The Caliber 5 movement has the date at 6 o'clock

The smoky gradient blue dial shows the modern side of the Autavia. Refined size, finish and details enhance comfort There's also good news when it comes to wearing comfort. The watch is 42.75mm wide and therefore the perfect size, not too chunky and sitting comfortably on the wrist, thanks also to the supple calfskin strap and flat buckle. The dark brown strap looks attractive with the blue dial and bezel. And here's another nice feature: the strap can be easily removed and replaced replica watches using a plastic release on the inner side. Other options include a blue or tan leather strap, as well as a metal bracelet and a variety of textile straps.The strap, the clasp and the steel case are very well finished. A wheel and propeller are engraved on the solid caseback as a nod to the Autavia's origins as an automotive and aviation model. (The name "Autavia" is formed from the beginnings of these two words.) A transparent caseback would have been nice, of course, but the black-enhanced engraving looks great, and the movement TAG Heuer calls the Caliber 5 is based on a visually unspectacular design.

Sellita SW200, which is structurally almost identical to the ETA 2824. However, this robust and reliable automatic movement is even chronometer certified before it is placed in the case. The case shape, numerals and hands have been adopted from previous models. The rotating bezel rotates in minute increments.Originally, TAG Heuer had planned to fit its own carbon composite Isograph hairspring on this model. But this new antimagnetic and temperature-resistant hairspring needed additional and lengthy tests to ensure perfect long-term operation under all conditions. Initially there were models that did not have the new hairspring, and therefore these lacked the “Isograph” label on the dial that was on the prototypes shown at the 2019 exhibitions.

And how precisely does the COSC-certified Autavia work? When measured on our Witschi timing machine, the fully wound watch gained 3.7 seconds per day with a maximum deviation between positions of 6.1 seconds. After 24 hours, the amplitude dropped by a considerable 49 degrees, and the rate results dropped a bit, with a gain of 4.6 seconds and a position difference of 8.3 seconds, pretty good results that stay within to standards specified by the chronometer certifying agency. Our real-life test on the wrist over several weeks confirmed this with an average of +3 seconds per day. However, the 38-hour power reserve reveals that the movement is based on older technology from the 1970s. Modern automatic movements or improved calibers made by ETA for patek philippe replica Swatch Group brands have about twice as long. of execution. Therefore, it is worth using this watch frequently. But luckily that's not hard to do, thanks to the comfortable and attractive design. And its reasonable price of $3100 may make it easier to put this cab instrument on your wrist.