New F1 Lady Steel/ Ceramic
Ahead of Basel TAG Heuer have released information about two new models in the F1 Lady series.- both of which have a ceramic finish and are reminiscent of the Chanel J12 series that has been so successful over the last few years.
The use of ceramic appears limited to the bracelet and around the bezel. While using ceramic “bricks” in the bracelet seems purely for styling, it does make sense to look at the use of new materials for watch bezels- just ask any owners of a vintage Heuer Autavia if they would like a bezel made from harder, more scratch-resistant material.
Omega has introduced what it calls “Liquidmetal” bezels on some versions of the Planet Ocean, and there is no reason we shouldn’t expect to see TAG Heuer use some of the styling elements and materials of the F1 Lady series on men’s watches.
The F1 Lady ceramic joins the Silverstone, the Carrera Calibre 1887 and the Pendulum movement as some of the new releases that will be shown at Baselworld 2010.
Click below for more photos of the TAG Heuer F1 Lady ceramic.