From the Carrera collection inspired by Carrera Pan Americana Mexico Race to the Monaco collection inspired by Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance Race, TAG Heuer never hides its passion to motor racing. McLaren Formula1 provides TAG Heuer with creative inspiration, so that TAG Heuer Fomula1 is hugely popular at home and abroad. Many World Formula one champions wore TAG Heuer Formula 1 collecion, for example, Ayrton Senna and Jenson Button. The Formula 1 Calibre 16 is one of TAG Heuer Formula 1 family. Here know something about Formula 1 Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph Ref. CAZ2011.BA0873 by a comparison of replica model and original edition.
The replica dial was designed and made according to the original model, so the replica dial has the same exterior looking as the original one. The difference between them is the quality and watchmaking craftsmanship. Poor quality dial doesn’t represent capability of the watchmaker, since it produces different levels of watches according to different pricing. From the pictures, we can see Anthracite sunray dial clearly and vividly, but the replica dial doesn’t have the feature. Three sub-dials are decorated with black “wave” patterns, but the copy sun-dials bring out smooth, flat face.
1:1 replica watch case, 44mm, is made of stainless steel. Like the original case, the replica Formula 1 Calibre 16 men’s watch features wide and short lugs, grooved bezel with tachymeter scale and red “TACHYMETER” lettering, two push-buttons and fine-brushed steel crown. It’s a pity that black part in the bezel isn’t made of black ceramic, just PVD coating. For $ 207, the case is successful.
Reference: TAG Heuer Calibre 16
Base: ETA 7750
Shock System: Incabloc
Hands: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
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Many love and hate TAG Heuer. They love it because its long history, innovation and craftsmanship. They hate it for too many ETA movements are provided for TAG Heuer, just like Calibre 16. It’s based on ETA 7750. From the technical data, ETA 7750 wasn’t modified too much but delicate polishing. TAG Heuer still chose Incabloc as shock system of reference CAZ2011.BA0873. In a word, a movement determined its status and pricing. Reference CAZ2011.BA0873 is just an entry-level sport wristwatch. Replica TAG Heuer Formula1 Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph is equipped with Japanese Miyota Quartz Chronograph movement which is manufactured by Citizen and sold to a variety of less expensive companies or fake watch makers. It’s considered to be a well-manufactured and durable quartz movement. Replica Formula1 Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph CAZ2011.BA0873 has chronograph, Date and Hours-Minutes-Seconds.