WatchesofSwitzerland (WOS) is one of Australia’s leading watch retailers, founded by and still owned by the vanderGriend family. In 1987, WOS introduced TAGHeuer to Australia and New Zealand. To celebrate the 21-year partnership between the two parties, TAGHeuer launched the AutaviaWOS chronograph, which is available in blue and orange colors and is limited to 150 pieces.
The new watch is based on the Autavia watch released last year. It is equipped with a 42 mm diameter stainless steel case and a Heuer-02 self-winding chronograph movement. The design blueprint of the modern Autavia watch can be traced back to the Autavia Ref. 2446 ‘Mark3’ antique watch in 1966, but the design inspiration of the blue and orange color is derived from the Autavia watch in the 1970s.
Unlike most Autavia watches in black and white, the new AutaviaWOS has a metallic blue dial with a white sub-dial and a striking orange central seconds hand. The hour and minute hands and time scale are coated with Super-Luminova fluorescent material, which can ensure perfect reading effect in dark environment. This watch is equipped with TAGHeuer’s own Heuer-02 movement, which is equipped with a vertical clutch and column wheel, and can provide up to 75 hours of power reserve.
The sapphire crystal case back has the WOS logo printed on the center, while the stainless steel outer edge is engraved with an exclusive limited number (XXX / 150). TAGHeuer AutaviaWOS Chronograph is limited to 150 pieces and is available in two versions: a stainless steel bracelet and a brown calfskin strap. The stainless steel bracelet version sells for $ 5,600, equivalent to approximately 38,200 yuan; the brown calfskin version sells for USD 5,500, equivalent to approximately RMB 37,500. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)