TAG Heuer Formula 1 Watches

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TAG Heuer Formula 1 Watches



Brief information and technical specifications:

About TAG Heuer:

In 1860, in St-Imier in Switzerland, Edouard Heuer established Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG – the forerunner of the modern TAG Heuer. In 1985 Heuer was purchased by TAG Group Holdings S.A. and became TAG Heuer. Since 1985, the company has been referred to as TAG Heuer. TAG stands for Techniques d’Avant Garde and Heuer stands for the family name of Heuer.

TAG Heuer is famous because it’s a Swiss luxury brand that offers relatively affordable Swiss luxury watches with a distinct, rugged and sporty look to them.

TAG Heuer is primarily associated with marine activities, golf and motorsports, such as Formula 1. Since the Summer Olympics in 1920, TAG Heuer has consistently been a major sponsor of sails, sport events and motorsports. TAG Heuer has been for a long time the official partner of Formula-1 events until 2003.

Celebrities known to wear TAG Heuer are Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, and professional golf player Tiger Woods.

TAG Heuer probably ranks among the top 20-25 brands of the world. TAG Heuer absolutely ranks above Tissot, Certina, Victorinox, and I’d say that TAG Heuer ranks higher than most other brands out there – Swiss and non-Swiss.

About TAG Heuer Formula 1:

Opting for a TAG Heuer Formula 1 means you are opting for a sporty looking, rugged, water resistant sports watch that will last for many years to come.

Movements:

  • Swiss Quartz Movement.
  • TAG Heuer electromechanical movement Calibre S with 28 jewels, 32,768 vph. An electromechanical movement is a battery movement, in which the battery is charged by a rotor – which exists in automatic movements. The hand and arm movements will set the rotor in motion which in turn will charge the battery. The second hand moves in a fashion characteristic of a battery driven watch. Electromechanical movements are very rare.
  • TAG Heuer in-house automatic movement 6, with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 44 hour power reserve.
  • TAG Heuer automatic Caliber 16, base movement ETA/Valjoux 7750, with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 42 hour power reserve.

Date Function:

  • Yes.

Functions:

  • Most of their watches have chronographs and tachymeters. All their wathces have the basic time functions: hour-, minute-, and second hands.

Case Material:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Stainless steel case.
  • Combined polished stainless steel and ceramic case.
  • PVD treated stainless steel case.
  • Titanium case.

Case Dimension:

D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 41mm.
  • D: 42mm.
  • D: 43mm.

Case Back:

  • Most of their case backs are solid.

Bezel:

Depends on the model:

  • Some bezels are fixed.
  • Some bezels are unidirectional.

Crystal:

  • Sapphire crystal.

Strap Materials:

  • Stainless steel bracelet.
  • Rubber strap.
  • Combined stainless steel and ceramic bracelets.

Clasp:

  • Fold-over clasp with safety.

Water Resistance:

  • 200 meters/660 feet.

If a TAG Heuer Formula 1 is equipped with a bezel, it means it’s suitable for recreational scuba diving. If it lacks a bezel/timer, it’s not recommended that you go diving with it, but you can indeed go swimming and snorkeling with it.


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