The TAG Heuer Carrera was designed as a watch for racing drivers as much as it was for watch aficionados.
The new stylistic enhancements to the TAG Heuer Carrera give it a more modern edge that improves the legibility of the dial and also makes it ideal for everyday wear. The revamped 41 mm TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 combines performance with a distinguished appearance that’s as functional and comfortable as it is fashionable.
Several newly designed features make this new watch stand out from its predecessors. The dial, in sunray black or sunray blue, has become even more legible while the counters on the chronograph’s three subdials are larger and more pronounced.
Instead of a dot of SuperLuminova® at each index, the index markers are now subtly filled with lume for optimal visibility in any conditions. A dash of color enhances the overall appearance too, on the black dial, a red accent graces the tips of the central second’s hand and subdial hands, the start/stop pusher and the flange from 12 to 3 o’clock. On the models with a blue dial, the accent is orange.
The stainless-steel watch also appears thinner and sleeker due to the shorter lugs and a balance of brushed and polished finishes that give it a more dynamic character. The new length and style of the lugs make the watch more comfortable to wear.
The black or blue ceramic bezel makes the piece appear larger since it no longer has a metal ring along the outer edge.
The most eye-catching of the four new models is the piece in blue with a light perforated calfskin strap brown leather strap. Its counterpart also features the dial in sunray blue but has a stainless-steel bracelet. The models with a sunray black dial come with a stainless-steel bracelet or a perforated black leather strap with red stitching.
Powering the new models is the automatic Calibre 16, protected by a stamped caseback with the collection name and a tire-track pattern, a symbol of the brand’s high speed and adventure. The crown has also been given a slight upgrade with black lacquer around the center and the TAG Heuer shield.
The TAG Heuer Carrera collection was introduced in 1963., designed for professional racers, the collection was named after the famous and dangerous Carrera Panamericana race, where only the most daring drivers took part. The word Carrera means “race” or “career”, and the bold, innovative and tough watches bearing this name are for those who follow their own path.
US$4,300 on a leather strap
US$4,450 on a bracelet
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