Introducing the new 2022 TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback chronograph watch!

TAG Heuer is kicking off the new year with a bang! Earlier this week, the brand introduced its first new watch of 2022 with the Autavia Chronometer Flyback.

The TAG Heuer Autavia's design has its roots in instruments made for use in airplane and car cockpits. The original Autavia (Automobile - Aviation), as seen below, was introduced in 1933. It quickly became a must-have accessory for airplanes, race cars, and even zeppelins. The original Autavia was replaced by the Auto-Rallye / Monte-Carlo in 1957.

In 1962 the Autavia made its way to the wrist, re-imagined by Jack Heuer as a highly legible chronograph with revolving bezel.

"I relaunched Autavia in 1962 as a wristwatch. [...] The Autavia as a complete range [...] that was quite audacious at that time. The Autavia has had a truly astonishing and inspiring destiny, in a very Heuer way." - Jack Heuer

Though the innovations didn't stop there for the Autavia collection, the 2022 TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback is clearly a direct descendant of the 1960's original. All the design codes are present - though in a modern guise, with updated materials and specifications.

The new TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback has a case of 42mm, which is water resistant up to 100 meters. The bezel is bidirectional, and fitted with a ceramic insert calibrated for 60 minutes. Inside ticks the Heuer 02, a self-winding movement with flyback chronograph. The movement can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.

For the time being, the TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback is available in two variations. Reference CBE511C.FC8280 is entirely clad in black, from the dial to the DLC-coated case, and alligator strap. Reference CBE511B.FC8279 on the other hand has a stainless steel case and silver dial with black counters, which gives this version a more classic and traditional look.

TheTAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback is available for [pre-] order in our e-Boutique. 

Technical details TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback

CASE

  • Size:42 mm
  • Thickness: 15.68 mm
  • Lugs width: 21 mm
  • Water resistance: 100 m
  • Case: Steel / Steel with black DLC coating
  • Bezel: Bidirectional with ceramic insert
  • Crown: Screw-down,  Steel
  • Case back: See-through, sapphire

DIAL

  • Color: Black / Silver

STRAP

  • Material: Alligator
  • Width: 21mm
  • Buckle: Pin

CALIBER

  • Caliber: Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback
  • Movement:Automatic Chronograph
  • In-house movement: Yes
  • Power reserve (hours): 80 H
  • Balance Frequency: 28.800 (4 Hz)
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph (1/4 second, 30 minutes counter, 12 hours counter)