One of the last of the original TAG Heuer Formula 1 models, with the steel bracelet.  Model reference WA1218


From the production date stamped on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1996.  This was the last year of Formula 1 production with this model.  We have also found this model in the last TAG Heuer catalogue to feature the Formula 1 first series, dated 1995/1996.


If the fibreglass Formula 1 was a little too light for your wrist, TAG Heuer introduced the steel version with steel bracelet as a more premium option after a few years.  It uses the same ETA quartz movement as the fibreglass versions, and shared the same weakness in the design – the fibreglass bezel wears and marks easily.  However it is excellent on this example, if very stiff to turn.  The dial is clean, but the lume on the hands has discoloured.  We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.  The bracelet is quite long and our sister website,, may have extra links if required.  The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  37.5 mm

Width without crown  34.6 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  40.1 mm

Case Thickness  9.1 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 192 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.