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TAG Heuer WAZ1112.BA0875 Review: Formula 1 Stainless Steel Watch

Of the several Formula 1 watches from TAG Heuer, the WAZ1112.BA0875 is among the well-loved pieces.

People claim to like the sophisticated and classy look. Other love the solid engineering and good precisions, while there are those who praise the tough face, sporty appeal and durability.

However, are these claims true?

After going through this TAG Heuer WAZ1112.BA0875 review, we should be able to make a decision about the timepiece.

TAG Heuer Men's WAZ1112.BA0875 Formula 1 Stainless Steel...
  • Round watch featuring dive-style bezel, luminous hands/indices, and date window at 3 o'clock
  • 41 mm stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire dial window
  • Swiss quartz movement with analog display

Bold Sophisticated Look

The watch does look gallant and has a masculine appeal.

This is due to the relatively large diameter of 41mm, which should fit okay on a man’s wrist.

For women, it may feel a little large. It’s also a heavy watch and is more associated with masculinity.

The black dial creates a sharp contrast with the shiny silver case and bracelet.

Like the case and band, the unidirectional bezel is also large and features Arabic numbers with 5-minute interval markings.

And to give it a classic look, it is beveled rather than being flat.

The Arabic numbers (6, 12) and the hour sticks are also bold and easy to view.

Tough Shiny Silver Stainless Steel Case

TAG Heuer WAZ1112.BA0875 unboxing

Similar to most Formula 1 watches, this one also comes in a shiny silver finish.

This look is associated with the classic era, which is evident in this piece.

The shiny nature is also found on the straps as well as bezel and a screw-in back case.

It is made of solid stainless steel and you are more certain of it keeping its beautiful look. It does not fade, corrode, rust or flake off.

Together with the sapphire crystal, it provides decent protection to the black dial, hands, markers, and the quartz movement.

And With a weight of about 11.04 Ounces, this is certainly a heavy piece.

Clear Antiglare Sapphire Crystal

TAG Heuer is respected when it comes to using hardwearing and tough materials on the watch.

Rather than going for mineral or acrylic, which are good and cheaper, this watch went for a sapphire crystal.

The glass is known to be many times harder than mineral and acrylic. It stands up to bangs, chips, scratches, dents, fading much better.

This means the clarity will last a long time and you won’t find yourself replacing the glass anytime soon.

The clarity of the crystal is also impressive.

There is no dullness and it also doesn’t mist up. It appears to have an antiglare coating, which makes viewing, especially in very bright conditions, such as in the sunny outdoors or a brightly lit room easy.

It isn’t affected by glare, reflections, or sparkle even when viewed from an angle.

Night viewing is also easy courtesy of the bright lume on the hands and hour markers.

TAG Heuer WAZ1112.BA0875 on wrist

Accurate Swiss Quartz Analog Movement

Like most of its stablemates, the timepiece comes in analog form.

You get bold luminous hands (hour, minutes, and seconds) that move silently.

It runs on the acclaimed Swiss quartz movement, which is regarded as among the most precise and accurate movements around.

The timepiece is always within specs and does not skip or require regular winding or shaking.

The built-in lithium battery is said to last for as many as 3 years without any fuss.

NB: other things that stand out include the good water resistance of 200meters (660feet), the sturdy stainless steel band and clasp, and the screw-in back case

Final Verdict

Well, we do agree that this watch is very solidly built and will handle the use, mishandling, and some rough treatment well.

The case, bracelet, and bezel are all stainless steel. It also boasts of tough and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass.

The clarity of the timepiece is also amazing, just like the accuracy and precision.

This is a watch worth every single cent and time.