At the 2019 Baselworld watch exhibition, TAG Heuer re-launched the Autavia watch series and returned to the watch industry with a strong attitude of independent series. The watch series combines the outstanding features of the Autavia watches produced in the 1960s, such as versatility, durability and reliability.
TAG Heuer launches the Autavia watch series, which draws inspiration from original Autavia watches and uses innovative watchmaking technology to attract a new generation of adventurers
As one of Tiger Heuer’s flagship styles, in 2019, it was decided to re-release the Autavia series, making Autavia alongside Carrera, Aquaracer and other series to become independent series. Seven new models exhibited at the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair this time: the stainless steel Autavia three-hand watch uses the first round Autavia case and beveled lugs in the 1960s, with two-way rotation of 60 minutes The bezel is made of black ceramic, blue ceramic or stainless steel, which highlights the sporty look of the watch. The oversized crown is inspired by pilot watches and chronographs. And the original Autavia model is famous because it can be read clearly under any conditions, and the 2019 version retains this feature. The hour markers and hour, minute, and second hands are coated with SuperLuminova®, so that time can be read even in places with insufficient light.
The Autavia watch is re-launched with a new look and relaunched as a standalone collection. There are a total of seven models, each designed with the bold and adventurous spirit that Autavia takes pride in.
In addition to the stainless-steel Autavia three-hand watch, TAG Heuer has launched two other bronze models. The watch with a bronze case is equipped with a green or brown smoked dial, and the two-way rotating bezel is made of black or brown ceramic, respectively. The brown dial and brown ceramic bezel are paired with a brown leather strap, while the green dial and black ceramic bezel are paired with a khaki leather strap. The bottom cover is made of titanium.
Smoked face plate available in black, grey or blue with date window at 6 o’clock
The Autavia three-hand watch is powered by Calibre 5. The original Autavia models are known for their use of the latest technology, which is also maintained in the new watches. The new Autavia watch features a carbon fiber composite hairspring created by TAG Heuer earlier this year and created with cutting-edge technology. The combination of the movement and the carbon fiber composite hairspring gives this series unique Isograph technology for each style.
The strap or bracelet of each watch is interchangeable. Consumers can freely choose different style combinations and match their own unique shapes to create their own personal taste watches.
As a core element of a mechanical watch, a hairspring is essential to the overall function of the watch and is also the most difficult part to produce. The main advantages of TAG Heuer carbon fiber composite hairsprings are: the hairspring is lightweight, low in density, hardly affected by gravity and impact, and completely antimagnetic. The geometry of the carbon fiber composite hairspring is conducive to achieving perfect concentric oscillations and improving the accuracy of the watch. In addition, this process combines a carbon fiber composite hairspring with an aluminum alloy balance to achieve the best thermal performance and aeroelasticity.
Carbon fiber hairspring not only shakes traditional watchmaking technology, but also enhances the performance of watches with this proprietary technology
The new Autavia watch series, while possessing its own authentic characteristics, is still loyal to the original, leaving the original Autavia impressed in the Tag Heuer world.
Autavia series EB0173
Stainless steel material / Calibre 5 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / scratch-resistant sapphire crystal / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 42mm / reference price: 29,000 RMB
Autavia series FC8266
Stainless steel material / Calibre 5 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / scratch-resistant sapphire crystal / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 42mm / reference price: 26,000 RMB
Autavia series FC8266
Stainless steel material / Calibre 5 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / scratch-resistant sapphire crystal mirror / water resistance 100 meters / diameter 42mm