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Embark on your next adventure with a watch from the TAG Heuer Autavia collection
! Whether it's a GMT version, a sporty chronograph, or a classic three-hand model, the timepieces in the Autavia series
are ready for any adventure and boast outstanding build quality, timeless design, and a solid price-performance ratio. As the oldest collection from the original brand "Heuer"
that is still in production today, the Autavia has proven itself numerous times. At Watchmaster, you can buy affordable, used, and refurbished Autavia models
quickly and securely online.
Visual and technical features on this adventurer's watch
Above all, TAG Heuer Autavia models
are one thing: straightforward
. Whether a chronograph or three-hand version, with their history in aviation and motorsports, the watches in the Autavia Collection always needed to be easy to read
. Featuring round or tonneau-shaped steel, gold or bronze cases on steel or leather bracelets, the Autavia displays large Arabic numerals or bold stick indices on a tidy dial. Driven by accurate automatic movements
, the models come with a practical water resistance of up to 100 meters, as well as date windows, chronographs
, and a GMT function
. Ceramic or aluminium bezels embellish the 38 to 43 mm cases
One special feature of the Autavia, similar to some models of the Monaco, is that the winding crown for the Calibre 11 chronograph movement
is found on the left side of the case. This feature is found again in the modern collection as a tribute to the first Heuer Autavia Chronographs
. Additionally, there are different dial colours that bring a bit of variety to the wrist without sacrificing any elegance. All of these features and specifications make the Autavia one of the most popular "outdoor watches"
from the TAG Heuer catalogue. Designed for the modern adventurer, it's at home in the forest and the mountains, on the race track, high in the air, and even on the red carpet.
Notable TAG Heuer Autavia models and their prices
Here is an overview of some of the different models in the Autavia series
. Let's take a closer look at a few select models and their prices on the pre-owned market
- The Autavia (ref. CY5140.FC8158) is a 43 mm gold model with a brown leather watch strap, white dial, and chronograph function. The chronometer-certified Calibre 11 requires a winding crown positioned on the left side of the case, which lends the watch a certain vintage flair. Limited to 150 pieces, this special anniversary edition from the collection asks for a price of €8,330 as a pre-owned model in very good condition, including the original box.
- For anyone looking for a more classic look, check out the Heritage Autavia (ref. CBE2110.FC8226). This sporty and elegant chronograph features a 42 mm stainless steel case, black dial with contrasting white totalizers, and black aluminium bezel. Typically on a brown leather strap, this specimen comes with the addition of a rubber strap by Hirsch, adding a sporty touch. Equipped with a date window at 6 o'clock as well as a transparent case back, this reference in good condition including the original box and associated paperwork is available for sale for a price of at least €3,600.
- Did you like the last model, but are would like something a little more elegant? Then the Heritage Autavia (ref. CBE2110.BA0687) on a metal bracelet may suit your taste. The refined links on the "beads of rice bracelet" play with the incidence of light and provide a mesmerizing sparkle, while the Heuer Calibre 02 assures the necessary functionality. Plan on budgeting at least €4,700 for a used timepiece if you want to be enchanted by the bracelet's sparkle and the adventurousness of this Autavia model.
- The Autavia Isograph (ref. WBE5116.EB0173) features a somewhat more simple dial design. With a blue dial and matching bezel, this watch comes equipped with a 42 mm case and stainless steel bracelet at a price of at least €2,100. This sporty all-rounder also features water resistance of up to 100 meters, chronometer certification, Calibre 5, and a date window to deliver an impressive price-performance ratio.
- Do you want something a little more retro that retraces the footsteps of the original Autavia? Be sure to have a look at the Classic Autavia (ref. CY2110.BA0775). This model brings the authentic vintage flair of the original collection into the modern era. This stainless steel chronograph on a steel bracelet comes with the Calibre 11 at prices starting from just over €3,300..
From the instrument panel to the wrist
The history of the TAG Heuer Autavia
begins in 1933 when the manufacturer Heuer started to produce timepieces for instrument panels in cars and aeroplanes. These predecessors to the Autavia were 12-hour chronographs
with two totalizers for the hours and minutes and a central stop second. However, the original stopwatch
did not offer the best legibility and it disappeared from the brand's product range in 1958. As a result of this drawback, Jack Heuer only finished third place in a rally instead of first. As the name of the Autavia
, which is a combination of "AUT
omotive" and "AVIA
tion", enjoyed immense popularity, the collection reappeared on the market in 1961. This time, it was in the form of a wristwatch with a focus on motorsports
An important aspect of the series' history, Jack Heuer took it upon himself to work with bright minds from other companies to develop an automatic chronograph calibre. The original plan for using the movement was different, but due to a combination of coincidence and time constraints, the Autavia was fitted with the famous Calibre 11
in 1969, which is still in use today
, along with an entirely redesigned case. This made the Autavia one of the first chronographs with automatic winding
In 1986, the Autavia has discontinued once again
, until it was eventually brought back to life in 2003
. Heuer, which had meanwhile merged with TAG Group to form TAG Heuer, brought the series back with its 1969 case
and also used the Calibre 11. Then, in 2016 to mark the 55th anniversary of the collection
, the original round design of the series reappeared and continues to reflect the original DNA of the Autavia today.
A cool watch for cool people: famous faces with an Autavia
To accurately describe the image of the TAG Heuer Autavia collection
, it helps to consider the most famous people who wear watches from the collection
. Alongside Thor actor Chris Hemsworth and adrenaline junkie Patrick Dempsey, rock legend Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen wears a model of the Autavia. While Hemsworth and Dempsey change between modern three-hand models and chronographs like the Autavia (ref. WBE5114.FC8266)
and Autavia Chronograph (ref. CBE2111.BA0687)
, Springsteen wears a vintage model of the Autavia "The Orange Boy" (ref. 11630)
. As a result, the image of the Autavia is one characterized by adrenaline, adventure and undeniable style.
Other collections by TAG Heuer
- TAG Heuer made history by taking the Carrera Collection to the forefront of different car races. Together with one other very famous chronograph, the Carrera once took the market by storm and has remained one of the brand's most popular models to this day.
- Few other TAG Heuer watches are as recognizable as the Monaco series. These large, square watches are exceptionally comfortable to wear, in spite of their fairly hefty case, and they boast an exciting, history-rich past.
- Needless to say, diving watches cannot be absent from the repertoire of a sports watch manufacturer like TAG Heuer. The Aquaracer models fit snugly on the wrist and accompany their owners in everyday life perfectly.
- As the first series to be launched after merging with TAG Group, the Formula 1 series was dedicated to the elite class of motorsports. This collection features simple, well-designed wristwatches for everyday use with a hint of the flair that motorsports are known for. What's more: the quartz models from the F1 series provide an excellent entry point into the world of luxury watches for a comparatively low price.