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TAG Heuer CAZ1010.BA0842 Review: ‘Formula 1’ Swiss Quartz Dress Watch

This watch is among the top choices from the TAG Heuer brand.

The Swiss branded piece tries to blend sophistication, elegance, and functionality.

At the same time, it also focuses on reliability and precision and user frontlines.

But how does it fare in the different sectors? In this TAG Heuer CAZ1010.BA0842 review, we will show you what we’ve unearthed.

Tag Heuer Men's 'Formula 1' Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel...
  • Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed black carbide coated titanium bezel showing tachymeter markings
  • Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Arabic numeral appears at the 12 o'clock positions
  • Swiss-quartz Movement

Silver-tone stainless steel case

With a case measuring 44mm wide, the watch can be classified as among the large watches.

This explains why it’s a favorite pick for men. The stainless steel case brings out a sturdy appeal to assure the use of longevity and give it the daring look.

This is further boosted by the stainless steel nature, which means that the possibility of the elegance fading away, the watch becoming rusty or corroded is highly unlikely.

You will also notice that the surface is highly polished to not only give it the fancy look but also feel smooth on the skin.

Renowned Swiss-quartz movement

AG Heuer CAZ1010.BA0842 unboxing

One thing that this watch seems to stand out in is its accuracy.

Some consumers say that it has near perfect precision considering that it will lose just a few seconds in a month. And from a closer look, we notice that it relies on the Swiss Quartz movement, which is used as the standard when it comes to precision.

According to the maker, the battery operated mechanism runs at a very high frequency of 32,768 times per second and this contributes to its accuracy.

The watch also boasts of a smooth sweeping motion that works effortlessly. Another thing about it is that it does not emit any noise.

Hardwearing stainless steel bracelet

To complement the silver case, the manufacturer saw it fit to go for a silver stainless steel bracelet.

And similar to the case, it also looks very sturdy and shouldn’t have problems handling everyday use, accidents bangs, abrasion, falls, or exposure to the elements.

The smooth finish should resist dirt, dust, oils, sweat, moisture, rust, and corrosion well. And To ensure it doesn’t accidentally open, the bracelet relies on a stainless steel buckle closure.

Simple elegant black dial

TAG Heuer CAZ1010.BA0842 on wrist

The brand has tried to make the watch elegant in many ways.

The most notable area is the dial, which prides on a blue background, which together with the silver hour marker and hands make reading time easier.

Also visible are 3 sub-dials, the TAG Heuer insignia just below the 12 o’clock position, and the date window, which is placed at the 4 o’clock point. This is rather unique considering that most manufacturers prefer placing it at the 3 o’clock point.

The 12 o’clock hour marker comes in Arabic numerals whereas the second’s hand is luminous orange. To make visibility better in the dark, the silver-tone hour and minute hands feature a luminous finish.


The TAG Heuer ‘Formula 1’ CAZ1010.BA0842 is a watch that I would not mind owning. It is very sturdy, durable and should handle regular use, vibrations, fall, abrasions, and other things well.

In addition, it’s very accurate, runs flawlessly, and the illumination is among the best. If treated right, this watch should give you many years of good service.

Further Reading

Also read our review on the TAG Heuer WAZ1110.BA0875