Quick Facts:

  • 43 mm case diameter, 12 mm case thickness
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire
  • Fixed black carbide titanium bezel with tachymeter markings
  • Swiss automatic movement
  • Chronograph displays 60 second, 30 minute and 1/10th of a second
  • Water resistant to 660 feet (200 m)
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The TAG Heuer Formula 1 CAZ1010.BA0842 is a stunning watch which delivers matching service and timekeeping. The automatic movement is among the best you'll find for under $1,000, and the functional value is astounding. From professional quality water resistance to 660 ft. to a titanium bezel with tachymeter markings, there are lots of bells and whistles. Every feature of this watch works. Let's take a closer look at another fine product from TAG Heuer timing.

Features

  • Scratch-resistant sapphire glass protection
  • Brushed stainless steel with stainless steel bracelet
  • Fixed black carbide titanium bezel with tachymeter markings
  • 43 mm case diameter, 12 mm case thickness
  • Swiss automatic movement
  • Luminous silver-tone hands with index hour markers
  • Arabic numerals at 12 o’clock positions
  • Chronograph displays 60 second, 30 minute and 1/10th of a second
  • Solid black rounded case with screw down crown
  • Crown and push buttons featured
  • Water resistant to 660 feet (200 m)
  • 16-oz. weight

Pros

  • Above-average scratch and glare resistance
  • Water resistance suited to professional marine activity and water sport
  • Outstanding durability thanks to titanium carbide coating
  • High readability under low light conditions
  • Easy to operate chronograph
  • Versatile design aesthetics
  • 2-year warranty

Cons

  • Not suitable for diving
  • Not a true mechanical movement

Summary

Even though the diameter is large at 43 mm, TAG Heuer has done a great job at keeping this watch sleek and sophisticated. It fits any size wrist even sleeker people without posing any problems or affecting the superior aesthetics. Every last area of the watch face is well-utilized, and the crown is easy to operate. There is no option for a rubber or leather strap, just the elegant stainless steel bracelet. Its chronograph offers a 3 o’clock register for seconds, 6 o’clock register for 1/10th of a second and one-hour, and a 9 o’clock register for the 30-minute mark.

America’s Favorite TAG Heuer

The water resistance is outstanding for a dress watch while the stainless steel hour markers are a perfect match to the casing and bezel. A luminescent fill works but could be better. Night-time readability is better than most watches in this price range, but this still doesn’t give you completely clear readability at a glance.

The sapphire crystal does a great job of deflecting reflections and stopping scratches, but there is not enough focus on nighttime luminosity to be competitive. However, it should be noted that these are but minor criticisms and do nothing to detract from the value of this great automatic watch. It is known as America’s favorite TAG Heuer for a good reason.

Stylish Affordability

TAG Heuer’s new Formula 1 design carries just the right weight to feel like quality on your arm. It’s attractive and functional, but the Quartz movement also prevents it from being classed as a fully automatic watch. However, this is a small sacrifice to gain the precision and appeal of a TAG Heuer watch at this low price.

Another finer detail of its design is that this watch is geared towards motorsports enthusiasts. While subtle, this may sway your decision either way, but more most the combination of sleek design elements and functional attributes make it an excellent overall choice.

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