Watch Review: Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date White Dial
Do you know Tag Heuer combines an abbreviation for Techniques d'Avant Garde and the surname Heuer of its founder ?
In 1916, Tag Heuer introduced the first stopwatch in the world that is accurate to 1/100 of a second, naming it the 'Micrograph'. Their subsequent release of the "Semikrograph" offered 1/50 of a second timing and the split second function. This allows the user to determine the interval between two contestants. Now it make sense that Tag Heuer is the official time keeper for the FIA Formula One Championship.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date white dial version, a.k.a the panda dial, has a 44mm stainless steel case, featuring a large luminous white dial with a small seconds sub dial located at the 6 o clock position. A flat sapphire crystal is installed on the timepiece, surrounded by a 120 click unidirectional 3D bezel. 'Tag Heuer' is engraved boldly on the left side of the watch body and the watch has a lug width of 22mm. The signature grande date is featured subtly at the 6 o'clock position within sub dial. The movement has the capability to jump from 31 to 01 at the end of every month, unlike many other watches. The Tag Heuer Formula 1 's dial design is inspired by a race car's dashboard, with a distinctive small white seconds hand resonating a car's speedometer.