The evergreen and ever popular TAG Heuer Carrara gets a refresh with a new design and now equipped with the Caliber Heuer 02 Automatic. Press Release with commentary in italics.
TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph
A pillar of the brand’s collections since its creation in 1963, the original TAG Heuer Carrera was a high-precision “race-car dashboard for the wrist”, designed to meet the unique technical demands of the world’s top drivers – and to reflect their elegant style.
Four new models are announced – in SS with black dial and black ceramic bezel with SS bracelet, in SS with blue dial and blue ceramic bezel and SS bracelet, in SS with green dial and SS bezel and SS bracelet and in SS with black dial and black ceramic bezel with gold crown and pushers with alligator strap. All available now, from July 2020.
Today, the new TAG Heuer Carrera collection is an authentic and contemporary tribute to this timeless icon, featuring an unprecedented level of luxury at the cutting-edge of watchmaking innovation. Simple, refined and legible: rarely do aesthetics and functionality so flawlessly intermesh as with the new TAG Heuer Carrera chronographs.
Some of the design changes have been made to enhance comfort, for e.g. the lugs are shortened, so it fits most wrists better.
But some of the iconic designs of the original Carrera have remained, like the faceted lugs which give the watch a dimensionality. The pushers and crown also remain without guards or screw down mechanisms, and crown features a blackened TAG logo.
The TAG Heuer Carrera line has always featured the brand’s most advanced watchmaking technology. The redesigned models are powered by the Calibre Heuer 02 movement, visible through the transparent case back. This sophisticated in-house innovation is entirely Swiss-made in TAG Heuer’s Chevenez manufacture.
This movement 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.
TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph Specifications
Case: 44mm diameter – stainless steel, polished and brushed (black and rose gold model with 18k rose gold crown and pushers) – fixed ceramic or brushed steel tachymetre bezel – screw-down sapphire caseback – domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment over dial – water-resistant to 100 metres
Dial : black, blue, green or black with rose gold markers- tricompax layout, 30-min counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock, small seconds and date at 6 o’clock – applied indices with white Super-LumiNova – baton-shaped hour and minute hands with luminescence and black lacquer at base
Movement: calibre Heuer 02, in-house – automatic chronograph, integrated, column wheel and vertical clutch – 31mm diameter – 33 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hours – 80-hour power reserve – hours, minutes, chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters, small seconds, date
Reference/Bracelet: CBN2A1B.BA0643 black dial/ black ceramic bezel/steel bracelet
CBN2A1A.BA0643 blue dial/blue ceramic bezel/steel bracelet
CBN2A10.BA0643 green dial/steel bezel/steel bracelet
CBN2A5A.FC6481 black and gold dial/ black ceramic bezel with gold infill markers/black alligator strap
Availability: all models are available from July 2020