“Watch & Act!” Auction – The Final Additions #2

“Watch & Act!” Auction – The Final Additions #2

Nick Kenyon

Finally, we have the last additions to the “Watch & Act!” Auction.

First released in 2019, this collection represented the first time the name Autavia had been given to a time-only watch, which is originally a portmanteau of automobile and aviation and used for chronograph tool watches. This TAG Heuer Autavia Caliber 5 is offered in a warmly toned bronze case that complements the graduated moss green dial and strap, and is framed by the ceramic bezel. This model was chosen by TAG Heuer to “symbolise the colours of Australia”.

The watch is a Unique Piece and features a caseback engraving of the “Watch & Act!” logo, as well as the text “UNIQUE PIECE AUSTRALIA”. On the dial, note the crossed axe insignia associated with firefighters all around the world — this will be a constant dial-side reminder of the ‘firies’, as Aussies call them, who your watch purchase will benefit. The watch has a bidirectional rotating bezel in brown ceramic and is water resistant to 100m. The sapphire crystal is anti-reflective and the dial is khaki fumé and rhodium plated. The indexes and hands are filled with Super-LumiNova. It has a khaki leather strap with bronze pin buckle. This watch has been generously donated by TAG Heuer Australia, with another extraordinary effort by TAG Heuer’s production and creative team who will turn this stunning one-of-one piece around in record time.

What we like about it

Based on a model that is a crowd favourite from TAG Heuer, this piece unique features the “Watch & Act!” axe insignia on the dial and a bespoke engraving on the caseback displaying this charitable auction’s koala motif and the “Watch & Act!” text. Seriously cool and an incredibly generous gesture by TAG Heuer and LVMH.

Features

Manufacturer: TAG Heuer
Model Name: Autavia Caliber 5
Year: 2020
Reference: Unique Piece
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 42mm diameter
Calibre: Automatic Caliber 5
Bracelet/Strap: dark brown calfskin strap, steel pin buckle

View the lot right here.