The requirements of the watch sector are more and difficult to satisfy, but Tag Heuer has always succeeded to build new products on the foundation of models that made history when they were first released.
The boost of the perfect watch that has a multitude of functions and an outstanding design forced Tag Heuer to rethink important collections such as Formula 1, in order to upgrade it to the buyer’s needs. And what’s really great about the new models from this collections is that they are practically brand new watches, without spoiling their ancestors charm and, once more, they attest the strong connection between the brand and the Formula 1 racing competition.
And it doesn’t take us much to observe that the new models keep the great particularities of the originals, like the round shape of the 42mm case, the compact overall allure of the watch and the impeccable finishes that make it a high-end sport watch with ambassadors such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Brady or Mats Hummels. They always choose very carefully its representatives in order to deliver the right message to the potential buyer and to impersonate the brand guidelines: respect for tradition, high performance and the taste for sports competitions.
Among such a diversity of models you may want to take a look at the Indie one, as it stands out through its chromatic and has instantly become one of the Tag Heuer`s best sellers, along with the Carrera Day Date, the Aquaracer or the iconic Monaco.
It is created to to pay tribute to the amazing race of Indy 500, where Tag Heuer is the official timekeeper and sponsor. The Indy 500 red lettering stands out on the bezel and gives a thrilling contrast with the gray dial and the silver subdials. The tachymeter scale has big Arabic numerals and can be used to measure mean speed over a given distance.
Part of the brand philosophy, the practical side of any timekeeper is carried here by the three subdials that measure the elapsed time, the 1/10th second and hour chrono and the 30 minutes counter. The chronograph seconds are recorded by the central seconds hand. This is a watch that delivers measurement with a stunning precision and accuracy and can be used in many ways due to its specific functions that are easy to activate through the pushers. Practical and intelligent quartz movement with a modern design, generous with what is able to do, yet simple to wear and control.
The case is compact and made from polished with brushed steel and has the looks of an engine that waits the start. The luminous parts contribute to the watch legibility but also create the impression of a car board. On the gray dial, a touch of color is given by the red hued central hand of the chronograph seconds. A large Arabic numeral points the 12 o’clock position and the date is displayed at 4 o’clock, all these elements all well organized and make the dial easy to read in any weather condition or sporty type of activity. It is also tested for 200m water resistance, so you can wear it basically everywhere.
The quartz movement that keeps this watch alive is Swiss made and the dial is well protected by a scratch resistant sapphire that also adds to the exceptional quality of this product.
The case is matched with a strong and versatile black rubber strap that fits perfectly on any wrist size and feels light to wear.
With a clean look made by elements that take us right in the middle of a thrilling race, a spotless history in fine and reliable watchmaking, this Formula 1 model looks like the perfect choice when purchasing a sport watch that, besides great functions, brings along a part of the excitement and glory of a loved car competition.