This is one of the famous watches from TAG Heuer, the Grand Carrera Calibre 17 RS2. It was inspired by GT race car engine design and it seems to be one of the most favorite watches when it comes to those who also love cars.
The watch also features an interesting addition and quite a nice touch for those who love cars and want to show that off, so it has these cool dashboard style disks instead of hands.
You can see too that the crown is a regular screw-top and it works just fine – though the pushers could use some lubrication because they’re pretty tight for manipulating.
Movement comes to enforce the above statement and it’s a Quartz just like the original. Everyone expects a Quartz movement on a digital watch so that’s a no-brainer. It’s a fun job figuring out the pushers and controls and how to set the whole thing but it’s not rocket science in the end.
It has an alarm feature which can be set and it works so that’s quite a through-back to the times when having an alarm on your wristwatch was such a cool thing.
Can’t go without mentioning how much I adore the brushed model a ton. It’s a dandy of a replica and has a great heft to it really. It’s very identical, and kind of conjures up backwoods or mountain-men, which I’m drawn to. Of course the date wheel is totally off on this watch, but that’s not uncommon for replica watches.
New watches are amazing and endlessly engaging microcosms. I hope I’ve given an objective perspective here on the TAG Heuer Link Automatic Chronograph watch – I know I can get carried away and veer towards the positive, since I own the thing.
But honestly, there aren’t really any flaws to speak of with this one, with the possible exception of the date window, which could just be a trick of the camera.