New: TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition

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Just in time for the northern summer, TAG Heuer Carrera joins the green dial “gang” with the new Green Special Edition, in a brand new colour: a deep blue-green with an intense shimmer. Limited Edition of 500 pieces in steel case.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition

Retail price: SGD 9.400 inclusive of GST. Available online at the TAG Heuer shop.

Even at first glance, the green looks very handsome. Makes one wonder why it is not used more often by TAG Heuer. But it is here now, and though only one of the many to join the green dial brigade this year, it does well to complement the classical proportions of the Carrera’s case. Made as a tribute to the Heuer Carrera Ref. 2447, the case shape retains the traditional Heuer design. The signature long lugs, faceted with the crease, combine with polished round pushers, a polished sloped bezel and protected by the box sapphire crystal (replacing the plexiglass in the historical model. to complete the vintage vibes. The modest size increase from 36mm to just 39mm shows good restraint, and the new watch is now in the “Goldilocks” just-the-right sized camp.

The original Heuer Carrera 2447 had the Valjoux caliber 72 hand wound movement, but this new iteration carries the Heuer 02 movement which is perhaps fitting as an update to the classic. This is a proven movement with a vertical clutch mechanism controlled by a classical column wheel. A small but nice touch is that the column wheel is anodized in the same hue as the dial.

The TAG Heuer Carrera collection pays homage to the brand’s motor racing heritage with a line of timeless, sporty and elegant chronographs. Since their introduction more than 60 years ago under the visionary Jack Heuer, these timepieces, with their clean lines and perfect proportions, have become an instantly recognisable icon. And this expertly reworked new edition is a worthy successor to the original 1963 model.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition chronograph has in fact plenty in common with the Heuer Carrera ref. 2447. The signature lugs, stylish case, polished push buttons and dial all chime pleasingly with its illustrious predecessor, but the details and broader diameter – enlarged from 36 to 39 mm – bring it right up to date. The dial layout is a tricompax structure with three snailed subdials: a minute chronograph at 3 o’clock, hour chronograph at 9 o’clock and permanent second indicator at 6 o’clock.

Heuer Carrera Ref. 2447, circa 1967, featured on the cover of HODINKEE magazine, Volume 6,

The hour and minute hands are faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimum readability. Behind the retro-style “glass box” domed sapphire crystal, also inspired by the original Heuer Carrera, the dial sports the emblematic Heuer logo and Carrera name.

And last but not least, the new feature that makes this watch stand out from the crowd: the dial’s stunning teal sunray-brushed colour. Rarely featured in TAG Heuer collections, this colour is a subtle blend of blue and green, giving this timepiece a fresh, creative flair and sophisticated boldness. On the caseback, there are touches of teal on the movement’s column wheel and in the “Calibre Heuer 02” and “Swiss Made” inscriptions on the oscillating mass, visible through the transparent case.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition features the Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement, a cutting-edge automatic chronograph movement made exclusively in Switzerland at the TAG Heuer factory in Chevenez. This movement comprises 168 parts, including a column wheel and vertical clutch – a guarantee of outstanding chronometric performance. It also boasts an impressive 80-hour power reserve.

A small but nice touch is the column wheel is now in the same green as the dial.

Worn on a black alligator leather strap featuring a folding clasp with two safety push buttons, this model is limited to 500 pieces and engraved with the mention “SPECIAL EDITION” on the caseback.

With its illustrious heritage, perfect proportions, exclusive dial and high- precision movement, the TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition is a 39 mm diameter unisex model that will attract the attention of every watch aficionado. It’s a collector’s piece that makes a resolutely bold, modern statement. Available from May 2021, this chronograph will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques and through the brand’s e-commerce websites.

Facts and figures: TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition

Reference : CBK221F.FC6479
TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic manufacture movement
Chronograph with minute and hour hands
Permanent second, hour and minute indicators
Second hand in the centre
39 mm diameter
Polished stainless-steel case and fixed bezel
Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Polished stainless-steel crown at 3 o’clock, with push buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock
Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar)
“SPECIAL EDITION” engraved on the caseback
Teal sunray brushed dial and flange
Three snailed subdials:
— Minute chronograph at 3 o’clock
— Hour chronograph at 9 o’clock
— Permanent second indicator at 6 o’clock
Permanent second indicator, polished and rhodium-plated hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
White Heuer printed logo
Black alligator leather strap featuring a polished stainless-steel folding clasp with two safety push buttons
Limited to 500 watches
Available from 11 May 2021


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