TAG Heuer balances both

Past Meets Present in the 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia


February 27, 2019 Briefings By

TAG Heuer has a distinct heritage rooted in both the auto racing and aviation worlds, and the Autavia model is smack in the middle of that — the name Autavia comes from this blending (“AUT” from “auto” and “AVIA” from “aviation”). What’s more, the 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia does a tremendous job of marrying the storied past with modern watchmaking.

The 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia is an automatic chronograph designed with contemporary elements like a 42mm polished steel case, a sapphire case back, a two-register dial layout and a date window at 6 o’clock. The black dial features rhodium-plated luminescent indices that pair well with the black calfskin strap. The Heuer-02 calibre movement gives this reborn Autavia a power reserve of 75 hours. When it comes to reviving a legend, there aren’t many timepieces that do it better than the 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia.