished steel case
- Polished unidirectional turning aluminum bezel
- Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
- Polished steel screw-in crown
- Polished steel push-buttons
- Fine-brushed screw-in caseback with diving bell engraving
- TAG Heuer quartz movement, one of the most reliable and accurate made in Switzerland
- Powered by a battery
- Regulator (time-measuring device): quartz crystal.
- Electrical current that causes the crystal to vibrate very consistently and at a very high frequency (32,768 times per second).
- Almost perfect precision (a variation of only a few seconds per month.)