Replica TAG Heuer Autavia Jack Heuer Limited Edition Celebrates its Creator’s 85th Birthday

Many watch connoisseurs receive personalized top swiss replica watches for their birthdays. But how many receive a personalized version of an iconic timepiece that they actually created? TAG Heuer celebrates the 85th birthday of Jack Heuer, its honorary chairman and scion of the company’s founding family, this year, with the release of a limited-edition Autavia model with a “Panda”-style dial. As Jack prepares to blow out candles, we present to you this week’s Watch to Watch, the TAG Heuer Autavia Jack Heuer Limited Edition.

First, some history on the Autavia: the first Heuer timepiece with that moniker was actually a dashboard counter for racing cars and aircraft (the name is a combination of “Automobile” and “Aviation”) released in 1933. Jack Heuer, at the time the head of the Heuer watch company that would later become known as TAG Heuer Fake Watches Shop, revived the name for the wristwatch chronograph he created in 1962, during the Golden Age of motor racing. The Autavia wristwatch was notable for its rotating bezel, large snailed counters, and ultra-legible black-and-white color scheme. The watch, like other racing-inspired Heuer watches of that era, such as the Carrera and Monaco, became a favorite of many well-known racing drivers of the 1960s and ‘70s, including Jo Siffert, Mario Andretti, and Clay Regazzoni. and the F1 legend most associated with the revival piece, Jochen Rindt. The Autavia was dropped from the brand’s catalogue in 1986 but remained a favorite among collectors of vintage Heuer watches.

It was another F1 legend, Jochen Rindt, who would become most associated with the modern, revived version of the Autavia, which was released at Baselworld 2017. In 2016, TAG Heuer conducted an interactive online campaign called the “Autavia Cup,” in which more than 50,000 of the brand’s diehard fans voted for which one of 16 vintage Autavia models would be the template for the planned reissue of the Autavia this year. The winner was a 1966 model nicknamed the “Rindt,” which Jochen Rindt famously wore during his racing career.
Borrowing faithfully from many aspects of the vintage Rindt model, the modern-day TAG Heuer Autavia has a 42-mm stainless steel case (enlarged from the 39-mm diameter of the original) with a bidirectional, notched bezel made of black aluminum; beveled lugs; vintage-style “mushroom” chronograph pushers and a ridged crown; straight hour and minute hands; and polished steel baton indices filled with Super-LumiNova. The logo on the dial is not “TAG Heuer” but the original “Heuer,” clearly evocative of the watch’s ’60s forebear. A contemporary touch not found on the historical model is the date, which is located in a window at 6 o’clock. The most notable difference between this limited edition and the other recently released Autavia models is the dial’s so-called “Panda” color scheme: white, silver-sunray main dial with three black subdial counters, contrasting with the black-dial/white-subdials look of the mainstream Autavia. Another subtle difference: the use of white Super-LumiNova on the indices and hands rather than the beige, aged-patina-look Super-LumiNova on other Autavia models.

Most definitively modern — and a clear upgrade from the vintage Autavia models — is the movement, TAG Heuer’s automatic Caliber Heuer 02. An evolved version of TAG Heuer’s CH-80 caliber (and the base for the company’s Heuer 02-T tourbillon movement), it oscillates at a speedy 4-Hz frequency and packs a power reserve of 80 hours. Comprised of 233 total components, including an openworked, blackened rotor, Caliber 02 includes among its notable elements a column wheel and a vertical clutch for the integrated chronograph function. On the non-limited Autavia models, this movement is on display through a sapphire back, but here the watch’s owner gets something arguably more special: a solid steel caseback engraved with Jack Heuer’s signature and family crest, identifying this timepiece as one of the only 1,932 that will be made; the limited edition number is a reference to the year Jack was born.

The TAG Heuer Autavia completes its “neo-retro” look with a seven-row stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet that echoes the style of its 1960s predecessor. The best luxury replica watches is priced at $5,900, and the first watch in the series — number 1 of 1,932 — will be part of the “Heuer Parade” during Phillips’s upcoming November 11 exceptional timepiece auction in Geneva.

TAG Heuer Replica for Tom Brady, Omega for Michael Phelps: Two New Celebrity Sports Watches

Two power brands renowned for their luxury sports watches — Omega and TAG Heuer — have announced two new special editions honoring two elite athletes serving as brand “ambassadors.” Here’s what you need to know about Omega’s Seamaster Planet Ocean “Michael Phelps” and TAG Heuer’s Carrera Heuer 01 Tom Brady Special Edition.

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Michael Phelps” is a limited edition of 280 pieces — a reference to the 28 Olympic medals (23 of them Gold) that Phelps has won in his legendary swimming career. The most successful Olympian of all time, Phelps began his partnership with Omega — then, as now, the official timekeeper of the Olympics — just prior to his historic eight-medal performance at the 2008 Games in Beijing. The watch has a suitably aquatic character, with a pool-blue color scheme, a unidirectional diving bezel, and high level of water resistance (600 meters, or 2,000 feet) for the 45-5 mm case. The case is made of stainless steel; the bezel, in polished blue ceramic and displaying a dive scale, has orange rubber inserts to denote the first 15 minutes of dive time.

The diving scale on the bezel, along with the dot at 12 o’clock, is treated with Super-LumiNova that emits a green glow in dark conditions, while the minute scale on the dial features Super-LumiNova that glows blue in the same conditions, thus avoiding any potential confusion while underwater. The polished white ceramic dial has applied indices in blue and an Arabic numeral 12 in orange. In keeping with the utilitarian diving theme, the blued hour hand, central seconds hand, and chronograph subdial hands glow blue to match the hour indices, and the minute hand glows green to match the bezel’s dot.
Inside the watch, and visible behind a screwed-down sapphire caseback with an alveol wave pattern, is Omega’s Co-axial Master Chronometer Caliber 9900, an automatic movement with a column-wheel chronograph function and a power reserve of 60 hours. Like all Master Chronometer calibers, it features a silicon balance spring and a co-axial escapement and is antimagnetic to 15,000 Gauss. The steel border of caseback is engraved with the watch’s limited edition number and the sapphire pane has a transferred Michael Phelps “MP” logo. The wave pattern continues on the integrated, blue structured rubber strap, with orange highlights and stitching. The best replica watches review is priced at $8,200.

