- 1. Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph (Reference XCBN5A90.FC8315)
- 2. TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing (Reference CAZ101AL FT8052)
- 3. Monaco Automatic Chronograph (Reference CBL2113.BA0644)
- 4. The Aquaracer Bamford Professional 300 Limited Edition collaboration
- 5. Autavia 60th Anniversary Flyback Chronograph (Reference CBE511C.FC8280)
- 6. TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing
- 7. TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer
- 8. TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver
- 9. TAG Heuer Carrera 02 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
- 10. TAG HEUER FORMULA 1 X INDY 500
- 11. TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300
- 12. TAG Heuer Link Calibre 17
- 13. Conclusion
12 Of The Best TAG Heuer Watches To Buy Right Now
TAG Heuer was established by Edouard Heuer when he was just 20 years old and later passed the company on to his son, Charles Augustine. At first, he produced pocket watches made of silver but soon developed new and important instruments to record time of trips and even helped doctors to time patients’ heart rates.
The company invented the oscillating pinion which is still popular with many watchmakers. The “time of trip” stopwatch was incorporated into the instrument panels of cars and planes from 1911.
The Heuer brand has continued to be a big player in the advancement of horology and has created chronographs that can measure fractions of seconds, including the Mikrotimer Flying 1000 (1/1000th of a second) and the Mikrogirder (1/10000th of a second).
With such significant innovations to watches, TAG Heuer has earned its place in the luxury watch market. As such, it’s well worth considering one of the following notable watches as a statement to wear as well as a good investment. Here are some of the best to consider buying right now.
1) Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph (Reference XCBN5A90.FC8315)
If you want to own a piece of the future, right now, consider this remarkable new watch. This innovative timepiece, introduced at the 2022 Watches and Wonders show, uses Diamant d’Avant-garde technology.
Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph Watch - Source - A Blog To Watch
This involves growing diamonds in a lab, using a laser to shape them and then covering the watch face in this “polycrystalline” diamond material. As if that isn’t enough, A 2.5-carat lab-grown diamond is used as the crown.
The case is large at 44mm and made of sandblasted anodized aluminium. The movement is the Heuer 02 Tourbillon Nanograph and uses a carbon hairspring which provides incredible anti-magnetism and shock resistance. It also has enhanced stability whatever temperature extremes it may be exposed to. It has a stylish black leather strap with a strong black titanium clasp.
You cannot buy a TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph Watch at retail at the time of writing.
2) TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing (Reference CAZ101AL FT8052)
This eye-catching, sporty little number is a collaboration between TAG Heuer and Red Bull. The calibre is Quartz Chronograph.
The watch case is 43mm fine brushed/polished steel with a fixed bezel. The blue face has white rhodium-plated Arabic numbers, as do the hour and minute hands. The second hand is yellow. Below the 12 sits the brand name with “Formula 1” above.
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull - Source - TAG Heuer
There are 3 sub-dials which display seconds, 30 minutes and the date. The back of the watch case is engraved with the chequered pattern associated with racing and the words “Red Bull Racing” and “TAG Heuer”.
In keeping with the F1 theme the rubber strap is textured with a pattern of ribs and grooves that reflect the tread of a car tire. (Purists will note that F1 cars only use tires with tread in wet weather, otherwise they are completely smooth). The pin buckle is fine brushed steel.
You can buy a TAG Heuer Formula 1 at retail for £1,750 at the time of writing.
3) Monaco Automatic Chronograph (Reference CBL2113.BA0644)
TAG Heuer first introduced the Monaco in 1969 in both automatic and manual versions with watch faces in blue, grey and black.
It was phased out in less than ten years but came back in 1997 as reference CS2110. The Monaco is now more popular than it ever was and is worth considering including in your collection.
TAG Heuer Monaco - Source - TAG Heuer
The latest Monaco Calibre Heuer O2 was introduced in 2019 using the new Calibre Heuer O2. Although it is very similar, the original watch strap was leather while the new version has a stainless steel bracelet.
