The initial Silverstone chronograph joined the world of watchmaking in 1974. The timepiece immediately caught attention by its cushion cut-shaped case. The shape of the case reflects a nice blend of square and round inspired by the curvature of the Silverstone Circuit, a renowned English racing track that suggested the name of the watch.
The TAG Heuer design team made the angles of the Monaco watch softer to come up with the shape of the Silverstone. Both the initial Monaco and Silverstone were equipped with the Chronomatic Calibre 11, the revolutionary movement that represented the first-ever self-winding automatic chronograph with micro rotor. The movement guaranteed utmost precision corresponding to the strictest standards of professional chronometer instruments.
Before the development of the Calibre 11, chronograph watches featured the crown positioned at 3 o'clock for easy accessibility as it was necessary to constantly hand-wind them for accurate timekeeping. The Calibre 11 allowed TAG Heuer designers to position the crown of the Monaco and Silverstone watches at 9 o'clock.
The latest evolution of the TAG Heuer Silverstone watch accommodates an updated version of the Calibre 11, incorporating Dubois-Depraz module.
The TAG Heuer watch demonstrates the brand's original Heuer logo on the dial. The dial, created in a rich blue or brown, also features two silver counters at 3 and 9 o'clock, as well as a hand-applied date window at 6 o'clock. You will notice stainless steel pushbuttons at 2 and 4 o'clock. The dial is protected by a curved, sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment.
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