The Link may be one of the lower-profile TAG Heuer model series, but there have been a couple of interesting models over the last 12 months, such as the Calibre 18 Chronograph from last year and this watch- the TAG Heuer Link Calibre 6 Replica Watch. Second time-zone models have been part of the Link range for the last decade or so, many of which have tried to develop a more interesting approach to displaying the function.
Available in three dial colours, the new Link joins the Carrera as the second TAG Heuer series offering the GMT complication…although we do hear whispers that there are GMT variants of two other series coming in the next couple of months, so stay tuned.
We first saw the new Link GMT at Baselworld where it was part of TAG Heuer’s 2014 display, but this is the first chance to spend some proper time with both models in person.
The new watch uses the same 42mm stainless steel case as the Link Calibre 5 Day-Date, offering a pleasing size given its relative thin profile combined with a larger diameter. The Link of course continues to be defined by its bracelet (featuring the “Double-S” links” as much as any other element of the watch.
While the Link continues to fly under the radar for most, I think that the most Link Calibre 6 Replica Watch recent design is a clever one, with a cushion-shaped bezel and clear, open dials.
Speaking of dials, it’s the dial that really sets the GMT apart from the rest of the current Link range , so let’s take a closer look.
The dial keeps the vertical streak pattern of the Link, but with a second internal dial that allows the second-time zone to be read. While the more typical GMT dial would have the GMT scale on the same outer-flange as the minutes, this solution offers a much clearer way of reading the second time-zone without cluttering the dial. It’s a simple and good-looking design, and one no doubt influenced by the Rolex Sky-Dweller.