The Tag Heuer Replica date disc is black to match with the dial, allowing the date display to blend into the dial. And the Fragment Design double lightning bolt logo at 12 o’clock serves as a visual counterweight to the date.
The case has been upsized to 44 mm from the 42 mm of the original, but the short lugs probably mean it wears slightly smaller than it measures.
Included with the watch is a new, five-row steel bracelet. With brushed and polished surfaces, it is reminiscent of the “beads of rice” bracelets found on vintage Best Replica watches of the period. However, I am certain the watch will look better on a black “Rally” strap with red stitching.
The Tag Heuer 02 Replica inside is the brand’s upper-end in-house chronograph movement, a step up from the the Heuer 01 that is based on Seiko TC78. An automatic movement with a column wheel and vertical clutch, the Heuer 02 has a useful 80-hour power reserve – almost twice the industry norm.
The Fake Tag Heuer Watch case back is fitted with an imposing sapphire crystal that’s been tinted red. While it definitely makes for a striking aesthetic, I do not like that it obscures the movement.