Not just panic alarm news, especially for fans of classic Heuer chronographs: Harrods, the iconic London retailer, has released exclusive limited-edition fake TAG Heuer Autavia watches. If the response to the Tudor black bay green of Harrods last year was a measure of the added appeal of the store, it would sell out in an instant.
Harrods showcased the same impeccable taste as Tudor, opting for a “panda” dial with a white and black sign. Autavia was part of the Heuers generation that was associated with racing in the 1960s. The vintage example is currently Heuers’ most coveted period, still lifting the auction price ladder. The new generation of Autavia is a brand new modern movement swiss TAG Heuer replica watches that fully respects the original and in its name embodies racing: Autavia is the epitome of AUTomobile and AVIAtion. It was first introduced in 1933 and relaunched in 1962 by Jack Heuer, the fourth-generation head of the company, as the first sports watch timepiece. It wasn’t until 1986 that the model began making various versions, a 24-year product responsible for making the world’s most popular timetables.
In addition to the list of formula one drivers from the 1960s and 1970s, they wore Autavia, which included Jo Siffert, Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt, Derek Bell, Clay Regazzoni, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacky Ickx, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill, Mario Andretti and BjornWaldegard. In addition to the mystique, Steve McQueen wore one.
Based on the current three-point dial 42mm Autavia and the automatic Caliber Heuer 02 movement, Harrods’s model adds a range of exclusive details. Made of polished stainless steel, its special cheap fake TAG Heuer watches features include white painted dial, black sub-dial, white flange, 60 second/minute scale, black calfskin band and times bracelet, and its three “azurage” counters are equipped with white painted hands. Its exponential and hour hand/minute surface treatment is rhodium-plated and made with beige SuperLuminova. A further indicator of the limited edition status is the legendary “Harrods limited edition XXX / 150” etched on the bottom cover and the special Harrods brand presentation box.