The second Tag Heuer Formula chronograph I have had in recent memory. These original generation F1 Chronos use a far superior movement to the one currently used in the Formula 1 series Chronograph.
This particular watch uses a minute indicator hand running around the minute register of the radiant blue dial to show up to 60 accumulated minutes. The register at 9 o’clock is used as a 12 hour accumulator.
The current production F1 Chrono simply uses the 9 o’clock register as a 30 minute accumulating register. The register at 3 o’clock is a tenths of second indicator. I also prefer the look of this design as opposed to the new model but that is really a matter of personal preference.
The watch is also stamped on the back as the Official Timekeeper of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
The watch dates to about 2000 and is in outstanding condition, virtually unworn. No damage or wear to the unique bezel featuring full red numerals from 0 to 15 minutes.
The quartz Chronograph movement functions flawlessly and has a brand new battery fitted. This movement allows the wearer to set the hour hand independent of moving the minute hand for easy adjustment for traveling through different timezones. The fully signed Tag Heuer bracelet is sized to fit a 7.75 inch wrist
The watch comes with both inner and outer boxes and the original owners manual. The steel case measures 39 mm wide by 44 mm long