When talking about an antique sports luxury watch with a second time zone function, I believe that many people think of the Rolex Greenwich type for the first time. However, there is no shortage of other equally memorable famous timepieces in history, such as the TAG Heuer Autavia GMT watch. The one shown in this article was produced around 1970 and belongs to the second-generation Ref. 2446. Its red chronograph hands, huge sub-dial, and fluted buttons are very distinctive.
The TAG Heuer Autavia GMT watch combines multiple features in one. In addition to GMT, the watch also has a timing function, which is also the most popular and practical two functions. This watch is powered by an improved Valjoux Caliber 72 movement and is equipped with a large case with a diameter of 40 mm. Even according to today’s standards, this size is very suitable to wear. The black dial is set against the white sub-dial, combined with the red chronograph seconds hand and GMT hands, which has a sharp contrast and excellent readability. The bezel uses red and blue color, which is the Pepsi circle, and is decorated with 24-hour marks. It is worth mentioning that the original Gay Frères bracelet adds the antique charm of the 1970s to the watch, which can be called the finishing touch.
Perhaps you can find a well-preserved Autavia GMT watch, but in comparison, we prefer this one in the picture. It may not be perfect. Those blemishes, scratches and fading not only give people a retro feel, but also prove that this watch is very popular with watch owners. In other words, the watch was originally meant to be worn. If an antique wholesale watches replica is almost never worn and is in an original brand new state, it will naturally be favored in the collector’s market. And the TAG Heuer Autavia GMT watch introduced in this article can return to its essence: it is worn on the wrist and will be with you for a lifetime.