The New TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Collections | Celebrating 160 Years

Founded in 1860, the year 2020 sees TAG Heuer celebrate their 160th anniversary. As a homage to this magnificent milestone TAG Heuer have graced the global watch market with the release of two new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collections; The Carrera Sport Chronograph and the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph.

Born on the race tracks in 1963, TAG Heuer Carrera is the spirit of endurance on your wrist, offering a timeless, luxurious design with the technical abilities to meet the unique demands of the world's top racing drivers. 

When designing the original TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph, Jack Heuer wanted aesthetics that were sleek and well-proportioned, reflecting his love of clean, modern design. TAG Heuer ensured that Jack Heuer's philosophy of "clear, clean design" was profound in the aesthetics of the modern day timepiece, with the new well formed metal pushers and crown providing a fitting tribute to the original TAG Heuer Carrera.

Striking Design

Showcasing the same striking design and high performance technical abilities as the original, both new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collections follow the same, sleek aesthetic specifications and a water resistance of up to 100 meters.

Coming in with a case size of 44mm the new TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph is the larger sized of the two and features a tachymeter bezel, parallel and shortened lugs, with clean, straight lines.

The iconic sporty tachymeter of the TAG Heuer Carrera collection is an instrument to measure speed, important for lap time and performance on the race course: trigger the chronograph at a first point, stop it one kilometre later, then the speed is readable on the fine brushed steel bezel of the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph.

                        

The noticeable difference between the two brand new Carrera Chronograph collections is the absence of the iconic tachymeter bezel on the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph, as opposed to the Sport version. Keeping the aesthetics in-line to that of the iconic 1963 Carrera, the sleek 42mm stainless-steel case of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph has been purposely designed without a tachymeter bezel, but again features the new iconic, shortened lugs.  

Highly Legible Dial

Each of the sleek TAG Heuer Chronograph collections are available in four dial colour combinations; highly fashionable blue, trendy olive green and two classic black versions for the Carrera Sport Chronograph and the same sought after blue, a gunmetal grey, cool silver and classic black for the Carrera Chronograph collection. 

The clean, wide-open style of these dials combined with the protective domed and bevelled sapphire crystal glass with double anti-reflective treatment, provide optimal legibility at high speeds, and thanks to the exceptional Super-Luminova® luminous hands and markers, this crucial legibility is equipped for either day or night. 

 

Contemporary Bracelet

Presented on the new streamlined H-shaped stainless steel bracelets complete with the secure, double safety push-button folding clasp, for a lighter, contemporary take on the historic TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph bracelet.

 

 

In House Heuer Calibre 02 Movement

The TAG Heuer Carrera collections have always carried the latest in the way of cutting edge technologies and these two impressive Carrera Chronograph Collections are no different.

Both collections come equipped with the powerful in house Heuer Calibre 02, entirely Swiss Made. This advanced self-winding movement can be seen beating at a frequency of 28800 (4Hz) per minute, through the sapphire case backs and boasts an impressive 80-hour power reserve.

Our Verdict

After 160 years, TAG Heuer are once again reclaiming their crown in the world of motorsport timepieces. Creating two, brand new collections based on their iconic Carrera Chronograph that are perfectly equipped for the fast paced world of motor racing, or sleek and durable enough for the unknown adventures of everyday.

Key Points:

  • The history behind the collections
  • Elegant design 
  • The latest Heuer Calibre 02 manufacture movement
  • 1/4 second chronograph
  • 100 meter water resistance
  • Highly legible dials
  • Durability

Shop the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph and TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph watches online from £65.92 per month* per month when you spread the cost interest free or book a video appointment to view the collections today.

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