Tag Heuer Autavia 60th Anniversary Collection – Autavia Flyback Chronograph and Autavia GMT 3 Hands

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the legendary Autavia collection, Tag Heuer is releasing three new timepieces in 2022. This commemorative series is comprised of two flyback chronograph models and the first-ever three-hand GMT within the Autavia collection.

The Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback manufacture movement brings the flyback function to the Autavia collection for the first time with two new chronograph models, while the Calibre 7 COSC GMT movement drives a brand-new three-hand GMT model – another first for the Autavia collection.

The new Autavia Flyback Chronograph references are immediately recognisable with their distinctive chronograph pushers and an extra-large crown, which are both inspired by the historic TAG Heuer dashboard timers.

Another feature that has contributed to the reputation of TAG Heuer chronographs is readability. Here too, TAG Heuer remains true to its DNA with a Super-LumiNova® coating on the hour markers and hands, which ensures quick and clear legibility, once again taking inspiration from a historic Autavia reference, the 73663, which included a dial variation that also featured large luminous Arabic numerals.

A bidirectional rotating bezel and a sapphire crystal front and back reinforce the durability and utility of the new TAG Heuer Autavia chronographs.

One of the two chronograph models features a silver dial and polished stainless-steel case, a nod to the rare and coveted panda dials that were produced for the Autavia in extremely limited quantities in the 1960s.

The second Autavia flyback model showcases the direct link to TAG Heuer’s military pieces of the past with its black dial and DLC-coated case.

The third model introduced in the 60th year of the Autavia wristwatch is fitted with the Calibre 7 COSC GMT movement. The completely new three-hand GMT Autavia (the first GMT model in the collection) features a radiant blue sunray-brushed dial. Its numerals and hands coated with Super-LumiNova® for perfect readability.

Measuring 42mm, the polished stainless-steel case is mounted with a magnificent blue and black ceramic bezel. The watch features four centrally placed hands for displaying hour, minute, seconds and GMT/second time-zone. The GMT hand can be distinguished easily by its bright orange color.


All three models will be delivered either on a stainless-steel bracelet or an alligator leather strap fitted with a double-pushbutton deployant clasp, and customers can choose an additional strap if they wish thanks to the easy interchangeability options on this model.

All timepieces from this new series are tested for a water resistance of 100 meters.

Technical details

Collection: TAG Heuer Autavia 60th Anniversary

Model: TAG HEUER AUTAVIA 60th Anniversary Flyback Chronograph
Reference: CBE511B.FC8279

Movement
Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback

Functions
Minutes, seconds, hour, date, chronograph

Dial
Silver dial
Indexes and hands with off-white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands

Case
42 mm diameter
Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case
Black ceramic bidirectional rotating bezel
Sapphire caseback
Water resistance: 100 metres

Bracelet
Black alligator leather strap
Stainless-steel pin buckle

Availability
From January 2022

Model: TAG HEUER AUTAVIA 60th Anniversary Flyback Chronograph
Reference: CBE511C.FC8280

Movement
Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback

Functions
Minutes, seconds, hour, date, chronograph

Dial
Black dial
Indexes and hands with green Super-LumiNova®

Case
42 mm diameter
DLC-coated, polished and fine-brushed case
Black ceramic bidirectional rotating bezel
Sapphire caseback
Water resistance: 100 metres

Bracelet
Black alligator leather strap
DLC-coated pin buckle

Availability
From January 2022

Model: TAG HEUER AUTAVIA 60th Anniversary GMT 3 Hands
Reference: WBE511A.BA0650

Movement
Calibre 7 COSC GMT

Functions
Minutes, seconds, hour, date, GMT

Dial
Blue sunray-brushed dial
Numerals and hands with white Super-LumiNova®

Case
42 mm diameter
Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case
Blue ceramic, black 24-hour scale bidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 100 metres

Bracelet
Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety pushbuttons

Availability
From January 2022