This watch stands out for having a square stainless steel case with an exhibition back. The dial is sunray brushed black with a white minute and hour Super-LumiNova® coated hands, as well as a red second hand. Water resistant to 100 metres, it has the impressive power reserve of 80 hours.
Two sub-dials give you a 30 minute counter on the left of the watch face and a 60 second counter on the right. Just above the 6 is the date counter.
You can buy a TAG Heuer Monaco at retail for £6,150 at the time of writing.
4) The Aquaracer Bamford Professional 300 Limited Edition collaboration
This limited edition Aquaracer could be one of the best investments right now. It has a black dial which was co-designed with the Bamford Watch Department.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer x Bamford - Source - TAG Heuer
The 43mm case is ultra light-weight and 12-sided. The 60-minute scale, unidirectional bezel and the bracelet are in super-resilient grade 2 titanium.
It has the limited edition number engraved on the case back in the form of “one of 844” - a nod to TAG Heuer’s first dive watch reference 844 released in 1978. With only 844 produced, this is likely to make this a good investment - assuming you can find one.
The date is above the 6 marker and has a cyclops for easy reading. There is a red 24-hour scale marked out just below each hour marker, which again is a nod to the original 844. It has a power reserve of 38 hours.
The 3, 12 and 9 hour markers are batons, the 6 marker is a much smaller one to allow for the date window. All the other hour markers are dots.
Of interest to divers, this watch is waterproof to 300 metres and luminous in the darkness if you’re underwater (or just in the dark). Coated with Super-LumiNova®, the markings on the bezel glow blue along with the minute and second hands but the hour hand and indices glow blue, making it much easier to read the time.
You can buy a TAG Heuer Aquaracer x Bamford at retail for £3,500 at the time of writing.
5) Autavia 60th Anniversary Flyback Chronograph (Reference CBE511C.FC8280)
The Autavia was first introduced in 1962 and became synonymous with keeping time for adventures in racing and flying.
Autavia 60th Anniversary Flyback Chronograph - Source - TAG Heuer
This 60th anniversary flyback chronograph retains all the characteristics of the original but now uses the Calibre Heuer O2.
The hour and minute hands are luminous green, the second-hand white. The indices are Arabic numbers except for the 12 which features the TAG Heuer brand name and the 6 which is replaced with a date aperture.
Buy a TAG Heuer Autavia for £6,100 at retail at the time of writing.
6) TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing
Like Ali and Frazier, two legends have collided to build one of the hottest things since TikTok.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing - Source - TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer and Porsche have been shaking hands since February 2021, crafting precision in both the engines fired up by Porsche and the impressive movements created by TAG Heuer.
In a daring orange, synonymous with previous F1 models, TAG Heuer and Porsche add extra fire to the sports watch industry, marking their 60th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Carrera. New for 2023, the bright intensity of the orange is inspired by the sparks produced by Porsche’s mean-machines racing over asphalt.
The black tarmac textures such as the chronograph black diamond like carbon case provide a canvas for the orange to take control of the horological wheel. If you buy a TAG Heuer like the Carrera and Porsche Racing Chronograph, it offers first rate scratch resistance as the coating is stronger than steel and enjoys a unique matt finish.
In case just being associated with Porsche wasn't enough for you racing geeks, the sapphire glass caseback allows a direct view to the chronograph's oscillating weight, resembling a Porsche steering wheel. On the bezel, the word ‘Porsche’ is etched in the same fiery orange.
Furthermore, the words ‘Porsche’ and ‘TAG Heuer’ are proudly adorned on the case back. The same colour scheme of black and orange runs through the back of the model, giving the impression of a white hot engine pulsating beats through the dark stillness of the exterior.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing utilises its predecessor's movement in the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph. Powered by the in house calibre Heuer 02, the movement allows for exceptional chronometric performance and a solid 80 hour power reserve. We feel this all encompassing racing watch is at the peak of its game compared to its brother, The TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma.
