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TAG Heuer shifts up the gears to make Autavia a full production family

AUTAVIA FAMILY PICTURE 7 PIECES 2019 HD

TAG Heuer revived its 1960s Heuer Autavia model as a special edition in 2017 after enthusiasts were asked to name the one watch they would like to see reissued.

This year the racy Autavia is back as a full stand-alone family, joining the ranks of the Carrera, Monaco, Formula 1, Aquaracer and Link collections.

There are seven new models including stainless-steel Autavia 42mm three-hand models that adopt the rounded first-generation Autavia case and bevelled lugs from the 1960s with a black or blue bidirectional ceramic bezel. They have extra large pilot watch-style crowns — handy if the watch is worn by somebody in full racing kit and gloves, and has an easy to read dial in black, grey or blue.

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It comes with easily interchangeable leather or NATO straps or a steel bracelet.

Inside the three-handers are chronometer-certified Calibre 5 movements with carbon-composite hairsprings created by TAG Heuer boffins.

We have not yet received pricing for the United States, but in the UK they range from £2850 on a leather strap to £3200 on a steel bracelet.

In addition to the mainstream steel models, TAG has also created two versions in bronze with smoked green or brown dials, expected to sell for £3500.

 

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