Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Fashion on Gayot


TAG Heuer Eyewear - Squadra Collection

Auto Racing-Inspired Sunglasses

Flip Video Ultra Series
TAG Squadra in gray

Squadra in gray from TAG Heuer Eyewear

Inspired by motor racing, TAG Heuer's Squadra collection from its Avant-Garde eyewear line blends performance with sleek design. The technology behind Squadra (taken from the Italian word for "team") is, well, technical: bi-inflection of a flexible titanium inside arm overmolded by a hard outer elastomere and soft composite inner rubber yields. What these high-tech components add up to is superior fit, durability, and comfort.

TAG Squadra in black and red
Squadra in black/red

Ophthalmic-quality clarity of vision and high levels of protection are also among the benefits; the shock-resistant shield provides significant protection against wind and dangerous UV A- B and C rays. And they look pretty sharp, too. Shields are available in five shapes, in gray or brown, and can be fitted in temples with a wide variety of color combinations.

The Squadra collection is ideal for under-the-helmet wear, which Formula One racer and TAG Heuer Eyewear brand ambassador Kimi Räikkönen no doubt appreciates. As for those of us who abide by double-digit speed limits, Squadra's cool design, comfort and durability make it more than appealing for everyday wear. We enjoyed the comfortable, soft nose pads. Also, the frames are light, sporty and take weather well. The only drawback we found was that the arms do not fold down, making storage of the glasses difficult. Overall, we were impressed by Squadra's quality of wear and its technology. Best of all, we can now ride in the wind with our eyes protected and look good doing it too.

Price: $350 (suggested retail price)

For more information, visit
Shop for TAG Heuer Eyewear Squadra collection:

Updated: (03/26/13 DM)

From raucous parodies to classic offerings such as Some like it Hot and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, GAYOT's Top 10 Comedies are a must-watch.

Getting your energy fix doesn't have to mean sacrificing your health. Try the healthy alternatives on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Energy Drinks.