Let’s come to the balck leather strap fake TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 Jack Heuer Edition: it features the infamous calibre 1887 movement in its belly, and the bullhead arrangement (crown and pushers at twelve) rotates the chronograph dials around to give them a more balanced arrangement. In addition, the running seconds at six has no sub-dial per se, giving the overall appearance a pleasing bi-compax feel.
The asymmetrical case itself is borrowed from the exotic Mikrogirder, and harks back to the dash-mounted rally stopwatches that got the white gold case copy TAG Heuer into the business of watchmaking in the first place. It somehow manages to look both reassuringly traditional and eye-catchingly distinctive at the same time, and even the large 45mm diameter doesn’t seem to detract from the flexibility of the piece.
With the central ‘barrel’ of the case made from titanium, the weight is surprisingly balanced, but don’t think for a minute that this will fit under any shirt cuff. The angling of the case—which tips the dial conveniently into view—adds a lot of height, but then this isn’t really the kind of watch worn with a suit anyway.