From now until the end of April, TAG Heuer Replica is showcasing a small collection of historically important watches, most of them chronographs from the 1960s and ’70s, in one of its Paris boutiques. If you find yourself in the French capital, you should definitely head to 12 Boulevard des Capucines and pay the boutique a visit.
The small trove of watches has been lent to the shop by the TAG Heuer Museum and a handful of private collectors. These particular watches provide a link between the company’s past and TAG Heuer’s Replica current collection, marked by the recent comeback of several of these vintage pieces.
Placed next to one another, the watches display the chronograph’s evolution at Heuer; a mere comparison of the Autavia and the Montreal could not better highlight the design evolution from the 1960s to the ’70s. It is definitely not the only reason to check these chronographs out though, as each has its own deep roots in the automative world. A yellow gold Carrera reference 1158CHN similar to the watches that were issued at the time to Ferrari F1 drivers is just one example.
I’ve compiled a few photos of the watches currently on display, in case a trip to the boutique itself isn’t in the cards for you. It’s not everyday you get to see these watches, especially in this condition.
This exhibition of vintage chronographs is on display at the TAG Heuer Paris boutique located at 12 Boulevard des Capucines, and it runs through the end of April 2017. For more, visit TAG Heuer online.