What we have here is the most recent execution of a plan that started with the triumphant watch from the 2017 Autavia Cup competition. It’s additionally the most recent “Siffert-style” Autavia, a well known vintage-style dial setup that includes a panda format complemented with an obvious blue chronograph hand. In its own particular manner, this watch is the first Siffert, at any rate authoritatively speaking: The famous TAG Heuer-centered blog Caliber 11 licensed the Siffert name straightforwardly from the family, and Joe Siffert’s mark can be discovered carved onto the sapphire case back. I’m including a live photograph of the model’s back here, however kindly note that this is a flawed portrayal of what the last watch will resemble. In the last, the principle plate will come with improved completing, the gem will be smoked, and the Siffert mark won’t be topsy-turvey, Caliber 11 originator David Chalmers says. Furthermore, the date wheel will be dark to coordinate the sub-dial in which it sits. The Autavia Jo Siffert Collector’s Edition by Caliber 11 goes at a bargain on Caliber 11 at 1:00 PM ET today, February 21. The watch is estimated at CHF 5,600 and is restricted to 100 pieces.
The profile of the watch is indistinguishable from that of other Autavia editions.
Why This Watch Matters
This is the main watch joint effort for Caliber 11, a site that has zeroed in on bringing enthusiasts opportune news and surveys about vintage and present day Heuer and TAG Heuer watches since 2009. That this watch is restricted to the point that it’s being offered to Heuer lovers by Heuer aficionados, and that it is the main new translation of a Siffert-style Autavia since 2003 looks good for its gathering and deals. Having said that, there are a couple of parts of the plan I would be delinquent not to address. In the first place, all Jo Siffert Autavias, including the truly desireable Chronomatic Siffert and the 2003 reissue, accompanied a third-age (commonly known as C-style) case. As you can see from the round case and articulated carries on this restricted release, this is significantly more in accordance with the original of Heuer Autavia cases. All things considered, the case we have here was designed according to a watch with an original case, the Reference 2446 Mark 3 Jochen Rindt. Additionally, the indented aluminum bezel includes an “HM” (hour-minute) arrangement very much like the one found in the last Autavia LE, made for Jack Heuer’s 85th birthday celebration . Nonetheless, all vintage Siffert Autavias accompanied tachymeter bezels, however customers could demand to have that changed to the “HM.”
On the wrist, the Autavia wears incredibly well – particularly for a watch of its size.
In the brief timeframe since the Autavia Cup victor was declared, we’ve seen a small bunch of restricted release varieties hit the market, including a rendition for Seddiqi & Sons in Dubai and a Jack Heuer 85th Birthday Edition . This watch, whenever decided against genuine vintage Siffert models, doesn’t hit the imprint 100%. It is an extraordinary looking chronograph, however, and one that I have next to no uncertainty will sell out rapidly. Seen as a development of the Autavia Cup victor of 2017, this present watch’s plan is a champ. The chronograph minutes aggregator currently comes with more intelligible brief graduations. The first’s 2.5-minute markers are a reason for shock for some of you out there, as confirmed by comments to some different stories, remembering my A Week for the Wrist survey of the Autavia.
Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Autavia Jo Siffert Collector’s Edition By Caliber 11
Reference Number: CBE2114
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: White with dark subdials
Indexes: Applied hour markers
Lume: Yes, on all fours markers
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black calfskin tie and seven-line tempered steel dots of rice bracelet.
This is the principal Autavia to formally bear the Jo Siffert name.
Caliber: Caliber Heuer 02
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
Power Reserve: 75 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Estimating & Availability
Price: CHF 5,600 (roughly $5,985 at season of publishing)
Availability: Available now
Limited Edition: 100 pieces
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Only 100 bits of this restricted release are being made.