New Tag Heuer Silverstone Chrono

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A his­tory of the watch

 

The vin­tage watch has a great resur­gence of inter­est in recent years. Reis­sues of these leg­endary mod­els, over the years become real icons which are gen­er­ally very well received. Finally, the whole thing is to know how to choose the time and under­stand what is expected by watch enthu­si­asts as well as they can cry foul when the design of the watch was claimed to be changed but didn’t changed, very dis­ap­point­ing. Not easy.

With this new Tag Heuer Sil­ver­stone , Jack Heuer and Jean-Christophe Babin won their bet: the reis­sue released in 2010 was a resound­ing success.

The Heuer Sil­ver­stone watch was cre­ated in 1974 and named after the epony­mous race track, Sil­ver­stone Cir­cuit, known for host­ing big races, mainly the Grand Prix of Great Britain For­mula 1.

 

Think­ing out­side the box

In 1949, the Grand Prix of Great Britain takes place for the first time. The race was won by Emmanuel de Graf­fen­ried. Over the years, the cir­cuit hosts the biggest races, and the world’s great­est dri­vers such as Juan Manuel Fan­gio, Jo Sif­fert, Alain Prost, Ayr­ton Senna, Mika Hakki­nen, Lewis Hamil­ton, David Coulthard.

Juan Manuel Fangio

 

In 1974, to com­mem­o­rate the vic­to­ries of the biggest names in rac­ing out the chono­graphe Heuer Sil­ver­stone, some­what in line with the Monaco model , released in 1969 and acclaim in 1971 with the film Le Mans in which Steve McQueen was the star . The Monaco, at the time, breaks the rules with its square case and Sil­ver­stone fol­lows out­side the box, to meet also the admi­ra­tion of the pub­lic. In this one they obvi­ously have the dri­vers. The first to wear were Clay Regaz­zoni and Emer­son Fit­ti­paldi, become stars for the watch brand, and quickly fol­lowed by their counterparts.

Le MansThis shows the name that sounds like a tes­ti­mony of a time bring them luck since the same year Emer­son Fit­ti­paldi won the World Cham­pi­onship F1 Sil­ver­stone with this on his wrist, and in 1979 Clay Regaz­zoni won the Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Championship F1 Silverstone

Style, always

A square box with rounded edges, intense color, a beau­ti­ful dial with chrono, with Heuer at the time, the design is already a major con­cern. Sym­bol of the 70 watch, the Sil­ver­stone has auto­matic Cal­i­bre 11 move­ment, it is the first time trial world with micro-rotor.

 Tag Heuer Silverstone Chrono

To cel­e­brate its 150 years of inno­va­tion and design, Tag Heuer did not hes­i­tate long in the model to come out… and this reis­sue is desired faith­ful to the orig­i­nal model. With­out chang­ing its design so dis­tinc­tive, Tag Heuer has cre­ated one of its flag­ship model, the reward­ing of great respon­si­bil­ity: to embody its great­est value about inno­va­tion, which even gave rise to its slo­gan: “Van­guard since 1960.”

These new watches Tag Heuer Sil­ver­stone with their siglé dial Heuer, and their pilot croc­o­dile bracelet are clearly aimed at col­lec­tors and con­nois­seurs unique and bold con­cepts who want to recon­nect with the his­tor­i­cal roots of Heuer.

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