Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande
Date Men's Watch
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date Men's Watch
For those who prefer in short: A quirky style, a scalloped bezel and a Rhonda quartz movement creates an iconic timepiece for the entry-level Tag-Heuer lineup. For those who haven’t owned a Tag-Heuer yet, the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date WAU1114.BA0858 Men's Watch makes for a fine start.
For those who like it elaborate and detailed:
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date WAU1114.BA0858 Men's Watch is a marvellous piece Tag Heuer has to offer in its sub-$1500 range. The F1 Grande Date is Heuer’s way of narrating its connections to the motor sports realm.
The F1 line-up is a continuation of the TAG Heuer tradition for creating sport watches. It is obvious that it’s built well-enough to support a sporting (read: extreme) lifestyle, keeping your personal style and preferences intact.
The best thing about this entry level model is it is not a shadow of any older and more expensive TAG but an entity on its own. Its style is best described as tri-chrome, its large, black bezel and dial (instrument inspired) with red and silver-toned accents and a minimalistic, silver toned case (stamped with Tag Heuer) are proofs.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date WAU1114.BA0858 Men's Watch embraces an exotic material, which is titanium carbide and that makes the signed crown. The crown is also wider than the case’s edge, making it very easy to operate and eliminates the need to pinch.
On the top is a sapphire crystal surrounded by the light-action and very easy-to-read bezel. It works as an excellent timer for just any job where you need to keep track of time.
Coming to the dial layout, calling it nice would be less and rather vague, so let’s call it utilitarian instead. The luminous markers and numerals are laid in a most attractive way while the very nicely finished spiral sub-dial records the seconds. The name Grande Date comes from the windows under the dial that displays the date and you don’t need to engage into visual struggles to make out what’s showing. However, the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date WAU1114.BA0858 Men's Watch runs on a Rhonda 6004B quartz movement, so the seconds-hand ticks (though a rather soft one; it’s more of a shift than staccato ticks) instead of sweeping.
The movement is accurate to +20 seconds a month and is a Swiss quartz workhorse with a 40-month battery-life. It means, you’ll not need to visit the TAG Heuer service station more than once every three years. For best results and your watch to operate flawlessly, get the battery replaced once every 38 months.
Regarding the polish, the fit and the finish, the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Grande Date WAU1114.BA0858 Men's Watch is way above what one might expect from an entry level watch, at a very agreeable price. Simple technology and build quality blend to bring the kind of reliability other sports watches have longed for many years. Check out for more about Online Watch Store!