TAG Heuer 172.006 Auto Chrono / 2000 Series
TAG Heuer 172.006 Automatic LWO 283 Chrono / 2000 Series c1986-1990
The grey dials in these chronographs have a wonderful quality to them, the way they catch the light resulting in varying shades of soft grey. Together with the grey, almost blue-grey, bezel inserts these all-grey 2000 chronos are a refreshing change from steel and black. This is another model that survived the coming together of TAG and Heuer, and the automatic model seen here is rarely seen, with the ‘hybrid quartz’ versions being en vogue at the time. The movement is a 39 Jewel LWO 283 – constructed by mating a Dubois Depraz 2000 chronograph module to an ETA 2892 base.
You can read more about these wonderful movements and their development on the Cal. 11 website here.
View the German data cards showing the movement via the Chuck Maddox website. These cards also show the 172.006 with the other chronos from TAG Heuer.
The quartz version (lists the Auto version) can be seen in the 1990 catalogue on OTD.
I’ve said it before about these 2000 series chronographs, they have a very elegant but tough tool-like quality, these grey dialed versions have even more of a no-nonsense look and feel to them.