Why Tag Heuer's Autavia Watch Continues To Be A Go-To For Adventurers
One of Tag Heuer's pillar designs is the Autavia. First introduced in 1933, the timepiece quickly became a staple for those in the racing and aviation industry. In fact, the name itself comes from a combination of the words "automobile" and "aviation". Sleek yet functional, the Autavia enjoyed great success within circles of motoring enthusiasts, as well as by those in the armed forces, until 1985 when the company ceased production.
Today however, Tag Heuer has resurrected the iconic Autavia watch. Much like its vintage counterpart, this watch is also highly legible under most conditions. It contains a rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale in black or blue ceramic, as well as a stainless steel version. Its large crown takes inspiration from pilot's watches and perfectly complements the watch's 42mm model.
The hour markers, along with the watch's hour, minute, and second hands are coated in Super-Luminova, making it possible to read time while dark. The dial is available in black, grey, or blue and even has a date window at the 6 o'clock marker.
Although past Autavia models may not be known for their stylistic versatility, today's model puts great effort in having it come with customisable straps and bracelets. Straps of the Autavia are now interchangeable; leather calfskin straps come in dark brown or light brown.
Bold In Bronze
An exciting new twist comes with the new Autavia as Tag Heuer has also designed two versions in bronze. The timepieces are also available with a green or brown dial in black or brown ceramic respectively. To complement its colours, the model with the brown dial and matching ceramic bezel is presented with a brown leather strap. Meanwhile, the model with the green dial and black ceramic bezel comes with a khaki-coloured leather strap. Fashioned with titanium, the bronze variants are elegant and timeless, with a distinct rugged look that makes it perfect for the outdoors.
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To know more about the Autavia collection, visit: tagheuer.com/autavia.