Even the smallest intricacies are designed to be as explosive as Mount Etna. The lacquer on the crown is tinged with orange alongside the graphic details found on the dial such as the azure counters and orange seconds hand. If you buy a TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing, you are buying into the Swiss brand’s epic racing heritage while simultaneously wearing an awesome and affordable entry-level luxury watch. Congratulations!
The strap is nothing short of impressive as it features a calfskin strap with a sporty design. Constructed like the leather interior upholstery of a Porsche car, orange stitching is etched into the black canvas of the leather strap.
Time to strap yourselves in watch fans as you can buy a TAG Heuer like this for £5,850 at retail at the time of writing.
7) TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer
Even Kylian Mbappe would need a breather to keep up with this speed machine.
TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer - Source - TAG Heuer
Released in 1976, the TAG Heuer Monza was a celebration of former F1 great Niki Lauda winning the world championship at Le Mans in 1975. TAG Heuer’s deep connection with Ferrari resulted from their involvement in timing Formula 1 events and having their name on the side of Ferrari cars.
Fast forward to the modern era and a new chapter has emerged for the Monza. Sporting a carbon case, a nod to the first model, the use of black PVD treatment is evident. Measuring 42mm, this watch is both robust and sporty enough to wear, suiting a refined navy suit or a casual black jumper and brown brogues.
The skeletonised dial is a joy to behold, showcasing the Calibre 02 in all its untamed glory. The crown is on the right hand side of the case, a far cry from the Niki Lauda model which is positioned on the left. The two subdials are semi-transparent blue disks with red lacquered hands sitting harmoniously alongside blue Super-Luminova indices and a date.
The movement is the renowned COSC certified in-house calibre 02 holding a flyback function, allowing the wearer to reset the running chronograph and restart it effortlessly. A fantastic feature for those looking to buy a TAG Heuer with some handy time measurement features.
This means you could feasibly time a new event immediately after one had finished. Perfect for the time intensive circuits of racing or for the high flying businessman on the move. If you decide to buy a watch like the TAG Heuer Monza, you are guaranteed top-notch precision and helpful functions through the Calibre 02.
The colour on the TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer contrasts with the black case and dial. With a white numbered tachymetric scale, blue seconds hand and white hour and minute hands, the colours all work seamlessly. This leads to a concoction of racing goodness for those motor freaks. It's therefore perfectly designed to suit those on the track or those running late to that high-powered meeting.
You can buy a TAG Heuer like this for the retail price of £11,450 at the time of writing.
8) TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver
Every watch manufacturer needs a claim to fame. An accomplishment which is extremely hard to attain. Please enter our next fave, The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver.
Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver - Source - TAG Heuer
With a staggering 1000 metres water resistance, the watch is built to endure the most challenging of conditions. Jetski, snorkel, waterski with it…ride a few waves. This beauty is built to endure most nautical challenges.
The watch is actually built for saturation diving which is for folks who do construction and demolition work at depths up to around 1000 feet while living in pressurised environments.
Measuring 45mm, the watch is slightly bulkier, so slimmer wrists beware. Composed of grade 5 titanium, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver is fitted with a helium escape valve and crown protector. It's the perfect watch for those living on the edge, or those who simply don't want their watch to break any time soon. The case is fine-brushed and polished with a steel caseback as well as a titanium and ceramic turning bezel.
The black sunray dial goes hand in hand with its own Super-LumiNova hands emitting excellent visibility. However, you don’t necessarily need to be a deep-sea explorer to buy a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional.
The back of the watch pays homage to saturation diving by featuring the upper torso of a diver in his oversized helmet and diving gear. The words ‘Divers watch 1000m for Saturation Diving’ also links to the job role made for this particular timepiece. Don't fret watch fans, anyone can pick this piece up.
Keeping with the theme of indestructibility rivalling the Incredible Hulk, the watch arrives in a custom protective case with orange details and backup light. Because we all need a backup light don't we! TAG Heuer really goes to town when it comes to this model. If you buy a TAG Heuer just for the case and light alone, this is certainly one of our picks if you are new to the watch game.
