Over the different articles dealing with the relationships between sport and the watchmaking universe, you could realize that the car racing characteristics were the perfect match for watches brands. Speed, precision, elegance,… here are some words that suit perfectly to these two universe. So, with our partner E-TV Sport, we selected 5 watch models that for us represent better the influence of car racing on our wrists!
In the first part of our article, we will find 2 famous watch models created to pay tribute to the automobile world, both conceived by the prestigious brand Tag Heuer.
Tag Heuer Autavia
It is en 1962 that Heuer launched its Autavia chronograph, the first general public chronograph having a model name (“Autavia is a contraction of “AUTomobile” and “AVIAtion”). The legendary Carrera in 1963 and the Monaco in 1969 were going to follow the Autavia.
Tag Heuer Monaco
Created in 1969, this chronograph became a legend one year after its launch, on Steve McQueen wrist in the movie “Le Mans“. In addition to having beneficiated from the actor aura, let’s not forget that the Monaco in a first place was the first square automatic chronograph in the world, and the first square waterproof case.