Posted by Lee Sullivan on 16/09/2020
Flawless finesse. The allure of timeless elegance, exquisitely embodied in a refined, modern design. Introducing the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph.
The sophistication of this reinterpreted TAG Heuer Carrera comes from its sleek stainless-steel bezel, which has been designed without a tachymeter scale to keep the overall aesthetics in line with the unforgettable silver-dial Heuer Carrera that was originally launched in 1963. This stunning 42 mm timepiece maintains its chronograph functionality with two push buttons and sub-dials. Available in opaline black or sunray brushed blue, anthracite and silver, the dial features “azurage” sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock and a running small-second counter at 6 o’clock above a discreet date window. The beating heart of this timeless TAG Heuer Carrera is the brand’s proprietary movement, the Calibre Heuer 02.
The models with black and blue dials are presented on a streamlined H-shaped stainless-steel bracelet. The angles of the outer and inner links are rounded for a more fluid appearance and the bracelet is thinner for improved comfort.
The bicoloured version with a silver-coloured dial and rose-gold-plated hands and the model with a deep anthracite dial are paired with a handsome brown alligator leather strap. The screw-down sapphire case back provides a fascinating view of the innovative movement inside, made even more exclusive by its rose-gold-coloured oscillating mass.
The TAG Heuer Carrera line has always featured the most advanced watchmaking technology developed by the brand. The redesigned models are powered by the Calibre Heuer 02 movement, which is visible through the transparent case back. This sophisticated in-house innovation is entirely Swiss-made in TAG Heuer’s Chevenez manufacture. It comprises 168 components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch – signatures of improved chronograph timekeeping and high- quality manufacture movements – and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.