Last year, at Baselworld (March 2018), TAG Heuer allowed a “leak” of two Autavia prototypes. These prototypes were different from all the Autavias that Heuer and TAG Heuer have offered, over the period since 1962, in that the two prototypes were not chronographs, but were plain, old-fashioned watches (i.e., no built-in stopwatch, but only hands to tell the time of day).
#Chronomatic50 — Updates / Thanks!!
It’s Sunday night here in Atlanta, toward the end of our last day of the #Chronomatic50 celebration, and I wanted to post a brief message to thank everyone who has participated in this fantastic event.
It all started in mid-January,
Get Ready!! #Chronomatic50 Celebration – 03.03.2019
Our #Chronomatic50 Celebration is only four days away, and the response so far has been amazing – 94 postings on Instagram under the #Chronomatic50 hashtag, and we haven’t even kicked off the real event. This will be one fantastic celebration!!
No doubt, most of the Chronomatic enthusiasts know what to do, but just to jog some thoughts,
Announcing the #Chronomatic50 Celebration – 03.03.2019
On March 3, 1969, at press conferences held simultaneously at the Intercontinental hotel in Geneva and the Pan Am Building in New York City, Breitling and Heuer announced their development of the world’s first automatic chronograph. Breitling and Heuer had teamed with Hamilton-Buren and Dubois Depraz, with these two partners being responsible for the technical development of the new Chronomatic (Caliber 11) movement.
Anatomy of an Invoice — McQueen’s Monacos
There are few associations between a hero and his watch that have the enduring strength of the connection between Steve McQueen and his Heuer Monaco, worn in the film Le Mans. Introduced in 1969 and worn by McQueen in 1970, the “McQueen Monaco” has been re-issued in numerous configurations over the last 20 years. Pick up a magazine or visit a mall,
Online since 2003, OnTheDash is the most comprehensive source of information about vintage Heuer chronographs, dashboard timers and other timepieces. OnTheDash presents images of over 500 different models and executions of vintage Heuer chronographs, and scans of over 60 original Heuer catalogs covering the period 1935 through 1985. OnTheDash also includes registries of some of the rarest Heuer models,
An In-Depth Look at the Early Autavias (1962 through 1969)
By Rich Crosthwaite and Jeff Stein
Images by Paul Gavin/heuerworld.com
On March 10, 2016, TAG Heuer announced that it would re-issue the Autavia in 2017, with enthusiasts selecting the model to be re-issued from among 16 choices dated 1962 through 1969. There is great interest in these “Early Autavias”, and at the request of TAG Heuer we present this detailed look at these models.
The Match-by-Match Guide to the Autavia Cup — Round One
Today, TAG Heuer has launched the Autavia Cup competition, a month-long event in which enthusiasts will cast votes to determine which Autavia the company will re-issue in 2017. The competition consists of a series of head-to-head, knock-out matches, in which each winning model will advance to the next round of the competition. Sixteen Autavias are included in the competition,
The Enthusiast’s Guide to the Autavia Cup
On Thursday, March 10, 2016, TAG Heuer announced that the brand would launch a social media based contest, to allow enthusiasts, collectors and customers to select the model of 1960s Autavia chronograph that TAG Heuer will re-issue in 2017. This contest, called the “Autavia Cup”, will commence on March 17, at Baselworld, with the winning watch to be announced in April 2016.
Registry of Early Autavias
The Autavia Chronograph
Heuer introduced the “Autavia” dashboard timer in 1933, with this 12-hour stopwatch designed to be mounted on the dashboard / panel of an automobile or airplane (thus the name is derived from the words “AUTomobile” and “AVIAtion”). Heuer introduced the Autavia chronograph in 1962, making it the first Heuer chronograph to have a model name on the dial;
The Collector’s Guide to the Heuer Autavia
Looking at the world of vintage Heuer chronographs, most of the action centers around three models — the Autavia, the Carrera and the Monaco. Over the years from 1962 into the mid-1980s, there were over 200 executions and variations of these three models, ranging from manual-winding two-register chronographs, to more complicated GMT models, to quartz powered models with dual digital displays.
Remember the Good Old Days . . . Before OnTheDash?
We launched OnTheDash on February 12, 2003, with an email message to 80 recipients. A few days ago, I received a message from one of these recipients, who I have been in touch with from time to time over the years. In his message he reminisced about the good old days, shared some thoughts about the state of the current market,