TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 & Formula 1 Ayrton Senna Special Edition Replica Watches

Earlier this year, three sporty Ayrton Senna special edition watches from TAG Heuer replica watches were announced to mark 30 years since the champion race car driver won the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in 1987. More important are the watches themselves, which are cool-looking with a mix of different design touches, in addition to the more explicit Senna logo branding. The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Ayrton Senna Special Edition leads the pack, displaying an evolving look for the still young Heuer-01, and the quartz Formula 1 Ayrton Senna Special Edition models offer more affordable options in three-hand and chronograph versions.

Ayrton Senna is one of TAG Heuer’s most important ambassadors in the brand’s already strong motorsport connection and was promoting TAG Heuer watches before he died in the early ’90s. Then, back in 2015, TAG brought Ayrton Senna watches back with, again, a Carrera and a couple of Formula 1 models that we covered here.

Red second hand TAG Heuer fake watches.

Let’s talk about the new fake TAG Heuer watches. All three of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Ayrton Senna Special Edition watches share a few elements, like black PVD-coated cases and generous applications of red. While not always the case for co-branded watches, those attracted to the overall look will also need to be pretty ardent Senna fans as his logo (why don’t more individuals have logos?) and/or name appears on the dial, bezel, and caseback of all the watches. Then, there are the Link-style (“S-link”) bracelets – on non-Link-collection watches, of course – that are associated with TAG Heuer watches Senna prominently wore.

Beginning with the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Ayrton Senna, this shows that the relatively recently introduced Heuer-01 is a growing collection with a fluid style and identity. In fact, there are some fundamental differences that distinguish this Carrera Heuer-01 Ayrton Senna from other Heuer-01 watches and even from other Carrera watches, making clear that more thought and effort went into its production than just, say, some new colors and a logo (or three) slapped on. While there is continuity with past Heuer-01 models in the skeletonized dial and thick ceramic bezel, the angular case and lugs of the Heuer-01 have been rounded off significantly.

Quartz movement fake TAG Heuer watches.

The long, angular lugs are a defining Carrera feature, at least in my mind, and the change here was likely necessary to accommodate the curvy Link-style bracelet – which is important. It is important because this look is closely associated with Senna, and you’ll find it in some form or another in the various TAG Heuer Ayrton Senna copy watches. Like the case, it is brushed, black PVD-coated steel and this Link bracelet – with more angular edges than the old Link watches had – looks modern and cool. It is interesting how multiple well-known elements from different TAG Heuer watches have come together without feeling like a collage.

TAG Heuer Link Men Calibre 5 Blue Dial Stainless Steel Case Replica Watches

Thoroughly updated for 2017, the TAG Heuer Link series replica watches continue to be the sporty Swiss watchmaker’s answer to a men’s jewelry-esque “business” watch. In its newly evolved form, the Link gains a more distinct form that is both more aggressive than previous generation models and designed to catch a lot more attention. Even though there are watches in the same category as the Link at lower prices, in a lot of ways, the Link offers detailing and aesthetic touches you’d often find in much more expensive watches. Value certainly seems to be on the side of this new Calibre 5-equipped TAG Heuer Link Men collection.

The Calibre 5 is TAG Heuer’s name for the Swiss Sellita SW200 automatic. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback window, the mostly unembellished base automatic mechanical movement powers the watch at 4Hz (28,800bph) with about two days of power reserve. The movement is basic but sufficient for the target demographic who wants TAG Heuer fake Swiss watch with Swiss movement.

Blue dial replica TAG Heuer watches.

Over on the dial we see a remarkably clean and bold face (available in three to four different colors including blue, black, and white) that almost surprisingly (in this day and age among watches of this ilk) focuses on good proportions and legibility. With that said, the dial is not without its sense of attitude and personality. The polished hands and matching hour markers feel as large as they are reflective. Not reflective in a serious legibility harming way, but rather in their ability to garner attention as anything shiny would.

Being effectively shiny as a men’s item is something that TAG Heuer got right in the Link, and in many respects, I can’t think of too many other truly contemporary men’s dressy business bracelet watches that are this boldly shiny and yet still elegantly tasteful. The hour markers and hands can afford to be so big because the rest of the dial is relatively clean and uncluttered. I would however have liked for the date disc’s color to match that of the main dial (though it does on models like the Link with the black dial).

Blue dial fake TAG Heuer hands on.

I would have also liked for the 12 o’clock hour marker to be somewhat different in design from the rest of the hour markers. This is a common practice which is valued because it helps the viewer’s mind orientate the dial when looking at it from different angles. Having a distinctive-looking 12 o’clock hour marker just overall helps with legibility, but also orientates the design so that it has a proper “up” and “down.” It might have been sufficient for them to simply make the 12 o’clock hour marker a bit wider, or even an applied version of the TAG Heuer blue dials copy watches logo. Also given the size of the hands and hour markers, I bet this watch dial would look cool with tritium gas tubes (OK, now I am just going outside of what the brand would even do).