Well-known Red Dot Design Award this year’s review results, after thousands of candidates from around the world selected layers of screening, TAG Heuer two watches stand out. TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 11 Chronograph and Autavia Series Wrist won the 2017 “Red Dot Design Award: Product Design Award” with the highest quality design, and the highest level in the international design field is highly recognized by the panelists.
TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 11 Chronograph – Classic Watches Monaco 1969 Glory Returns
TAG Heuer Monaco, which was released in Geneva and New York on March 3, 1969, became the first square waterproof automatic chronograph in the history of Swiss watchmaking. This watch is named by Jack Heuer Monaco Grand Prix –TAG Heuer is still the partner of this competition. Watch large square case, metallized blue dial, bright red minute hand and the plastic surface of the plastic mirror are highlighted on the traditional watch aesthetics of the ultimate subversion, it is worth mentioning that the crown is located on the left side of the watch, At the time it meant that the watch did not need a winding operation.
And its creativity go hand in hand with its advanced technology: with the first time in the square watch excellent waterproof performance. However, the roots of innovation are inside the watch, equipped with the history of the first listed on the sale of the automatic chronograph movement – the famous Chronomatic Caliber 11 movement.
In 1970, the watch debuted by Swiss racing driver Jo Siffert wearing the game; the following year, that is, 1971, Steve McQueen insisted on wearing this watch in the movie “Le Mans”, so that the watch and star As the focus of the spotlight. “McQueen Monaco” (1133B model) watch blockbuster, since the auction and collection circles to become a hot timepiece.
2017 TAG Heuer Autavia Year
In order to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the advent of Autavia series watch, TAG Heuer will be famous for the classic Autavia series watch with a new retro appearance engraved release. The Autavia watch was designed by Jack TAG Heuer in 1962 and is the first chronograph with a rotating bezel. The word “Autavia” combines the words of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. As the most avant-garde design, the Autavia watch is equipped with a rotating bezel – which means that this watch can be used as a wearable timer to meet the special needs of the racing driver. TAG Heuer Autavia Heuer 02 Chrono 42 mm watch the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the occasion, will once again lead you into the retro world of new century!
The new generation of Autavia series of watches is not only the classic watch style re-engraved reproduction, while conveying the TAG Heuer and racing deep roots and respect for the car, but also added the TAG Heuer iconic precision and excellent features, show New look, and brings modern features and mechanical devices.
From the 1960s 39 mm to expand the more compelling 42 mm, and with a 12-hour scale bezel and the new Heuer-02 special chronograph movement, the new Autavia series watch inherited the first generation of watch series design concept And aesthetic style, and for the current market trends to update the upgrade, more modern. Its function is more able to meet the needs of the day: automatic winding movement with 80 hours of power storage, at 6 o’clock position of the date window and 100 meters of waterproof performance. The black dial made with black aluminum alloy will be black dial and cleverly located in which the three white luminous timing disk tightly surrounded, while covered with Super-LumiNova® beige luminous coating of steel pointer and set the time scale Very clear and easy to read.
At the same time, this watch in the re-interpretation of the retro face into a modern style of pioneer design. Big head buttons, groove crowns, TAG Heuer logo and retro brown calfskin straps add a whole sense of roughness. But also by the past does not have the date window and sapphire crystal table bottom cover into modern elements. Beige luminous coating presents the antique timepieces of the old luster, and the strap suture phase lining. Following Jack Heuer’s “1 / 3-2 / 3” golden rule, the elaborate retro style can be clearly demonstrated from the minute orbit interval, greatly enhancing readability and precision. Today, the new Autavia series of watches is not only simply the antiques table to re-engraved, but also into the modern spirit of the glory of the glory of the past.