Review The New TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph Three-hand Sport 42.5mm Men’s Watch Replica

At 2019 Baselworld, TAG Heuer introduced the Autavia Isograph line of watches, TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph Three-hand Sport men’s watch replica, a new model that was historic for the brand and bound to be controversial among vintage enthusiasts. Though Autavia in name only, its newest permutation still looks to do its namesake proud with an expertly proportioned case, a fresh, multi-layered dial design, a new toolless strap-change system, and a chronometer-certified movement with TAG Heuer’s new carbon composite hairspring technology.

The History

From 1933 to 1957, the Heuer Autavia had been a dashboard timer, designed for automobiles and aviation (thus, the “Autavia” name). Commencing in 1962, the TAG Heuer Autavia replica was a chronograph, with over 85 models being produced over the next 23 years. In 2003, TAG Heuer reissued the Autavia chronograph in a cushion case (two versions in stainless steel and one in 18k gold) and over the past two years TAG Heuer has re-issued eight versions of the Autavia chronograph in a traditional round case. With the introduction of the Autavia Isograph at Baselworld, the Autavia moved to the third chapter of its life – being a three-hand watch with no chronograph complication.

Watch Styles Eras

In addition to seeking to incorporate elements from the three major categories of sport watches, the TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph 42.5mm men’s watch fake covers three eras of watch styles. The Autavia dashboard timer was designed in the 1930s, and from this era we see “railroad tracks” and an oversized crown. The Autavia chronograph came from the 1960s, and this decade is well-represented with the case (which matches the geometry of the mid-1960s Autavia chronographs), the Arabic numerals (which match those of Heuer’s Bundeswehr chronographs), and the date window (first appearing on an Autavia in 1968). The modern era is represented by the hands, which are similar in style to those used by other brands for some recent pilots watches, the ceramic bezel insert, and the bright white lume.

When I first saw the line-up of Autavia Isographs in the metal and had the opportunity to wear them, I saw a beautiful case that was familiar and comfortable, colorful dials that captured the energy of today’s watches, and bright white numerals and hands that make the watch pop. This watch might not be designed specifically for a pilot, a diver or a racer, but it captures the energy of today’s adventurer or fun-seeker. 

Dial And Hands

The dials of the TAG Heuer Autavia Isographs fake are strong, both in terms of the vibrant colors and the gradient style in which they are finished, with the paint being lighter toward the center of the dial and darker at the outer edges. The “orange peel” finish provides the warm texture of a rug that is effective in pulling together the variety of “furnishings” in our eclectic room. The Arabic numerals and the hands are the strongest of these furnishings, with the white Super-LumiNova popping on both these elements. The polished metal markers, integrated into the chapter ring, are an additional element that give the dial considerable punch. 

As we move away from the center of the dial, past the bright numerals and markers, the “railroad track” between the chapter ring and the bezel appears somewhat weak. 

Case And Crown

TAG Heuer Autavia chronographs replica resided in many different cases over the period from 1962 to 1985, and the new Isograph uses one of the fan favorites, the second execution screw-back case circa 1967. The bezel is narrower than on the first Autavias, with the teeth cut diagonally rather than in rectangles. We all have our preferences, but the fact that this second execution case received the most votes from TAG Heuer enthusiasts in the Autavia Cup competition back in 2016 tells us something. This was the case used in the Autavias worn by two Formula One champions, Mario Andretti and Jochen Rindt. 

At 42.5mm, the new TAG Heuer Isograph watch replica is a typical size for a modern sports watch. The 13.5mm thickness and the geometry of the beveled lugs create a comfortable watch. The edges of the case are razor-sharp, mimicking the look of the 1960s predecessors, rather than using the soft, polished edges of many of today’s watches. 

The oversized crown gives the impression that it is up to the task and I found myself winding it during the day, just to engage with the watch. The crown handles well, offering a secure, reliable feel in setting or winding the watch.

The Bezel

I have the same quibble about the bezel. Rather than incorporating the strong graphics typically used on the bezel of a dive or pilot’s watch, the bezel of the Isograph is muted, compared with these predecessors of the Isograph. Yes, the bezel captures the feel of those used by Heuer on the Autavia chronographs of the mid-to-late 1960s, but – at least to my eye – the style of the watch and its positioning as a watch for “adventure” beg for more powerful numerals and markers.

The interior designer employing an eclectic approach faces the danger of incorporating too many different looks or objects. So too, while I appreciate each individual element incorporated into the TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph replica dial, there may be just a few too many pieces of furniture in this particular room. 

The Movement

The watch is fitted with TAG Heuer’s Calibre 5 movement, which has been upgraded with its “Isograph” carbon composite hairspring, hinting at what’s likely to be the future standard of all of TAG Heuer three-hand automatic movements. We first saw this back in January during SIHH, when it seemed more like concept (albeit highly practical) technology, so it’s cool to see TAG Heuer already rolling it into more entry-level watches like the TAG Heuer Autavia watch fake

Equipped with a date aperture at 6:00, the Calibre 5 movements are all COSC-certified, which is a nice touch, making the Autavia the brand’s most affordable chronometer and one of the most economical points of entry into this level of chronometric performance in Swiss watchmaking. Par for COSC certification, the Cal. 5 should deliver -4 or +6 seconds per day accuracy throughout its 38-hour power reserve. 

The Strap

TAG Heuer has made it easy for the layperson to swap out straps and the three-link bracelet as desired with a neat tool-less attachment system. And to complement this system, the TAG Heuer Autavia replica is being launched with a full spectrum of different leather and nylon NATO straps, enabling the wearer to customize to their heart’s desire. Thankfully, the cases are drilled to accept standard spring bars as well, so you can use your own straps if you so desire. Combine these elements with a double AR-coated sapphire crystal, and you have the trappings of a watch that’s not just easy on the wrist, it’s extremely easy to photograph. 

Price

The price of the TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph watch starts at $3,500 for the variant with the stainless steel bezel and leather strap and jumps up to $3,950 for the bracelet variants. Fortunatly, Here is a similar model, Tag Heuer Carrera 300 SLR Calibre 1887 Automatic watch replica. More information, please visit our latest replica TAG Heuer watches listing, http://www.d4l.co/tag-heuer-replica.html, we are the largest and most reliable replica of luxury watches store, copy watches such as Rolex, Patek Phillippe, Panerai, Cartier, Hublot watch replica, IWC, Tag Heuer and more.

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