Launched in 1962, and named after the Automobile and Aviation industry, Tag-Heuer Autavia now makes a comeback at the ongoing Baselworld 2017 event. The unique thing about the Autavia collection from Tag-Heuer is the signature white chronograph sub-dials laid against the contrasting black dial surrounding.
The 2017 version of the Tag-Heuer Autavia is more or less the copy of the vintage collection built upon the Autavia Reference 2446 Mark 3. The case built-up is more robust measuring 42mm in diameter. the design of the watch features the reverse panda dial and pretty much draws inspiration from the heritage with the “Autavia Heuer” logo placed close to the 12-hour position. The hour marking is done on the black rotating bezel and a new date window has been incorporated at the 6-hour position and is fairly visible.
This 2017 Tag-Heuer Autavia model is a proprietary Calibre Heuer 02 automatic chronograph that comes with self-winding movements, unlike the manual movements are seen in the previous model. These movements are apparently visible and can be seen in full glory from behind the glass case back.
This is certainly a delight for all the fans of Tag-Heuer Autavia collection as it brings back and continues with the elegant, premium and a classic look taking its prestige forward. The 2017 Tag-Heuer Autavia model will come in two wristband options. One is the brown calfskin leather strap with ecru stitching and the other is the Sixties-inspired 7-row steel “beads of rice” bracelet.