The Indianapolis Motor Speedway used a special advertising slogan for this 106th edition of the race - "Back Home Again"

Played on billboards, T-shirts and signage throughout the event, this served both as a sly nod to the traditional sung rendition of "Back Home Again in Indiana" that kicks off the celebrations at each race this year (most famously by Gomer Pyle of the TV, Jim Nabors) as well as a clear signal that replica watches this year's 500 would return to the sense of grandeur, heritage and spectacle that has made this race one of the greatest sporting events on the planet since 1911. While the race certainly lived up to that promise, that Back Home Again feeling also applies to TAG Heuer itself. Arguably more than any other watch brand, this is a company whose legend was born on the racetrack and its current strategy fully embraces that unrivaled racing heritage both at the 500 and around the globe. For a journalist who followed racing before he could walk and whose earliest dream was to race in IndyCar, it felt a bit like being "home again" for me too.

With an incredible mix of rare timepieces, spectacular racing and a palpable passion for the sport, Replica TAG Heuer's presence at the 2022 Indianapolis 500 was a moving celebration of the shared heritage of these two racing legends. To learn more about TAG Heuer's current range of watches and its rich history in motorsport, please visit the brand's website.Speaking of “edition”, these watches with the reference IW389105 are not limited, but IWC has promised an annual production limit of 1,000 pieces. Additionally, given their limited availability, there can be some challenges getting them from IWC. As of this writing, the IWC website does not have a Buy Now button for the Lake Tahoe watch, but instead has an Inquire Now button.

The visual assertiveness of this beautiful black and white ceramic pilot's watch from IWC, combined with its exclusivity, will probably ensure that it remains a commercial success for IWC for a long time to come. But I hope that the IWC I Love, under the intelligent direction of current CEO Mr. Grainger, will take some of my refinement feedback into account and continue to improve on the core Pilot's Watch Chronograph product, while also working on some of those notable visual tidbits. The product is not cheap either. An entry-level pilot's watch chronograph from iwc replica will cost you about half the price, and it's still a luxury watch. However, it's hard to say no to good looks. The reference IW389105 IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe is priced at $10,700. Find out more here on the IWC watch website.