Replica TAG Heuer Link Calibre 17 chronograph, a totally new design, that not only doesn’t reference any historical TAG Heuer or Heuer model, but also bears no real visual connection to the S/el of Link models of the past, with the exception of the famous “Double S” bracelet.
The replica TAG Heuer Link Calibre 17 Chronograph blue dial CBC2112, a watch that continues TAG Heuer’s run of beautiful star-burst blue dials. So let’s see whether the new Link lives up to our admittedly high expectations. The blue dial is one of two options- black being the other- available on the new Link Chronograph, with the 3-6-9 layout reflecting the use of the Calibre 17 movement, rather than the 12-6-9 layout of the Calibre 16 used on historic Link Chronographs.
The sub-dials are slightly sunken with an azurage circular pattern. The centre of each register is raised, with a tighter azurage pattern than the outer-ring, given the dial a nice three-dimensional feel. We also like the use of alternating long-short markers on the 9 o’clock register. The case of the Link series marks a total break with the former Link-S/el designs. The stainless steel cushion case is topped with a polished fixed steel bezel, giving the watch a round dial but with a square-ish case, which as we said has echos of the Camaro and Monza.
The bracelet of replica TAG Heuer Link Calibre 17 chronograph is the latest iteration of the Link style and is well finished with brushed and polished surfaces, albeit still a little on the shiny side for our liking. The Calibre 17 is one of the few automatic chronograph movements that TAG Heuer still source from Swatch Group, with the 2894-2 calibre being provided by ETA.