TAG Heuer Silverstone
A distinctive watch classic
A wristwatch with a history: the TAG Heuer Silverstone is a centrepiece among the watches of the renowned manufacturer. The distinctive shape of the model corresponds to the fashion tendencies of the 1970s, which was the time period in which the original Silverstone model was presented. The retro feel of the watch is not so playful however that it comes across as old-fashioned. Quite contrarily, the timepiece is sleek, masculine, and timelessly elegant. Evidently, the famous British Formula One circuit – Silverstone Circuit – inspired the name of the watch model.
The original 1974 Silverstone was heavily inspired by the design of the distinctive TAG Heuer Monaco and was presented in three colours: red, blue, and smoke. The colour “smoke” is comprised of a grey-brown hue and enhanced with a metallic sheen. During the 1970s, the model comprised in the exceptional smoke colour could be described as a rare variant since the popular colour scheme of the time was simple and unobtrusive. The timepiece surprised with technical innovation as well: The original Silverstone was equipped with an automatic chronograph with 1/5th of a second accuracy.