Men are getting a new link, which is basically a bigger version of the watch that TAG Heuer launched for women a year ago. Link is a stainless steel sports watch and a descendant of the watch originally released in 1987 shortly after TAG Heuer acquired. The TAG Heuer replica watch was then known as S/EL- short for Sports Elegance – and featured a very unique bracelet; The links are all shaped like an S, making TAG’s new watch a little more daring.
Thirty years later, Link is back, this time with an elegant cushion-shaped case with flat drawn steel watch rings. The watch, with its hours, minutes and seconds, plus a small date window, will undoubtedly be compared to Piaget Polo S, another decades-old design that Piaget revived last year. Though luxury fake TAG Heuer watch sits in a very different category of prizes, the whole TAG Heuer (notice that I’m talking about TAG Heuer and not just Heuer).
The new Link uses a 41mm case that has been drawn and polished to create a look and contrast. The bracelet has been completely reconsidered. The link looks bigger and flatter than the older model, and overall, it looks more aggressive than the original model. Chains are brushed, but their edges are round and polished, with a contrast to the case. Note that this is a truly integrated bracelet with the end link on either side of the label that is built into the case structure.
Link will offer three different dial options, black, silver and blue. It may turn out to be the most popular – stainless steel cheap copy TAG Heuer sport watches with bracelets have a long history of success. The watch is powered by TAG Heuer’s own brand, ETA 2824 Calibre 5, which is a main automatic upper chain movement. It provides 38 hours of power storage with a diameter of just 26 millimeters. So, while we don’t yet have a picture of the back of the watch, the contrast between the size of the watch and its movement will be obvious, as the movement can be seen through the sapphire undercover.
The new TAG Heuer Link replica retails for 2,700 Swiss francs (about $2,715 at launch), a mechanical sport watch with a stainless steel band that is extremely attractive in price. It’s a great value proposition and definitely a wise alternative to the existing Aquaracer, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being a huge success for TAG Heuer.