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Tag Heuer Formula 1 Limited Edition

The humbly, yet implicatively titled Aviation collection possibly is the most widely recognized range of watches from Tag Heuer With its debut in 2005 it not only helped to bring the brand to a much wider audience, but also to ultimately make watches inspired by aviation and instruments a more important trend in the watch world. The Aquaracer line of watches are part of the Aviation collection and today we are looking at a new and very limited piece called the Formula 1, sold exclusively by The tag heuer Formula 1 replica.

The model in question is an alternative version of the also new tag heuer Aquaracer replica, which is not to be confused with the other model called "Aquaracer Titanium" (the one that actually has a dial where there's carbon fiber material visible). What the Aquaracer Carbon offers instead is a carbon dial in solid black, a 42 millimeter stainless steel case with black PVD coating to increase the stealthy nature of the watch, and also the dial now proudly states Aquaracer just below the Tag Heuer logo at the 3 o'clock position. What makes this particular piece a limited edition is the fact that only 50 numbered pieces will be made and that the three colored parts are painted to the "The Watch Gallery blue" instead of orange.

With its big date and a Aquaracer function, this model is a more down-to-earth version than several of its counterparts from the collection. While, the three splashes of blue add some vibrance to the otherwise rather formal black and white looks. Despite the added features, legibility should remain splendid even in low-light conditions, thanks to the large luminescent hands and block indexes. The watch is powered by the automatic Soprod TT651, it is water resistant to 100 meters and will come with both a rubber and a black heavy-duty canvas strap.

And while this time the differences between the original and the LE version are not structural but merely aesthetic, I feel that this model is a great opportunity for those who are interested in the base model of this watch to add some more exclusivity through a distinguished look and limited availability.Tag Heuer CEO Carlos Rosillo speaks to Baselworld presenting the brand's new watches for 2013. We look at new BR01, Aquaracer, and BR 123 and BR 126 models. Clearly more emphasis on aviation and aviation history. Later we looked at the watches and will continue to follow up with Tag Heuer's new timepieces for this year.