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FORMULA 1 Calibre 16

FORMULA 1 Calibre 16 is a Swiss made timepiece from TAG Heuer's Novelties collections. Originally launched in 1986, the watch sports the ultimate racing look for the ultimate racing chronograph. The excitingly re-sculpted case is an impressive size of 44mm, 2mm larger than the current range, and houses the powerful Calibre 16 movement. The astonishing finish of the redesigned tachymeter bezel is made of fine-brushed, polished, and sandblasted steel. For the first time, the design has the TAG Heuer logo incorporated into the base of the hand, and the hand is finished in polished steel (with a red-tip, depending on model) as against the all-red Chronograph hand on earlier chronograph. Racing technology in motion.

Dial:

  • 3 chronograph counters with silver azurage and red tip hands:
    • Chronograph minute at 12 o'clock
    • Chronograph hour at 6 o'clock
    • Running second at 9 o'clock
  • Polished hand-applied indexes with luminescent markers
  • Polished minute and hour hands with luminescent markers
  • Polished central second hand with specific red tip
  • Monochrome printed "TAG Heuer" logo at 3 o'clock
  • "Calibre 16" – "FORMULA 1" lettering at 3 o'clock
  • Minuterie with red touches on the flange
  • Angled date window at 3 o'clock

Case:

  • Polished steel fixed bezel with black tachymeter scale and red "TACHYMETER" lettering
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Polished steel "Easy Grip" screw-in crown with raised fine-brushed TAG Heuer shield with black line
  • Fine-brushed steel pushers with red line on the pusher at 2 o'clock
  • Fine-brushed steel crown protectors
  • Circular fine brushed screw-in caseback with special checkered decoration
  • Water-resistance: 200 meters

Movement:

  • Balance frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).
  • Power reserve: about 42 hours.
  • Automatic calibre.
  • Rapid date correction.

Display:

  • Hours — minutes — small seconds at 9 o'clock.
  • Chronograph counter: hours — minutes.
  • Central seconds counter.
  • Date window.
  • Decoration

Decoration:

  • Oscillating mass: Côtes de Genève (depending on model), engraved "TAG Heuer — Calibre 16 — Swiss Made".
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