The new TAG Heuer Autavia Replica is not only officially debuted, but according to TAG Heuer. Two versions of the “Nina Rindt” re-issue TAG Heuer Autavia will be available, with one on a “rain grain” steel metal bracelet, and the other on a brown vintage-style leather strap. Otherwise, the two models are the same. Given the already apparent success of the TAG Heuer Autavia watch, its desirable movement, and accessible price point – it does beg the question of where TAG Heuer will both take the newly re-animated Cheap Tag Heuer Replica collection, as well as the Calibre Heuer 02 movement next?
The TAG Heuer Autavia Calibre Heuer 02 Fake Watches comes in a polished steel case that is 42mm wide. True to the originals, it has a bi-directional rotating timing bezel with a black aluminum hour marker insert. The most desirable trait of the watch from a collector’s standpoint is the “panda dial” style which means the subdials are a contrasting color from the dial on a more or less monochromatic palette. This not only emphasizes legibility but happens to look beautiful as well. Note the use of “Heuer” only on the dial even though this is a modern TAG Heuer watch.
Thankfully, you can view the caliber Heuer 02 movement through the caseback – and it offers a lot of contrast with the otherwise vintage style of the Swiss Tag Heuer Watches given how modern it looks. It feels like opening up an old muscle car and finding a modern engine block inside. It is actually pretty cool.
TAG Heuer renders the Autavia to look like a vintage Tag Heuer Replica, but it sure doesn’t feel like one. Pretty much the only “retro” construction element is the black anodized aluminum bezel. Though, this does help add to the overall retro look. TAG Heuer polished the case very nicely, and it feels both solid and comfortable on the wrist.