TAG Heuer showcases five new models at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed attracted countless crowds into the popular venue of one of Britain’s most famous estates. When you visit the Goodwood Music Festival from June 25th to June 28th, one thing you will notice is that everything is going very fast. The rotating engine made a roaring sound, the crowds of fans were excited, and the overhead sound of the jet blasted the air. This is an attack on the senses, a kind of appreciation. When daily exhaustion disappoints you, the event sponsored by replica TAG Heuer is one of the biggest escapes in life. If you successfully get the admission ticket, then your eyes will be attracted by the world’s best automotive excellence models, and this seems not enough, that is, TAG Heuer (TAG Heuer) launched five new watches.
Let’s start with two TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 16 Time Sina watches. I found that TAG Heuer Senna Carreras are excellent brand case studies-it is difficult to get it right, but TAG also has a wealth of experience. The red racing car on the dial, bezel and case back is marked with “S”. TAG Heuer has obvious enthusiasm for Senna and his post-death ambassador, which is hard to be a pity (he even appeared in the form of a hologram at the official Barcelona conference), but it is obvious The mark of may be a bit too much for those who want to wear this watch as a watch. Daily blender, don’t put it in the trunk.
TAG Heuer (TAG Heuer) Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph Senna Edition has two variations. You can choose a stainless steel case with an anthracite dial and a stainless steel bracelet with the same link style (called the “legendary” style, but it can be said that the basic design is widely referred to as the “link bracelet”) by Senna himself; however, The links have been rounded to make them more comfortable and slightly improved. The other version is a DLC titanium alloy with a rubber strap inspired by the tire tread.
I think the DLC version on the rubber strap is a bunch of rare things. Rubber has elasticity out of the box to ensure a comfortable fit. The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph Senna Edition has a diameter of 44mm. Although it is large, it is not too large by modern standards. Compared with the steel strap, the rubber strap and titanium case significantly reduce the weight and increase the comfort. If you are a stubborn steel fan, you will definitely disagree, but for money, I think the DLC version provides a better example. The legend bracelet is good, but due to its one-dimensional surface treatment, it cannot attract your attention.
The TAG Heuer brand is constantly evolving. Overall, it became a microscopic example of the watch industry in a strange way. In recent years, its high-end products have provided us with some amazing works, they have exciting and ambitious movements, with unusual complexity and technical association with speed-although thanks to the efforts of TAG, the department The budget has been slashed (which we cover extensively here) and repositioned itself as a brand with a better value proposition through a new pricing strategy, thus re-rooting it. As a result, at the entry level, watches have become cheaper and the use of quartz has become more common.
Since TAG TAG Heuer’s announcement at the end of 2014, this bold strategy of consistently providing new watches-while drastically reducing the price has been TAG’s consistent insistence. They are allied with timeless and modern heroes such as Steve McQueen and Lewis Hamilton. Many people want to buy the brand itself, because their entry-level watches are more like support badges for ideals than time titans. This is perfectly fine, especially when these watches have the wrist appeal of the TAG Heuer McLaren special edition.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 McLaren Special Edition is one of three quartz watches inspired by Formula 1 on display at Goodwood, as well as two other Senna commemorative models. McLaren is my favorite of the three, especially on the NATO strap (also on the “Legendary” bracelet). Black and “Rocket Red” NATO is decorated with racing stripes. It is the decoration of this watch and looks a bit dated on the strap. As quartz, it has high functionality and high accuracy.
I always think that if you want to spend $1,500 on quartz, you might as well choose a chronograph. In this way, you can easily justify your choice based on purely practical reasons. It is very possible to get an excellent automatic three-hand watch for the same price as this TAG Heuer, but what about buying a mechanical chronograph at that price?
They exist but are very rare-and often accompanied by inferior and less reliable exercise. It is still rare to find a brand from TAG Heuer’s equally well-known brands.
So, apart from the pricing and purchase debates, what exactly is this, and what does the two Senna models offer you on a technical level? These three watches all use 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock timing devices. The second hand is at 3 o’clock, the date window is at 4 o’clock, 1/10 of the second hand is at 6 o’clock, and the 30-minute counter is at 9 o’clock. .
The TAG Heuer logo is decorated in the center of the dial. The McLaren bezel is red anodized aluminum and has a real tachometer scale. For a swiss watch with a sense of speed, this is an obvious function, but the shape of the bezel really grinds up my equipment.
Due to the “cogwheel” design, it looks like a rotating bezel, but it does not move at all. Of course, you don’t want the ring of the tachometer to move, but the table is not used in conjunction with this function. Of course, it looks cool, but if you know what you want to view, it might be as weird as I am.
The two Senna models have the same strange bezel design, but in different colors. Their shells and bracelets are the same, but one dial is anthracite red, while the other is black with yellow highlights.
Yellow really makes this dial “pop” and looks cool when paired with the classic red Senna that decorates the bezel and the 3 o’clock sub dial. This should be a tribute to the iconic yellow color of the late Senna helmet-it’s a nice, sensual feel.
Both watches measure 43mm and are located between Carreras and McLaren. The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition watch is not on the rubber strap, but if you manage to pick up one alone, in my opinion, both watches are very good.