Originally introduced in 1974, the Heuer Silverstone was named for the Silverstone Circuit, a legendary English racing track. As part of Tag Heuer’s year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Silverstone Chronograph has just been re-issued this March 2010 as a limited-edition timepiece.
The Tag Heuer Limited Edition Silverstone Calibre 11 Chronograph is a truly original limited edition piece with only 3,000 available worldwide (1,500 Blue Tag Heuer Limited Edition Silverstone Calibre 11 Chronographs and 1,500 Brown Tag Heuer Limited Edition Silverstone Calibre 11 Chronographs). Each timepiece is numbered and inscribed with “150th Anniversary 1860–2010” while featuring the Vintage Heuer logo highlights 150 years of watchmaking legitimacy.
While the chronograph watch is a quintessential sports watch and one of the most popular complications amongst mechanical automatic timepieces in the world, the Tag Heuer Limited Edition Silverstone Calibre 11 Chronographs will surely win the hearts of purists and modern-retro collectors around the world. Invented by a Frenchman named Rieussec in 1821, a chronograph is a chronometric (time-measuring) device which contains a mechanism that allows to stop at least one hand to facilitate reading of the elapsed time. The Greek words “chronos” and “graph” stand for “time” and “writing”.