Sneak Peek: TAG Heuer Autavia Steel edition
The 2019/2020 TAG Heuer Autavia steel edition comes in five configurations:
Blue dial and bezel with brown calfskin strap – reference WBE5116.FC8266
Black dial and bezel with brown calfskin strap – reference WBE5114.FC8266
Grey dial and steel bezel with brown calfskin strap – reference WBE5115.FC8267
Blue dial and bezel with stainless-steel bracelet & NATO strap – reference WBE5116.EB0173.
Black dial and bezel with stainless-steel bracelet & NATO strap – reference – WBE5114.EB0173.
These watches by TAG Heuer feature the updated Autavia with a more contemporary look and new movement.
The movement — Calibre 5 — used is an chronometer-certified automatic movement with a diameter of 26mm, containing 25 jewels. It beats at the frequency of 4Hz (28’800 A/h) allowing for a just okay 38 hour power reserve.
Dial features of all versions are similar except of the base colour. The watch face shows the functions of hours, minutes, seconds, date and a bi-directional rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale in black ceramic, blue ceramic or stainless steel option. The hour markers and hour, minute and seconds hands are coated in Super-LumiNova® (please see our detailed review here for more info on the dial face).
The closed case-back features etched images of a propeller and tyre.
The water resistance is a good — 100m (10 ATM) — on this one.
Price range – AUD4150 to AUD4600
Watch Ya Gonna Do About It?
Given that the watches are not limited edition, they are something that Autavia fans and TAG Heuer watch enthusiasts can check out at leisure and decide if they are the right option for them.
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