The Autavia, the legendary driver"e;s chronograph from the sixties, is returning this year.
A contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion, its name is synonymous with its rotating bezel, its large snailed counters and the exemplary legibility of its black and white. Created in 1962, this iconic model celebrates its 55th anniversary in the form of a neo-retro successor featuring updated functions and a proprietary movement.
Modern yet faithful to its roots, the new generation Autavia channels the spirit of the golden age of motor racing. As innovative as the original, this contemporary model is the result of an interactive campaign called the "Autavia Cup" run in 2016: from a choice of 16 vintage models, more than 50,000 web users voted for a reissue of the Autavia "Rindt" worn by the famous F1 driver Jochen Rindt.
Watchuseek takes a look at the 2017 version of the Autavia to see if it can hold its own against the classic Autavia of the past.
Price for the TAG Heuer Autavia is $5,300 USD on stainless steel bracelet and $5,150 on brown leather strap.