The retail price of the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver is £5,500 at the time of writing.
9) TAG Heuer Carrera 02 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
By far the most unorthodox TAG Heuer in terms of colour scheme, the TAG Heuer Silver Limited Edition blends discreet minimalism with a good dose of rarity. Quite the opposite of the Black and Gold Carrera Chronograph released in 2022
Measuring 39mm, the TAG Heuer Carrera Montreal style watch is a 160th anniversary limited edition with three blue azurage counters and a fetching blue and cream dial. A domed sapphire crystal is as retro as a 1970’s Harley Davidson, evoking the same time period.
TAG Heuer Carrera 02 160 Years Silver Limited Edition - Source - TAG Heuer
Made from steel, the solid case has a screw down sapphire caseback engraved with ‘one of 1000’. The watch is perfectly paired with a blue alligator strap, matching the colour scheme of the watch to great effect.
The dial is very clean, using only minor touches of blue and red scale flange, yellow Super-Luminova treated hour and minute hands as well as an hour chronograph counter. This has been done to keep up with the nostalgic feel of the Montreal pieces from the 70s which is a nice aesthetic for those looking to buy a TAG Heuer with a bit of 70s fever.
The original is not completely lost in this model. Applied indexes follow the direction of the rehaut and the dial is an opal white with small yellow touches to perfect the image. The oscillating weight has been altered in order to house an engraving stating that this model is an anniversary edition.
This model is powered using the classic, in-house Heuer 02 movement and boasts a column wheel and clutch, symbolising the depth and exquisite quality that goes into the movements and timekeeping.
Got the fever yet to buy a TAG Heuer? You can bag the Carrera 02 for the retail price of £5,350 at the time of writing.
10) TAG HEUER FORMULA 1 X INDY 500
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 X 500 was released in celebration of the long standing partnership with the Indie 500.
TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Indy 500 - Source - TAG Heuer
The Indie 500 is part of the ‘Triple Crown’ which consists of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and the 24 Hours “Le Mans.” It would become inevitable that the highly racing inspired TAG Heuer would join the Indy 500 as its official timekeeper and scorer in 2004. They do love to get in their quick sharp!
As such, TAG Heuer has released 17 Indy 500 special edition watches since 2004. One of these is the TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Indy 500, released as a celebration of the partnership between TAG Heuer and the Indy 500. The black grained dial is somewhat unique in the TAG Heuer collection, providing a design as exclusive as an invite to the Oscars. The watch has a steel three rows bracelet which can be modified to fit over racing overalls due to the steel folding clasp with a double safety system featuring a pilot extension.
If the watch is turned over, you will see a special engraving on its caseback. It references a unique Indy 500 pagoda which is printed at 6 o'clock. The watch is a beast, having a water resistance of 200m and is highly shock resistant.
The watch houses a Swiss quartz calibre which offers almost perfect precision with a small variation of only a few seconds per month. Pretty good considering most watches lose 1 second per day.
At 43mm, the stainless steel case is fine brushed polished and is fitted with the sporty aluminium tachymeter bezel. The black dial is striking and is wonderfully detailed with rhodium plated indexes, further enhancing the Super-LumiNova coated hour hands and minute hands, two chronograph subdials and a date window at 4 o'clock.
This watch is perfect for those wanting to follow their racing dreams or look awesome walking down the street. Race on, Timelords!
You can buy a TAG Heuer Indy 500 for £2,050 at retail at the time of writing.
11) TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 is a funky take on the Aquaracer collection.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 - Source - TAG Heuer
The dial is a bold green which is further projected with a sunray brush finish. Green is currently on trend, with brands like Patek Philippe releasing models such as the 7130R-014 in Olive Green. Green can be a polarising colour but in this case, the dial is very well executed, as the dial can change in shade just by exposing it to light.
