13 Dec 2011

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph CAH1012.FT6026

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Written by Leslie Foss

Tag Heuer makes Formula 1 watches for the man who likes sporty, durable, quality watches that can do a lot of things, all while looking like a million bucks.  The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph CAH1012.FT6026 satisfies all those requirements.  It has a rugged black body with large numbers around the unidirectional bezel, and three subdials with red and white tick marks and hands. Luminescent hands and tick marks makes the watch easier to read in the dark, and a red second hand aids in precise time-keeping.  A sturdy rubber strap with deployment buckle allows for the perfect fit.  This watch would look equally at home on a hike or in the office. Here’s a rundown of all the benefits of this Tag Heuer:

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph CAH1012.FT6026

Sharp-looking Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph CAH1012.FT6026.


  • Luminescent hands and hour markers
  • Second hand
  • Unidirectional titanium black bezel with 60 min. timing scale
  • Stainless steel case
  • Screwdown crown with double O-ring seal
  • Black rubber strap
  • Closes with deployment buckle
  • 3 subdials
  • Date window at 12 o’clock position
  • Antireflective sapphire crystal protects dial
  • Swiss quartz precise movement
  • Water resistance to 660 ft (200 m)
Formula 1 watches are made with a passion for racing, so they take pride in their smooth, precise movement and 1/10 second resolution chronograph.  It also has a tachymeter, which is handy if you want to know how fast an object is moving.  If you do not know how to use a tachymeter, there are videos on YouTube that will teach you how, or refer to the user manuel.  The anti-reflective sapphire crystal is a must in any high-end watch and will protect the dial from bumps and scrapes.  I think the deployment buckle is perfect for this watch, since it is a sporty timepiece, and traditional buckles are better for leather straps.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph CAH1012.FT6026 is priced at $1,800, but you can find it on Amazon for $1,425.  At the time of this writing, there was only one left in stock.  But I also found it for sale on other sites for as low as $1,290.  It’s worth shopping around to find the best price.
  • Although this watch is advertised to be classy enough for any occasion, I disagree. I think it is definitely versatile, but to a limit. Some fine occasions will call for gold or silver timepieces.
Otherwise, this watch has a lot to offer.  The bold, athletic quality, good looks, and fine precision workmanship of the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph CAH1012.FT6026 are sure to make it popular.




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