We are in the throes of LVMH Watch Week 2022, and while the newness is still hot off the presses, it seemed as good a time as any to look back – an entire week ago – to when 1:1 UK TAG Heuer replica watches scooped its own release cycle with new entries into the Autavia line.
Our Brand Editor, Logan Baker, had the story when the fake watches for sale landed. I highly encourage you to read his piece as it’s rich with historical anecdotes relating to Heuer, TAG Heuer, and the Autavia line at large. He even gets a bit into the brand’s history as a supplier of military flyback chronographs.
Needless to say, the Autavia is a bedrock collection for the Heuer name, historically, but it’s one that seems to have fallen somewhat out of favor over the years. In its inception, it was a line exclusively comprised of chronographs – a complication that the racing-heavy brand is famous for. Over the last decade or so, Autavia-branded high quality replica watches were effectively only released in a throwback, Heuer logo-only, design format.
In 2019, Swiss made TAG Heuer copy watches downright altered the identity of the Autavia line by introducing what was originally dubbed the Autavia Isograph (and then changed, due to an issue with said Isograph technology). That piece was something of an amalgamated design – combining a pilot’s-style dial, with a bi-directional bezel, and a time and date display. The main thing is, it wasn’t a chronograph.
And so the model stayed that way for the last three years, until last week when TAG released three variations of the wholesale replica Tag Heuer Autavia watches: two Chronographs, and a new take on the three-hander with a GMT complication. We’re going to focus most of our energy on the chronos, because that’s really what this line is all about.
The overall look is basically a continuation of the same ideas found in the 2019 redesign. The large applied markers are still there, as is the rotating bezel, and date complication. What’s new is the dial layout which now features three sub-registers to correspond to the chronograph movement. There are also two large pushers flanking the crown for operation of said chronograph.
There are two variants of the new best fake Tag Heuer Autavia chrono watches: One in steel with a sunray silver dial, and the other in black DLC-coated steel with a black sunray dial and green coloration to the lume (when it isn’t glowing).
The silver variation is about as close to a panda dial as it gets without actually being a panda dial … that is, unless there’s such a thing as a silver panda bear, in which case it is a panda dial. Logan pointed out some similarities between this variation and the classic Siffert dial Heuer Autavias of the past.
The black-on-black-on-green version has a very stealthy appeal. It’s reminiscent of old Heuer Military Pilot’s Chronographs, down to the styling of the numerals.
Both of these new chronographs have an exceedingly industrial feel to them, especially in the steel and silver option. There is serious knurling to the crown, which in turn makes it easier to grip, and the pushers are quite tall for ease of use when engaging them. That’s important to note because this is a flyback, meaning it’s able to … fly back to zero with the click of a pusher and continue to run all over again. This functionality is a first in the history of the Autavia line. Even if you don’t have the practical application to test this feature on, it’s one hell of a party trick. As someone who loves mechanical cheap super clone watches, it pains me to say that, but it’s true.
The movement powering that flyback functionality is the chronometer-certified Calibre 02 Flyback from Swiss movements TAG Heuer replica watches which the brand has smartly showcased via an exhibition caseback with a black rotor. It’s a large movement both in diameter (31mm) and thickness (over 13m).
In fact, nothing about either of these perfect online fake watches can be considered small. These are, for lack of a better explanation, thick boys. We’re talking a 42mm wide case that feels like 45, and a nearly 16mm case height. You would need a hell of a loose shirt cuff to fit this watch underneath. I personally like to wear my replica watches shop site above the cuff (to show them off, of course) but it’s worth noting for those who house theirs beneath the sleeve.
As someone with a 6.5 inch wrist size, I found these to be a bit much for my own use cases. I’ve said it before, but I don’t like the feeling of a watch wearing me. That being said, there’s a lot to appreciate with these new chronos. I get the distinct sense that the original three-hand model from 2019 was something of a foundation laid for the future of the line. To that point, these feel like a logical next step and we were ready to accept the design having already seen its debut three years ago.
The fake watches paypal are extremely legible by way of those massive applied numbers and thick application of lume on the hands. I actually find the black dial variant to be more legible as a result of the contrast of the green coloration of the hands and numerals.
Gargantuan size notwithstanding, these pieces kind of give you everything. There’s a rotating – bidirectional – bezel for the occasions where you don’t feel like going through all the trouble of using the chronograph function to time things. And there’s a nice six o’clock date aperture allowing the dial to maintain most of its symmetry. The date window is all but hidden in the black configuration – just there if you need to know what day it is after a weekend stupor spent timing things with both the chronograph complication and the rotating bezel.
But let’s not leave out the third replica watches for men of the bunch. It should look fairly familiar as it’s basically a facsimile of the 2019 Autavia, only with a new bezel, and a new colorful hand. The Autavia GMT introduces two-timezone functionality to the line for the first time by way of a chronometer-certified Calibre 7 (Sellita SW300 base) movement. The blue and black, Batman-esque bezel feels a bit incongruous to the rest of the design but overall, this is a good-looking watch in the mold of the original three-hander.
Following in the footsteps of the 2019 Autavia, these best quality fake watches come fitted to straps with a special modular quick-release system that makes removal as easy as pressing a button. I honestly prefer the feel of a standard strap as you don’t get the plastic-y sound that comes with these. They just feel a bit different. But they’ll no doubt appeal to a certain consumer who likes changing straps and has positively no time for tools.
My wrists may not be made for the return of the modern AAA top replica Tag Heuer Autavia chronograph watches, but I can certainly appreciate TAG going all in with this new version of the collection. These are beefy, capable, chronos with serious movement technology beating away inside. It’s the 60th anniversary of the Autavia, after all, and this is quite a way to kick off the celebration.