The colour of the dial is further expanded upon by a ceramic green unidirectional bezel. The hour and minute hands are fitted in the classic Aquaracer style, which is completely unique to TAG Heuer only and shaded in white along with the indices.
The watch is fitted with a central sweep seconds hand which is presented in a yellow dart shape, contrasting with the shade of the dial. TAG Heuer have mastered the details, coating the small details on the dial with luminescence, wherein the hour hand and indexes emit a green glow and the minute and sweep seconds produce a blue shade.
The case fits the diving lifestyle perfectly. At 40mm, the watch is still incredibly light through refining the case and bracelet which offers comfort and removes any added weight. The bracelet is integrated to the watch and the lugs make the entire piece flow seamlessly. This Aquaracer is created out of titanium as opposed to its stainless steel counterparts. This means the watch isn't fine brushed and polished but instead is given a sandblasted finish.
The Calibre 5 Automatic movement is consistently used throughout the Aquaracer 300’s heritage. The balance has a strong frequency of 28,800 VpH and is capable of running for 38h autonomously.
Not quite the 2022 Rolex ref.126720 “Sprite Jubilee” but this model will no doubt garner comments from your work colleagues or friends on a night out.
You can buy a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 at retail for £3,500 at the time of writing.
12) TAG Heuer Link Calibre 17
First released in 1987, the TAG Heuer Link was originally known as the TAG Heuer S/EL which is short for Sports Elegance.
The Link was originally a big player in TAG Heuer’s collection but was soon overshadowed by other collections such as the Formula 1 collection. It has soon come back, firing out fashionable models away from the highly sporty designs it's known for like the Carrera. Measuring 41mm, the case blends a round and a cushion shape to create wonderful curved edges delivering an elegant aesthetic.
The smooth lines mean that the Link is elegant and dressy, utilising small crown protectors to still reach 100m of water resistance but not ruin the classy design. It comfortably relates to the original as released in 1987 and has retained its youthful good looks as much as Kylie Minogue.
In particular, the bracelet is a staple of The TAG Heuer Link collection. Twin S-shaped links circle around the wrist, and its vertical brushed finish with its polished rounded edges are all designed to catch reflections and seamlessly create silhouettes.
Just like the Links predecessor, the bracelet is integrated into the case allowing for a tapered fit. The bracelet is fine-brushed and polished giving a wonderful sheen and the folding clasp double security, does what it says on the tin.
TAG Heuer Link Chronograph - Source - TAG Heuer
The dial is fitted in a beautiful blue sunray-brushed finish. The logo is emblazoned below 12 o'clock with ‘TAG Heuer’ text, making the dial uncluttered allowing it to retain its seamlessness. The date at 3 o'clock with the baton-style hour markers and hands are rhodium plated and coated with Lume for excellent clarity. The dial keeps its sporty edge with 3 subdials for ¼ second, 30 minutes counter and 12 hour counter.
The sapphire display caseback shows the Calibre 17 movement which has a 42 hour power reserve and a balance frequency of 28,800 VpH.
You can buy a TAG Heuer Link at retail for £4,100 at the time of writing.
This list was a tough one to put together, dear watch enthusiasts. TAG Heuer is an exceptional brand that has continued to merit plenty of respect among the watch community. Responsible for phenomenal models for those looking for an entry-level luxury watch or for one-watch collections, they are not as pricey compared to its Swiss counterparts Rolex, Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe.
TAG Heuer are still capable of blending innovative design with sporting history as seen from the TAG Heuer Monaco and Calibre 02 to the legendary TAG Heuer F1 collection.
Overall, the reason why you should buy a TAG Heuer is perhaps you like the model or have an affiliation with the brand. Or, you are after a sought after or highly collectible model for your collection? If this is the case, look to buy a vintage TAG Heuer or rare model like The Heuer Monaco 1133B in order to yield a possible return on investment
TAG Heuer is therefore certainly a brand to look out for. Their collection is eclectic yet leans on its epic sporting heritage. We only had time for 12 but this is a mere a handful of some of the fantastic models released by this Swiss powerhouse.
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