For 150 years in past, TAG Heuer has stood at the forefront of designing in exceptional timing instruments used for as competitive sports, most notably automotive racing, in which capturing the tiniest fraction of a second can determine the victor. To commemorate this remarkably marvelous milestone of mastering the speed and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the brand today announced the official watch of the Indy 500, the TAG Heuer Limited Edition, Indy 500 Centennial Chronograph.
This Limited Edition Chronograph boasts a grey, very stylized dial patterned after the famed “Yard of Bricks” start/finish line of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a printed “INDY 500” logo inside the counter at 6 o’clock. Its distinctive case back marks the 100 year anniversary of the great race and presents a great tribute to it as by manufacturing and publishing a resembling wrist watch.
Inspired by a race car’s actual dashboard, the 44 mm dial hosts three counters: a small second at 3 o’clock, a chronograph minutes counter with double hands at 9 o’clock, and a 1/10th of second counter at 6 o’clock. The date window given in this wrist watch, which is positioned at 12 o’clock, is flanked by hand-applied indexes, as well as luminescent hands and markers for optimum readability for actual precise time indication even in the dark.
Other distinguishing details among this exclusive wrist watch include a fixed polished elegant bezel with a tachymeter scale in black and “INDY 500” in red and a fine-brushed, shining 44mm steel case with scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass of the wrist watch. It is also water resistant to 200 meters under water pressure and viscosity.
A fitting tribute to the 100th anniversary celebration of the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event around the globe, the Indy 500 Centennial Chronograph is world-widely available in a limited quantity of just 1000 pieces. It is offered on a choice of black rubber strap or polished steel bracelet for about $1650 officially.
About this item:
TAG Heuer Swiss quartz movement.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal Glass of the wrist watch.
Advanced and total time chronograph functions, including split-seconds and consecutive times register in the dial.
Stainless-steel case and solid bracelet; Luminescent hour-markers and hands; Large date function at 12 o’clock for clear date visibility.
Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for scuba diving.
Silver-tone stainless steel case wrist watch with a silver-tone stainless steel bracelet. Fixed with indy 500 etched on it silver-tone stainless steel bezel along the tachymeter. Textured Grey dial with luminous hands and stick hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim of the bezel. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and dial markers in the dial for precise and exact indication of the time even in the dark. Date display at the 12 o’clock position. Chronograph – two sub-dials displaying: 1/10th of a second and consecutive time. Ronda Caliber 5040.B quartz movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass. Screw down crown. Solid case back. Round case shape, case size: 44 mm, case thickness: 12.5 mm. Band width: 22 mm. Deployment with double safety and diving extension clasp for your comfort in opening and closing the wrist watch. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. Functions: chronograph, date, hour, minute, second, tachymeter. Sport watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Item Variations: CAH101A-BA0854,