From my personal collection:A new old stock: TAG Heuer Formula One F1 Quartz 1/10th Chronograph, model no.: CA1213.BA0493, the serial number is also present.
A highly collectible watch for the TAG Heuer F1 enthousiast/ collector/ museum!
Some features are: Yellow dial, high-precision quartz movement ETA 251.262 which controls five separate micromotors, a screw-in crown for a water-resistance to 200m (660ft), watchcase cut from a stainless steel block,scratch resistant sapphirre crystal and Superluminova painted hands and pointer on the bezel.
There might be some marks that I haven’t seen myself (for instance from keeping it in the safe), there is to be honest some metal visible where the clasp-holder runs around the clasp, which is inevitable. That’s it!
Just fully cleaned and serviced including a new fresh Renata battery and all new gaskets (all parts come with the watch that were replaced).
It is fully water resistant (tested at 3 bar) and comes in it’s original TAG Heuer boxset with the instruction/ guarantee books and original guarantee card (stamped by Francois Dupont Jewelers), TAG Heuer shop -tag and two extra links for the bracelet(making it total 8inch/20.5 cm wristsize). Many longtime watch collectors will tell you that their first “nice” watch was “a TAG” — or that their first watch obsession was a vintage Heuer. With strong motorsport associations and a number of bonafide icons, TAG Heuer replica is especially known for chronographs, and it’s a giant in the watchmaking world. It’s a brand with a history worth exploring and a modern collection worth dissecting — whether you’re a collector or in the market for a first “nice” watch.
In 1860, long before Techniques d’Avant-Garde (TAG) purchased a majority stake in the company (which was subsequently gobbled up by the LVMH Group), Edouard Heuer set up his eponymous watch manufacturing company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Soon after, he was patenting unique mechanisms, some of which still operate in many mechanical wristwatches today. However, Heuer was most famous for making chronographs, starting with dashboard clocks used in both cars and planes. Then, in 1914, Heuer offered their first wrist-worn chronograph.
By the 1960s, Tag Heuer watches were so thoroughly enmeshed with auto racing that it’s hard to find a photograph of Formula 1, Indy, or GT racing from that era in which their logo isn’t visible. Specifically, Heuer Autavia and Carrera chronographs were de rigueur among drivers. When Steve McQueen sported a square Heuer Monaco during his all-too-short racing career, both man and watch were immortalized in photographs that have become enduring templates for men’s fashion. McQueen’s 1971 film, LeMans, endowed Heuer’s racing pedigree with a dose of Hollywood’s ineffable mystique.