Omega fanboys take every chance they get to diss Tag Heuer.
TAG Heuer's latest instagram post. TH is drawing heavily from their heritage in this advertising campaign. The new Autavia is following in some mighty big footsteps.
Its a great picture if you hold your thumb over the right hand side of the screen
It's a case of spot the odd one out really. All the others have a chronograph facility for timing something. Also, the one on the right has a diving bezel? On a watch that's named and aimed at aviation and automobilia. It's a nice watch, but why didn't they just call it something original?
Agree, a different brand new name for the line of watches would have been perfect
In a way it makes sense to name it Autavia though. No generation has been consistent with the other and now they present the new Autavia again very unlike the previous one. Sure the previous ones are chronographs but besides from that complication very different e.g. cases, hands, dials, bezels (or biiiiiizels as that guy on Revolution watch says), indices, lugs...
My thoughts exactly, but no because umm 'history' sells watches now. If they called it something new, what would the 'story' be?
This is what happens when you keep recycling everything, when you want to make something new you've forgotten how to do it...
But now it seems they want their cake and eat it, they want to make something completely new and still use the history of a completely unrelated model.
They have been consistent though. They were chronographs intended for racers (tachymeter scales) or pilots (the GMTs). Even when it was repurposed into a diver, it was aimed at professionals thus the decomp bezel.
This one is a 3-hand watch with a common dive timer bezel...
Yes I know, I did write that they were chronographs
No, the heritage is there! I always thought the numerals were takten from the 'Bund'. But there was an 'Autavia Bund': Ref. 73663.
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At first I thought Patrick Dempsey wasn't wearing a TAG Heuer in this #StayHome Q&A session video, as I couldn't recognize the watch. But I knew that just couldn't be and finally realized he's wearing this new Autavia. It looks good on the wrist!
I've only scanned the article, but isn't this the same answer that we provided in October last year?
Mostly, yes, but with a little extra context.
Yes, I just thought people would like to read it.
For sure- I was more wondering whether any new info had come to light. At the time the original article was posted there was a view that there "must be more" to the story and that it would all come out in time. Doesn't seem to (yet) be the case
Interesting read. I was interested in the watch when they first announced it but it would be a hard pass knowing what I know now (H02 version). I would be worried about delamination due to a shock and an unfixable watch.
Regarding the Calibre 5 Chronometer, both Top and Chronometer grades are identical in makeup; the only difference is the Chronometer has passed the COSC test. The movements are tested in five positions (lacking 12H) at 23C and 38C over ten days, one day in each position and temperature. There are various tolerance categories; for details see https://www.cosc.swiss/en/certification/mechanical-movements.
The one most quoted is the -4 +6 spd with represents the arithmetic mean of all ten days. The worst case is 10 spd from slowest to fastest measurement. So your watch could run perfect on the wrist and +10 on the table (but not likely).
I’ve seen loads of references to tag buying back the isograph but my AD tells me that is not the case,
So is there anybody out there that has sold there’s back to tag.
Mine is in Switzerland for recalibration still undecided what to do
Mine is at the service center in New Jersey, the rotor was spinning hard with winding (started out of the blue) sounded like it was going to take off like a plane! Then it stopped doing that and I can hear and feel the rotor moving almost freely. The service center sent me the email update it is there and “being diagnosed”. That’s been over a week. Nothing further from them since. We shall see.
Given how rare these are, I would insist on it being repaired rather than being replaced by a Chronometer branded Autavia
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