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Baselworld 2015: Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 01

by Nick Gould on March 19, 2015

For Baselworld 2015, Tag Heuer revamps the Carrera collection by introducing a new model with a completely new movement, named after the founder of the company Edouard Heuer:  Introducing the Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 01

It features a new generation TAG Heuer case. Made from light titanium for greater shock resistance, it is constructed differently, no longer the single piece traditionally used by TAG Heuer, but modular with 12 different components.    At 45mm it will make a statement on the wrist.

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The new Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 01

This allows for many different combinations to be used, such as a mixture of colours, materials, finishes and treatments.

The new design features an openworked dial, allowing the wearer to glance at the inner workings of the “engine” and view the chronograph parts and date wheel.

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The new Heuer 01 movement named after the founder Edouard Heuer

Viewable through the sapphire case back, the column wheel has been coloured red, the chronograph bridge has been coloured black and the skeletonised rotor allows for an uninterrupted view of the movement.

It will be available for under $5,000 CHF, which represents great value for an in house movement.

Technical details
Reference CAR2A1Z.FT6044
Case:  Diameter 45 mm. Made from steel, modular thanks to its 12 different components (lugs, case middle, bezel, case back, crown and its moulding, push-buttons, gasket between the middle and the bezel and the upper and lower sapphire crystals)
Bezel anthracite with a tachymeter scale
Steel crown with overmoulded rubber, upper and lower anti-reflective sapphire crystals

Movement:  TAG Heuer Calibre HEUER 01, Manufacture movement
Automatic chronograph with date
Visible skeleton date disc with window with red surround at 3 o’clock
Red chronograph hands
Red column wheel, new skeleton weight and chronograph bridge
50-hour power reserve
Dial: Black skeleton with 3 counters: Chronograph minute counter at 12 o’clock
Chronograph hour counter at 6 o’clock and small counter at 9 o’clock for the current seconds
Rhodium-plated indices with red dot detail and white and red Super Luminova™; rhodium-plated hands, polished or satin-finished
Water resistance: 100 metres
Strap: Perforated rubber with deployant buckle and safety push-buttons

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