In line with the theme of the Renaissance Man, I thought I’d talk about the best accessory a man can have – a watch. It’s been said that when a woman looks at a man, there are two things they notice, the shoes he wears and the watch on his wrist. These items usually tell them where a man is in his life and his career. Like cars, watches and shoes are status symbols.
Tag Heuer watches have been world renowned since 1860. Known for its ability to combine classic and avant garde designs, as well as technologies, the brand continues to be recognized as one of the best when it comes to quality, prestige and performance.
One of the most recent updates to Tag Heuer’s chronograph line is in the Tag Heuer SLR for Mercedes Benz. These two prestigious brands have been inseperable since 1985. Together they inspire each other to build great cars and great watches. The first version of this watch came out in 2004. And 4 years later it looks even better.
Definitely a car and watch collector “must have”, this limited edition piece (3,500 pieces produced) showcases a lot of precise details. In terms of design, this watch definitely combines sport with elegance. The natural rubber or the steel link bracelets combined with the brushed steel casing makes it wearable for any occasion. The watch also uses a sapphire crystal lens, resilient and resistant to scratches. The chronograph push buttons are ergonomically placed on a 45 degree angle allowing for better comfort on the wrist. The bezel made of a titanium alloy, combines a functional tachymeter and the distinguished SLR emblem. With two presses of the button, it is possible to measure driving speeds of up to 400 km/h.
As far as mechanics go, the watch is powered by the mechanical TAG Heuer Calibre 17 movement with automatic winder via a central rotor, chronograph function and date display. And if it can’t get any higher end than that, the dials have been diamond tipped by hand.
This watch will hopefully inspire the man who wants to look and feel distinguished, but also the one who just craves for a sophisticated watch. The Tag Heuer SLR for Mercedes Benz is available at all Tag Heuer authorized retailers. Check http://www.tagheuer.com/ for a complete listing.