In the New England Patriots’ historic comeback victory in Super Bowl LI, quarterback Tom Brady, a TAG Heuer ambassador since 2015, threw for a total of 466 yards — winning his fifth Super Bowl championship ring and inspiring this 466-piece limited-edition timepiece, the Replica TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 Tom Brady Special Edition. According to TAG, Brady himself worked closely with its design team to develop the look of the watch, whose blue, red, and silver color scheme pays homage to the jersey colors of the Patriots team. The blue dial and blue leather strap are both accented with red detailing; Brady’s jersey number “12” serves as the 12 o’clock marker. The 43-mm brushed stainless steel case has a fixed bezel with a tachymeter scale. The opaline blue dial is covered by a domed sapphire crystal and features a 30-ninute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, and a date window at 3 o’clock.

The high quality TAG Heue replicas is powered by TAG Heuer’s automatic Caliber Heuer 01, equipped with a chronograph function and a power reserve of 50 hours. The movement can be glimpsed through the blue-shaded sapphire caseback, which is adorned with “Tom Brady Special Edition” text, the limited edition number, and Brady’s signature in bright red. The strap, which combines pebbled blue calfskin leather with a rubber lining, has a steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons. The Carrera Heuer 01 Tom Brady Special Edition is available for purchase on for $5,600.

Three Days in L.A. with the TAG Heuer Connected Watch Modular 45

Another major TAG Heuer sports sponsorship announcement, another whirlwind press trip to attend said announcement, and — best of all — another opportunity to wrist-test one of the brand’s newest models — in this case, version 2.0 of the original TAG Heuer Connected Watch, dubbed the Connected Modular 45. And boy, is it modular.

Regular readers of my “Borrowed Time” series of experiential watch reviews may recall last year’s trip to the MLS All-Star Game in San Jose (for which TAG Heuer was official timekeeper), during which I put the original TAG Heuer replica watches ebay Connected Watch through its paces. In April, TAG Heuer invited a small group of journalists to Los Angeles for another major event: the celebration of its partnership with the Amgen Tour of California and professional cycling’s BMC racing team, which featured the unveiling of the tournament’s official Best Young Rider jersey, designed by graffiti artist and TAG Heuer “ambassador” Alec Monopoly. For this experience — which included a cocktail reception (and Alec Monopoly art exhibition) at Galerie Montaigne and a dinner at West Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont — I was hooked up with the Modular 45 and free to discover the numerous upgrades from its predecessor and additional functionalities, of which there are many.

By far the most fun aspects of the Modular 45 are the almost infinitely customizable dials. As on the original Connected Watch, this one’s high-resolution OLED touchscreen face is based on the classical design of the TAG Heuer Carrera, but within that general aesthetic universe there exist many variations. Like its non-modular predecessor, the watch offers “interactive counters,” or the option to replace the digital chronograph subdials on the iconic tricompax Carrera dial with other useful displays based on the watch’s apps: if you’re a fitness freak, you can display calories burned at 3 o’clock, steps taken at 6 o’clock, and an alarm reminder at 9 o’clock, for example. However, while the 1.0 version of the Connected Watch had just three analog-style Carrera dial options — three-hand, three-register chronograph, and GMT — TAG Heuer has developed 30 styles for the Modular 45. The roster includes white, black, light gray, anthracite gray, chocolate brown, navy blue and gold colors, all with sunray finishes; and three-hand, skeleton, day-date, GMT, and one-, two- and three-register chrono designs. Vintage Carrera enthusiasts can even call up an electronic version of the classical Panda dial. Here again, you don’t need your phone to initiate the customization; just swipe your finger from right to left on the touchscreen crystal. With the watch in my possession only a few days, it was impossible to try them all out, but it was good to know that there was a look for just about any set of clothes you’d want to match.

Yet even these 30 styles are just scratching the surface of the customization capabilities. The Modular 45 comes equipped with the TAG Heuer Studio function, which allows the wearer to create what must be hundreds of different combinations of style, color and detail. With a simple step-by-step process that the watch guides you through, you can control such subtle aesthetic details as the type of metal used on the indices and hands, the types of Super-LumiNova highlights, even the placement of lacquered tips on the hands. Needless to say, I took great advantage of the TAG Heuer workshop options during my trip to La-La Land. I dialed up (sorry) a bright orange three-hand day-date look for afternoon swimming and pool lounging. Later, after getting decked out in a gray suit-and-tie combo for the evening festivities, I assembled a sunburst-finish anthracite gray three-register chronograph look. Said evening events included the cocktail party/sponsorship announcement and the dinner at Chateau Marmont, to which guest of honor Mr. Monopoly wore his own personally customized popular TAG Heuer replica watches — though in his case, the watch was the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02-T tourbillon watch, and the customization was a grafitti finish he’d applied with a spray paint can… but I digress.

The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 sells for $1,650 and comes in a very handsome presentation case with three drawers and a desktop display stand. Once again, my brief experience with a TAG Heuer Connected Watch left me wanting more, i.e., more time to try the various dial configurations, more apps to install and try out, more opportunities to put its various functions to practical use. And it also left me very intrigued about what the brand could possibly have in store for us in the inevitable Version 3.0. A Monaco design, perchance?