The big watch brands could never cease to the presentation and offering of some wonderfully crafted new models and designs. This is the entry level, most basic model in the newly refreshed Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch line up and I love it. I am still swooning over the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date watch, together with other more recent Formula 1 watch models. The collection hasn’t look this good or refreshing since the 1980s.
Pretty much any man can pull of this model, and the price is difficult to beat for the design and quality. I would say the only drawback is that it has a quartz movement, however Formula 1 watch models always have had such movements – it is part of the range’s ethos. The swiss quartz movement on the inside is easy to live with, so deal with it.
The watch case is 41mm wide in steel with a PVD black titanium bezel and crown. This is really a major thing, as older basic Tag Heuer Formula 1 timepieces had mere plastic bezels. So the last few years of these metal ones has been highly admired. The watch case with its lugless design is really fabulous. The side of the case says “Tag Heuer,” and the watch case is water resistant to 200 meters and has a sapphire crystal. This is really one of our modern and stylish classics. Tag Heuer watch collections each have intriguing signature factors to them. They do a really good job with features like that, and the Formula 1 watch models are no different.
Different from some of the “fancier” new Formula 1 watches, this design (ref. wAH1110.BA0858) has a basic three-hand dial (with the date). There are four Arabic numerals in the new font Tag has been using. Dial is black with white indicators and red accentuations. Just a very well put together design if you ask me.
As of right now I think that black and olive green are the only colors that this watch in. For that other color see the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Khaki timepiece here. The watch comes on a steel metal bracelet or rubber strap. retail price is about $900, however most prices online have the watch costing a bit over $600. Great deal for that. This is quite probably a perfect everyday casual sport watch.
TAG Heuer is possibly most famed for its Monaco watch, which was very popular among famous people such as Steve McQueen. Out of any question, this newly published watch model will surely be the very center of the eyes for the glamorous characters and charming appearance it bears.