08 Mar 2012

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Men’s Chronograph CAU1114.FT6024 Review

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Written by: Jared Johnsen

Timepieces like the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Men’s Chronograph CAU1114.FT6024 are made for a reason. They offer the style and performance discerning athletes and sportsmen want. Dressed in black and gray, the band and dial project a tough and muscular look. But inside, silver-toned luminous hands glide with the finest of movements from Swiss quartz.

First, this watch has a medium-sized 42 mm case. So it’s just right for those avoiding an oversized look. The gray dial is detailed with sliver luminous hands, the numeral 12, and hour indexes that are relatively easy to read even deep under water, which is exactly what this watch is made to endure up 200 meters (660 feet). Not only that, but its fixed tachymeter bezel provides a system to measure speed. This chronograph is also fitted with three spiral textured gauges. And at the 4 o’clock position, a calendar window opens to the date. The only color under the crystal is the red-tipped second hand, which provides a warm accent and clear time recording. A less visible feature of the Tag Heuer Formula 1, is that it won’t strand you with a dead battery. These watches all come equipped with end-of-life (EOL) indicators, so well before the battery runs out, the second hand starts moving in 4 second increments to let you know.


  • 42 mm stainless steel case
  • Date window
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Swiss Quartz with three chronographic counters
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • EOL indicator
  • Brushed steel tachymeter bezel
Tag Heuer Formula 1 CAU1111.BA0858

Tag Heuer Formula 1 CAU1111.BA0858 offers a white dial, color logo, and steel bracelet.

Tag Heuer’s Formula 1 collection offers plenty of variation, but all of them provide the three chronographic counters and tachymeter. Some use stainless steel in the bracelet instead of rubber, and many are more colorful with white, red, and green dials more emblematic of cockpit gauges. So if you’re looking for something that’s less muted than the Men’s Chronograph CAU1114.FT6024, here’s one possibility.

Bottom Line

If you’re an active sportsman who demands both performance and the style of a Tag Heuer, this watch shouldn’t disappoint. The dial is a good size and the features are everything you would ever need. Plus, the Formula 1 Men’s Chronograph CAU1114.FT6024 and each of its components undergo rigorous testing to ensure quality construction and movement. So plenty of quality comes with this watch. Ultimately, the tachymeter bezel is going to be essential to some and less so to others. It is, however, a defining characteristic of this collection borrowing its name from professional car racing.




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