I’m on record as a huge supporter of replica TAG Heuer’s Calibre Heuer 02 movement. In many ways, I think it’s the ideal chronograph movement for the modern era – a perfect contemporary representation of Heuer’s impressive heritage of chronograph production.
One of my favorite vintage Heuer chronographs (alongside my beloved Heuer Kentucky) is the Autavia GMT with a red-and-blue “Pepsi”-style bezel. It uses color in such a compelling manner and is busy in all the right ways – I just love it. And ever since we saw TAG Heuer super clone watches add a “true” GMT module, with local jumping hour, to its flagship skeletonized Carrera in 2018, I’ve been waiting for them to bring it back.
For the rendering above, we pulled the contemporary C-shaped case that fake TAG Heuer used on its Formula One collaboration with Fragment Design and Hiroshi Fujiwara and pulled the dial and bezel from a vintage example we sold a few years ago in the HODINKEE Shop. As far as I can tell, this fake watch is one-hundred percent feasible. And I need it on my wrist right now.