Luxury Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Replica Cheap Online
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Replicarange has added a pair of blue-dial models for 2016, which gives us a good excuse to revisit the Formula 1 series. The F1 series kicked off way back in 1986, with the most significant change in the model's history coming in 2015 when TAG Heuer introduced a new case based on the 1970s Autavia. Now, if you are new to TAG Heuer and you don't know the history of the Formula 1, don't worry- we've got you covered with our Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer Formula 1.
Both new watches share a brilliant star-burst Blue dial with Orange highlights, and that in itself is news. Something strange happened to the Formula 1 in the early 2010s: as the watch was pushed up-market by TAG Heuer, all the colours seemed to drain away, leaving behind a subdued monochrome palette- at one stage, the only dial options were Black, White or Anthracite.
But that's not what the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Replica series is about. It's a watch with colour at its heart, so we're delighted to see the return of a bright, colourful Blue on both the dial and the bezel.
While you can buy a Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Replica with an automatic movement, that's not really what the series is about. The beauty of the Formula 1 is that it combines sporty, colourful styling with durable quartz movements at a very reasonable price. And indeed the newest Formula 1 is about the same price as it was back in 2010, so there is plenty of value to be had with the new range.
You won't hear me complain often that a watch is mechanical, and in theory I appreciate these automatic watches. I do however feel that TAG Heuer had a great thing going with an more accessibly-priced entry level range that focused on quartz offerings at a price of under $1,000. If you wanted to get into something more high-end and mechanical you had the Link, Aquaracer, Monaco, and of course, Carrera families to do so. While the Formula 1 collection is still technically entry-level for the brand, and there are quartz versions available, I think the consumer is left wit a lot of confusing choices.
Perhaps I am simply being nostalgic that I want the replica tag heuer formula 1 grande date chronograph range to be available to the widest possible demographic and be a fantastic daily sport watch for everyone. TAG Heuer has experimented with the Formula 1 collection making it more mainstream, more masculine, and more "racing." Each of those steps has had its share of good ideas, but I don't think that Formula 1 right now is as attractive an offering as, say, a Carrera or a Monaco.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Replica has a 43mm stainless steel case, which has a combination of brushed and polished finishes- the main polished surfaces being the case sides, the crown and pushers.
The dial offers hand-applied steel indices with an over-sized "12" numeral at due north. A small inner bezel sits at the outer-edge of the dial and features a minute scale, with the 5-minute intervals marked in Orange. Each of the three registers has a circular azurage pattern with a steel frame, which helps give the dial definition.
While many Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Blue Replica watches in the TAG Heuer range now offer a ceramic bezel, the fixed blue bezel on the new F1 is aluminium with a racing-style tachymeter scale. Another feature to note is the coloured TAG Heuer shield, in contrast to the more usual all-white logo. Historically, quartz TAG Heuers use the colour logo while automatic models stick to the white logo. There have been a few exceptions to this rule over the years, but most of the time the rule still holds true.