The TAG Heuer Link is actually one of TAG Heuer’s most redesigned modern-era watches, with a host of models that have existed in the collection’s history starting in 1987. That means that, for 2017, the TAG Heuer Link collection turns 30 years old, and on this occasion, TAG Heuer offers a brand new design for both men and women. This is the TAG Heuer Link Calibre 5 collection replica watch for men , which debuts the new TAG Heuer Link case, dial, and bracelet. A women’s collection in a 36mm-wide case also exists, with quartz movements.
It is my opinion that it will take people a little while for the new generation TAG Heuer Link watch to grow on them. This is a very different type of TAG Heuer Link in terms of looks and personality. It is very rare that you have such a distinctive and bold-looking bracelet matched with a case and dial which are by comparison a bit more simple. With that said, I don’t think this is a bad thing, as we could use more interesting bracelets which call attention to themselves. One good thing is that it appears TAG Heuer has engineered the bracelet to be a bit easier to adjust. Some older generation TAG Heuer Link bracelets were incredibly complicated to adjust for size. Look at the rear of the bracelet and you’ll see small pushers that are used to remove the links. The bracelet also has a nicely made and substantial-feeling butterfly-style deployant clasp.
Inside the TAG Heuer Link for 2017 is a TAG Heuer Calibre 5 three-hand automatic mechanical movement, which is a base Swiss Sellita SW200. This is very similar to an ETA 2824 and operates at 4Hz with about two days of power reserve. You can see the movement through the sapphire crystal on the rear of the case. Unfortunately, the movement is more or less totally un-decorated, so the view through the back of the case for seasoned watch lovers leaves a bit to be desired.
The case is water resistant to 100 meters, and over the dial is a flat, AR-coated sapphire crystal. With all the curves of the case, I sort of wonder what the TAG Heuer Link would look like with a slightly domed sapphire crystal. The dial’s hour markers and hands are very well-proportioned with the latter being extremely well-sized. While most dress watches are a bit more subdued and discreet, the dial of the TAG Heuer cheap replica watch is filled with large-sized elements ranging from the hands and the hour markers to the text and TAG Heuer logo itself. This is the most “larger than life” TAG Heuer Link I’ve ever seen.