Review of watches TAG Heuer Formula 1 Caliber 7 GMT David Guetta Special Edition

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For four years, the main slogan of TAG Heuer is the call Do not crack under pressure – “Do not break under the onslaught.” Perhaps, the special Formula 1 series for David Getta best reflects the essence of this motto. Here, we present tag heuer formula 1 calibre 7 review. 

The prehistory of the tag heuer formula 1 calibre 7

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Collection Formula 1 appeared in the arsenal of the Swiss brand in 1986. Just shortly after Heuer became TAG Heuer, that is, in the name of the brand appeared the keywords “Technology” and “Vanguard”. And the new line fully reflected all these innovations, because it became the first professional sports watch in which the classic steel was combined with lightweight and shockproof fiberglass. Keep reading: Girard-Perregaux Laureato Summer Edition

Formula 1 marked the beginning of a new era in the history of TAG Heuer: in 1992 the company became the official timekeeper of the Formula 1 racing series and at the same time the first time it appeared the slogan “Do not crack under pressure”, reflecting the spirit of the rebellious generation of the 90s.

In 2014, the new head of the brand Jean-Claude Biver decided to remind that the main audience of TAG Heuer is still young and daring. Those who own tomorrow. Thus, it was decided to return to the slogan and concept of the 90s.

In 2015, was released a special series dedicated to the world-famous DJ David Goetta. The choice of the “messenger” for the new slogan was made flawlessly – TAG Heuer Formula 1 Caliber 7 GMT David Guetta Special Edition WAZ201A.FC8195 fully corresponds to the life style of the musical superstar.

Design – the embodiment of the spirit of the rebellious generation of the 90’s

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The body is branded for Formula 1 of the form “barrels” with a ribbed round bezel of rather large diameter 43 mm. It is made of 316L steel and is coated with titanium carbide – a durable carbon composite of deep black color. It is also protected by a classic strap clasp.

The fact that this special edition, says the inscription David Guetta Edition at the bottom of the dial, as well as engraving on the back cover – the name of the DJ and the brand name “chess” pattern with the logo TAG Heuer.

The ultra-black cover was chosen by Getta himself, and blue was borrowed from the regular series Formula 1 Caliber 7 GMT, published a year earlier.

The resulting color scheme is considered one of the most successful design finds TAG Heuer: bright blue markers and arrows on a black background look very impressive, especially in the atmosphere of a night club, when the dial is still highlighted thanks to the generous layer SuperLumiNova.

Leather band strap “Bund”

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Separately, it should be said about the leather strap, uncharacteristic for the serial production of Formula 1. It includes an additional leather lining, which is put for a belt loops under the body. This strap is called “Bund” (Bund) and is a German version of the fixing of air chronometers.

According to David Gett himself, the “bund” is almost a professional wristband that fixes the DJ’s wrist during a long session. Yes, and in the club atmosphere, such a clock will look like it should.

It is believed that the design of the “Bund” was designed to ensure that the chrome coating of the body does not get loose from the friction of the pilot’s hand.

In this case, the meaning is also there, because the leather lining, although hiding the engraving, but will keep it in excellent condition for the subsequent collection resale.

Anywhere in the world – time under control

It is very clear why David Getta, who performs in the best clubs around the world, has chosen the model with the GMT function. The system for reading time in different time zones is as simple and intuitive as possible here.

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The main time is indicated by the classic steel arrows.

The time of the second time zone is indicated by a bright blue arrow with a tip filled with SuperLumiNova.

The 24-hour indication of the additional time is plotted on the aluminum scale on the bezel, for clarity it is marked with two color zones. The black semicircle shows the hours from six pm to six in the morning, and the blue one – the daytime 12 hours.

Control and adjustment – Crown with Easy Grip

Correction of the arrows and the date disc is carried out by a crown crown equipped with the Easy Grip system: after installation, it is instantly screwed into the body to a fixed position, and from side impacts it is protected by special protrusions on the body.

The Easy Grip system also provides double protection with sealed gaskets, so that the housing is highly water resistant to 200 meters.

The mechanism is one of the most respected and proven TAG Heuer calibers

The only thing that can not be seen in this model when viewed, but also of great interest – the automatic mechanism Caliber 7, hidden behind the engraved back cover, is decorated to the highest standard of Swiss watchmaking: the bridges are decorated with a Cotes de Geneve pattern, and the winding rotor is provided with an engraving ” TAG Heuer – Caliber 7 – Swiss Made ».

The automatic mechanism of Caliber 7 is one of the most respected and well-proven TAG Heuer calibers.

Chronometrically accurate balance operates at a frequency of 28,800 pc / h, the power reserve is about 42 hours, which is 4 hours shorter than the basic configuration of Caliber 7 due to the presence of an arrow in the second time zone.

This mechanism is most often used in TAG Heuer models with GMT, for example, in the Carrera Twin Time collection.

Obviously, the owners of these watches know their own worth, so they really are not afraid of any onslaught. You might also like:

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