25 Apr 2019

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Analog Alarm vs LIV Watches GX Alarm Type D


Comparing the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Analog Alarm to the LIV Watches GX Alarm

The Swiss movement manufacturer RONDA offers an unusual movement to the watch world, its 7-jewel caliber 4120.B analog alarm. We say unusual because there are few analog movements to be found anywhere these days. The most common execution of an alarm outside of a smartphone, smartwatch, or some other gadget is via a digital quartz movement. That’s all rather bland and boring. Watches need to be expressions of your personal style and taste.

The Tag Heuer Version

Two very different watch companies have taken the 4120.B movement and introduced timepieces to the watch world. Tag Heuer’s version is part of their Formula 1 line and reflects the aesthetics of the other Formula 1 watches. This watch leans towards brushed or polished stainless steel cases and bracelets, although a black IP bezel variation is available.

The dial is classic Tag, with its logo at the 12 o’clock position with luminescent rhodium-plated hands and indexes. When it comes to dial colors, you can have any color you want as long as it is black, to paraphrase Henry Ford. and the color choices anything

The LIV Watches Version

LIV Watches’ offering is part of their GX line, and its design reflects the edgier, more Avant-Garde look and feel of its siblings. LIV offers more choices in case finishes and dial colors. Case and bezel choices include black and gray IP coating and stainless steel.

The dial of the GX Alarm also carries the LIV DNA with hand applied luminescent indexes on a multi-layer dial with machine pressed textures for more depth and dial interest. Dial colors are black, orange, gray, and cobalt blue. Strap options include stainless steel bracelets, silicone, leather, and NATO.


The table below compares select specifications for each watch. Aside from using the same movement, the similarities continue.

SpecificationsTag HeuerLIV Watches
120 click uni-directional bezelNoYes
Case diameter41 mm43 mm
Water resistance200 meters/600 feet200 meters/600 feet
Screw down crownYesYes
Screw down case backNoYes
316L stainless steel case and braceletYesYes
High grade anti-reflective sapphire crystalYesYes
3D multi-layer dialNoYes
Warranty2 years5 years

The Bottom Line

Both watches are so similar, the decision of which company to buy from boils down to name recognition, the appeal of the design, and the price. Depending upon what your watch collecting criteria are and how much you can spend, both watches deliver a cool movement in a watch people will notice.

Some Reviews on the LIV GX Swiss Alarm

Beautiful Simplicity
Love my watch! It’s obvious how well crafted it is, and the alarm is the most simple one to operate I’ve ever encountered. Needless to say, I will be a repeat customer, as I have family birthdays coming up later this year. Awesome watch!

John A. United States

Alarm of the decade!
No need for phone alarms when you have this bad boy! Awesome product that catches peoples attention and curiosity. Silicone band is comfy and watch sits easily on the wrist.

Carlos R. United States

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2 Responses to Tag Heuer Formula 1 Analog Alarm vs LIV Watches GX Alarm Type D
  1. In your comparison you list the GX1 Alarm at $360 suggested retail, but the website says $440. Is there a reason for the difference? Is there a good sale coming?

    • That needs to be updated, as that was referring to the old model that does not have a rotating bezel and is only 100 Meters water-resistant.


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