|New For 2012 Tag Heuer Formula 1 Watch Review|
A new Formula 1 (F1) series from Tag Heuer in 2012, no surprise here. It seems this line gets a makeover more than any other series Tag Heuer makes. As in the past, there are quite a few version being offered. The dial colors are toned down this time, being offered in simply black, white, or anthracite (grayish/black). There are aspects of this newest version W&R likes and some not as much.
Tag Heuer is still only offering the Formula 1 with a quartz movement. W&R would like to see an automatic limited edition, that would be cool. This is the black standard issue version (WAU1112), also available in white (WAU1113). The Formula 1 will be offered in 42mm only, with a Ronda quartz movement, and sapphire crystal. This is the most sterile dial offered by Tag Heuer in sometime, they did a great job making the dial less busy. The dial has applied hour markers and lume applied. The dial has a subdial seconds located at the 6 o’clock position, with a “grand date” display nicely integrated at the 30 seconds mark. The bezel is still in black titanium carbide, with more subdued numerals. Not a huge fan of the new style hands being used, would prefer hands more bold or masculine so to speak. Lastly, no lume on the bezel at the 12 o’clock position, maybe next time?
Pros - Dial layout, large date, titanium carbide bezel
Consideration - Price on higher side for a Ronda quartz movement
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Bezel: Titanium Carbide
Strap: Black Rubber
Movement: Ronda Quartz
Power Reserve: N/A
Water Resistant: 200m
Lug Width: 20mm