TAG Heuer has received the systems within the new F1 quarta movement Series before its Pre-Basel launch event in Geneva. Since the existing series extended in a dizzying quantity of models, the brand-new series keeps things focused with TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Replica Watch three flavours- a watch, a Chronograph plus a watch through getting a burglar function. Giving the series variety may be the selection of materials- including stainless, aluminium, ceramic and titanium-carbide- accustomed to own varying types their unique feel and look.
Since its introduction in 1986, the The F1 remains TAG Heuer's entry-level sports watch- always quarta movement with a much more colourful and adventurous method of design compared to relaxation within the TAG Heuer range. The task for the new series should be to develop this heritage poor TAG Heuer's ongoing push to produce its status because the probably most likely probably the most innovative producers of high-finish mechanical actions. Probably most likely probably the most pricey TAG Heuer watch today costs 65-occasions across the cheapest a huge spectrum within the target cover.
Nonetheless the F1 is an important series, as it is frequently the "gateway drug" to TAG Heuer furthermore with a model which means the brand's interact with F1 racing.
Think about the brand-new F1 Series as being a "Left-brain" design: logical, reasoned and rational. The look philosophy behind the 2012 F1 series is comparable to the re-kind of this years Link and Carrera 1887: a much more mature, elegant design without any gimmicks. No memory bumpers, no branding aside from the problem with no over-styled dials.
The issue itself stays in conjuction with the essential kind of the foremost and forms round the 42mm size for people models. The dials steer clear of the printed finish in the present models to applied hour markers plus a substantial "12" roughly the TAG Heuer emblem design design. Matching the modified dial could be a new-search for both hands, which be pleased with a vintage polished-sword design inside the range.
Another change immediately apparent may be the concentrate on enhancing the quality of finishing across the watch. Since the first F1 series improvised obtaining a Fibreglass-covered situation and fundamental mineral glass, the quality of materials has enhanced with every single new series. The best change this can be truly the blown stainless finish round the situation along with the bracelet, with detailed polished finishes, like the outer-side from the fixed-bezel along with the crown.
You will find 2 types of bezel offered inside the range- a group bezel for the Chronograph and Alarm (either stainless, titanium-carbide covered steel or stainless with aluminium/ ceramic place- the best two options Chronograph only) plus a turning bezel for the Watch (stainless or titanium-carbide covered steel). The models obtaining a titanium-carbide covered bezel possess a matching black crown, since the stainless designs possess a elegant stainless crowns.
Possibly surprising for nearly any watch that's symbolic of colour, the F1 Watch is going to be 3 dial colours- white-colored-colored or black. The perception of the brand-new model could be a large step-forward inside the existing Watch selection, that's available in lots of styles (see below).
The brand-new Watch includes a similar lay-to the present Grande Date model (above center)- running seconds being documented on the circular register inside the 6 o'clock position which houses the Grande Date function. It's possibly the only real area of the design that does not work with me- I love an easy 3-hands watch obtaining a running seconds hands put on a middle stem.
The stainless bezel Watch is going to be either White-colored-colored (WAU1113) or Black (WAU1112) and just around the stainless-steel bracelet. The bezel has minute markings at 5-minute occasions.
Both dial colours possess a black date wheel with white-colored figures, making the date just a little difficult to continue reading the black-dial watch above.
The models nearest towards the original 1986 F1 series would be the black-bezel versions, available in White-colored (WAU1111), Black (WAU1110) or Black with Red detailing (WAU1114). At this time, only WAU110 can be obtained on the rubber strap.