TAG Heuer has launched a new flyback chronograph. The release of the new watch marks the re-enablement of the chronograph movement in the Autavia series. It is worth mentioning that the new look has improved the specifications of the campaign and is equipped with the famous “Panda Dial.”
As one of the three complex functions of mechanical watches, the tourbillon device represents the highest level in the manufacturing process of mechanical watches. Its function is to minimize the influence of gravity on the “escapement” in mechanical watches, so Improve the timekeeping accuracy of your look. However, the vast majority of tourbillon devices on the market today cannot achieve the point of “improving the accuracy of the watch’s travel time” due to various problems such as the internal structure of the movement. Otherwise, it will affect the accurate travel time of the watch.
As a modern tourbillon watch, the watch’s design is still excellent. It adopts smoother lines and outlines a very sophisticated and handsome high-end look.
The diameter of the watch is 45 mm. Due to the overall outline and the detailed design of the ceramic bezel and the dial, the actual wearing experience is less than 45 mm. TAG Heuer has equipped this watch with a lightweight, hard titanium case and bracelet. So the overall wearing experience of the clock is very light and comfortable, which is very good as a sports watch.
The case is made of stainless steel with black PVD coating and alternating polished and brushed finishes, with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, black ceramic bidirectional rotating bezel, and screw-down crown, with excellent water resistance to 100 meters. The black dial has a 30-minute clock, small seconds, and a 12-hour chronograph at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, respectively. The hands and hour markers are coated with green Super-LumiNova fluorescent material, which provides a sharp contrast, even in dark environments. It can ensure an excellent reading effect. In addition, there is a small seconds dial and a date window at the 6 o’clock position on the dial.
The whole body of the watch adopts a more popular blue tone, with a beautiful blue ceramic bezel on the outside, a blue radial dial on the inside, and a plated dial at 3 o’clock on the dial. The rhodium-polished “Azurage” concentric textured 30-minute counter and the same 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock have a more modern aesthetic.
You can admire the built-in Heuer 02 self-winding flyback chronograph movement through the see-through case back. The campaign is assembled from 233 parts and is 6.9 mm thick. It has a high-efficiency hollow oscillating weight, a column wheel, and a vertical clutch device. It vibrates at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and can provide a power reserve of up to 80 hours.
The chronograph function can be reset and restarted by pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock. Compared with the Heuer 02 movement that previously drove the Carrera series, the performance of the Heuer 02 movement in the new watch has been further improved: it has a flyback mechanism, can quickly reset the chronograph function, and has passed the official Swiss Observatory ( COSC) certification.