First, the dial is no longer black like the traditional version or even silver like the Jack Heuer Edition, but a beautiful cream color dial that I have never seen on a TAG Heuer. The color and texture are milky white, and really remind me of something like you’d find on a 6239 Daytona with a serial number in the 9xx,xxx range. You know the watches, they look like this. The lume plots on this dial and on these hands are again darker than what we’ve seen on other Autavias, and they complement well.
The sub-registers aren’t black here either, instead taking a stunning caramel “tropical” color that to me, is the nicest rendition of an artifically sun-kissed dial I have ever seen. The color, the texture, and the over all pattern of this “desert sand” dials on these is just spot-on, and in homage to not only the sands of the UAE, but the types of dial often found on the great chronographs sold in the region in yesteryear.