Esquire (UK)

Tag Heuer Autavia Isograph 42mm brushed and polished stainless steel case, dark brown calfskin strap


The Autavia has made brief appearance­s in Tag Heuer’s collection since it was officially discontinu­ed in 1985, making more headlines as a collector curio than a novelty. The welcome return this year of the watch whose name is a portmantea­u of “automotive” and “aviation” comes with the promise of lots of options, including a bronze-cased version, and a highperfor­mance movement. The secret here is in the “Isograph” delineatio­n, which points to the advanced engineerin­g of the movement’s most delicate and important part: its hairspring. The Autavia’s is new and engineered from carbon-composite, a material that brings the benefits of anti-magnetism, resistance to gravity and shocks, and increased precision. In practice, that should make for a more reliable, more durable, and better watch. RS £2,900;

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom