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The 1971 perfect replica TAG Heuer Camaro ref. 73445 CHT is a crisp, splashy case study in how much fun these vintage gold-plated pieces can be in the right condition. Named after Chevrolet’s stylish, sporty answer to the Ford Mustang and designed as a bolder companion to the manual-wind 1:1 fake TAG Heuer Carrera, the Heuer Camaro only lasted in the brand’s catalog from 1968 to 1972. During that time, though, it racked up an impressive array of dial variants, movement options, and case finishes.
The aaa quality replica TAG Heuer ref. 73445 entered the collection in 1971 as a more eye-catching complement to its stainless steel counterparts, without the associated price jump of a solid 18K gold case. Like the rest of the series, the Swiss movement copy TAG Heuer Camaro ref. 73445 CHT measures in at a compact, slender 37mm wide, with a cushion case design that gives the watch more wrist presence than the numbers would imply. Like its larger square-edged sibling the Monaco, the top quality replica TAG Heuer Camaro’s case is deceptively complex, with arcing polished chamfers along the case edges that add a sense of elegant curvature to the squarish silhouette. Matching arced case side undercuts help to alleviate some of the visual weight of the polished vertical case sides, as do the airily slim, sharply angled straight lugs. It’s the upper case surface where the best quality fake TAG Heuer Camaro truly shines, however, with a deep, finely detailed sunburst finish that stretches from the domed acrylic crystal to the polished outer chamfers. Especially in this gold-plated guise, this sunburst graining imparts a more complex, intricate feel than simple brushing, with a vibrant series of highlights and shadows on the wrist. The Camaro’s gear-toothed chronograph pushers are a vintage Heuer staple, appearing on everything from the Monaco to the Carrera in this time period and visually tying the Camaro back to the rest of the brand’s lineup. It’s here where this particular Camaro’s condition really shines through, however. Gold-plated cases, particularly ones this old, are often used, abused, and visibly tarnished, but this example shows absolutely none of the wear usually seen in similar cases. The crown, the undersides of the lugs, and even the contact points with the stainless steel caseback are all pristine and golden, without any signs of wear or discoloration.
Swiss movement replica TAG Heuer UK powers the Camaro ref. 73445 CHT with the classic Valjoux 7734 hand-wound chronograph movement. Developed from the equally famous Venus 188 platform, the 7734 graced a wide range of models through the ‘60s and ‘70s, including watches from TAG Heuer fake for sale, Breitling, Hamilton, Tissot, LeJour, and many others. Despite its age, this is still a stable, relatively easy-to-maintain powerplant, with a light, precise pusher feel and a charmingly vintage 18,000 bph beat rate. To soften this all-gold look, I’ve fitted this Camaro on a custom distressed warm gray leather rally strap from The Strap Tailor.
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