THE MODERN VERSION OF THE AUTAVIA « RINDT » !
After a nice web campaign in 2016 (more than 50’000 votes), a large community of collectors / fans / watch lovers decided to reissue the AUTAVIA « RINDT » (worn by Jochen Rindt)
Presented at Baselworld 2017, this iconic timepiece celebrates its 55th anniversary (created in 1962).
The name AUTAVIA is the contraction of AUTomobile and AVIAtion and at its origin (in 1933) is of course Mr. Jack Heuer. Many variations were produced and amongst them 16
were chosen to enter the web campaign. We love the all concept and it also shows that TAG HEUER is listening / asking the « Market ». It’s also a very nice way to offer a slice of history to younger generations!
Back then (1960’s), the timepiece was « The Watch » of the best F1 heroes (Jo Siffert, Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt, Derek Bell, Clay Regazzoni, Gilles Villeneuve…) and we love how the brand « updated » it with a neo-retro style. Not only its story & aesthetic is beautiful but also its price is very affordable.
The bidirectional notched bezel is fantastic and on the dial, the 3 white counters are linked to the chronograph.
By the way, the movement (Heuer 02) is an in-house creation offering useful features such as a date at 6 o’clock.
If you want to buy or try one, we highly recommend you to experience the different vintage straps as they’re very well executed.
Well done! TAG HEUER.