There is a certain amount of nostalgia inherently associated with watches, and brands like Swiss TAG Heuer Replica are acutely aware of this. Whether it be the romanticized art of traditional horology, or simply remembering the days when we didn’t have dozens of screens shouting alerts at us when we only want to know the time. It is part of why many of us love watches. They give us a special feeling that our day-to-day lives don’t provide. For some, it’s the thrill of adventure, diving, or driving embodied on their wrist, but, these experiences aren’t limited solely to watches.
The first result of the TAG Heuer x first copy watches collaboration came in the form of the TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition, which focused on the incorporation of video game-style achievements into the interactive fitness tracker with a touch of classic Mario-inspired features. The long-awaited second collaboration is here in the endlessly fun form of two limited-edition chronographs. The TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Mario Kart Chronograph and Chronograph Tourbillon are pure unadulterated playfulness blended seamlessly into the celebrated racing chronograph platform.
They feature bold colors and textures in a robust tool-watch package. However, the longer you look, the more you begin to notice the “easter eggs” that make these quirky chronographs bring a smile to your face. Both Tag Heuer replica vs real share the modifie tonneau-style case of the Heuer Autavia 1163. The cases are topped by a fixed gear-toothed tachymeter bezel with a polished black ceramic insert emblazoned with “Mario Kart” and are filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova®. The inserts are graduated to 400 kph and 240 kph for the tourbillon and standard chronographs respectively. Dark asphalt gray dials with red and white accents (primarily) are present on both models; however, this is where the similarities end.
The smaller, albeit still-large Formula 1 Chronograph comes in a 44mm-wide stainless steel case, with a solid steel caseback, and a checkered texture dial the brand states is inspired by a racetrack but has a stamped carbon-fiber look, in reality. A Cheap Tag Heuer Replica Calibre 16 vertical chronograph display is present with the minute totalizer at 12 o’clock, hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, and running seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. The first and most prominent of easter eggs is found in the running seconds subdial. Every fifth day on the date wheel is replaced with a different power-up, ranging from Starman to the frustrating banana and other recognizable characters.
The Calibre 16 is an automatic chronograph that operates at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and has a 42-hour power reserve and this limited edition has a water resistance rating of 200 meters. The Tag Heuer Replica Watches Online screw-down crown has a bright red lacquered Mario ‘M’ and a matching lacquer ring around the 2 o’clock pusher. The same M can be found on the deployant clasp without the lacquer filling. The solid steel caseback features an engraved Mario racer silhouette similar to that on the seconds subdial and limited-edition text.
The pushers provide a crisp and tactile activation of the red lacquered seconds hand. A black skeletonized dial features vibrant red bevels that give way to a matte asphalt-gray plate providing high contrast and depth. Behind a bright applied TAG Heuer Best Replica Watch shield logo at 12 o’clock is a wheel motif reminiscent of the dial skeletonization. The real treat, of course, is the tourbillon.
The same style deployant buckle with a Mario “M” is on both, however, the tourbillon clasp is titanium while the standard chronograph is made of steel. These Swiss Tag Heuer Replica Watches deployant buckles are some of the best for overall comfort, as they can be infinitely adjusted along the length of the tail — however, the padding on the straps made for a very stiff on-wrist experience. Overall, the familiar texture rounds out the package nicely, though when worn for the deployant to fold inward to the wrist, the Mario “M” is upside-down for the wearer.