You see, prior to the Autavia being around, Cheap Tag Heuer Replica Watches had this amazing movement called the Calibre 1969 and later as the CH 80. For a series of reasons when Jean-Claude Biver came aboard he needed to mothball the CH 80 project until further notice. The movement was made and designed in-house, and probably the best modern chronograph the brand has made.
The CH 80 was later renamed for a third time to the Tag Heuer Heritage Autavia Calibre Heuer 02 Replica Watches, and given a new visual look in order to make it feel even more modern. Look through the caseback of the Heritage Autavia and you won’t see something that looks even remotely old. Rather, you’ll see one of the most modern looking Swiss mechanical movements available at this price, though it still has hallmarks of industry tradition such as decoration on the movement bridges in the form of Geneva stripes. The exposed column wheel for the chronograph is painted in a sport red—just for fun.
The Calibre Heuer 02 has a vertical clutch for the chronograph which gives it a very satisfying and precise feel when operating the pushers. This feels likely better than most of the original Swiss Tag Heuer Watches from years ago. The light-colored subdials are rubrics of legibility thanks to the slightly recessed matte light silver dials and high contrast black markers and hands. The relative availability of white space makes the otherwise tiny spaces feel bigger and thus easy to read. Such obscure lessons in legibility have long since been lost to most modern wrist watch dial designs. The only clues for these lessons are in studying old designs.
TAG has a sexy lady on their hands, and it will be up to them to keep this type of experience product consistently so polished. I think the reality here is that TAG Heuer really took a lot of time to make sure this product lived up to the hype. I don’t think they are going to let anyone down. In fact, across the board Fake Tag Heuer Watches product is getting better and better. Not only that, but TAG Heuer is successfully appealing to a wide variety of consumer demographics who typically don’t have much in common with one another. For example, the TAG Heuer of today makes this Heritage Autavia, the Connected Modular smartwatch, the skeletonzied Carrera Heuer 01, a tourbillon, attractive ladies watches, and a lot more. The point is that TAG Heuer managed to find the space to carve out yet another niche for vintage-style modern tool watches.
The least vintage thing about the Autavia is the case size. While it is the perfect size for me at 42mm wide and about 17mm thick, actual vintage Swiss Fake Tag Heuer Watches were typically much smaller. The reason this is important to mention is that vintage watch proportions don’t always translate when when ballooned. That isn’t an issue here because the Autavia appears to have been designed from the ground up as something new—instead of just something that follows visual themes found in older designs.